European Conference on the Protection of Forests Develops Valsaín Declaration [viewed]

7 April 2010: The Spanish presidency of the EU hosted a Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe from 6-7 April 2010, in Valsaín (Segovia), Spain, to discuss the European Commission's “Green Paper on Forest Protection and Information” released in March 2010.

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World Bank Finances Small Renewable Energy Projects in Tanzania [viewed]

6 April 2010: The World Bank approved the "Additional Financing to the Energy Development and Access Expansion Project," which aims to establish a sustainable basis for energy access expansion and renewable energy development in Tanzania.

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UN-REDD Workshop Held in Indonesia [viewed]

1 April 2010: The implementation of UN-REDD activities in Indonesia was officially launched at the UN-REDD Inception Workshop, held from 30-31 March 2010, in Jakarta, Indonesia. Representatives of various ministries, provincial governments, and international and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) discussed reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD) in Indonesia and the UN Programme's activities.

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IEA Publishes 66th Issue of the OPEN Energy Technology Bulletin [viewed]

17 March 2010: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has published the 66th issue of the OPEN Energy Technology Bulletin, which focuses on industry motivation for low carbon technology, financing sustainable energy, second generation biofuels, and various renewables technologies.

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Event: Meeting of the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate [viewed]

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Event: Ninth Meeting of the UNFCCC Compliance Committee Enforcement Branch [viewed]

This meeting of the Enforcement branch of the UNFCCC Compliance Committee will consider a question of implementation regarding Bulgaria.  

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Event: LDCs Training Workshop on Implementing NAPAs [viewed]

The workshop targeting Asian Least Developed Countries (LDCs), aims to: provide technical support to LDC teams in the design of an implementation strategy for the National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPAs); build capacity of these teams in the preparation and submission of project documents to the GEF under the LDCF; and provide technical support to those LDC parties that are still preparing their NAPAs.  

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Event: Energy and Climate Ministerial of the Americas [viewed]

Hosted by the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), this meeting gathers energy ministers from across the Western Hemisphere to discuss energy security, promotion of alternative energy resources and cooperation in addressing the effects of global climate change, in the framework of the “Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas” process.  

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Guest Article #39: Spanish EU Presidency's climate priorities: it's time to act [viewed]

Spain took the rotating Presidency of the European Council in January just after the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference. During the first weeks, Spain and its European partners drew lessons from the meeting. Efforts must now focus on implementing the actions accorded, and paving a constructive and inclusive process to build up to a successful summit in Cancun, where a long list of key topics need to be solved and defined.

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WFP Launches Tree-Planting Initiative in Tajikistan [viewed]

7 April 2010: The World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a tree-planting initiative in Tajikistan, which aims to secure a future source of food for the hungry poor, as well as offset some of WFP's carbon footprint. In two food-insecure areas of Tajikistan, the west and in the eastern Rasht Valley, WFP has given 800 families 40 trees each of the following varieties: apricot, pomegranate, cherry, mulberry, almond, pistachio and pine.

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