Meeting

UNFCCC Secretariat Addresses Carbon Expo [viewed]

© Carbon Expo 200927 May 2009: In a speech delivered at Carbon Expo 2009 in Barcelona, Spain, John Kilani, on behalf of UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer, underlined that markets and market-based mechanisms are an integral part of the broader, global architecture being put in place to address climate change.

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Event: WTO Seventh Session of the Ministerial Conference [viewed]

The World Trade Organization (WTO) Seventh Ministerial Conference will be held under the theme “The WTO, the Multilateral Trading System and the Current Global Economic Environment.”  

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UNDP Administrator Calls for a “New Deal” to Address Climate Change and Poverty [viewed]

26 May 2009: Addressing the opening session of the annual meeting of the Executive Board of the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), which is taking place from 26 May-5 June 2009 at UN Headquarters in New York, US, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark called for developing a new deal of global solutions to tackle climate change and poverty reduction.

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Ramsar's Standing Committee Tasks its Scientific Panel to Review Wetlands and Climate Change [viewed]

© RAMSAR26 May 2009: During its 40th meeting, which took place from 11-15 May 2009, in Gland, Switzerland, the Ramsar Standing Committee approved the Scientific and Review Panel (STRP) work plan for 2009-2012.

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UN Secretary-General Urges Business Community to Help “Seal the Deal” [viewed]

© Copenhagen Climate Council26 May 2009: Speaking at the World Business Summit on Climate Change, which took place in Copenhagen, Denmark, from 24-26 May 2009, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on the over 500 participating business leaders to use their business acumen to urge government leaders to reach an agreement on reducing greenhouse gases at the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP15) in December 2009.

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G8 Energy Ministers Define Joint Strategies to Respond to Climate Change [viewed]

© G826 May 2009: The Group of Eight (G8) Energy Ministers Meeting took place in Rome, Italy, from 24-25 May 2009, under the theme “Beyond the crisis: towards a new world energy leadership.”

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WMO Workshop Addresses Weather and Climate Products and Services for Sustainable Agriculture [viewed]

© WMO20 May 2009: The International Workshop on the Content, Communication and Use of Weather and Climate Products and Services for Sustainable Agriculture took place in Toowoomba, Australia, from 18-20 May 2009.

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Event: Scoping meeting for the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report [viewed]

The scoping meeting is expected to prepare a scoping paper describing the objectives and an annotated outline of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report. The draft scoping paper will be circulated for comments to governments and will then be submitted for consideration and approval to the sessions of the three IPCC Working Groups and the 31st session of the IPCC, scheduled for 26-29 October 2009, in Bali, Indonesia.  

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Event: CO2 Capture and Storage High-Level Conference [viewed]

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Event: Roundtable Consultations on Joint Implementation [viewed]

At its 15th meeting, the Joint Implementation (JI) Supervisory Committee (JISC) discussed the development of a determination and verification manual (DVM) and programme of activities (PoA) and requested the UNFCCC Secretariat to organize roundtable consultations on these matters, to be held in conjunction with the 16th meeting of the JISC. The aim of the roundtable consultations is for the JISC to meet with independent entities and other interested stakeholders to listen to their views on the development of a DVM and PoA under the JI Track 2 procedure.  

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