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European Council Agrees on 2030 Climate and Energy Policy Framework[viewed]

The European Council has endorsed a binding EU target of at least a 40% domestic reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030 compared to 1990 and will submit its contribution under the UNFCCC by the first quarter of 2015, in accordance with the timeline agreed at the 19th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 19). The target is part of the 2030 Climate and Energy Policy Framework agreed by the European Council at its meeting on 23-24 October 2014.

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Senior Arctic Officials Prepare for Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting[viewed]

The Senior Arctic Officials (SAOs) and Heads of Delegation of Indigenous Permanent Participant organizations of the Arctic Council met to assess overall progress toward the priorities set under the Canadian Chairmanship. SAO Chair, Vincent Rigby, noted that the productive meeting would yield a "rich set of recommendations" for the Arctic Council Ministers to consider. Notably, SAOs approved a report outlining concrete recommendations for reducing woodstove black carbon emissions.

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World Resources Forum Discusses Economic and Environmental Linkages[viewed]

The 2014 World Resources Forum (WRF) brought together over 1,000 participants from 40 countries and international organizations to share knowledge and ideas on how to increase resource productivity, promote sustainable consumption and production (SCP) and mitigate climate change, while still maintaining and improving the quality of life for people everywhere.

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Co-Chairs Release Zero Draft of Post-2015 DRR Framework[viewed]

The Preparatory Committee of the Third UN Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction's (DRR) has issued the Zero Draft of the post-2015 framework, prepared by the Committee's Co-Chairs, Päivi Kairamo, Finland, and Thani Thongphakdi, Thailand. The Zero Draft, which builds on the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015 (HFA), will be discussed at the PrepCom's Second Session, in November 2014. The final version is expected to be adopted at the March 2015 Conference.

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SE4ALL Launches in the Americas[viewed]

The UN Decade of Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) has officially launched in the Americas. With over 500 participants from across Latin America and the Caribbean in attendance, the event highlighted that a transition to universal sustainable energy access is possible in the region and pointed to the health, economic, social and environmental benefits of making that transition a reality.

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ADF 9 Recommends Policies to Address Poverty, Attract Financing[viewed]

The UN Economic Commission for Africa's (ECA) Ninth African Development Forum (ADF IX) agreed the Marrakech Consensus, which outlines recommendations on fiscal policies and regulatory frameworks to address poverty and attract and deploy capital. The Forum, which convened under the theme ‘Innovative Financing for Africa's Transformation,' focused on: domestic resource mobilization, including for Africa's structural transformation; illicit financial flows (IFFs), private equity, partnerships and climate financing for Africa's adaptation and mitigation needs.

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Guest Article #114: Climate Finance for Global Impact[viewed]

Building on our past experience of over two decades of effective climate financing to developing countries, the GEF is helping to catalyze substantial funding from the private sector, national governments and other partners that would otherwise not have occurred.

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Sweden Announces US$550 Million GCF Contribution[viewed]

The Government of Sweden has announced its intention to increase Green Climate Fund (GCF) financing by approximately US$550 million (SEK 4 billion), for the Fund's initial resource mobilization process, and to allocate an additional SEK 500 million to international climate action.

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CBFP Partners Meeting Calls for Expansion of Focus Beyond Tropical Forests[viewed]

The Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP) convened a partners meeting to discuss climate change adaptation and mitigation in Central Africa. The meeting focused mostly on REDD+, community forestry, agriculture and climate change, impacts of climate change on mangroves, and mitigation in arid areas, with participants concluding that while significant attention has been paid to REDD+ in Central Africa, the discourse needs to be expanded to include other ecosystems beyond tropical forests.

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TEC Presents Recommendations on Linkages between Technology, Financial Mechanisms of UNFCCC[viewed]

The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a document containing recommendations of the Technology Executive Committee (TEC) on the linkages between the Technology Mechanism and the Financial Mechanism of the Convention.

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