Intergovernmental Process

MEF Discusses Expectations for the 2015 Paris Climate Conference [viewed]

MEF18 July 2013: Participants at the 16th Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate (MEF) discussed negotiations under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and expectations ahead of the Paris Climate Change Conference scheduled to take place in 2015, particularly whether mitigation commitments will be finalized or whether Paris will launch a future process to agree on such commitments.

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US, China Agree on Climate Change Mitigation Actions [viewed]

US Department of State10 July 2013: The US and China agreed to five new action initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and air pollution, focusing on: emission reductions from heavy-duty and other vehicles; smart grids; carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS); the collection and management of GHG emissions data; and energy efficiency in buildings and industry.

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NAMA Facility Issues First Call for Project Proposals [viewed]

Energy and Climate Germany18 July 2013: The NAMA Facility, an initiative supported by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety (BMU) and the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) of the UK, has launched its first call for project proposals with the aim of fostering implementation of developing countries' nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs).

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Workshop Strengthens Caucasus Countries' Capacities on NAMA Development [viewed]

Partnership on Mitigation and MRV10 July 2013: Representatives from Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia attended a regional Workshop for strengthening their capacities for the development of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs). Issues addressed at the workshop included the concept of NAMAs, Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV), and guidance for NAMA development in the three South Caucasus countries.

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Pacific SIDS Adopt Nadi Draft Outcome in Preparation for 2014 Conference [viewed]

sids2014p12 July 2013: The Pacific Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) adopted the Nadi Draft Outcome Document, which will represent the Pacific region's contribution to the Inter-regional Preparatory Meeting for the 2014 Conference.

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G8 Identifies Climate Change as one of the Foremost Challenges for the Future [viewed]

lough-erne18 June 2013: "We remain strongly committed to addressing the urgent need to reduce GHG emissions significantly by 2020 (..) with a view to doing our part to limit effectively the increase in global temperature below 2ºC," reads the communiqué released by the leaders from the group of eight industrialized countries (G8). The leaders further identify climate change as one of the foremost challenges for future welfare and economic prosperity.

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Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook Forum Advances Resilience to Climate-Related Disasters [viewed]

IGAD logo11 June 2013: The 34th Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook Forum (GHACOF) was organized by the Intergovernmental Governmental Authority on Development's Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC) and other partners to formulate a regional climate outlook over the Greater Horn of Africa (GHA), which is prone to extreme climate events, such as droughts and floods, that severely impact on key socioeconomic sectors.

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US, China to Collaborate on HFCs Phase Down [viewed]

china_us_flag8 June 2013: The US Government has announced that it will collaborate with the Government of China to phase down the production and consumption of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). US President Barack Obama and China's President Jinping Xi reached the agreement during their recent retreat.

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International Partnership Launches Knowledge Map on Mitigation and MRV [viewed]

MRVJune 2013: The International Partnership on Mitigation and Measuring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) launched the 'Knowledge Map,' a new knowledge management feature that provides an overview of issues and processes related to Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS), Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs), and MRV.

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COMIFAC Workshop Validates Landscape Management Approaches [viewed]

COMIFAC30 May 2013: The Commission des Forets d'Afrique Centrale (COMIFAC), in collaboration with the Central Africa Regional Programme for the Environment (CARPE), the Government of the United States (US) and other partners, convened a workshop to validate guides on land use planning and management.

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