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  • Development of Strategies and Sustainability Standards for the Certification of Biomass for International Trade

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    The study is based on the fact that the production rise of renewable raw materials and the resulting increase in international trade. To ensure a sustainable biomass production and trade, international strategies for standards and certification systems are investigated and should be further developed. The project is based on current research and is aimed at working out concrete proposals for standards and certification systems and their implementation at the national, European and global level in a dialog with relevant stakeholders as an input to international processes

  • Towards a green economy: pathways to sustainable development and poverty eradication

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    The paper presents the importance and relevance of green economies. It describes a green economy as one which results in improved human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities. The report notes that moving towards a green economy has the potential to achieve sustainable development and poverty eradication. It further argues that in a number of important sectors such as agriculture, buildings, forestry and transport, a green economy delivers more jobs throughout the short, medium, and long term.

  • International trade law and climate

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    This paper argues that climate change policies are mostly compatible with international trade law and that ratifying the Kyoto Protocol will close existing gaps or uncertainties for the benefit of participating Parties.

  • Vacancy Announcement: Climate Technology Manager in Copenhagen Secretariat

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    The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is co-lead in the hosting and management of the Climate  Technology Centre and Network (CTCN). The mission of the CTCN, the operational arm of the UNFCCC Technology Mechanism, is to stimulate technology cooperation and to enhance the development and transfer of technologies to 

  • Economic Implications of International Participation Alternatives for Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Emission Mitigation

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    The papar examine the competitive effects of differential mitigation efforts on agricultural food production and on international trade. In doing this we employ the assumption that the average U.S. compliance caused cost increase would also occur in other complying countries. they consider implementation 1) unilaterally by the U.S., 2) by all Kyoto Protocol Annex I countries and 3) globally.

  • Climate Change and Trade in Agriculture

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    According to this article, agricultural productivity in both developing and developed countries will have to improve to achieve substantial increases in food production by 2050 while land and water resources become less abundant and the effects of climate change introduce much uncertainty. Already less resilient production areas will suffer the most, as temperatures will rise further in tropical and semi-tropical latitudes and water-scarce regions will face even drier conditions.

  • International Energy Technology Collaboration and Climate Change Mitigation

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    This reports mentions clearly that international technology cooperation, by sharing information, costs, and efforts, might accelerate and facilitate technical change towards more climate-friendly technologies. However, governments must act to strengthen and green trade and investment in order to realise this opportunity by adopting the following avenues. First, an important area would be to further strengthen and "green" international trade and investment.

  • Food security, farming, and climate change to 2050: scenarios, results, policy options

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    This report addresses the potential scale and geography of climate change in order to identify which populations and areas will be most affected and to help policy makers facilitate adaptation. The research uses computer modelling based on a pessimistic, optimistic and baseline middle ground projection of income and population growth, each combined with four possible climate change scenarios of varying severity and a fifth perfect mitigation scenario, i.e. a continuation of today's climate.

  • Implicaciones Del Comercio Internacional De Bioetanol De Cana Para La Seguridad Alimentaria En Centroamerica. Oportunidades Y Retos Ante El Acuerdo De Asociacion Con La Union Europea

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    The objective of this report is to present an overview of the possible implications of the international trade over the bioethanol from cane for food security of Central Americans, and the opportunities and challenges of the CAAA.

  • CTCN Vacancy: Regional Coordinator for Africa

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    The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) is seeking a consultant, who will support the operations and development of the CTCN in Africa. The position is physically located in the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Field Office in Dakar, Senegal.

    In particular, the consultant will: