Meeting

UNFCCC Secretariat Posts Enforcement Branch Meeting Agenda [viewed]

© UNFCCC11 September 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the annotated provisional agenda (CC/EB/7/2009/1) for the seventh meeting of the Compliance Committee Enforcement Branch, which will take place from 11-12 October 2009, in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Montreal Protocol Celebrates International Ozone Day, Achieves Universal Ratification and Looks toward Increasing Climate Benefits [viewed]

© UN16 September 2009: The Montreal Protocol celebrated the UN's International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer on 16 September. To add to the celebrations, Timor-Leste announced its ratification of the Protocol, making the Montreal Protocol the first environmental agreement to achieve universal participation by 196 parties.

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European Ministries for Agriculture Prepare for Copenhagen [viewed]

15 September 2009: European Ministries for Agriculture recently met to discuss the impacts of climate change on agriculture and the role of agriculture in curbing climate change, in preparation for Copenhagen.

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GEF, UNDESA and UNESCAP Collaborate in Capacity Building Initiative on Financing Sustainable Electrification [viewed]

10 September 2009: The e8 group of electric utility companies, in partnership with the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) recently convened a conference on “Financing Sustainable Electrification: South and South-East Asia Dialogues,” in Bangkok, Thailand.

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UNDP Administrator Emphasizes Importance of Development Framework that Promotes Inclusive and Greener Globalization [viewed]

© UNDP9 September 2009: UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark, in her opening statement to the second Regular Session of the Executive Board of the UNDP and the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), which convened on 9 September 2009, reminded participants of the agreement to develop a common framework to address the economic crisis and to build a more inclusive and greener globalization.

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UN Under-Secretary General for Economic and Social Affairs Links Climate Change and Stimulus Projects [viewed]

© UN9 September 2009: In a statement to the Green Korea 2009 Conference, UN Under-Secretary General for Economic and Social Affairs Sha Zukang encouraged developing countries to continue on a “greener” path to growth by targeting large investments toward energy efficiency, renewable energy and public transport.

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Event: Fourteenth Session of the Committee on Sustainable Energy of the UN Economic Commission for Europe [viewed]

The 14th session of the Committee on Sustainable Energy of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) will include a seminar on policy reforms to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy investments, which will share experience on policy reforms to promote market-based energy systems, energy efficiency and renewable energy investments among countries participating in the Energy Efficiency Investments for Climate Change Mitigation project.  

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Event: Sixteenth Session of the Committee on Environmental Policy of the UN Economic Commission for Europe [viewed]

The 16th Session of the Committee on Environmental Policy of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) will address, among other agenda items, climate change and its impacts on various sectors of the countries under the Environmental Performance Review programme. In addition, it will discuss the contribution to the climate change agenda of the implementation of UNECE environmental agreements (which address public participation, water, industrial accidents, air pollution and environmental impact assessment).

 

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Event: Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate [viewed]

This meeting will take place at the level of leaders' representatives. It will be the first meeting since the leaders met on 9 July 2009, in L'Aquila, Italy, alongside the G8 Summit.  

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IPCC Posts Documents for 31st Session [viewed]

16 September 2009: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has posted several documents for its 31st session and sessions of the Panel's Working Groups (WGs), which will take place from 26-29 October 2009, in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia.

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