The Clean Energy Ministerial gathers ministers from around the globe to discuss policies and programs that advance clean energy technology, which in turn improves energy efficiency, expands access to and enhances supply of clean energy.
“There can be no solution to climate change and energy security globally without carbon capture and storage,” stressed British energy and climate change secretary Chris Huhne during the meeting in Abu Dhabi.
Carbon capture and storage technology captures carbon dioxide from point power plants and other industrial facilities, and injects it deep underground.
The UN has launched a new web site designed to track climate funding commitments from industrialised countries. It has done so in a bid to boost confidence that developed economies are delivering on their commitment to provide $30bn (£19.4bn) in “fast-start” funding to help poorer nations combat climate change.
The Netherlands-hosted site, titled FastStartFinance.org, was unveiled at a meeting of about 45 nations in Geneva.
The government of Britain earlier held a consultation with developers and other stakeholders regarding the licensing, to gather views on a broad structure of the planned licensing system.
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