Publication

Research or policy reports and information about climate change that has been produced by a UN entity. These activities include the documents prepared for UNFCCC meetings.

Forest Carbon Markets Value Surpasses US$1 Billion [viewed]

forest-trends24 November 2014: A recently released report, titled 'Turning over a New Leaf: State of Forest Carbon Markets 2014' and published by the Ecosystem Marketplace, reveals that the cumulative value of the forest carbon market has now exceeded US$1 billion thanks to a 17% increase in carbon transactions between 2012 and 2013.

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IRENA Launches REmap 2030 Country Report on China [viewed]

IRENA24 November 2014: The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has published the first country report in its REmap 2030 series. Focusing on China, the study concludes that the country could expand its renewable energy consumption share of total energy from 13% to 26% by 2030, thus becoming the world's largest renewable energy user.

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UNFCCC Publishes Status of Contributions to Trust Funds [viewed]

UNFCCC24 November 2014: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a note containing information on the status of receipt of contributions to the UNFCCC trust funds as of 15 November 2014, as well as the status of indicative contributions to the Kyoto Protocol, which is reported separately.

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UNFCCC Synthesizes Annex I Parties' Sixth National Communications, First Biennial Reports [viewed]

UNFCCC24 November 2014: The UNFCCC Secretariat has compiled into two reports a synthesis of the national communications (NCs) and biennial reports (BRs) received from Annex I parties to the Convention (FCCC/SBI/2014/INF.20/Add.1 and FCCC/SBI/2014/INF.20/Add.2). The Secretariat has also published an Executive Summary of the Compilation and Synthesis (FCCC/SBI/2014/INF.20).

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UNFCCC Reports on GHG Inventory Guidelines Workshop [viewed]

UNFCCC21 November 2014: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the summary of the second technical workshop of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) on the revision of the 'Guidelines for the Technical Review of Greenhouse Gas Inventories from Parties Included in Annex I to the Convention' (FCCC/SBSTA/2014/INF.22).

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UNFCCC Revises Draft GHG Inventory Guidelines [viewed]

UNFCCC21 November 2014: The Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) has undertaken, as mandated by the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP), a review of the 'Guidelines for the Technical Review of Greenhouse Gas Inventories from Parties Included in Annex I to the Convention.'

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IEA Proposes Five Actions for Energy Sector Decarbonization [viewed]

IEA20 November 2014: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has proposed a list of five actions and implementation options for decarbonizing the energy sector. The proposal, which offers concrete recommendations for a 2015 climate agreement, appears in a document titled, ‘The Way Forward: Five Key Actions to Achieve a Low-Carbon Energy Sector.'

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Maldives Implementing Low-Carbon Development Strategy [viewed]

unepdtu17 November 2014: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) DTU Partnership has formulated a Low Carbon Development Strategy for the Maldives' Ministry of Energy and Environment, which will support the country in fulfilling its pledge to be carbon-neutral, as announced under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

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SDSN Outlines Pathways to Deep Decarbonization in the US [viewed]

unsdsn20 November 2014: The Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project (DDPP) has released a report demonstrating that the US could achieve an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions below 1990 levels by 2050. Using what the report indicates are conservative economic assumptions and existing or near-commercial technologies, the report creates four low-carbon scenarios, all leading to the 80% cut, which translates into an 83% reduction over 2005 levels.

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UNFCCC Synthesizes Views on Updating National Reporting Guidelines [viewed]

UNFCCC20 November 2014: The UNFCCC Secretariat has produced a technical paper synthesizing the views of parties on updating the guidelines for the national communications (NCs) of Annex I parties (FCCC/TP/2014/5). The paper also analyzes the current reporting guidelines to determine areas that may need revision to provide coherence, consistency and alignment with the most recent decisions of the Conference of the Parties (COP).

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