Ozone2Climate Technology Road Show Begins in the Maldives [viewed]

9 May 2011: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) OzonAction Programme has launched the Ozone2Climate Technology Road Show, and ozone- and climate-friendly technology exhibition, in the Maldives. The Road Show aims to supplement global efforts to eliminate ozone depleting substances (ODS) by showcasing technological alternatives that will contribute to the achievement of the common goal of protecting the ozone layer and the climate system.

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OECD Secretary-General Discusses Greening Spain's Energy Sector [viewed]

4 May 2011: Ángel Gurría, Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), delivered a speech on greening Spain's economy for the 25th Anniversary of the Spanish Energy Club, which took place in Madrid, Spain, on 4 May 2011.

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IEA Report Highlights Synergies Between Renewables and Combined Heat and Power [viewed]

May 2011: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has published a report titled “Co-Generation and Renewables: Solutions for a Low-Carbon Energy Future,” which discusses using renewables together with combined heat and power (CHP) as a proven, cost-effective and energy-efficient solution for delivering electricity and heat.

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US, Canada and Mexico, and Federated States of Micronesia Propose HFCs Phase-down Under Montreal Protocol [viewed]

May 2011: The Ozone Secretariat has released documents in the lead up to the upcoming 31st Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG) meeting, scheduled to convene in Bangkok, Thailand, in August 2011. The documents include a proposal from the US, Canada and Mexico, and one from the Federated States of Micronesia, to phase-down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) under the Montreal Protocol.

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UNECE Publishes Compendium of Legal Instruments, Norms and Standards [viewed]

May 2011: The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) has published the “Compendium of Legal Instruments, Norms and Standards 2011,” which contains a list of conventions, norms and standards that have been negotiated under the auspices of UNECE.

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UNECE Releases Report on Transport for Sustainable Development [viewed]

May 2010: The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) has released a report on sustainable transport in the UNECE region, which discusses, inter alia: the environmental sustainability of transport, focusing on consumption of non‐renewable energy; the emissions of harmful pollutants and greenhouse gases (GHGs); the generation of waste; and the reduction of natural habitat.

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IPCC Releases Summary of the Special Report on Renewable Energy [viewed]

9 May 2011: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a Summary for Policy Makers of the “Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation (SRREN).” The report was released on 9 May 2011, following its approval at the 11th Session of IPCC Working Group III in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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ITU Increases Energy Efficiency of Universal Charging Solution [viewed]

9 May 2011: The one-size-fits-all universal charging solution of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has been further improved by extending its use to a wider variety of devices and making it more energy efficient.

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IEA Stresses Benefits of Improving Efficiency in the Russian Power Sector [viewed]

9 May 2011: Addressing the Second International Scientific and Practical Conference in Kemerovo, Russian Federation, which took place from 4-6 May 2011, Richard Jones, International Energy Agency's (IEA) Deputy Executive Director, highlighted the potential for improving efficiency in the Russian Federation's coal-fired power plants.

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Fourth LDC Conference Opens in Istanbul [viewed]

9 May 2011: Over 7,000 participants, including Heads of State and government and international organizations' representatives, are gathering in Istanbul, Turkey, to attend the Fourth UN Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) from 9-13 May 2011. The meeting aims to assess the implementation of the 2001 Brussels Programme of Action and reach a new agreement to continue supporting the 48 countries classified as LDCs.

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