Searching with a thematic focus on Low carbon energy in climate change, Climate change, Low carbon energy
Showing 81-90 of 184 results
- DocumentWorld Resources Institute, Washington DC, 2011This research paper reviews the academic literature as well as proposals by NGOs and governments on the design of the new international climate change regime. Through the primary forum for negotiating global efforts to address climate change, the UNFCCC, countries are delivering modest progress at a pace that many commentators consider too slow.DocumentFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2011This publication provides guidelines for all FAO units (headquarters departments and offices, as well as decentralised offices) to undertake environmental impact assessments (EIA) of field projects.Document
Social Sustainability of EU-Approved Voluntary Schemes for Biofuels: Implications for Rural LivelihoodsCenter for International Forestry Research, 2011The rapid expansion of biofuel production and consumption in response to global climate mitigation commitments and fuel security concerns has raised concerns over the social and environmental sustainability of biofuel feedstock production, processing and trade.DocumentNordic Council of Ministers, 2012This report finds that previous studies of carbon leakage by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the International Energy Agency (IEA) underestimate the potential for carbon leakage as a result of policies such as carbon taxes.DocumentOECD Development Centre, 2012This paper examines the effect of multilateral energy technology initiatives, so called 'Implementing Agreements', on international research collaboration in seven important climate change mitigation technologies. The analysis is conducted using patent data on 33 OECD countries during the period 1970-2009.Document
Financing renewable energy in developing countries: drivers and barriers for private finance in sub-Saharan AfricaUnited Nations [UN] Environment Programme, 2012Released to mark the African launch of the 2012 UN International Year of Sustainable Energy for All, this report is based on a survey of 38 mostly private sector institutions involved in energy infrastructure finance in developing countries. It outlines the current obstacles to sustainable energy solutions in Africa, including the cost of electricity and difficult grid access.DocumentUnited Nations [UN] Environment Programme, 2011This publication was conceived with the idea of showing how the planet has changed in two decades – just twenty years – since decision-makers met at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro.DocumentBerkeley Roundtable on the International Economy, 2010Moving towards low-carbon, high-efficiency energy systems, mitigating climate change, securing energy supplies, and resolving the imbalance of payments caused by energy imports, are impending problems that nations worldwide are striving hard to resolve. This paper addresses three aspects of this problem:DocumentStockholm Environment Institute, 2011This paper for the Bonn 2011 Nexus Conference presents initial evidence for how a nexus approach can enhance water, energy and food security in a green economy by increasing efficiency, reducing trade-offs, and building synergies across sectors. It also underpins the policy recommendations, which are detailed in a separate paper.Document
Environment and Economic Effects of the Copenhagen Pledges and More Ambitious Emission Reduction TargetsUmwelt Bundes Amt / The Federal Environment Agency, Germany, 2011This report explores the environmental and economic effects of the pledges submitted by industrialised and major developing countries for 2020 under the Copenhagen Accord as quantifiable emission reductions or as NAMAs. The emission reduction targets of the world’s major CO2 emitters under the Copenhagen Accord are not yet sufficient to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius.