Energy

Event: 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 72) [viewed]

The 72nd Regular Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 72) will convene at UN Headquarters on Tuesday, 12 September 2017. The General Debate will open on Tuesday, 19 September 2017.  

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Event: 68th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 68) [viewed]

The 68th Regular Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 68) will open on Tuesday, 17 September 2013. The General Debate will take place from 24 September-2 October on the theme 'Post-2015 Development Agenda: Setting the Stage'.  

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Event: 69th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 69) [viewed]

The 69th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 69) will convene at UN Headquarters on Tuesday, 16 September 2014. The General Debate will open on Wednesday, 24 September 2014. The debate's opening was postponed from Tuesday, 23 September 2014, to accommodate the Climate Summit (resolution A/RES/57/301 and decision 68/512).  

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Event: Opening of the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 70) [viewed]

The 70th Regular Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 70) is scheduled to open at UN Headquarters on Tuesday, 15 September 2015. On 25 September 2015, His Holiness Pope Francis will address the UNGA, and from 25-27 September the Summit for the Adoption of the Post-2015 Development Agenda will convene. The General Debate of the 70th Session of the UNGA will take place from 28 September - 6 October 2015.  

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IUCN, IWA Launch Water-Food-Energy Nexus Dialogue on Water Infrastructure [viewed]

31 January 2013: The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the International Water Association (IWA) have initiated a Nexus Dialogue on Water Infrastructure Solutions. The dialogue aims to build innovative partnerships related to water, food and energy security, recognizing that these all rely on water infrastructure, particularly: wetlands; watersheds; rivers; and flood plains.

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6th EU-Brazil Summit Reflects on Rio+20 and Doha [viewed]

24 January 2013: The 6th EU-Brazil Summit discussed a range of issues for cooperation between the EU and Brazil, including the outcomes of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20) and the Doha Climate Change Conference, as well as renewal of the EU-Brazil strategic partnership.

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Mexico City Receives 2013 Sustainable Transport Award [viewed]

21 January 2013: The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) has chosen Mexico City as the winner of the 2013 Sustainable Transport Award. The city is being awarded for its sustainable transportation initiatives in 2012, which include expanding the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system, piloting an on-street parking reform program, expanding a public bike system, and revitalizing the public spaces Alameda Central and Plaza Tlaxcoaque.

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Brazil Eco-Stove Story Wins Annual UNDP Competition [viewed]

UNDP28 January 2013: “Brazil's Eco-stoves empower indigenous women,” the story of a Brazilian family using clean, economical and green cookstoves provided through a UN Development Programme (UNDP), has been selected as the winning story in an annual storytelling competition that showcases UNDP's work around the world.

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First Energy Ministerial of South American and Arab Countries (ASPA) Adopts Abu Dhabi Declaration [viewed]

16 January 2013: Energy ministers and senior government officials from South American and Arab countries (ASPA) have adopted the Abu Dhabi Declaration on enhanced cooperation at the bi-regional mechanism's inaugural meeting on energy.

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Mercury Convention Agreed at INC 5 [viewed]

19 January 2013: Negotiations have completed on a new comprehensive global treaty on mercury. The fifth session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee to Prepare a Globally Legally Binding Instrument on Mercury (INC 5) completed its work on 19 January 2013, in Geneva, Switzerland.

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