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UNFCCC Secretariat Publishes Submission on Funds Managed by the GEF [viewed]

UNFCCC5 December 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a submission by the US on the Fourth Review of the Financial Mechanism (FCCC/SBI/2009/MISC.10/Add.1).

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GEF Videos Highlight Adaptation and Mitigation Efforts in Bhutan and China [viewed]

GEF2 December 2009: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has posted two videos showcasing adaptation efforts in Thotomi Glacier Lake, Bhutan, and its latest efforts to develop the renewable energy sector in China.

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World Bank Poll Shows Support for Mitigation Efforts, Even at a Cost [viewed]

8dic_09_082 December 2009: A World Bank poll carried out in 15 countries shows the majority of people think their country has a responsibility in taking steps to deal with climate change.

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UNDP Newsletter Highlights UN Joint Programmes Funded by the MDG Spanish Fund and Community Based Adaptation [viewed]

UndpDecember 2009: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has released the second issue of its Adaptation Bulletin, a quarterly publication, highlighting the support the organization is providing to the development of national, sub-national and community level capacities to adapt and build their resilience against climate change risks.

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Event: GEF Council Meeting [viewed]

The GEF Council Meeting will develop, adopt and evaluate GEF programmes. Council members representing 32 constituencies (16 from developing countries, 14 from developed countries, and two from countries with transitional economies) will be represented. An NGO Consultation will be held on the first day.  

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Event: GEF Council Meeting [viewed]

The dates for the 39th GEF Council meeting were selected at the end of the November 2009 meeting of the GEF Council (http://thegef.org/uploadedfiles/C.36.%20Joint%20Summary.final.pdf). The GEF Council Meeting will develop, adopt and evaluate GEF programs. Council members representing 32 constituencies (16 from developing countries, 14 from developed countries, and two from countries with transitional economies) will be represented at the Council Meeting. An NGO Consultation will be held on 15 November 2010.  

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Multilateral Development Banks, IMF Call for Comprehensive Global Climate Change Regime [viewed]

2 December 2009: The Heads of the Multilateral Development Banks and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) appealed in a joint statement to the parties to the UNFCCC to agree in Copenhagen on the foundations for an ambitious, comprehensive and equitable global climate change regime that enables all countries to achieve sustainable development along climate-resilient and low greenhouse gas emission-intensive paths.

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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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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases Report of Adaptation Fund Board [viewed]

Adaptationfund19 November 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the report of the Adaptation Fund Board (FCCC/KP/CMP/2009/14), which provides information on progress made with respect to the Adaptation Fund, in particular on the implementation of the mandate from the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP/MOP), and recommends actions to be taken bythe COP/MOP, as appropriate.

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EIB Funds 80 Million Euro Solar Power Project in Spain [viewed]

Eib16 November 2009: The European Investment Bank (EIB) announced an 80 million Euro loan to finance the construction and commissioning of a concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in Fuentes de Andalucía, Spain.�

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