Event: Green Information and Communication Technologies for a Sustainable Future [viewed]

This event is being organized by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) during "Climate Week NYC," which will take place from 20-26 September in New York, US. This workshop will present case studies of innovation in low-carbon technologies. The event will also cover, inter alia: the role of “green” ICT initiatives and applications in reducing carbon dioxide emissions; ensuring sustainable development and green growth; and how the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry can promote awareness and implementation of “green” ICTs.  

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

The Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate, at the level of leaders' representatives, will continue dialogue among major developed and developing economies to make progress in meeting the climate change and clean energy challenge, and to advance the exploration of concrete initiatives and joint ventures that increase the supply of clean energy while cutting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.  

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UNGA Refers Draft Outcome Document to MSI+5 [viewed]

13 September 2010: The UN General Assembly (UNGA) has agreed by consensus to refer a draft outcome document (document A/64/L.68) to the high-level review meeting on the implementation of the Mauritius Strategy for the Further Implementation of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) (MSI+5).

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EEA Reports Decline in EU GHG Emissions [viewed]

10 September 2010: The European Environment Agency (EEA) has released new estimates, according to which the economic recession has resulted in significant greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions in the EU in 2009.

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UNFCCC Publishes COP 16 and COP/MOP 6 Agendas [viewed]

9 September 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the provisional annotated agendas for the 16th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 16) (FCCC/CP/2010/1) and the sixth session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP/MOP 6) (FCCC/KP/CMP/2010/1), which will take place in Cancun, Mexico, from 29 November-10 December 2010.

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EIB Supports Waste-to-Energy Project in Finland [viewed]

3 September 2010: The European Investment Bank (EIB) is financing a project in Lahti, Finland, that will convert municipal waste into heat and power through the large-scale use of a novel method involving waste gasification, gas cleaning and high-efficiency combustion.

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ADB Outlines Climate Change Priorities in Asia and the Pacific [viewed]

September 2010: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) issued a paper titled "Focused Action: Priorities for Addressing Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific," which outlines ADB's priority areas for investments and action on climate change.

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UNECE Publishes MDGs Report for Europe and Central Asia [viewed]

August 2010: The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) has published a report titled "The MDGs in Europe and Central Asia: Achievements, Challenges and the Way Forward." The chapter on MDG 7 (environmental sustainability) was jointly prepared by UNECE and the Regional Office for Europe of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), and contains several references to climate change.

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UNIFEM Releases Rapid Gender Needs Assessment of Flood Affected Communities in Pakistan [viewed]

September 2010: The UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) has released a report that maps out the gender-related concerns from the floods for current relief camps, identifying gaps in information and flagging issues for upcoming stages of early recovery.

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Event: Caring for Climate Working Group on Climate Change and Development Webinar [viewed]

Caring for Climate (C4C), in cooperation with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the World Resources Institute (WRI) and WWF, is creating a business working group aimed at enhancing the understanding of ways in which businesses can find strategic solutions throughout their operations and value chains to address the impacts of climate change on development. C4C is a voluntary and complementary action platform for UN Global Compact participants who seek to demonstrate leadership on the issue of climate change. The event is open to C4C signatories only.  

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