Meeting

Event: International Symposium on Forest Genetic Resources Conservation and Sustainable Utilization Towards Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation [viewed]

The main objective of this ITTO-supported symposium is to review the status of national efforts in conservation, management and sustainable utilization of forest genetic resources (FGR), particularly in tropical Asia. This symposium will also provide opportunities for exchanging of information and experiences towards strengthening capacity in FGR conservation, management and sustainable utilization to meet the challenges of climate change mitigation and adaptation.  

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Youth Conference Demands Action on Climate Change [viewed]

© TUNZA23 August 2009: The largest ever youth gathering on climate change was convened in Daejeon, the Republic of Korea from 17-23 August.

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ADB Workshop on Regional Economics of Climate Change [viewed]

© ABD17 August 2009: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) organized a “National Expert Workshop for Regional Economics of Climate Change in South Asia,” in Colombo, Sri Lanka to address technologies and options available to confront climate change in the country.

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Event: ECLAC Second Latin American and Caribbean Dialogue Towards Copenhagen [viewed]

The UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) organized this meeting for negotiators from the region to exchange opinions on the climate negotiations, which will take place at ECLAC headquarters on 2 September. Ricardo Lagos, United Nations Special Envoy on Climate Change and former President of Chile, and Luiz Alberto Figueiredo, Vice Chair of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA), will participate in the Dialogue.  

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Event: African Partnership Forum Special Session on Climate Change [viewed]

The African Partnership Forum (APF) special session on climate change, which is scheduled for 3 September 2009, in Addis Ababa, will focus on Africa's concerns and expectations in the negotiations on a new post-Kyoto agreement on climate change. The meeting is organized by the African Union (AU) Commission, the NEPAD Secretariat, the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the Organization for Economic Development and Cooperation (OECD). The objective of the special session is to mobilize a broad support for Africa's position on climate change to ensure that its concerns are reflected in the outcomes of the fifteenth Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP15 UNFCCC), taking place in December in Copenhagen.  

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases AWG-LCA Documents from Bonn Informal Climate Change Talks [viewed]

© UNFCCC17 August 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a number of documents reflecting work done under the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (AWG-LCA) revised negotiating text (FCCC/AWGLCA/2009/INF.1), during the August intersessional informal consultations in Bonn.

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UNEP Hosts Youth Conference on Climate Change [viewed]

© TUNZA17 August 2009: The largest-ever youth gathering on climate change opened in Daejeon, Republic of Korea, on 17 August 2009, and will conclude on 23 August.

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Bonn Informal Climate Change Talks Conclude with Calls to Pick Up Speed [viewed]

© ENB14 August 2009: The Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA) and the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP) held intersessional informal consultations in Bonn, Germany, from 10-14 August 2009 (also referred to as Bonn III).

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases Further AWG-LCA Presentations [viewed]

© UNFCCC12 August 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published three further presentations made on the work on the revised negotiating text of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA) (FCCC/AWGLCA/2009/INF.1).

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Event: 11th Annual BIOECON Conference on Economic Instruments to Enhance the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity [viewed]

This Conference, hosted by Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei in association with Conservation International, DEFRA, Department of Land Economy of Cambridge University and the European Investment Bank (EIB), is focused on identifying the most effective and efficient instruments for biodiversity conservation. Among other issues it will address the demand for climate mitigation services, such as the protection of forests and wetlands to absorb carbon dioxide.  

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