Announcement / Statement

Adaptation Fund Partners with UN Foundation to Accept Private Donations [viewed]

Adaptation Fund30 November 2012: The Adaptation Fund and the UN Foundation have announced a partnership to allow donations from the private sector and individuals for the Adaptation Fund. The partnership was announced at a side event held on the margins of the Doha Climate Change Conference.

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IEA Stresses Inadequacy of Current Energy Policies [viewed]

IEA3 December 2012: International Energy Agency (IEA) Executive Director Maria van der Hoeven has issued a statement to the 18th session of the Conference of Parties (COP 18) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), in which she stresses the need to rapidly transition to a more secure, sustainable global energy system, cautioning that policies announced to date may lead to climate change of a great enough magnitude to negatively affect the world's energy infrastructure, supply and demand.

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African Group Outlines Issues to be Addressed in Doha [viewed]

30 November 2012: The UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) released a press release from the African Group to address issues with negotiations at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change's 18th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) and the 8th session of the COP serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP/MOP).

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Women Leaders Call for Increasing Women's Participation in the UNFCCC [viewed]

27 November 2012: A joint opinion piece by two women leaders, titled “Say Yes to Women's Participation in the UNFCCC,” highlights women's essential role in the global response to climate change, and champions the tabling of a gender decision at the ongoing climate negotiations in Doha, Qatar.

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PD-Forum Offsets Emissions from Doha Conference, Making it the First "Climate Positive" COP [viewed]

20 November 2012: The Project Developer Forum (PD-Forum), a group representing companies developing international emissions reduction projects, has offered to use Certified Emissions Reductions (CERs), carbon credits registered with the UN's Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), to offset the estimated emissions from travel and accommodation from all attendees of the Doha Climate Change Conference.  

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CDM Calls for Input on Draft Methodology for Residential Energy Efficiency [viewed]

UNFCCC26 November 2012: The Executive Board of the Kyoto Protocol's Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) has launched a call for public input on the draft methodology SSC-II.R "Energy Efficiency Space Heating Measures for Residential Buildings."

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Adaptation Fund Board Accredits National Implementing Entities in Costa Rica, Morocco [viewed]

Adaptation Fund21 November 2012: The Adaptation Fund Board (AFB) has accredited two new entities as a National Implementing Entities (NIEs): the Fundecooperacion for Sustainable Development of Costa Rica, and the Agency for Agricultural Development (ADA) of Morocco.

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UNFCCC Executive Secretary Calls for Speeding Up Global Action to a Low-emission Future [viewed]

UNFCCC21 November 2012: Prior to its opening, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres said the UN Climate Change Conference in Doha, Qatar, must deliver on objectives to speed up global action towards a low-emission future where everyone has the chance of a sustainable life.

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IICA Calls for Priority Attention to Agriculture in Climate Talks [viewed]

20 November 2012: The Director General of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), Victor Villalobos, circulated a "technical note" to Agriculture Ministers throughout the Americas regarding the place of agriculture in the climate change negotiations during the 18th meeting of the Conference of Parties (COP 18) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). 

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Investors Call on Governments to Avert Climate Change [viewed]

UNEP FI20 November 2012: The UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) has announced the release of an open letter from several of the world's largest investors to governments ahead of the UNFCCC negotiations scheduled to convene in Doha, Qatar, beginning on 26 November. The letter calls for a “new dialogue” on climate change policy to avert dangerous climate change and resulting economic impacts.

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