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Event: Senior Officials Meeting of UN Environment Management Group (SOM 22)[viewed]

The 22nd Senior Officials Meeting of the UN Environment Management Group (EMG) will take place on 22 September 2016, in New York, US.

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Mitigation Update: Sustainable Energy Systems Examined, Mexico to Launch ETS Pilot[viewed]

Recent weeks have brought news about our energy system as it grows and changes. A report on integrating solar and wind into the grid calls for taking whole system value into account. Kenya's counties are preparing and planning for sustainable energy systems, and solutions in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector are being highlighted. This Update also includes news on two approaches to mitigating greenhouse gases (GHGs) – through emissions trading in Mexico and peatlands in Mongolia.

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Event: Seventh International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development[viewed]

This meeting will explore how to deliver on national commitments, including nationally determined contributions (NDCs) under the UNFCCC and investment in renewable energy to reduce the carbon intensity of the energy sector.

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Event: 25th Session of the Committee on Sustainable Energy[viewed]

The 25th session of the Committee on Sustainable Energy will focus on: 'Energy for Sustainable Development'; how to deliver on national commitments in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); and potential solutions to be agreed on at an Energy Ministerial that will take place during the Eighth International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development in Astana, Kazakhstan, on 11 June 2017.

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Event: 44th Session of the IPCC[viewed]

The 44th session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the second session during 2017 and will be presided over by the IPCC Chair, Hoesung Lee.

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Event: World Green Economy Summit (WGES) 2016[viewed]

The third annual World Green Economy Summit (WGES) will focus on the theme, 'Driving the Global Green Economy'.

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2015 Climate Finance by MDBs at US$25 Billion[viewed]

In 2015, six multilateral development banks (MDBs) jointly committed more than US$25 billion in climate finance. According to the '2015 Joint Report on Multilateral Development Banks' Climate Finance,' in addition, a total of US$55.7 billion were committed in co-finance, raising the total to US$80.8 billion. The sum committed in 2015 by the six MDBs represents an 11% drop compared to climate financing commitments in 2014, at US$28.3 billion, but is above 2013 levels (US$23.8 billion). The 2014 report (published in 2015) did not include data for co-financing.

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Mitigation Update: Cities Intensify Climate Action; IMO, ICAO Take Steps to Enable Mitigation Policies[viewed]

The year 2015 has been confirmed as the hottest on record since at least the mid-to-late 1800s, according to the American Meteorological Society (AMS). The ‘State of the Climate in 2015' report published in the Bulletin of the AMS notes the combined effect of long-term global warming and a very strong El Niño effect, and reports record-high sea levels, upper ocean heat content, global sea surface temperatures, global surface temperatures, and major greenhouse gas (GHG) concentrations.

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Event: Third International Off-Grid Renewable Energy Conference (IOREC 2016)[viewed]

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is organizing the third edition of the International Off-Grid Renewable Energy Conference & Exhibition (IOREC) to advance the global 2030 sustainable energy access agenda.

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Sustainable Energy Finance Update: MDBs Boost African, Asian Energy Access and Building, Lighting Efficiency[viewed]

During the month of July, the International Energy Agency (IEA) released data demonstrating the growing market share of renewable energy, which has reached 13.8% of the world's primary energy supply and nearly a quarter of electricity production. Over the course of July, significant public investments in energy access, renewable energy and energy efficiency were announced, with financing for energy access largely focused on Asia and Africa, while renewable energy investments tended to be in Europe. The energy efficiency initiatives announced focused on the building and lighting sectors in a variety of countries.

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