OECD Publishes Climate Finance Recommendations [viewed]

3 December 2010: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has released the document “Financing Climate Change Action and Boosting Technology Change” as part of a series summarizing the OECD's climate-change related work, and making recommendations to UNFCCC COP 16. 

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FAO Appoints New Deputy Director-General [viewed]

1 December 2010: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has announced the appointment of Ann Tutwiler as the new Deputy Director-General for Knowledge.

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UNFCCC Publishes SBI Submissions from Argentina and the UK [viewed]

2 December 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published two submissions from Argentina and the UK (FCCC/SBI/2010/MISC.11 and 12) under the Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI) regarding the sovereignty of the Malvinas/Falkland Islands.

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IEA Reviews Emissions Trading Schemes [viewed]

November 2010: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released an information paper titled “Reviewing Existing and Proposed Emissions Trading Systems.”

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OECD/IEA Release Paper on Building Blocks of Market Mechanisms [viewed]

November 2010: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the International Energy Agency (IEA) have released a joint secretariat information paper titled “Market Readiness: Building Blocks for Market Approaches,” in response to a request from the Climate Change Expert Group on the UNFCCC.

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OECD/IEA Offer Insights on Low-Emission Development Strategies [viewed]

November 2010: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the International Energy Agency (IEA) have released a joint secretariat information paper titled “Low-Emission Development Strategies (LEDS): Technical, Institutional and Policy Lessons.” The paper was developed in response to a request from the Climate Change Expert Group on the UNFCCC.

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OECD/IEA Paper Suggests Revisions to National Communications Guidelines [viewed]

November 2010: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the International Energy Agency (IEA) have released a joint secretariat information paper titled “Options to Revise Reporting Guidelines For Annex I and Non-Annex I National Communications” (NCs). The paper was developed in response to a request from the Climate Change Expert Group on the UNFCCC.

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Event: OECD Green Growth Strategy Workshop [viewed]

This invitation-only workshop will bring together policymakers and experts across OECD and partner countries, as well as a range of stakeholders from international organizations, business, and civil society to review the Synthesis Report for an OECD Green Growth Strategy. The Green Growth Strategy seeks to provide tools for a shift towards a more sustainable development path, while identifying economic opportunities and benefits of going in that direction. The Synthesis Report will be presented to the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting in May 2011. Among other issues the workshop will address economic instruments, indicators for green growth, food and agriculture, jobs and skills, innovation, and development.  

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Guest Article #53: The Global Energy Assessment – Guiding the Next Energy Transformation [viewed]

As world leaders gather in Cancun for the COP16 climate meeting, the subject of energy – its use, production, distribution and sustainability – should be high on their agenda. The reality is that we cannot address many of the challenges of the 21st Century such as energy security, poverty alleviation, and climate change with the energy systems that we have today.

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Agriculture and Rural Development Day Forwards Recommendations to UNFCCC Negotiators [viewed]

6 December 2010: Participants at Agriculture and Rural Development Day (ARDD) 2010, which convened in Cancun, Mexico, on 4 December 2010, in parallel with the UN Cancun Climate Change Conference, discussed agriculture sector adaptation and mitigation strategies and identified recommendations for UNFCCC negotiators regarding these strategies.

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