Publication

UNFCCC Secretariat Publishes Submissions on Adaptation Options [viewed]

UNFCCC17 November 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has received four submissions, two from parties and two from non-governmental organizations, regarding information on efforts undertaken to assess the costs and benefits of adaptation options, and views on lessons learned, good practices, gaps and needs.

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IEA Releases World Energy Outlook 2009 [viewed]

weocover10 November 2009: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released its annual flagship publication, the World Energy Outlook 2009 (WEO-2009), months ahead of schedule this year to make it available to policy makers and negotiators in the run up to the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP-15) to the UNFCCC, scheduled to be held in December in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases AWG-KP Documentation to Facilitate Negotiations Among Parties [viewed]

UNFCCC16 November 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a note (FCCC/KP/AWG/2009/10/Rev.3) by the Chair of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP) on documentation to facilitate negotiations among parties during AWG-KP 10, which will be held from 7-15 December 2009, in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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UNFCCC Releases Addendum to COP 15 Agenda [viewed]

UNFCCC13 November 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released an addendum to the provisional annotated agenda (FCCC/CP/2009/1/Add.1) for the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 15) to the UNFCCC, which will take place from 7-18 December 2009, in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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UNEP Report Recommends Investment in Ecosystems for Higher Profits [viewed]

Teeb13 November 2009: The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) initiative released its report for national and international policy makers, calling for acceleration of investments in management and restoration of ecosystems.

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RAMSAR STRP Releases Briefing Note on Wetlands and Climate Change [viewed]

Ramsar13 November 2009: The Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands has announced that its Scientific and Technical Review Panel (STRP) has compiled a briefing note based on recent decisions adopted by Ramsar contracting parties and on recent information and recommendations provided by the STRP in relation to wetlands and climate change.

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UNFCCC Publishes Report on the Progress and Outlook of the Expert Group on Technology Transfer [viewed]

UNFCCC12 November 2009: The UNFCCC has released an advance report by the Chair of the Expert Group on Technology Transfer (EGTT) evaluating its work in 2008-2009 and presenting its 2010-2011 work programme, to be considered at the 31st sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), and Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI), to be held from 7-18 December 2009, in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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UNFCCC Publishes Summary Report on Performance Indicators for Measuring the Implementation of the Technology Transfer Framework [viewed]

UNFCCC11 November 2009: The UNFCCC has published an advance summary of the final report by the Chair of the Expert Group on Technology Transfer (EGTT) on “Performance indicators to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the implementation of the technology transfer framework” (FCCC/SB/2009/4).

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UN-REDD Releases Third Newsletter [viewed]

Un-reddOctober 2009: The UN-REDD Programme has published the third issue of its newsletter, featuring news on: five new countries that joined the UN-REDD Programme; the first regional consultation between indigenous peoples' organizations from Asia and the Pacific and the UN-REDD Programme; and the Democratic Republic of the Congo's request for funding of a Congo Basin approach for monitoring, reporting and verification.

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FAO Releases Information Note on Forest Management and REDD [viewed]

FAO

10 November 2009: The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has released an information note clarifying terminology used in the climate negotiations on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD). The note states that the lack of a common understanding of the terms “sustainable management of forests (SMF)” and “sustainable forest management (SFM)” is confusing the debate on the eligibility of activities for incentives under a REDD+ instrument (REDD+ referring to REDD, plus the role of conservation, SMF and enhancement of forest carbon stocks).

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