Searching with a thematic focus on Low carbon energy in climate change, Climate change, Low carbon energy

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    Building the Climate Change Regime: Survey and Analysis of Approaches

    World Resources Institute, Washington DC, 2011
    This 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.
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    Environmental Impact Assessment: Guidelines for FAO Field Projects

    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2011
    This 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.
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    Social Sustainability of EU-Approved Voluntary Schemes for Biofuels: Implications for Rural Livelihoods

    Center for International Forestry Research, 2011
    The 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.
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    Nordic Council of Ministers report finds high risk of carbon leakage

    Nordic Council of Ministers, 2012
    This 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.
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    International technology agreements for climate change

    OECD Development Centre, 2012
    This 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.
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    Financing renewable energy in developing countries: drivers and barriers for private finance in sub-Saharan Africa

    United Nations [UN] Environment Programme, 2012
    Released 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.
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    Keeping Track of our Changing Environment: From Rio to Rio+20 (1992-2012)

    United Nations [UN] Environment Programme, 2011
    This 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.
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    Governments, markets and green growth: Energy systems transformation for sustainable prosperity

    Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy, 2010
    Moving 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:
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    The Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus: Solutions for the Green Economy

    Stockholm Environment Institute, 2011
    This 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.
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    Environment and Economic Effects of the Copenhagen Pledges and More Ambitious Emission Reduction Targets

    Umwelt Bundes Amt / The Federal Environment Agency, Germany, 2011
    This 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.