Climate Change Negotiations
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) web»
Access to UNFCCC’s collection of all official documents and other relevant documentation issued since 1991 as part of the process of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and of the Kyoto Protocol.
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Climate Change Training Resources
UN CC:Learn web»
UN CC:Learn is a partnership of 30 UN agencies which supports Member States, UN agencies and other development partners in designing and implementing results-oriented and sustainable learning to address climate change. The website contains a knowledge management sections which includes over 1,000 entries, ranging from training manuals on climate change for health professionals to educational hand books for teachers and students. It features UN learning platforms that are considered of value in learning about various aspects of climate change; presents UN capacity development initiatives in the area of climate change that have a training or learning component; and facilitates access to websites maintained by organizations outside the UN system considered to provide valuable resources for climate change learning.
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Climate Change Adaptation
Asia Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Platform web»
The Adaptation Knowledge Platform is a response to the demand for effective mechanisms for sharing information on climate change adaptation and developing adaptive capacities in Asian countries. The initiative supports research and capacity building, policy making and information assimilation, generation, management and sharing.
Knowledge Center on Climate Change Adaptation in Agriculture and Natural Resources Management in Southeast Asia (KC3) web»
KC3 – initiated by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) - provides quick and easy access to knowledge resources on climate change adaptation in agriculture and natural resources in Southeast Asia through an online portal of information and media materials, dynamic exchange of science-based knowledge solutions and good practices, opportunities for graduate scholarship, research and development, short-term training, and policy advocacy, and a contacts database of climate change community members.
SEA START Climate Change web»
Climate Change website of the Southeast Asia START Regional Center which is conducting research on regional climate change impact, vulnerability and adaptation since 1997 to get basic understanding on climate change at the regional scale and also to develop research capacity as well as research network in the region to study climate change impact, vulnerability and adaptation.
Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation (PROVIA) web»
PROVIA is an exciting new global initiative which aims to provide direction and coherence at the international level for research on vulnerability, impacts and adaptation (VIA). It is a joint collaboration between UNEP, WMO and UNESCO. Launched with the support of leading scientists and decision-makers, PROVIA responds to the urgent call for a more cohesive and coordinated approach to harmonize, mobilize, and communicate the growing knowledge-base on VIA.
The Adaptation Forum 2011 web»
The Adaptation Forum 2011 provides a unique opportunity to share frontline findings and innovations, opportunities and challenges in mainstreaming Climate Change adaptation into development. Building on from Adaptation Forum 2010, the Forum this year aims to focus on “Adaptation in Action” signifying a shift from deliberations to decisions, plans to policies and policies to practices.
UN/ISDR work on DRR and CCA web»
The UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) has released last August 2011, a report titled "At the Crossroads Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in Asia and the Pacific", which aims at providing a snapshot of how DRR and CCA are integrated in the Asia Pacific region. Highlighting potential areas for cooperation among regional and sub-regional organizations, it aims to support national and regional stakeholders in DRR and CCA, such as governments, UN agencies, intergovernmental organizations, research and technical organizations, non-government organizations (NGOs), and the ISDR Asia Partnership on Disaster Reduction.
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Low Carbon Development
Coordinated Low Emissions Assistance Network (CLEAN) web»
CLEAN aims to improve communication and coordination of national and international organizations that are assisting developing countries with preparation and implementation of comprehensive low GHG emission development plans and strategies. The website includes a Low Emission Planning Inventory developed to provide information on low emission planning activities and tools that can inform and support future work.
International Research Network for Low Carbon Societies web»
LCS-RNet is a platform to support and encourage information sharing and voluntary cooperation among research institutions specifically in the field of low carbon development research. LCS-RNet also facilitates the interaction between researchers and various stakeholders, and delivers their findings to policy-makers to assist science-based policy making in transitioning to low-carbon societies.
Clean Air Initiative web»
The Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities (CAI-Asia) promotes better air quality and livable cities by translating knowledge to policies and actions that reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from transport, energy and other sectors. It was established in 2001 by ADB, the World Bank and USAID as part of a global initiative that also includes Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa. The website’s Knowledgebase collects articles, links, downloads, pictures and videos related to air quality, climate change, and sustainable transport.
Clean Energy Solutions Center web»
The Clean Energy Solutions Center provides information on policy best practices, trends, and analysis tools, supplemented by interactive services. Rather than duplicating existing clean energy resources, the Solutions Center summarizes high-quality policy materials and assists users in finding and implementing the policy levers that will drive clean energy progress. Its goal is to be the first-stop for comprehensive, high-quality policy resources on clean energy policies for energy-efficient appliances, electric vehicles, building and industrial efficiency, wind and solar power, biopower and biofuels, smart grid, and low carbon communities, among other topics.
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UN REDD web»
Website of the UN-REDD Programme; the United Nations Collaborative initiative on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD) in developing countries.
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SEFI is the UNEP Sustainable Energy Finance Initiative - a platform providing financiers with the tools, support, and global network needed to conceive and manage investments in the complex and rapidly changing marketplace for clean energy technologies. The website provides a number of studies that analyze existing technologies, instruments, and markets and explore possibilities for new approaches to financing energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.
