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Sixth Plenary Session of the Group on Earth Observations Assesses Status of Activities [viewed]

geologo18 November 2009: The sixth plenary session of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO-VI) convened in Washington, DC, US, from 17-18 November 2009, to assess and promote the partnership's progress towards making information about global environmental change readily available to those who need it.

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US and China Identify Areas for Cooperation on Climate Change, Energy and Environment in Joint Statement [viewed]

17 November 2009: US President Barak Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao issued a Joint Statement based on their discussions in Beijing, China, which includes a section on "Climate Change, Energy and Environment."

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EIB Funds 80 Million Euro Solar Power Project in Spain [viewed]

Eib16 November 2009: The European Investment Bank (EIB) announced an 80 million Euro loan to finance the construction and commissioning of a concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in Fuentes de Andalucía, Spain.�

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World Bank Roundtable on Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples Discusses Indigenous Peoples Climate Action Fund [viewed]

World Bank18 November 2009: Robert Zoellick, World Bank President, stated that indigenous peoples carry a “disproportionate share of the burden of climate change effects” during a roundtable on Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change, organized by the World Bank and First Peoples Worldwide, in Washington DC, US. 

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UNEP Announces PUMA Joins Climate Neutral Network [viewed]

Ccnet18 November 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has announced that the brand PUMA has become the first major sportswear company to join the Climate Neutral Network (CN Net), an initiative to promote global action to de-carbonize our economies and societies.

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WMO Receives Grant from the Rockefeller Foundation for Agro-Meteorology Training in Ethiopia [viewed]

Wmo13 November 2009: The Rockefeller Foundation provided a grant of US$323,000 for a project to be implemented by the World Meteorological Organization's (WMO) Agricultural Meteorology Programme for the training of trainers on weather and climate information and products for the Agricultural Extension Services in Ethiopia.

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ILO Researching Skills Needed for Greener Economies [viewed]

IloNovember 2009: The International Labour Organization (ILO), in cooperation with the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop), is conducting policy-applied research into skills needs for greener economies.

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ADB's Future Carbon Fund Receives US$20 Million Commitment from Republic of Korea [viewed]

Logo-adb13 November 2009: The Republic of Korea is the first Asian country to join the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) Future Carbon Fund, with a $20 million commitment to acquire post-2012 carbon credits.

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GEF's Transport Project in Mexico Wins Harvard Award [viewed]

GEF12 November 2009: The Roy Family Award for Environmental Partnership was awarded to the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and partners for their work on reducing greenhouse gas emissions through a sustainable transport bus project in Mexico City called Metrobus.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Announces Publication of Joint Implementation Documents [viewed]

UNFCCC11 November 2009: An accredited independent entity (AIE) has submitted a joint implementation (JI) project design document (PDD) to the UNFCCC Secretariat. The submission was made pursuant to the provision of the JI Guidelines requiring that, under the JI Track 2 procedure, AIEs shall make JI PDDs publicly available through the Secretariat, subject to confidentiality provisions, and receive comments from parties, stakeholders and UNFCCC accredited observers for 30 days from the date the PDD is made publicly available. The PDD for the JI project, “Griezpelkiu wind power park project,” is now open for comments until 11 December 2009. This JI project also marks the 200th PDD published on the Secretariat website since the JI Supervisory Committee (JISC) launched its JI Track 2 procedure three years ago.

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