Publication

UNFCCC Publishes Report of Workshop on New Market-based Mechanism [viewed]

UNFCCC18 October 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the report of the workshop on the new market-based mechanism (FCCC/AWGLCA/2012/INF.10), which was held under the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA) work programme on modalities and procedures for the new market-based mechanism.

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UN-REDD Newsletter Previews Ninth Policy Board Meeting [viewed]

19 October 2012: The UN Collaborative Programme on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (UN-REDD) has released the October edition of the UN-REDD Newsletter, previewing the ninth Policy Board meeting to be held on 26-27 October 2012, in Brazzaville, the Republic of Congo.

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ESMAP Report Outlines Global and National-Level Policy Lessons for Low-Carbon Development [viewed]

October 2012: According to a report from the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) of the World Bank, countries seeking to balance economic growth with carbon reduction can achieve both. The report details case studies on low-carbon development in Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Poland and South Africa.

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UNISDR, UNESCAP Release 2012 Asia-Pacific Disaster Report [viewed]

23 October 2012: The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) have released the ESCAP/UNISDR Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2012, titled “Reducing Vulnerability and Exposure to Disasters.” The report was released on the sidelines of the Fifth Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction.

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Guest Article #86: Seizing the Ecosystem Based Adaptation Opportunity: Buffering Climate Change Impacts Now and Beyond COP 18 [viewed]

In a few weeks, delegates from around the world will gather for the next UN climate change talks (COP 18) in Doha, Qatar, to chart the way forward on the modalities of adaptation. The changing climate is happening at an unprecedented rate and impacting a lot of people across the globe.[1] The rising sea levels, longer and more frequent droughts, heightened hurricane activity and floods are increasingly affecting livelihoods. 

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UNDP Releases Final Baobab Coalition Journal [viewed]

18 October 2012: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has released its final issue of The Baobab Coalition Journal, a publication reporting on community activities and efforts under the Africa Adaptation Programme (AAP). The issue features articles on information sharing on AAP efforts, food security and resilience, gender mainstreaming, and an editorial by the director.

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GEF Publication Showcases Lebanon Solar Water Heaters Market [viewed]

GEF22 October 2012: The Global Environmental Facility (GEF) has published “The Residential Solar Water Heaters (SWH) Market in Lebanon in 2011.” The report highlights how sound governmental policies can boost a green economy, using the example of the Lebanese Ministry of Energy and Water's (MEW) support for the SWH market.

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UNFCCC Publishes Draft Revised JI Guidelines [viewed]

UNFCCC19 October 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a document containing the “Revised Set of Key Attributes and Transitional Measures and Draft Revised Joint Implementation Guidelines” (FCCC/KP/CMP/2012/5), which were prepared by the Joint Implementation (JI) Supervisory Committee (JISC).

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UNFCCC Publishes JISC Annual Report to COP/MOP 8 [viewed]

UNFCCC19 October 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the Annual report of the Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee (JISC) to the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP/MOP), for consideration by the 8th session of the COP/MOP (FCCC/KP/CMP/2012/4).

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UNFCCC Releases CGE's Note on E-learning Programmes for Non-Annex I Parties' Communications [viewed]

UNFCCC19 October 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a report containing the progress report on the work of the Consultative Group of Experts on National Communications from Parties not included in Annex I to the Convention (CGE) (FCCC/SBI/2012/INF.15).

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