Meeting

UNGA Second Committee to Address Climate Protection [viewed]

© UN17 September 2009: The Second Committee (Economic and Financial) of the UN General Assembly has decided to discuss the protection of global climate for present and future generations.

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Event: UNCCD COP 9 High-Level Segment [viewed]

A special high-level segment on fostering the implementation of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) 10-year strategic plan and framework to enhance the implementation of the Convention will include three ministerial-level round table discussions on the following topics: global trends of desertification, land degradation and drought – liaison with other problems and challenges for decision makers and stakeholders; desertification/land degradation and climate change – what role for the land in the ongoing negotiations for a new climate change regime at Copenhagen?; and partnerships and institutions for combating desertification, land degradation and drought – the path to improvement.  

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Event: ADB-ESCAP Workshop on Transport and Climate Change [viewed]

This workshop, organized by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), aims to: convince climate negotiators and senior transport officials of the importance of the applicability of a new climate change agreement; clarify the role of transport in the envisaged enhanced action on adaptation, mitigation, financing, technology, and capability building; and discuss the role of the revised and new instruments referred to in the draft negotiation texts (CDM, Sectoral Crediting, Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMA), and Measuring, Reporting and Verification (MRV)).  

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Climate Change Summit Background Paper Released [viewed]

© UN17 September 2009: Key questions and themes to guide the roundtable discussions of Heads of State and Government during the upcoming Climate Change Summit, to be held on 22 September 2009, have been identified in the UN Secretary-General's Background Paper.

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Scientific Forum on Energy for Development Convenes during IAEA General Conference [viewed]

© IAEA17 September 2009: A special scientific forum on “Energy for Development” took place from 15-16 September 2009, during the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) 53rd General Conference, held from 14-18 September 2009, in Vienna, Austria.

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EU Heads of State and Government Agree on Climate Change Text for Pittsburgh G-20 Summit [viewed]

17 September 2009: The EU Heads of State and Government met informally in Brussels, Belgium, on 17 September 2009, in preparation for the Pittsburgh G-20 Summit.

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Adaptation Fund Board Takes Decisions on Operationalization [viewed]

© Adaptation Fund Board 16 September 2009: At its seventh meeting, held from 14-16 September 2009 in Bonn, Germany, the Adaptation Fund (AF) Board took several landmark decisions concerning the operationalization of, and direct access to, the Fund by eligible parties.

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UNEP FI and Investors Call for Strong Global Climate Change Treaty [viewed]

© UNEP16 September 2009: The International Investor Forum on Climate Change, the world's largest investor forum, co-convened by the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), met in New York, US, on 16 September 2009.

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IFAD Executive Board Approves Funding for Climate Change Adaptation Projects [viewed]

© IFAD15 September 2009: The 97th meeting of the Executive Board of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), held from 14-15 September 2009, in Rome, Italy, approved grants and loans totalling US$217.82 million for projects in 15 countries.

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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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