Announcement / Statement

South Africa Confirms Durban for COP 17, Launches Website [viewed]

29 November 2010: The Government of South Africa has announced that the 17th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP 17) and the seventh Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP/MOP 7) will take place in 2011 in Durban, South Africa.

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EU Announces Climate Change Windows for Regional Funding [viewed]

29 November 2010: The EU has announced specific climate change "windows" in all EU regional investment facilities, to enable tracking of all climate change-related projects funded by the EU, the European Investment Bank (EIB) and other European Finance Institutions, encompassing both public and private investments in the areas of transport, energy, environment, water, sanitation and forests.

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FAO's Multipartner Programme Support Mechanism Receives Funding [viewed]

29 November 2009: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) announced that its Multipartner Support Mechanism (FMM) has received voluntary contributions of US$26 million for use by 2013 from Sweden and the Netherlands.

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World Bank Special Envoy for Climate Change Says Developing Countries are Taking Action on Climate Change [viewed]

26 November 2010: Andrew Steer, the World Bank's Special Envoy for Climate Change, emphasized ahead of the Climate Change meetings in Cancun, that "developing countries urgently need a global deal on climate change but they're not waiting for it."

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Marshall Islands Prepare National Climate Change Framework Policy [viewed]

23 November 2010: The Marshall Islands are preparing a national climate change framework policy (NCCFP) to provide a blueprint to build resilience to climate change, in partnership with the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) Climate Change Programme, the Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change project of the Global Environment Facility (GEF)-UN Development Programme (UNDP), the Pacific Adaptation Strategies Assistance Programme and the Pacific Islands Applied Geosciences Commission.

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UN CC:Learn to Support Pilot Projects on Human Resources, Learning and Skills Development [viewed]

November 2010: The One UN Training Service Platform for Climate Change (UN CC:Learn), with the support of the Swiss Development Cooperation, will support three pilot projects on strengthening human resources, learning and skills development to address climate change in 2011-2012.

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UN Secretary-General Discusses Areas for Agreement [viewed]

22 November 2010: In his address to the John C. Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey, US, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon highlighted deforestation, adaptation, technology, capacity building and the future of the Kyoto Protocol as areas that are "ripe for agreement."

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Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Planning Discusses COP 16 at Press Conference [viewed]

22 November 2010: At a press conference on the upcoming Cancun Climate Change Conference, Robert C. Orr, Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Planning, stated that progress could be achieved on a number of issues, namely deforestation, technology transfer and stronger financing.

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UN/ISDR Names Mexico City Mayor Resilience Champion [viewed]

22 November 2010: The UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) has announced it will name Marcelo Ebrard, Mayor of Mexico City, champion of the Making Cities Resilient Campaign.

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Investors Call for Action on Climate Change [viewed]

16 November 2010: Over 25o investors representing US$15 trillion have signed a statement calling on negotiators at the upcoming Cancun Climate Change Conference to take urgent action or risk severe economic disruptions.

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