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The heads of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and International Civil Aviation Authority (ICAO) have held a meeting in preparation for the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, in December.
The international workshop on Adaptation to Climate Change in West African Agriculture, held in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, from 27-30 April 2009, brought together experts and decision makers to discuss and recommend climate change adaptation options for the agriculture, livestock, forestry and fisheries sectors in West Africa.
8 May 2009: Efthimios E. Mitropoulos, Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Yvo de Boer, Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC, and Kobeh González, President of the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), met in London, UK, on 30 April 2009, for a preparatory meeting to the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP15) to the UNFCCC, which will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark, in December.
8 May 2009: The report and annexes of the 20th meeting of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Small-Scale Working Group (SSC WG), which took place from 29 April-2 May 2009, in Bonn, Germany, are now available on the CDM website. At the meeting, the Group considered requests for creation of new methodologies for small-scale CDM projects, and agreed to recommend seven of the proposed new methodologies.
5 May 2009: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has published the quarterly report on the administration of the Convention, covering the period from January-March 2009. In relation to biodiversity and climate change, the report highlights the following activities: a capacity development workshop for the Pacific on National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans, the Mainstreaming of Biodiversity and the Integration of Climate Change (2-6 February 2009, Nadi, Fiji); and an online dialogue on the links between biodiversity, climate change adaptation and risks and vulnerabilities (9-20 March 2009) in preparation for the second meeting of the Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group on Biodiversity and Climate Change.
This Third World Climate Conference will take as its theme “Better climate information for a better future,” and will focus on how humankind can benefit from the advances in climate prediction and knowledge. It will also serve as input to UNFCCC COP 15.
At this meeting, the World Economic Forum will bring together influential stakeholders to build the public-private partnerships necessary to transform and revitalize the global economy in a manner that is sustainable over the long term. It will focus on turning challenges into opportunities – whereby efforts to address global risks such as climate change serve also to catalyze the development of new jobs and technologies in the low-carbon economy of the future.
The theme for this conference is “Climate Change, Mobility and Sustainable Prospects of Development.”
The theme for this conference is “The new world order: after Kyoto and before Copenhagen.”