Intergovernmental Organization

UNFCCC Executive Secretary Summarizes First Week of Copenhagen Negotiations [viewed]

Yvo De Boer Unfccc11 December 2009: In two press conferences held in Copenhagen, Denmark, Yvo de Boer, UNFCCC Executive Secretary, provided an update on the state of the negotiations at the end of the first week of the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference.

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EU Agrees on Fast-start Climate Financing [viewed]

Eu Swedish Presidency11 December 2009: EU Heads of State and government have agreed on climate "fast start funding" amounting to EUR 2.4 billion per year from 2010 to 2012. The EU now expects the rest of the world to contribute to reach EUR 7 billion.

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UNEP Launches Climate Pledge Tracker [viewed]

Unep11 December 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has launched an online "climate pledge tracker," which presents the current country pledges and the remaining gap for reaching the goal of maintaining global warming at or under 2ºC compared to pre-industrial levels. The Climate Pledges website is updated as new proposals are made during the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference.

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OECD Publishes Working Paper on Biodiversity Co-benefits and REDD [viewed]

10dic_09_05December 2009: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has published a working paper, authored by Katia Karousakis, on promoting biodiversity co-benefits with reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD).

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IEA Releases Report on Role of Cities and Towns in Promoting Renewable Energy [viewed]

9dic_09_068 December 2009: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has published a report titled "Cities, Towns and Renewable Energy: Yes In My Front Yard," which aims to illustrate to local level stakeholders the benefits and opportunities renewables can offer local businesses and citizens, and to assist national governments to better understand the role municipalities can play in national renewables programmes.

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EU-Ukraine Summit Addresses Energy Cooperation and Climate Change [viewed]

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4 December 2009: The 13th summit between the EU and Ukraine, held in Kiev, Ukraine, on 4 December 2009, addressed, among other issues, climate change and energy security.

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EU and ACP Meet Before Copenhagen [viewed]

logoeupresidency4 December 2009: Representatives of the Swedish Presidency of the EU and the European Commission held consultations with the Ambassadors to Brussels of 78 African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries in order to identify key issues for joint work during and after the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference.

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Second Committee Forwards Draft Resolution to UN General Assembly on Climate Change [viewed]

Unga4 December 2009: The Second Committee (Economic and Financial) of the UN General Assembly has approved 11 draft resolutions, including a text on the protection of global climate for present and future generations of humankind.

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IEA Releases Technology Roadmap for Cement Industry [viewed]

4dic_09_023 December 2009: The International Energy Agency (IEA), in cooperation with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Cement Sustainability Initiative, has released a new publication titled the "Cement Technology Roadmap 2009: Carbon emissions reductions up to 2050," as part of its Technology Roadmap series.

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IEA Publishes Fifth Technology Roadmap on Wind Energy [viewed]

3dic_09_0730 November 2009: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has published the fifth report of its clean energy technology roadmap series on wind energy, which aims to provide input to negotiators at Copenhagen as they attempt to develop the optimal solution for climate and energy policies.

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