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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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Global Green Growth Forum Discusses Production and Consumption, Launches Partnerships[viewed]

The Fourth Global Green Growth Forum (3GF2014) explored key related questions and launched or leveraged 11 collaborative partnerships. The Forum, which brought together over 500 leaders and decision makers from governments, cities, businesses, finance and civil society, explored actions needed for promoting sustainable production and consumption for a greener economy under the theme ‘Changing Production and Consumption Patterns through Transformative Action.'

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AfDB Supports Mapping of Africa's Renewable Energy Resources[viewed]

The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a US$265,000 grant for the development of an energy resource atlas for Africa aimed at accelerating the deployment of renewable energy in the region through improved information on renewable energy resource availability at country level. The ‘Africa Energy Atlas' will be developed in partnership by the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

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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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EU to Exceed 2020 Energy and Climate Targets[viewed]

The European Environment Agency (EEA) has published an updated analysis of the EU's progress toward its 2020 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, renewable energy and efficiency goals. The results suggest that the EU is on track to meet all three targets by 2020, but that subsequent targets set for 2030 will require more effort nationally and at the EU level.

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IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee Approves Polar Code Provisions[viewed]

The 67th session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has approved provisions of the draft International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (Polar Code), and adopted draft amendments to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL). The meeting also adopted resolutions supporting the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004 (BWM Convention), and considered a greenhouse gas (GHGs) emissions study, energy efficiency in ships, and issues relating to fuel consumption and quality.

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Chairs Summarize Six Multi-Stakeholder Partnership Dialogues on SIDS[viewed]

The Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) included six multi-stakeholder partnership dialogues aimed at launching new partnerships, sharing successes, and documenting progress on key issues important to SIDS' sustainable development. Summaries from the dialogues' Chairs, issued as a UN General Assembly document of 8 October 2014, highlight the array of partnerships committed to at the conference.

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Event: Conference on EU Energy Union[viewed]

The European Commission (EC), in cooperation with the Directorate-General for Energy and the Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry, is organizing a conference under the theme 'How to shape Energy Policy so as to boost European competitiveness?'.

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Event: Workshop on Supporting Small- and Large-Scale Deployment of Renewables through Electricity Storage[viewed]

Organized by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), this workshop will focus on the role of electricity storage in strengthening renewables-based mini-grids for rural electrification, and integrating utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind power parks into the grid.

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ADP Prepares for Lima[viewed]

The sixth part of the second session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP 2-6) under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) focused on preparing key documents for the 20th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 20) to the UNFCCC, scheduled to take place in Lima, Peru, in December 2014.

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