Private Financing Advisory Network web»
The Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN) is a multilateral, public-private partnership initiated by the Climate Technology Initiative (CTI) in cooperation with the UNFCCC Expert Group on Technology Transfer. PFAN operates to bridge the gap between investments and clean energy businesses.
Website of the UNEP “Capacity Development for the Clean Development Mechanism” project funded by the Dutch Government. The website provides a number of papers and publications on CDM and information on CDM projects.
CDM/JI Pipeline Analysis and Database web»
The CDM/JI Pipeline Analysis and Database contains all CDM/JI projects that have been sent for validation/determination. It also contains the baseline & monitoring methodologies, a list of DOEs and several analyses.
UNFCCC web pages on CDM. The website provides information and a number of tools and publication on CDM.
IGES CDM programme web»
IGES project for promoting CDM activities in Asian countries and contributing to global efforts to combat climate change. The website provides a number of publications and databases on CDM in Asian countries. In particular new/updated Market Mechanism Country Fact Sheets were released last 28th December 2011.
E+Co's business development support and investment capital serve to create energy businesses that mitigate climate change and reduce poverty while generating financial returns. In Southeast Asia, E+Co has an office in Vietnam and supported energy businesses in Cambodia, Philippines and Vietnam.
Climate Funds Update web»
Climate Funds Update is an independent website that provides information on the growing number of international climate finance initiatives designed to help developing countries address the challenges of climate change.
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Information on the latest technology innovation and events developed by the Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (APCTT) a regional institution of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) established with a view to facilitate technology transfer in the Asia-Pacific region. Amongst other, the website provides a link to bi-monthly updates on Non-conventional Energy to keep the readers up to date of most of the relevant and latest technological developments and events in the field of renewable energy.
Asia lighting Compact web»
The Asia Lighting Compact (ALC) is an independent, non-profit organization formed through a public-private initiative dedicated to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by improving the quality of lighting products and encouraging the adoption of energy-efficient lighting in Asia. The ALC works to reduce barriers to trade and mitigate climate change by harmonizing quality and energy-efficiency standards for lighting across the region. The ALC’s membership includes national lighting associations in Asia, some of the largest lighting manufacturers in the world, and government agencies.
en.lighten is a GEF Earth Fund initiative implemented by UNEP in partnership with Philips Lighting and OSRAM GmbH. The en.lighten initiative has been established to promote, accelerate and coordinate global efforts to push for efficient lighting. It seeks to accelerate the global commercialization and market transformation of efficient lighting technologies by working at global level and provide support to countries. In doing so it aims at strengthening capacities among governments, private sector and civil society to lead successful lighting market transformation programs.
Hosted by the Global Solar Thermal Energy Council and managed by the International Copper Association (ICA) in the framework of the GEF Solar Water Heater Market Transformation project jointly implemented by UNEP and UNDP, solarthermalworld.org is a public knowledge management system focused entirely on solar thermal energy. It offers the latest news and background information on the development of the international solar thermal sector.
Technology Needs Assessment Project web»
The Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) Project - implemented by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on behalf of the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) - assists select countries world-wide in determining their technology priorities regarding mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions and adaptation to climate change. The website offers a number of publications including guidebooks on technologies for mitigation and adaptation in different sectors.
Developed under the GEF Technology Needs Assessment project (TNA), ClimateTechWiki offers a platform for a wide range of stakeholders in developed and developing countries who are involved in technology transfer and the wider context of low emission and low vulnerability development. ClimateTechWiki offers detailed information on a broad set of mitigation and adaptation technologies.
UNFCCC Technology Transfer Clearing House (TT:CLEAR) web»
TT:CLEAR is a web-based technology information clearinghouse developed by the secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. It provides information on Technology transfer projects and programmes; Case studies of successful technology transfer; Environmentally sound technologies and know-how; Organizations and experts; Methods, models and tools to assess mitigation and adaptation options and strategies; Relevant Internet sites for technology transfer; Ongoing work of the Parties such as issues under negotiation, documents and meetings, and implementation of the technology framework.
International Low-Carbon Energy Technology Platform web»
The International Energy Agency’s International Low-Carbon Energy Technology Platform (the Technology Platform) seeks to encourage, accelerate and scale-up action for the development, deployment and dissemination of low-carbon energy technologies.
International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC) web»
IETC promotes and implements environmentally sound technologies (ESTs), including management systems, for disaster prevention, production and consumption and water and sanitation. Since 2004, IETC has been focusing on: waste management, water and sanitation, and disaster management.
