Publication

GCF Forwards Annual Report to UNFCCC [viewed]

green-climate-fund-new21 September 2015: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the report (FCCC/CP/2015/3) submitted by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) to the Conference of the Parties (COP). The report informs the COP of the GCF's implementation of policies, programme priorities and eligibility criteria provided by the COP, and relates the extent to which COP guidance has been adhered to by the GCF Board (GCFB).

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UNFCCC Reports on 2014-2015 Budget Performance [viewed]

UNFCCC21 September 2015: The UNFCCC Secretariat has received €36.6 million, or 77.2% of the total core budget indicative contributions expected for 2014-2015 during the first 18 months of the biennium, according to a note (FCCC/SBI/2015/13) by the Executive Secretary. The document, which details the Secretariat's budget performance, also indicates that approximately 75.8% of the 2014-2015 core budget had been spent as of 30 June 2015.

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UNFCCC Reports on 3rd Dialogue on Education and Training [viewed]

UNFCCC21 September 2015: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a summary report (FCCC/SBI/2015/15) of the 3rd Dialogue on Article 6 of the Convention (education and training), held during the 42nd session of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI), from 2-3 June 2015. The Dialogue was attended by representatives of governments, and of intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), as well as by experts, practitioners and stakeholders. Participants shared experiences and exchanged ideas, best practices and lessons learned regarding climate change education and training, and related international cooperation.

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SDGs Present Opportunity for Sustainable Urbanization: UNDP Director [viewed]

UNDP21 September 2015: Urbanization presents an opportunity to formulate a "global socio-economic development path that is equitable, inclusive, risk-informed and just,” writes Magdy Martínez-Solimán, Director, Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, UN Development Programme (UNDP). In a post on the UNDP blog, Martínez-Solimán welcomes Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 11 on urban resilience and outlines key components of sustainable urban development.

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Kyoto Protocol Compliance Committee Report Released [viewed]

UNFCCC18 September 2015: The UNFCCC has published the 10th annual report of the Compliance Committee to the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP) (FCCC/KP/CMP/2015/3). The report summarizes the facilitative branch's consideration of information in review reports and recommendations, with a view to advising Parties and facilitating implementation of the Kyoto Protocol.

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Climate Knowledge Brokers Manifesto Calls for Improved Coordination [viewed]

manifesto17 September 2015: The Climate Knowledge Brokers Manifesto, issued by the Climate Knowledge Brokers Group (CKB), calls for collective action to meet climate change knowledge-related challenges post-2015. The Manifesto outlines seven principles for how “climate knowledge brokers” can maximize their impact through collaboration and use of open data.

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UNEP, CalPERS Call for Sustainable Institutional Investing [viewed]

unep_calpers14 September 2015: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) - one of the largest public pension funds in the US - launched a report on ways for institutional investors to place sustainability concerns at the core of their policies. UNEP's press release highlights the potential for the global financial system, worth more than US$300 trillion, to promote sustainable development through wise investment.

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Ozone Day Celebrates '30 Years of Healing Ozone Together' [viewed]

ozone_together16 September 2015: The UN system celebrated the International Ozone Day under the theme '30 Years of Healing Ozone Together,' celebrating the 1985 signing of the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer. The Vienna Convention is the framework agreement under which the 1987 Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer was adopted.

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UNFCCC Releases Provisional Agendas for Paris Conference [viewed]

UNFCCC11 September 2015: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the provisional agendas for: the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 21) to the UNFCCC; the 11th session of the COP serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP 11); and the 43rd sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 43) and of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI). The meetings are taking place from 30 November to 1 December 2015, in Paris, France.

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UNFCCC Releases GEF Report to COP 21 [viewed]

GEF11 September 2015: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the annual report of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to the Conference of the Parties (COP). The document (FCCC/CP/2015/4) contains information on the GEF's response to COP guidance, and relevant GEF initiatives and achievements.

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