Intergovernmental Organization

EU-China Summit Dominated by Climate Change [viewed]

logoeupresidency30 November 2009: The 12th EU-China Summit, held on 30 November 2009, in Nanjing, China, was dominated by discussions on climate change negotiations and cooperation. During the Summit, Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao reiterated his country's commitment to reducing carbon dioxide intensity in the economy by 40 to 50% by the year 2020, stressing that China is still a developing country at a sensitive stage in its industrial development, and that its per capita emissions are still below that of developed countries.

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OECD and IEA Release Paper on National and Sectoral GHG Mitigation Potential: A Comparison Across Models [viewed]

1dic_09_04November 2009: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the International Energy Agency (IEA) have released a paper titled "National and Sectoral GHG Mitigation Potential: A Comparison Across Models," which compares model estimates of national and sectoral greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation potential across six key OECD GHG-emitting economies: Australia, Canada, the EU, Japan, Mexico and the US. 

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OECD and IEA Release Paper on a MRV Framework [viewed]

1dic_09_05November 2009: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the International Energy Agency (IEA) have released a paper titled "Financing Climate Change Mitigation: Towards a Framework for Measurement, Reporting and Verification," which highlights existing knowledge and information about a range of different types of mitigation support and outlines a structure for a future framework for measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) to provide greater accountability and transparency.

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OECD and EIB's Cooperation Agreement Addresses the Economics of Climate Change [viewed]

Oecd26 November 2009: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have signed a cooperation agreement to share their expertise in support of sustainable development, including on the economics of climate change.

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EC Releases Report on Climate Change Impacts in Europe [viewed]

27nov_09_07November 2009: The European Commission (EC) has released a report of a multi-sectoral assessment of climate change impacts in Europe for 2011-2040 and 2071-2100.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases Report of Ireland's GHG Inventories [viewed]

Unfccclogo24 November 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the report of the individual review of the greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories of Ireland submitted in 2009 (FCCC/ARR/2009/IRL).

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UNDP, IEA and WHO Report Underlines Need for Climate Change Agreement to Address Energy Poverty [viewed]

Undp Logo23 November 2009: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Health Organization (WHO), with the support of the International Energy Agency (IEA), have released a new report titled "The Energy Access Situation in Developing Countries: A Review Focusing on the Least Developed Countries and Sub-Saharan Africa." The report indicates that over 1.5 billion people currently lack access to electricity.

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EU Finalizes Negotiating Position Ahead of Copenhagen [viewed]

Eu Swedish Presidency23 November 2009: EU Environment Ministers gathered at an extra meeting of the Environment Council on 23 November 2009, in Brussels, Belgium, to undertake a final review of the EU position ahead of the climate change conference in Copenhagen in December.

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Third Russia-EU Summit Dominated by Climate Change and Energy [viewed]

Eu Swedish Presidency18 November 2009: The third EU-Russia Summit, which met in Stockholm, Sweden, on 18 November 2009, addressed climate change and energy among its priorities.

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UNECE WATER CONVENTION PROVIDES GUIDANCE ON IMPLEMENTATION AND ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE [viewed]

The fifth meeting of the parties to the UNECE Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention), held on 10-12 November 2009, in Geneva, Switzerland, adopted the Guide to Implementing the Convention and Guidance on Water and Adaptation to Climate Change, among other outcomes.

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