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Energy Efficiency and Conservation
Energy Efficiency Asia web»
Online energy efficiency Guide developed under the Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction from Industry in Asia and the Pacific (GERIAP) project coordinated by UNEP and funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). This guide targets Asian companies who want to improve energy efficiency through Cleaner Production and for stakeholders who want to help them. The Guide includes a methodology, case studies for more than 40 Asian companies in 5 industry sectors, technical information for 25 energy equipments, training materials, a contact and information database, and much more…
Asia Energy Energy Efficiency and Conservation Collaboration Center (AEEC) web»
Asia Energy Energy Efficiency and Conservation Collaboration Center (AEEC) is a unit established in the Energy Conservation Center, Japan (ECCJ) aiming for promotion of energy efficiency and conservation in Asian countries through international cooperation. Amongst other information, the AEEC website hosts a database of EE&C policies of Southeast Asian countries, a database for energy saving equipments and a list of 100 Energy Conservation Excellent Examples from Japanese companies (including industries, office buildings, schools and hospitals).
CleanEnergyAsia.net – set-up under the USAID Environmental Cooperation-Asia Clean Development and Climate Program (ECO-Asia CDCP) - is intended as a major information resource for clean energy practitioners in Asia, including policy-makers, technical experts, project developers, investors and civil society.
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REN21 is a global policy network - facilitated by UNEP - that provides a forum for international leadership on renewable energy. Its goal is to bolster policy development for the rapid expansion of renewable energies in developing and industrialised economies. The website’s virtual library provides access to relevant documents, including political statements, thematic contributions, selected literature, etc.
The Global Network on Energy for Sustainable Development (GNESD) is a UNEP facilitated knowledge network of Member Centres of Excellence and Associates, and network partners worldwide. The main objective of GNESD is to carry out policy analysis on thematic energy issues which can facilitate in reaching the Millennium Development Goals (MDG). All GNESD publications are available from the website including more than 40 technical reports.
UN Energy web»
UN-Energy was established to help ensure coherence in the UN system’s multi-disciplinary response to the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) and to ensure the effective engagement of non-UN stakeholders in implementing WSSD energy-related decisions. It aims to promote system-wide collaboration in the area of energy with a coherent and consistent approach since there is no single entity in the UN system that has primary responsibility for energy. The group focuses on substantive and collaborative actions both in regard to policy development in the energy area and its implementation as well as in maintaining an overview of major ongoing initiatives within the system based on the UN-Energy work programme at global, regional sub-regional and national levels.
Open Energy Information (OpenEI) is a knowledge-sharing online community dedicated to connecting people with the latest information and data on energy resources from around the world. OpenEI offers access to real-time data and unique visualizations that help decision-making better. The site is designed on a linked, open-data platform to encourage contributions.
IEA Policy and Measures database web»
The IEA’s Policies and Measures Databases offer access to information on energy-related policies and measures taken or planned to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve energy efficiency and support renewable energy development and deployment in IEA member countries.
The RETScreen Clean Energy Project Analysis Software is a unique decision support tool developed with the contribution of numerous experts from government, industry, and academia. The software, provided free-of-charge, can be used worldwide to evaluate the energy production and savings, costs, emission reductions, financial viability and risk for various types of Renewable-energy and Energy-efficient Technologies (RETs). The software (available in multiple languages) also includes product, project, hydrology and climate databases, a detailed user manual, and a case study based college/university-level training course, including an engineering e-textbook.
Global Feed in tariffs web»
Website providing information on feed-in tariffs worldwide.
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Partner initiatives and others
ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE) web»
The ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE) was established by ASEAN countries to accelerate the integration of energy strategies within ASEAN by providing relevant information state-of-the-art technology and expertise to ensure that over the long term, necessary energy development policies and programs are in harmony with the economic growth and the environmental sustainability of the region.
Asian Development Bank - Climate Change web»
The Asian Development Bank (AsDB) has a wide range of programs and initiatives spanning both climate change mitigation and adaptation financing, with resident missions in the majority of Asian and Pacific developing countries and a commitment to using its position in the region to facilitate the increased transfer of climate-friendly technologies for the benefit of the region’s people.
Energy and Environment Partnership Programme with the Mekong Region web»
The Energy and Environment Partnership Programme With the Mekong Region (EEP Mekong) (2009-2012) is funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and the Nordic Development Fund. It aims at supporting wider provision and use of renewable energy and combating climate change. This is done by providing funding for projects, studies, capacity development and information-sharing related to the issues. EEP is a demand-driven programme and promotes public-private partnership.
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) web»
The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) is an active, global partnership that works to reduce the barriers limiting the uptake of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies, with a primary focus on emerging markets and developing countries. The South-East Asia and Pacific Regional Secretariat acts as a clearing house for best practice in policy and finance to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency, and a service centre to support its partners in making renewable and energy efficient power a reality.
Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate web»
The Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate is an innovative new effort to accelerate the development and deployment of clean energy technologies. APP partners Australia, Canada, China, India, Japan, Korea, and the United States have agreed to work together and with private sector partners to meet goals for energy security, national air pollution reduction, and climate change in ways that promote sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction. The Partnership focuses on expanding investment and trade in cleaner energy technologies, goods and services in key market sectors. The website includes information on the work of the Partnership, individual Task Force and other meeting pages, and documents in all Partner languages.
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