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  • Date
    - Europe/Copenhagen
    Country
    Thailand

    Representatives of 16 countries attended the 11-13 July Regional Forum for National Designated Entities in Asia organized by the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to promote information exchange and capacity building on climate technologies and finance.

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    The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN), together with the Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN), organized a workshop in order to develop and strengthen the regional network of National Designated Entities (NDEs) and their relationship with small and medium enterprises and clean energy technology stakeholders.

    The two day workshop aimed to identify matchmaking opportunities and follow-up actions through the CTCN for clean technology investments in South East Asia.

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    Objective

    This study is part of the International Energy Agency's (IEA) ongoing analysis of global renewable energy markets and policies, building on the key principles for effective policy design identified in "Deploying Renewables: Principles for Effective Policies" (2008). This paper examines the situation in 6 of the 10 countries that comprise the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN): Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. In 2007, ASEAN-6 represented more than 95% of energy demand in southeast Asia.

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    The IGTN Advocacy Document for the 5th WTO Ministerial Meeting that was held in Cancun, Mexico in September 2003 focuses on these four issues and identifies critical advocacy positions for each of them. With regard to agriculture, the IGTN asserts that control over agriculture by states rather than the WTO would ensure that small-scale and subsistence farmers have control over farming and food supply; a particularly important concern for women around the world who are those responsible for ensuring household food security and managing family farms.

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    According to this paper, Asian countries with large populations concentrated in coastal cities are particularly vulnerable to climate change impacts, which can adversely affect water resources. Singapore has been hailed for its progressive water policies and practices, which were developed to overcome its natural resource disadvantage (limited resource base) and to achieve self-sufficiency.

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    A UNIDO delegation comprising director Mr. Pradeep Monga and project managers from the Department of Energy met with city leaders from around the world in Singapore  for the launch of the ‘Global Platform for Sustainable Cities’, or GPSC, which is part of an initiative funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) that is expected to mobilize up to $1.5 billion over the next five years for urban sustainability programs in 11 developing countries, including Brazil, Cote D’Ivoire, China, India, Malaysia, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Senegal, South Africa, and Vietnam.

  • Technology Overview: Aerogels have gained popularity in recent years with the total global aerogel market expected to grow at a very high rate of 19.3 % from 2012 to 2017 and projected to reach global revenues of $332.2 million by 2017.