Announcement / Statement

UNECE Executive Secretary Highlights Climate Change Among 2010 Priorities [viewed]

18jan_10_03 15 January 2010: Ján Kubiš, Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), held a Town Hall meeting on 15 January 2010, in Geneva, Switzerland, to outline priorities for 2010.

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Role of Biodiversity in Addressing Climate Change Highlighted during IYB Launch [viewed]

iyblogo12 January 2010: During the official launch of the International Year of Biodiversity (IYB), speakers stressed that biological diversity is part of the solution to the climate change problem.

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UN Secretary-General's 2010 Priorities Include Sustainable Development Focus and Climate Change Agreement [viewed]

Ban Ki-moon11 January 2010: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon identified his priorities for 2010 during an address to the UN General Assembly.

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Israel and Ukraine Accept Amendment to Annex B to the Kyoto Protocol [viewed]

UNFCCC6 January 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has modified the status of ratification regarding amendment to Annex B of the Kyoto Protocol to reflect the fact that Israel and Ukraine have deposited their instruments of acceptance of the amendment to Annex B of the Protocol.

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ICAO Reaffirms Commitments to Reduce Emissions from Aviation [viewed]

Icao21 December 2009: The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has announced its intention to continue plans for reducing aviation emissions despite the lack of an agreement on bunker fuels at the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference in December 2009.

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UNDP and South Korea Partner to Support Poverty Reduction and Climate Change Initiatives [viewed]

4jan_10_13November 2009: During UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark's visit to South Korea at the end of 2009, two agreements were reached.

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UN Secretary-General Discusses Next Steps in Remarks to UNGA on the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference [viewed]

ban copenhagen21 December 2009: In his briefing to the UN General Assembly (UNGA) on the outcome of the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon identified a number of tasks that the international community should now undertake.

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REDD+ Gets US$3.5 Billion Initial Funding [viewed]

22dic_09_0516 December 2009: During the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, the Governments of Australia, France, Japan, Norway, the UK and the US collectively agreed to dedicate US$3.5 billion as fast-start climate change financing between 2010-2012 for REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, including conservation, sustainable forest management (SFM) and stock enhancement).

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Nominations Sought for Civil Society Observers to Climate Investment Funds [viewed]

16 December 2009: Members of non-profit civil society organizations, networks, or small, local communities involved in issues of climate change have been invited to vote for candidates to civil society observer seats on two sub-committees of the Climate Investment Funds' (CIF) Strategic Climate Fund (SCF): the Forest Investment Program (FIP) and the Scaling up Renewable Energy Program in Low Income Countries (SREP).

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CDM EB Launches Four Calls for Experts [viewed]

UNFCCC16 December 2009: During its 51st meeting, held from 30 November-4 December 2009, in Copenhagen, Denmark, the Executive Board (EB) of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) agreed to launch a call for experts in order to replace outgoing members of the Methodologies Panel, the Afforestation and Reforestation (A/R) Working Group, the Small Scale (SSC) Working Group and the Accreditation Panel.

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