Intergovernmental Process

Event: ILRI Workshop on Adaptation to Climate Change [viewed]

This workshop will be hosted by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), a member of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, and in partnership with the International Potato Center (CIP) and the Systemwide Livestock Programme.  

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Eleven European Countries Ratify Tropical Timber Agreement [viewed]

22dic_09_0218 December 2009: The Governments of Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Lithuania, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain took part in a ceremony on 18 December 2009, at UN Headquarters in New York, US, to indicate their support for the International Tropical Timber Agreement, 2006 (ITTA, 2006).

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REDD+ Gets US$3.5 Billion Initial Funding [viewed]

22dic_09_0516 December 2009: During the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, the Governments of Australia, France, Japan, Norway, the UK and the US collectively agreed to dedicate US$3.5 billion as fast-start climate change financing between 2010-2012 for REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, including conservation, sustainable forest management (SFM) and stock enhancement).

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Guest Article #30: Copenhagen: from illusion to political hope [viewed]

The Climate Conference underway in Copenhagen may not satisfy expectations created two years ago in Bali, but it is the opportunity to establish a fair and comprehensive Global Covenant to enhance the international community's answer to climate change. Humankind needs a solid commitment which addresses all of the outstanding substantive and political elements, including: comparable emission reductions efforts from all developed countries; enhanced and enabled mitigation actions from developing countries that already have global economic impact; and the provision of financial and technical cooperation to developing countries needing it. The agreement in Copenhagen, setting binding lines of immediate action, must lead to a constructive round of negotiations in 2010.

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CGIAR Hosts Agriculture and Rural Development Day [viewed]

agricultureandruralday13 December 2009: The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), together with a number of other organizations, hosted the Agriculture and Rural Development Day on 12 December 2009, in Copenhagen, Denmark, in parallel with the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference.

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Forest Day 3 Supports Including REDD in Copenhagen Outcome [viewed]

14dic_09_00213 December 2009: The third Forest Day event convened in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 13 December 2009.

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FAO Publishes Report on Climate Change Impacts on Fisheries and Aquaculture [viewed]

14dic_09_00711 December 2009: The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has released a collection of three technical papers that present an overview of knowledge on "Climate Change and Implications for Fisheries and Aquaculture."

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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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Guest Article #29: Development of the CDM over time and in the future [viewed]

One of the most debated, whilst also most successful, instruments under the Kyoto Protocol is the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). It is fascinating to look back at how we started, and consider how far we have come. Now, even more intriguing, is the question of how the CDM will look in the future.

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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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