Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate
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 will focus on expanding investment and trade in cleaner energy technologies, goods and services in key market sectors.
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), the premier economic forum for 21 economies around the Pacific, has as its primary goal sustainable economic growth and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region.
APEC Expert Group on Clean Fossil Energy (EGCFE)
With economic and technical cooperation being one of its three main pillars of activity, the APEC Energy Working Group (EWG) seeks to maximize the energy sector's contribution to the region's economic and social well-being, while mitigating the environmental effects of energy supply and use. In carrying out part of this mandate, the Expert Group on Clean Fossil Energy (EGCFE) promotes the clean, efficient and sustainable production and use of fossil fuels through a variety of activities, including projects, studies, workshops, conferences and other meetings. Since 2005, the focus has increasingly shifted to carbon capture and storage (CCS), with the current program comprising a variety of technical feasibility studies and an ongoing series of CCS capacity-building workshops in the APEC region.
CSLF - Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum
The Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum is an international climate change initiative that is focused on development of improved cost-effective technologies for the separation and capture of carbon dioxide for its transport and long-term safe storage. The purpose of the CSLF is to make these technologies broadly available internationally; and to identify and address wider issues relating to carbon capture and storage. This could include promoting the appropriate technical, political, and regulatory environments for the development of such technology.
For a list of upcoming CSLF meetings link to our events page.
Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute
The Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute (Global CCS Institute) has an integral role to play in reducing the effects of climate change. Its central objective is to accelerate the commercial deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects to ensure their valuable contribution in reducing carbon dioxide emissions.
IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme
The IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme (IEA GHG) is an international collaborative research programme. IEA GHG focuses its efforts on studying technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. IEA GHG was established in 1991 and aims to provide its members with informed information on the role that technology can play in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The Programme has three main activities which are:
The Programmes activities to date have covered all the main anthropogenic greenhouse gases (CO2, CH4, N2O and High GWP gases). Although the Programmes work remains primarily focused on ways to control and reduce emissions of CO2, which is the principal greenhouse gas.
IEA Clean Coal Centre
IEA Clean Coal Centre provides a source of unbiased information on sustainable use of coal world-wide. Services are delivered to governments and industry through direct advice, review reports, facilitation of R & D and provision of networks.
IPCC - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
The Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change is the leading body for the assessment of climate change, established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) to provide the world with a clear scientific view on the current state of climate change and its potential environmental and socio-economic consequences. This includes the development of the Special Report on Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage.
Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate
President Barack Obama announced the launch of the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate on March 28, 2009. The Forum is intended to facilitate a candid dialogue among major developed and developing economies, help generate the political leadership necessary to achieve a successful outcome at the December UN climate change conference in Copenhagen, and advance the exploration of concrete initiatives and joint ventures that increase the supply of clean energy while cutting greenhouse gas emissions.
The 17 major economies participating in the Major Economies Forum are: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, the European Union, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Denmark, in its capacity as the President of the December 2009 Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, and the United Nations have also been invited to participate in this dialogue.
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
Over a decade ago, most countries joined an international treaty -- the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) -- to begin to consider what can be done to reduce global warming and to cope with whatever temperature increases are inevitable. Recently, a number of nations have approved an addition to the treaty: the Kyoto Protocol, which has more powerful (and legally binding) measures. The UNFCCC secretariat supports all institutions involved in the climate change process, particularly the COP, the subsidiary bodies and their Bureau.