Europe

IEA Reviews Swiss Energy Policy [viewed]

IEA3 July 2012: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has published a report titled “Energy Policies of IEA Countries- Switzerland 2012 Review,” which lauds Swiss electricity market reforms and high levels of oil and gas security, however the report envisions difficulties for the planned stabilization of electricity demand.

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UNISDR Announces Five DRR Parliamentarian Champions [viewed]

3 July 2012: The UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) has announced that five parliamentarians, from Bangladesh, Uganda, Cambodia, Senegal and the East African Legislative Assembly, have been named as parliamentary champions for their ongoing commitment to promoting legislation for disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation. 

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EBRD Invests in Energy Efficiency Upgrades in Slovakia [viewed]

3 July 2012: The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has approved a 8.5 year loan of US 150 million to the сentral European energy company MOL Group to modernize its Slovakian member, Slovnaft Group, a refining and petrochemical company. 

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Nordic Council Adopts Nidaros Declaration on Food Production and Green Growth [viewed]

28 June 2012: The Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM) for Fisheries and Aquaculture, Agriculture, Food and Forestry (MR-FJLS) has adopted the Nidaros Declaration, highlighting the role of primary food production and processing industries in green growth, and calling for increased sustainability and competitive production in the sector. 

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World Bank Climate Change e-Bulletin Highlights Low Carbon City Development Program [viewed]

26 June 2012: The June issue of the World Bank Institute Climate Change Practice e-Bulletin highlights the launch of the Rio de Janeiro Low Carbon City Development Program, which was announced on the sidelines of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20) .

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UNEP, EU Committee of the Regions Sign MoU on Sustainable Cities [viewed]

UNEP22 June 2012: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the EU's Committee of the Regions (CoR). The MoU seeks to strengthen the role of local and regional authorities within the policy decision-making process, and emphasizes the importance of placing sustainable cities at the heart of the global strategy on sustainable development.

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UNFCCC Releases Status Report of Ukraine's Annual Inventory [viewed]

21 June 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the annual status report of the annual inventory of Ukraine (FCCC/ASR/2012/UKR).

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UNFCCC Releases Status Report of Turkey's Annual Inventory [viewed]

21 June 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the annual status report of the annual inventory of Turkey (FCCC/ASR/2012/TUR).

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UNFCCC Releases Status Report of UK's Annual Inventory [viewed]

21 June 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the annual status report of the annual inventory of the United Kingdom (FCCC/ASR/2012/GBR).

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UNFCCC Releases Status Report of Sweden's Annual Inventory [viewed]

21 June 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the annual status report of the annual inventory of Sweden (FCCC/ASR/2012/SWE).

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