Greetings from the Secretariat of the Global Citizens’ Forum on Sustainable Development!!

Dear Friends, Greetings from the Secretariat of the Global Citizens’ Forum on Sustainable Development!! GCFSD is hosting 2 side events on the role of civil society in participatory monitoring for the post-2015 development agenda. The details are as follows: Date:  September 20, 2014 Time:  10:00am-1:00pm Venue:  New York Academy of …

Critical Look at UNFCCC’s New Voluntary Tool for Assessing CDM

Critical Look at UNFCCC’s New Voluntary Tool for Assessing CDMs ‘    hat tip to  our colleagues at helio ,  Editor We are pleased to inform you that the online voluntary tool designed by theunfccc secretariat to highlight the sustainable development co-benefits ofcdm project activities and PoAs in a structured, consistent, …

Other News – Snowden, NSA and ever-changing US narrative

   Snowden, NSA and ever-changing US narrative By Chakravarthi Raghavan* – SUNS It is now just over five weeks since the English daily ‘The Guardian’ and its columnist Glenn Greenwald began publishing the series of news reports and analysis on the US National Security Agency’s (NSA) spying activities across the …

Trondheim Conference on Biodiversity Bulletin – Vol. 88 No. 4 – Seventh Trondheim Conference on Biodiversity – Final Summary

Trondheim Conference on Biodiversity Bulletin · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · …

New eceee paper highlights the real issue on energy and competitiveness

New eceee paper highlights the real issue on energy and competitiveness A discussion paper on competitiveness and energy efficiency published by eceee today argues that the EU debate wrongly focuses on high energy prices rather than looking at strategies for getting the costs down. The paper explores how energy efficiency …

Reminder: Earth Charter education programme

Dear Earth Charter friend, We would like to remind you about our upcoming course that is to be held in the Earth Charter’s Educational Center for Education for Sustainable Development entitled: “Education and Values for Sustainable Development.” This week-long course (May 13-17th) will be facilitated by Professor Sam Crowell, emeritus …

15-17 January 2013: the Renewable Energy World meets in Abu Dhabi at ADIREC

At the end of 2012, this fourth 2012 edition of the REN21 newsletter provides you with a comprehensive overview of recent activities of the REN21 Secretariat as well as its network members. We look back at an eventful year which saw further growth of renewable energy globally as well as …

REN21 Renewables 2013 Global Status Report – Information for Contributors and Reviewers

Dear Global Status Report Contributors and Reviewers, After seven successful editions of the REN21 Renewables Global Status Report (GSR), we are now looking ahead to its next edition. In the event that you have not yet seen the GSR2012, you can download the full report and the key findings of the report at www.ren21.net/GSR. The Renewables …

Durban Delegates Briefed on Rio+20 Preparations

Durban Delegates Briefed on Rio+20 Preparations 7_December 2011: The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20) Secretariat and Brazilian Government organized a “Briefing on Rio+20 Preparations” on the sidelines of the Durban Climate Change Conference. continued… UNGA Adopts Resolution on Sustainable …