Energy

ESMAP Forum Shares Experiences on Energy Challenges [viewed]

9 May 2012: The Knowledge Exchange Forum 2012 of the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) of the World Bank provided an opportunity for energy sector practitioners to exchange views and experiences on pressing energy challenges.

read more »

OAS Hosts Conference on Environmental Port Management [viewed]

OAS24 May 2012: Specialists from across the Americas met to discuss environmental issues involved with port management and development, and to advance a hemispheric agenda for the sustainable management of ports.

read more »

ILO, UNEP Highlight Opportunities for Decent Jobs in a Green Economy [viewed]

ILO31 May 2012: The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) have released a joint study titled "Working towards sustainable development: Opportunities for decent work and social inclusion in a green economy,” which highlights that the transformation to a greener economy could generate 15 to 60 million additional jobs globally over the next two decades and lift tens of millions of workers out of poverty.

read more »

State and Trends of the Carbon Market Report Shows Growth Despite Uncertainty [viewed]

30 May 2012: The annual report on State and Trends of the Carbon Market 2012 presents an optimistic view of the carbon market, which despite adverse conditions, still grew by 11% in 2011, amounting to US$176 billion with US$10.3 billion tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) traded during 2011.

read more »

Barbados Hosts Caribbean Renewable Energy Technology Training Workshop [viewed]

28 May 2012: Representatives from Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member States attended a training workshop focused on renewable energy technologies appropriate for the Caribbean island State context, particularly solar cooling and heating systems, photovoltaics and wind energy.

read more »

Event: Abu Dhabi International Renewable Energy Conference (ADIREC) [viewed]

The Abu Dhabi International Renewable Energy Conference (ADIREC) brings together representatives from government, the private sector and civil society to discuss the advancement of renewable energy. The fifth such conference will be jointly organized with the sixth edition of the United Arab Emirates' World Future Energy Summit (WFES) and the International Water Summit 2013, and will follow the IRENA General Assembly meeting. Objectives of the conference are to analyze and highlight the achievements of the UN Secretary General's Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) initiative, which was launched at the WFES 2012, and discuss the contribution of renewable energy to economic development, energy security and mitigation of climate change. The conference is expected to offer a strategic platform to discuss the impact of the 18th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 18) to the UNFCCC to be held in Qatar at the end of 2012, and the role of renewable energy on economic development, energy security and climate change mitigation. IREC is organized every two years and convened by the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21). The event will see thousands of participants engaging in dialogues on the policy, finance, business and technology of renewable energy in a series of panel discussions, presentations, speeches and exhibitions. The events are part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW).  

read more »

UNFCCC Workshop Considers Options and Ways for Increasing Ambition [viewed]

21 May 2012: The Workshop on increasing the level of ambition under paragraph 8 of decision 1/CP.17 aimed to consider options and ways for increasing ambition and possible further actions to bridge the gap between the sum of current pledges to curb emissions and what is required by 2020 to limit global average temperature increase to 2ºC.

read more »

ECLAC Analyzes Latin American Renewable Energy Public-Private Partnerships [viewed]

May 2012: A recent report from the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) highlights the importance of private participation to increase the use of medium- to large-sized non-conventional renewable energy projects, usually connected to national distribution networks.

read more »

CEC Solicits Public Input on Study of Transborder Trade/Recycling of Used Batteries [viewed]

11 May 2012: The Secretariat of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) has issued a call for public input on its independent study on the environmental hazards and public health issues associated with the transboundary movement and recycling of vehicle and industrial spent lead-acid batteries (SLABs) in North America.

read more »

Event: Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum 2012 (CREF) [viewed]

This annual event is co-sponsored by the Government of Puerto Rico, the Inter-American Development Bank (IBD), Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Organization of America States (OAS), among others. Participants will look at policy and regulatory issues as well as forces driving finance and investment in renewable energy sources in the Caribbean context and the scope for a regional approach to renewables. Among the topics to be covered are project bankability, distributed generation, regional interconnection, the technological landscape, waste-to-energy, and combining renewable energy with energy efficiency in Caribbean buildings.  

read more »