UNFCCC Announces March/April Negotiating Session [viewed]

28 January 2011: During a meeting held on 25 January 2011, in Bonn, Germany, the Bureau of the 16th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 16) of the UNFCCC decided on the dates and venue of the first round of formal negotiations in 2011.

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European Commission Calls for Regional Investments in Sustainable Growth [viewed]

27 January 2011: The European Commission has issued a Communication titled "Regional Policy Contributing to Sustainable Growth in Europe 2020," urging the use of EU regional policy funds to finance sustainable growth projects.

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Commonwealth High-level Meeting on Climate Finance Agrees on Concrete Steps [viewed]

26 January 2011: The Commonwealth High-level Meeting on Climate Finance, held from 23-25 January 2011, at Wiston House in Sussex, UK, resulted in an Outcome Document specifying action to enable Commonwealth members to access, manage and use climate funding.

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GFEI, IEA Release Report on Car Emissions [viewed]

25 January 2011: The Global Fuel Economy Initiative (GFEI) in partnership with the International Energy Agency (IEA) has released a report authored by George Eads titled "50by50 Prospects and Progress."

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UNEP and UNOPS Develop Sustainable Vehicles Procurement Guidelines [viewed]

25 January 2011: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Office for Project Services (UNOPS) have cooperated with Fleet Forum to develop guidelines on sustainable procurement of vehicles for the UN.

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Transactions on EU Emission Trading System Suspended [viewed]

25 January 2011: The European Commission has suspended transactions, except for allocation and surrender of allowances, in all EU Emission Trading System (ETS) national registries from 19 January 2011 until at least 26 January 2011, due to recurring security breaches in national registries over the period December 2010-January 2011.

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European Expert Group Report on Future Fuels Released [viewed]

25 January 2011: The first comprehensive report on future fuels covering the whole transport sector in Europe has been released. The report was prepared by a European expert group, and concludes that alternative fuels have the potential to gradually replace fossil energy sources and make transport sustainable by 2050 in the EU.

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Report of CDM Small-Scale Working Group's 29th Meeting Released [viewed]

24 January 2011: The report of the 29th meeting of the Small-Scale (SSC) Working Group of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), which took place from 11-14 January 2011, in Bonn, Germany, is now available. 

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UNIDO Releases Report on Energy Efficiency Potential of Motor Systems [viewed]

January 2011: The UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has published a report titled “Motor Systems Efficiency Supply Curves,” which addresses the energy efficiency potential of motor systems.

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IEA Paper Looks at Challenges for India's Industrial Energy Transition [viewed]

January 2011: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has published a paper titled “Energy Transition for Industry: India and the Global Context,” which discusses the challenges faced by India in realizing deep cuts in its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions while achieving a fast pace of economic growth.

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