Energy

World Environment Day Celebrations Focus on Green Economy [viewed]

5 June 2012: Millions of people celebrated World Environment Day (WED) around the theme, “Green Economy: Does it Include You?” highlighting the central role of communities in the transition to a low-carbon, resource-efficient and socially inclusive green economy. The estimated 9,000 WED activities held worldwide included tree planting and the official launch of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20) in Brazil.

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UNESCO, UNEP and UNIDO Launch Online Energy Efficiency Campaign [viewed]

5 June 2012: Energy Globe has launched a global online campaign on energy efficiency and best practices, with support from the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

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World Bank's Environmental Strategy Aims at Green, Clean and Resilient Development [viewed]

World Bank5 June 2012: The World Bank has released its new Environment Strategy for 2012-2022 with the aim of supporting countries' efforts to secure a sustainable future through initiatives that are green, clean and resilient.

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World Bank Publishes Paper on Inclusive Green Growth in LAC [viewed]

31 May 2012: The World Bank has released a new publication on inclusive green growth in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), highlighting experiences in promoting low-carbon growth within the region.

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MERCOSUR Adopts Declaration of Buenos Aires on Rio+20 [viewed]

14 May 2012: The 15th semi-annual Regular Meeting of the Environment Ministers (RMMA) of the Common Market of the South (MERCOSUR) focused on sending key messages to the upcoming UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20). It concluded with the adoption of the "Declaration of Buenos Aires" outlining the Ministers' stance on Rio+20, which Argentina pledged to present to the Conference.

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Carbon Expo 2012 Showcases New Trends in Carbon-Market Instruments [viewed]

1 June 2012: The 9th annual Carbon Expo, held in Cologne, Germany, and organized by the World Bank, the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) and Koelnmesse, showcased that despite economic and regulatory uncertainty, carbon markets continue to develop at vibrant pace.

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UNDP Launches Portuguese Version of "Triple Wins for Sustainable Development" [viewed]

UNDP1 June 2012: UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark launched the Portuguese version of "Triple Wins for Sustainable Development," a UNDP publication highlighting eight examples of policies and programmes that advance simultaneously the social, environmental and economic pillars of sustainable development.

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UNCTAD's "Road to Rio+20" Focuses on Innovative Ideas and Policies [viewed]

UNCTADJune 2012: The third issue of "Road to Rio+20: For a Development-led Economy," published by the UN Conference on Trade and Environment (UNCTAD), contains contributions addressing commitments and outcomes of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20), as well as the potential of the process leading up to the UNCSD to generate innovative ideas and policies and consolidate governments' sustainable development strategies.

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Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership Releases 20th Anniversary Activity Report [viewed]

31 May 2012: The Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership has released its annual activity report, which celebrates the Partnership's 20th anniversary, and covers its partnership with UN-Energy, its annual summit, international collaboration activities, workshops and projects.

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OLADE Launches Six-Year Project on Sustainable Energy [viewed]

22 May 2012: Officials from the Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE) and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) agreed on guidelines for implementing a new “Sustainable Energy for Latin America and the Caribbean” project.

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