Intergovernmental Process

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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US and China Identify Areas for Cooperation on Climate Change, Energy and Environment in Joint Statement [viewed]

17 November 2009: US President Barak Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao issued a Joint Statement based on their discussions in Beijing, China, which includes a section on "Climate Change, Energy and Environment."

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Guest Article #26: REDD+, Why we can't afford to wait [viewed]

Everything has a price. But when Mr. Bharrat Jagdeo, President of Guyana, estimated that to remove seven gigatonnes of forest carbon dioxide over the next five years would cost 1.5 US cents per day per citizen of industrialized countries, that price seemed ridiculously low. Particularly since the cost of doing nothing is far higher and will be borne by everyone, especially the most innocent and vulnerable. Clearly we cannot afford to wait.

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Pre-COP-15 Meeting Convenes in Copenhagen [viewed]

Eu Swedish Presidency17 November 2009: Forty ministers responsible for environment and climate met in Copenhagen, Denmark, from 16-17 November 2009, to prepare for the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP-15) to the UNFCCC, scheduled to be held in December. At the meeting, ministers from Brazil and the Republic of Korea presented recently approved national decisions on emissions reductions.

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African “Committee of Ten” Discusses Strategy for Copenhagen [viewed]

africanunionlogo17 November 2009: The Committee of African Heads of State and Government on Climate Change (Committee of Ten), mandated by the African Union (AU) to speak on behalf of Africa during the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP-15) to the UNFCCC, met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 17 November 2009.

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APEC Leaders' Meeting Addresses Climate Change [viewed]

apec15 November 2009: Leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) convened for their 17th meeting, titled “Sustaining Growth, Connecting the Region,” in Singapore on 14-15 November 2009, and discussed climate change, among other issues.

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ASEAN-US First Leaders' Meeting Addresses Climate Change and Energy [viewed]

Asean15 November 2009: The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the US held their first Leaders' Meeting on 15 November 2009, in Singapore, addressing climate change and energy, among other issues.

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Climate Vulnerable Countries Issue Declaration for Copenhagen [viewed]

climatevulnerableforum10 November 2009: Maldives hosted a high-level climate change summit focusing on ‘climate vulnerable' States, from 9-10 November 2009, in Bandos Island Resort, with a view to drawing attention to the specific challenges, adaptation and green development needs of the States that are most vulnerable to global climate change.

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IRRI Publication Highlights Impacts of Climate Change on Rice Production [viewed]

IRRINovember 2009: The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), a member of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), published the October to December issue of “Rice Today,” which features articles on climate change and rice harvests.

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ECOWAS and EU Discuss Climate Change [viewed]

logoeupresidency11 November 2009: Representatives of the EU and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) discussed climate change, among other issues, during the sixteenth EU-ECOWAS Ministerial Troika meeting, which convened in Abuja, Nigeria, on 11 November 2009, under the Co-Chairmanship of Frank Belfrage, Swedish State Secretary for Foreign Affairs, and Amb. Bagudu M. Hirse, Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs.

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