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IMF/World Bank Spring Meetings Emphasize Climate Change, Sustainable Development[viewed]

The Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Group (WBG) brought together officials, academics, practitioners, and journalists from around the world for a series of meetings and events, many of which held climate change and sustainable development in special focus.

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UK, US, Germany Launch Climate Finance Innovation Lab[viewed]

The UK, the US and Germany have announced a new initiative aimed at scaling up finance for climate change mitigation activities, especially from the private sector. Launched in partnership with the Governments of Denmark, France, Japan, the Netherlands and Norway, the initiative, dubbed the 'Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance,' will seek out private sector input on innovative tools for raising finance to combat climate change.

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UN Secretary-General Calls for Ambitious and Achievable 2015 Climate Agreement[viewed]

Addressing the Climate Leaders' Summit, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged leaders from around the world to take action. He highlighted that vision and leadership will be necessary to make hard political decisions on climate change action.

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Nordic Council Examines Role of Land-Use in Future Climate Agreement[viewed]

The Nordic Council of Ministers has published a report proposing ways to ensure an effective treatment of the land-use sector under a future climate change agreement.

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Nordic Council Studies Role of Equity in Climate Change Regime[viewed]

The Nordic Council of Ministers has published a report on how equity can be operationalized in a spectrum of mitigation commitments under the climate change regime.

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UNFCCC Summarizes Information on Science Available on its Website[viewed]

The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a note containing summary information on enhanced availability and visibility of scientific information relevant to the Convention on the UNFCCC website (FCCC/SBSTA/2014/INF.5).

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CMS Parties Discuss Programme of Work on Climate Change and Migratory Species [viewed]

The Secretariat of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) has reported on a workshop at which national representatives and experts on climate change discussed a Programme of Work for CMS member States on combating the effects of climate change on migratory animals.

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UNECE, WHO Highlight Benefits of Green, Healthy Transport[viewed]

Investing in green and healthy transport is economically profitable and results in positive environmental and health effects, according to ‘Unlocking new opportunities: jobs in green and health transport,' a publication by the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe.

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HABITAT and Partners Launch Collaboration on Urban Resilience[viewed]

The UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) and eight partners launched the Medellín Collaboration on Urban Resilience, to facilitate the flow of knowledge and financial resources to help cities become more resilient to systemic shocks and stresses, including from climate change, disasters caused by natural hazards, and socio-economic challenges resulting from rapid urbanization.

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UNFCCC Publishes 2013-2015 Review Submissions from the EU, Canada and Others[viewed]

The UNFCCC Secretariat has published two documents on the 2013-2015 review of the long-term global goal, containing parties' views on the future work of the structured expert dialogue, including the further use of different sources of information (FCCC/SB/2014/MISC.1) and on how the review's outcomes will inform the work of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) (FCCC/SB/2014/MISC.2)

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