Event: Agriculture and Rural Development Day 2009 [viewed]

With the theme The road after Copenhagen: priority strategies and actions for ensuring food security and rural development in the face of climate change, the Agriculture and Rural Development Day will seek to develop a work plan with strategies and actions to fully incorporate agriculture into the post-Copenhagen agenda. The event will consider areas such as: the role of agriculture and farmers in adaptation and mitigation strategies; future scenarios for agriculture, rural development and food security; climate change as a development issue; and innovations in the agricultural sector of relevance to the climate change agenda.  

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Event: Development and Climate Days [viewed]

The “Development and Climate Days” special event is organized by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD). The event will focus on the following issues: land, water and forests; justice, ethics and humanitarian issues; planning adaptation; and mitigation, finance and the private sector. It is sponsored by the UK Department for International Development (DfID) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark (Danida).  

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Event: Copenhagen Business Day [viewed]

Copenhagen Business Day – Leading ACTION will be the third global business day parallel to the meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The event will bring together business leaders to explore, share and project their vision and commitment to implement climate solutions now and for the next four decades. It is jointly organized by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) together with the Confederation of Danish Industry.  

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MOP-21 and Implementation Committee Reports Released [viewed]

The Ozone Secretariat has released advance copies of the report of the 21st Meeting of the Parties (MOP-21) and the Forty-third Meeting of the Implementation Committee under the Non-Compliance Procedure for the Montreal Protocol. The advance reports are available in English only. [MOP-21 meeting report] [43rd Implementation Committee report]


The Adaptation Fund Board (AFB) accepted the offer by Germany to confer legal capacity and host the AFB in Bonn.

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UNECA and AU Explore Climate Change Collaboration [viewed]

Uneca1 December: The African Union Commission (AUC) and the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) are meeting to discuss improved cooperation in the area of climate change, among other areas.

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UNITAR Provides Climate Change Training to UNECA Staff [viewed]

2dic_09_0630 November 2009: The staff of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) took part in a training workshop on climate change, delivered by the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), the UNFCCC Secretariat, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) from 17-20 November 2009.

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UNESCAP Committee on Environment and Development's First Session to Focus on Green Growth [viewed]

Unescap30 November 2009: The first session of the Committee on Environment and Development of the UN Environment and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) is convening from 2-4 December 2009, in Bangkok, Thailand, and will focus on development through Green Growth.

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Event: UNECE Ad Hoc Group of Experts on Energy Efficiency Investments for Climate Change Mitigation [viewed]

This expert group was created within the framework of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Committee on Sustainable Energy.  

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EU-China Summit Dominated by Climate Change [viewed]

logoeupresidency30 November 2009: The 12th EU-China Summit, held on 30 November 2009, in Nanjing, China, was dominated by discussions on climate change negotiations and cooperation. During the Summit, Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao reiterated his country's commitment to reducing carbon dioxide intensity in the economy by 40 to 50% by the year 2020, stressing that China is still a developing country at a sensitive stage in its industrial development, and that its per capita emissions are still below that of developed countries.

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