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European Development Days Recognize Development as Common Challenge [viewed]

European Union 28 November 2013: The European Development Days (EDD13) Forum, organized by the European Commission (EC), brought together over 5,000 government officials, UN agencies, development experts and others to discuss a vision for the post-2015 development agenda.

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UN, World Bank, EU Pledge Support to Sahel [viewed]

un-worldbank8 November 2013: Development leaders traveled to the Sahel region in Africa to discuss governance, resilience, peace and security with the leaders of Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali and Niger. During the trip, from 4-8 November 2013, the World Bank and EU announced over US$8 billion in investments to boost economic growth and tackle poverty in the region.

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EEA Finds Car Manufacturers Met 2012 Average Carbon Emissions Targets [viewed]

EEA30 October 2013: A report published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) indicates that major car manufacturers are aligned with average carbon dioxide (CO2) vehicle emissions targets for 2012 in the EU.

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Event: Cambodia's Third National Forum on Climate Change [viewed]

The Third National Forum on Climate Change will take place under the theme ‘Taking Action for Sustainable Development in the Changing Climate'. The Forum will provide a platform for discussion on climate change, including adaptation, education, climate financing, green growth and mitigation. The Cambodia Climate Change Alliance, which is implemented by the Cambodian Ministry of Environment and supported by the EU, the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark (DANIDA) the Government of Sweden, is organizing the meeting.  

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EU Council Adopts Position Ahead of COP 19 [viewed]

EU flag14 October 2013: The Council of the EU adopted conclusions in preparation for the 19th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 19) to the UNFCCC and the ninth session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP 9), which will take place in Warsaw, Poland, from 11-22 November 2013.

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COMESA Receives US$100 Million to Support Adaptation and Mitigation [viewed]

ComesaOctober 2013: The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Climate Initiative has announced that it has received US$100 million from development partners to support climate change adaptation and mitigation in the region, including climate proofing the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) in the region.

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EU Over-Delivered on Kyoto Commitments: EEA Assessments [viewed]

EEA9 October 2013: Two assessments by the European Environment Agency (EEA) indicate that the EU is on track to meet its common targets for greenhouse gas emission (GHG) reductions, renewable energy and energy efficiency. The assessments show that all member States are on track in at least one target area, although no member State is on track to meet all three.

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ICAO, EC to Collaborate on Abating Emissions from International Aviation [viewed]

icao-eu24 September 2013: The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the European Commission (EC) signed a Declaration of Intent to collaborate in support of measures to mitigate carbon dioxide emissions from international aviation.

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Report on Climate Change and Forests Reveals Vulnerability in Southern Europe [viewed]

European Union 18 September 2013: The Forest Research Institute of Baden-Württemberg and Forest Europe released a report on the Models for Adaptative Forest Management (MOTIVE) project funded by the European Union (EU).

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Event: GCCA's Second Global Policy Event [viewed]

The second global event of the Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA) will bring together development and climate change practitioners with those responsible for negotiating international agreements in the context of the UNFCCC. Presentations will address, inter alia, climate policies at European and international levels; Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs); Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDs); and effectiveness of climate finance. The GCCA was launched in 2007 by the European Commission to strengthen dialogue and cooperation on climate change between the EU and developing countries most vulnerable to climate change, in particular Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and small island developing States (SIDS), which are hardest hit by the adverse effects of climate change.  

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