Announcement / Statement

CDM Project Data Released – Number of Projects in Africa Increasing [viewed]

grida17 November 2009: According to figures compiled by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the number of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects that are being planned or have been registered across the African region is increasing.

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Civil Society Organizations Encouraged to Nominate Observers to Climate Investment Fund's Sub-Committees [viewed]

16 November 2009: The self-selection process for non-profit civil society observers on two sub-committees of the Climate Investment Fund's (CIF) Strategic Climate Fund – the Forest Investment Program (FIP) and the Scaling up Renewable Energy Program in Local Income Countries (SREP) – is accepting nominations to participate as observers during CIF meetings and to register to vote on the nominees.

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CIF Calls for Nominations of Experts to Forest Investment Program [viewed]

cif-calls-for-nominations11 November 2009: The Climate Investment Fund (CIF) has called for nominations of experts to serve on the Expert Group for the Forest Investment Program (FIP), to work on the selection of country or regional pilots for the FIP.

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UN Secretary-General Urges All Heads of State and Government to Attend High-Level Segment in Copenhagen [viewed]

COP 1512 November 2009: In a statement issued by his Spokesperson, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the invitation by Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen of Denmark for Heads of State and government to attend the closing days of the UN Conference on Climate Change in Copenhagen on 17-18 December 2009.

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UN Secretary-General Urges US to Take Leading Role in Climate Change Negotiations [viewed]

ban-ki-moon-met-with-us11 November 2009: During a visit to Washington DC, US, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met with US Congressional leaders to discuss the status of international climate change negotiations.

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CBD Stresses Threat Posed to Ecosystems by Climate Change-Induced Invasive Species [viewed]

threat-posed-to-ecosystems11 November 2009: Scientists and Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) officials have stressed that, as global warming alters temperatures and precipitation patterns around the world, the threat posed by invasive species is rising.

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UNICEF Focuses on the Impact of Climate Change on Nutrition and Child Health [viewed]

Unicef Logo10 November 2009: In an official visit to Mali, UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) Executive Director Ann Veneman discussed the impacts of climate change on child health, stressing that it could increase the numbers of undernourished people in the near future.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Announces Chad and Kyrgyzstan's Deposition of Kyoto Protocol Ratification Instruments [viewed]

chadflag6 November 2009:  The UNFCCC Secretariat has announced that the Kyoto Protocol will enter into force for Chad on 17 November 2009, as it deposited its instrument of accession to the Kyoto Protocol on 18 August 2009. Chad's accession will bring the number of parties to the Protocol, both States and regional economic integration organizations, to 190.

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UN Secretary-General's Climate Change Support Team Expresses Confidence about Copenhagen [viewed]

Janos Pasztor9 November 2009: During a press conference in New York, US, Janos Pasztor, Director of the UN Secretary-General's Climate Change Support Team, indicated that Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is confident that “governments will reach agreement in Copenhagen on the fundamental issues that will form the substance of a legally binding international agreement which is the end goal for guiding action on climate change.”

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Experts at UN Press Conference Discuss Climate Change's Effects on Water [viewed]

Unlogo6 November 2009: Speaking at a UN Headquarters press conference, in New York, US, on 6 November 2009, Colin Chartres, Director General of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CIGAR) at the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), warned that although some countries might get more rainfall as a result of climate change, those depending on snowmelt could expect water levels to drop by up to 30%.

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