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UNFCCC, Ecofys Participate in First Climate Change 'Hackathon'[viewed]

The UNFCCC Secretariat and Ecofys participated in the first global 'hackathon,' which brought together leading software engineers, hackers, thought leaders and community-oriented organizations worldwide to build projects and technology solution prototypes that seek to address 15 global climate change-related challenges. Taking place from 12-14 September 2014, the event, titled ‘#hack4good 0.6,' attracted more than 3,000 developers in over 40 cities on six continents.

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Latin American Regional Programme on Energy Efficiency Launched[viewed]

Representatives from several international organizations and Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) Governments officially launch a Regional Energy Efficiency Programme. The new Programme aims at producing a market and coherent pipeline for energy efficiency (EE) projects in LAC on both the supply and demand sides.

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IRENA Estimates Africa's Renewable Energy Potential[viewed]

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and Sweden's Royal Institute of Technology have published a joint working paper examining the potential for renewable power generation based on resource availability in Africa.

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IRENA Projects Future Bioenergy Demand[viewed]

A working paper published in the International Renewable Energy Agency's (IRENA) ‘REmap 2030' series suggests that, over the next decade and a half, global biomass use could double from current levels, and account for 20% of total primary energy supply (TPES) and 60% of final renewable energy use, if all technology options it examines are deployed.

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LAC Workshop Calls for Increased Biogas Production from Family Agriculture[viewed]

Specialists from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Jamaica, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuel attended a workshop on how the production of biogas from the family agricultural sector can reduce the sector's waste production, water contamination and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions while providing a renewable energy source for rural areas.

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Event: V Political Dialogue on Energy Efficiency in Latin America and the Caribbean[viewed]

Peru's Ministry of Energy and Mines (Minem) and the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), with support from German Cooperation (GIZ), are co-organizing the fifth regional political dialogue on energy efficiency around the theme 'Energy Efficiency Markets'.

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Event: IEA Sustainable Buildings Workshop[viewed]

This workshop will contribute to the development of the International Energy Agency's (IEA) new initiative for Sustainable Building by seeking advice from key global building stakeholders.

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Event: Third Workshop of the LEDS-LAC Regional Platform[viewed]

Chile's Environment Ministry and the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) are co-hosting the Third Workshop of the Latin American Regional Platform on Low Emission Strategies (LEDS-LAC) of the Global Alliance on Development Strategies Low in Emissions (LEDS Global Partnership) under the theme 'From Planning to Implementation'.

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MDBs Pledge to Enhance Climate Finance Action[viewed]

In a joint statement, issued in the run-up to the UN Secretary-General's Climate Summit, taking place on 23 September in New York, US, key multilateral development banks (MDBs) have affirmed their commitment to reinforce and further develop climate financing by maintaining a strong institutional focus on climate change. Since 2011, the six MDBs behind the statement have delivered close to US$ 75 billion in climate financing, of which approximately 20% has been in support of adaptation.

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Latin American and Caribbean Forum Discusses Future of Carbon Markets[viewed]

The eighth Latin American and Caribbean Carbon Forum (LACCF) brought together businesses, governments and other stakeholders to exchange information on the latest developments in emissions trading schemes (ETS), low-emission development and the future of the carbon markets. Participants addressed, inter alia: climate change adaptation and mitigation opportunities at multiple levels; and climate finance and policy options, including carbon pricing and the role of the public and private sectors in concerted climate action.

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