Publication

UNEP, World Bank Produce Guidebook on Forest Carbon Projects [viewed]

May 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the World Bank's Carbon Finance Unit and others have published a guidebook titled "Bringing Forest Carbon Projects to the Market." The objective of the publication is to guide project developers and financial investors on developing and implementing profitable forestry projects in the carbon markets.

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IFAD Develops Climate Change Strategy [viewed]

12 May 2010: The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has developed a new strategy to mainstream climate change into its core programmes, policies and activities.

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UN/ISDR Releases Second External Evaluation and Management Response [viewed]

10 May 2010: The UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) Secretariat has released the Second External Evaluation of the UN/ISDR, initiated by the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and major UN/ISDR donors, as well a Management Response to the evaluation.

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DESA Highlights Importance of Affordable Transport for Achieving MGDs [viewed]

May 2010: The monthly newsletter of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) features an article on the role of affordable transport in achieving sustainable development and the Millennium Development Goals (MGDs).

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IEA Releases Two Solar Technology Roadmaps [viewed]

11 May 2010: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released two Roadmaps on Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) and Photovoltaic (PV) electricity production during the Mediterranean Solar Plan Conference taking place in Valencia, Spain, from 11-12 May 2010. In introducing the roadmaps, IEA Executive Director Nobuo Tanaka underscored that solar energy could represent 20-25% of global electricity production and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by six billion tons per year by 2050.

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Third Global Biodiversity Outlook Highlights the Linked Challenges of Biodiversity Loss and Climate Change [viewed]

10 May 2010: The third edition of Global Biodiversity Outlook (GBO-3), a major assessment of the current state of biodiversity and the implications of its continued loss for human well-being, has been launched. The report notes that the linked challenges of biodiversity loss and climate change must be addressed with equal priority and in close coordination, if the most severe impacts of each are to be avoided.

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Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels Releases Sustainability Standards [viewed]

7 May 2010: The Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB) has released its complete set of biofuels sustainability standards. The numerous standards compiled in this database range from a technical draft for EU market access to standards approved for pilot testing on: chains of custody; certification and accreditation bodies; and application of rules to specific conditions.

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UNFCCC Publishes Note on ToR for Technology Research and Development [viewed]

7 May 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a note on terms of reference (ToR) for a report on options to facilitate collaborative technology research and development (R&D) relevant to environmentally sound technologies (FCCC/SBSTA/2010/INF.4).

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UN-Energy Publishes Strategic Reviews of Progress and Future Work [viewed]

28 April 2010: In conjunction with the launch of the report of the Secretary-General's Advisory Group on Energy and Climate Change at UN Headquarters in New York, US, UN-Energy published two reports comprising strategic reviews of its past, present and future work.

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UNFCCC Publishes Document on Arrangements for Intergovernmental Meetings [viewed]

7 May 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a note by the Executive Secretary on arrangements for intergovernmental meetings (FCCC/SBI/2010/8).  This document addresses three main topics: the 16th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 16) and the sixth session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP/MOP 5); future sessional periods; and organization of the intergovernmental process.

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