Announcement / Statement

ADB and EBRD to Work Together on Investments in Energy Networks in the Caucasus and Central Asia [viewed]

ADB-EBRD21 November 2011: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) have agreed to cooperate on energy projects to build capacity and promote public private partnerships across the Caucasus and Central Asia.

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UNFCCC Launches Fast-Start Finance Online Portal [viewed]

UNFCCC18 November 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has launched a new online portal to enable governments, institutions and interested persons to access information on fast-start finance for responding to climate change. The portal aims to make more visible and transparent the financial support provided by developed countries to developing countries to help them reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and adapt to climate change.

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Clean Energy Ministerial Update Discusses Bioenergy, CCS, Efficiency, Smart Grids, Vehicles, Energy Access and Women in Clean Energy [viewed]

Clean Energy Ministerial16 November 2011: The Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) Secretariat has released its Fall 2011 Update, which includes a message from Chris Huhne, UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, news on the CEM Secretariat's engagement with private stakeholders through partnerships and dialogue, and progress within specific CEM initiatives.

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UNFCCC Upgrades CDM Methodologies Page [viewed]

UNFCCC18 November 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has upgraded the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) methodologies webpage. The page contains a list of all methodologies approved by the CDM Executive Board, as well as those undergoing the approval process.

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UNFCCC to Showcase "Lighthouse Projects" in Developing Countries [viewed]

UNFCCC to Showcase "Lighthouse Projects" in Developing Countries (photo courtesy of the UNFCCC Secretariat)22 November 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat will launch a new initiative called “Momentum for Change” at the UN Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa. The aim of the initiative is to highlight projects in developing countries that help put the world on a more climate-resilient and low-carbon path while also improving peoples' lives.

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UNFCCC Launches iPhone and iPad Applications for Durban [viewed]

UNFCCC23 November 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has launched iPhone and iPad applications for the 17th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 17) and the seventh session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP/MOP 7).

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CARICOM Secretary-General Calls for US to Embrace COP 16 Outcome [viewed]

CARICOM22 November 2011: Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General Irwin LaRocque has urged the United States to formally commit to the outcome of the 16th session of the Conference of Parties (COP 16) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which convened in December 2010, in Cancun, Mexico.

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AOSIS Chair Outlines Expectations Ahead of Durban Climate Change Conference [viewed]

Dessima Williams, Aosis23 November 2011: Speaking at a press conference ahead of the 17th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 17) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Dessima Williams, Permanent Representative of Grenada and Chair of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), has called on delegates in Durban to agree on the renewal of the Kyoto Protocol, as well as on a legally-binding instrument that would allow countries that are not party to the Protocol to take "legally and internationally credible" actions.

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UNFCCC Announces 2011 DNA Communicators of the Year Showcase Winners [viewed]

28 November 2011: The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) designated national authorities (DNAs) of Spain, Saudi Arabia, Côte d'Ivoire and Colombia have been announced as the winners of the 2011 DNA Communicators of the Year Showcase. The showcase was launched in 2010 to share and recognize DNAs' work in promoting the CDM in their countries.

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UNGA Reduces Paper Consumption [viewed]

UN logo28 November 2011: The UN Department for General Assembly and Conference Management (DGACM) has announced the introduction of digital press and book binder, which has enabled DGACM to print on demand, reduce costs and save paper.

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