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18 May 07 UNFCCC Interim Session creates upbeat move to post-Kyoto regime

The Sessions of the UNFCCC Subsidiary Bodies on 7-18 May 2007 in Bonn left participants in an upbeat mood. The UNFCCC executive director felt that the conference served to "come closer to broadening negotiations on a post-2012 regime".http://unfccc.int/files/press/news_room/press_releases_and_advisories/application/pdf/20070518_final_sb26_english.pdf

14 May 07 UN CSD-15 ends in disarray

The members of the 15th session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development, which ended on 11 May 2007, did not reach agreement on a negotiated outcome. The EU and Switzerland rejected the Chair's proposed text. The G-77/China accepted it ...

09 May 07 Global Bioenergy Partnership web site launched today

9 May 2007 - The Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP) today unveiled its web site at the GBEP's 3rd Steering Committee meeting in New York. http://www.fao.org/newsroom/en/news/2007/index.html

08 May 07 UN Energy Report. Sustainable Bioenergy: a framework for decision makers

A comprehensive report from UN Energy, a group of 20 UN Agencies and Organizations, assesses the likely impact of the fast-growing bioenergy market.http://www.fao.org/newsroom/en/news/2007/1000553/index.html

05 May 07 Myanmar plans sharp increase of biofuel output in 2008

The Myanmar Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation has projected a sharp increase of biofuel next year to substitute diesel, to be supplied from Jatropha physic nut plantations. Source: Biofpr

26 Apr 07 Asian and European Ministers eager to boost Renewables together

The 3rd Asia-Europe Environment Ministers' Meeting (ASEM), held in Copenhagen from April 24-26, gave a strong signal for renewable energy as a means to "boost economic performance and ensure energy security, while at the same time reducing emissions of greenhouse ...

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