20 October 2014

Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI)

The Climate Bonds Initiative is the only organization in the world focusing on accelerating the transition to a low carbon economy by shifting the largest capital market of all: the $100 trillion bond market. The aim is to grow low-carbon and other climate-relate industries at annual global rates of 30% compounded.

30 October 2013

Nordic Development Fund (NDF)

The Nordic Development Fund (NDF) is the joint development finance institution of the five Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. The objective of NDF’s operations is to facilitate climate change investments in low-income countries.  NDF finances in cooperation with bilateral and multilateral development institutions. The operations mirror the Nordic countries’ priorities in the areas of climate change and development. The operations are financed from the development cooperation budgets of the five Nordic countries. 

23 October 2013

UNIFE (The European Rail Industry)

UNIFE is an association that represents the European Rail Industry. UNIFE gathers 76 of Europe’s leading large and medium-sized rail supply companies active in the design, manufacture, maintenance and refurbishment of rail transport systems, subsystems and related equipment. A further one thousand suppliers of railway equipment partake in UNIFE activities through 15 national rail industry associations. UNIFE members have an 80% market share in Europe and supply more than 50% of the worldwide production of rail equipment and services.

6 June 2013

UNFCCC Releases SBSTA Documents for Bonn Session

The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a series of documents that will be discussed by the Subsidiary Body on Scientific and technical Advice (SBSTA) at its 38th session, taking place in Bonn, Germany. The documents relate to methodological issues related to the Kyoto Protocol, the new market-based mechanism, emissions from international transport, the UNFCCC reporting guidelines, high-carbon reservoirs, and a framework for various approaches.

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16 May 2013

Walk 21

Walk21 leads an international network of professionals inspired to meet the needs of people who walk. Our aim is:

18 March 2013

Progress in reducing emissions from transport in Europe too slow

Energy use in the transport sector fell from a record high level by almost 5 per cent between 2007 and 2009, and over the following two years energy usage has remained at a relatively constant level (figure), increasing according to preliminary data by 0.1 per cent between 2010 and 2011, writes the European Environment Agency in its annual report on transport and the environment.

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13 March 2013

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) was set up in 1947 by ECOSOC. It is one of five regional commissions of the United Nations. UNECE’s major aim is to promote pan-European economic integration. To do so, it brings together 56 countries located in the European Union, non-EU Western and Eastern Europe, South-East Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and North America. All these countries dialogue and cooperate under the aegis of UNECE on economic and sectoral issues.

28 February 2013

Fia Foundation

The FIA Foundation is an independent UK registered charity which supports an international programme of activities promoting road safety, the environment and sustainable mobility.

30 January 2013

EEA 2013 Work Programme to Address Air Pollution, Climate Change, Energy

The European Environment Agency (EEA) released its “Annual Management Plan 2013” outlining the EEA work programme which will address a broad range of issues including: air quality and noise; air pollutant emissions; climate change mitigation; climate change adaptation; energy; and transport.

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24 January 2013

IEA Report Concludes Decarbonization of Nordic Countries Possible by 2050

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has published a report detailing how the Nordic region can become carbon-neutral by 2050. The report, titled “Nordic Energy Technology Perspectives: Pathways to a Carbon Neutral Energy Future,” is IEA’s first regional edition of its flagship publication series “Energy Technology Perspectives.”

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