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Mexico, IDB Call for 2014 IDEAS Energy Innovation Proposals[viewed]

Mexico's Secretariat of Energy and the National Council on Science and Technology, and Ministry of Energy (CONACYT-SENER) Fund for Energy Sustainability (FSE) and the IDEAS program of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) have issued a call for proposals for the ‘IDEAS V 2014 Energy Innovation Contest,' which will fund innovative projects in the fields of renewable energy, energy efficiency and rural energy access in Mexico and the Latin American and Caribbean region.

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UNFCCC Reports on NAMA Workshop[viewed]

The second workshop under the work programme to further the understanding of the diversity of nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs) by developing countries provided an opportunity for discussion of the benefits of sharing technical information on NAMAs, as well as a platform for countries to share their experiences of seeking and providing support for NAMAs.

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Berlin Meeting Launches Process for GEO-6[viewed]

Held from 21-23 October 2014, in Berlin, Germany, the Global Intergovernmental and Multi-stakeholder Meeting for the sixth edition of the Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6) report endorsed the guiding framework for the report and took what it describes as the necessary preparatory steps for a scientifically robust process.

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UN-REDD and FCPF Welcome Civil Society Observers[viewed]

The UN Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation (UN-REDD) and the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) have announced the outcomes of the self-selection process for Civil Society Observers.

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BNEF Assesses Clean Energy Activities in Emerging Economies[viewed]

A study by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) assessing clean energy activities and investments in emerging markets has found that capacity additions in these markets, over the past five years, totalled 142 GW, representing faster growth than in developed countries, and equal to more than France's existing clean energy capacity.

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Regional Commissions Issue Concept Note for Dialogue with Executive Secretaries[viewed]

The UN Regional Commissions NY Office issued a Concept Note for an upcoming dialogue with the UN General Assembly's Second Committee on 'The Means of Implementation in Support of the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Regional Perspectives.' It will address the Regional Commissions' potential role in catalyzing and mobilizing the means of implementation for achieving the agenda, and the "growing role of regionalism" as a strong driver for development.

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Turks and Caicos Islands Joins Carbon War Room Ten Island Challenge[viewed]

Turks and Caicos Islands has committed to working to increase renewable energy production and energy efficiency through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed with the Carbon War Room and the Rocky Mountain Institute. Through signing the MoU, Turks and Caicos joined the ‘Ten Island Challenge' initiative, which supports islands in moving away from fossil-fuel dependence by identifying technical and commercial solutions for facilitating low-carbon energy used in the Caribbean.

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Event: ECOSOC Coordination Meeting[viewed]

The UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) will hold a Coordination Meeting to discuss items related to the coordination of the Council, including implementation and follow-up to major UN conferences, summits, and UN General Assembly (UNGA) resolutions.

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Event: Second Committee Dialogue with Executive Secretaries of UN Regional Commissions[viewed]

The UN General Assembly's Second Committee (Economic and Financial) will hold a dialogue with the Executive Secretaries of the UN Regional Commissions on 'The Means of Implementation in Support of the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Regional Perspectives.' The session will seek to provide Member States and other stakeholders with a better understanding of the role the regional dimension can play in catalyzing and mobilizing means of implementation for the agenda.

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Event: Fifth Global Gathering of The Access Initiative[viewed]

The Fifth Global Gathering of The Access Initiative (TAI) will focus on the theme, ‘Using Information, Data and Technology to Protect Forests and Strengthen the Rights of Forest Dependent Communities'.

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