Norway, Germany Support FAO Work on Mitigation in Agriculture [viewed]

15 February 2011: The Governments of Norway and Germany have committed a total of US$5 million to support the Mitigation of Climate Change in Agriculture (MICCA) programme of the the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO).

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Ozone Parties Invited to Join Declaration on Global Transition from HCFCs and CFCs [viewed]

5 February 2011: The Ozone Secretariat has posted on its website the "Declaration on the Global Transition Away From Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) and Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs)" from the Governments of Canada, the US and Mexico.

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UNEP, European Energy Centre Convene European Renewable Energy Conference [viewed]

24 January 2011: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP), together with the European Energy Centre and the Terre Policy Centre, convened the 14th European Conference on the Latest Technologies in Renewable Energy, Heating and Cooling Applications, in Edinburgh, UK, on 24 January 2011.

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IEA Bioenergy Releases Report on Bioenergy and Land Use Change [viewed]

January 2011: International Energy Agency's (IEA) Bioenergy Task has published a report for policy makers titled “Bioenergy, Land Use Change and Climate Change Mitigation,” which addresses how the climate change mitigation from the use of bioenergy can be influenced by greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions arising from land-use change.

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IEA's Solar Heating and Cooling Programme January Newsletter Released [viewed]

January 2011: The International Energy Agency's (IEA) Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (SHC) has released the 53rd issue of its newsletter titled "Solar Update."

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IEA Releases Energy Training Programme Brochure [viewed]

January 2011: The IEA has published a brochure describing all courses available through its Energy Training and Capacity Building Programme, which offers free training programmes for IEA and non-IEA member countries.

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Documents from IEA's Clean Energy Technologies Symposium Released [viewed]

January 2011: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released the presentations and speeches given at the Clean Energy Technologies Symposium, which took place in Singapore from 2-3 November 2010.

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Event: Summit of the Tropical Forest Basins of the World [viewed]

The objective of the Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Amazon, Congo, and Borneo-Mekong Forest Basins is to achieve a plan for sustainable management of forest ecosystems and to contribute to climate regulation by: establishing baseline data on the forest resources of the three Basins; establishing a formal platform for mutual consultation and exchange on forest and environmental issues by signing a framework agreement between the Basins; and developing a shared position on REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, as well as conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of carbon stocks) and the climate change agreement before the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 17) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). More than 35 nations are expected to participate. The meeting is also part of celebrations of the International Year of Forests (2011), and its discussions and outcomes will feed into preparations for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20).  

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Event: Renewable Energy – from Analysis to Action - Short-term Renewable Energy Market Forecasts and Relevant Policies to Encourage Investment Now! [viewed]

This International Energy Agency (IEA) workshop aims to investigate how key stakeholders in finance, policy and industry can work together to deliver contributions expected from renewables to energy security and climate change mitigation. This workshop will bring together decision makers from these sectors to discuss, among others: how adaptation and energy security are related; short-term market prospects; policy appropriateness from the perspectives of the regulated; and industry's ability to scale up needed technologies.  

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Event: Fourth Annual Global Marine Renewable Energy Conference [viewed]

This conference will feature workshops addressing a variety of topics, including: instrumentation measurements for a new industry; environmental effects; coastal and marine spatial planning; and technology demonstration.  

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