Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body

UNFCCC Secretariat Launches CDM RSS Feed Service [viewed]

5 February 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has launched a new “really simple syndication” (RSS) feed service for news on the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), as well as other CDM project-related information, such as project activities submitted for registration, recently registered projects and projects under review.

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African Union Conference Confirms Zenawi as Coordinator of the African Conference on Climate Change [viewed]

5 February 2010: The Heads of State and government of the African Union (AU) adopted a decision on climate change during the 14th ordinary session of the AU Conference, held from 31 January-2 February 2010, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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CBD Brochure on Ecological Networks Highlights Adaptation Benefits [viewed]

2 February 2010: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has released a brochure titled “Case Studies Illustrating the Socio-economic Benefits of Ecological Networks,” highlighting climate change adaptation as one of the benefits.

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CBD Practical Guide on Protected Areas Stresses Their Mitigation and Adaptation Potential [viewed]

1 February 2010: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has released a practical guide titled “Making Protected Areas Relevant: A Guide to Integrating Protected Areas into Wider Landscapes, Seascapes and Sectoral Plans and Strategies.” Such integration is considered to be imperative in order to address the adverse impacts of climate change.

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UNFCCC Publishes Further Annual Submission Reports [viewed]

28 January 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published reports submitted in 2009 of the individual reviews of the annual submissions of: the Russian Federation (FCCC/ARR/2009/RUS); Norway (FCCC/ARR/2009/NOR); Switzerland (FCCC/ARR/2009/CHE); Lithuania (FCCC/ARR/2009/LTU); and Iceland (FCCC/ARR/2009/ISL).

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Event: UNFCCC Technical Workshop on Collaboration among Regional Centres and Networks [viewed]

The workshop will enable around 100 representatives from parties, relevant organizations, regional centers and networks, communities, and experts, to share climate data and information available in the public domain, exchange views on climate data and information needs within the context of adaptation planning, and possible roles of regional centers and other knowledge intermediaries in improving the provision, dissemination and application of climate data and information.  

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AWGs Chairs Invite Submissions from Parties on Additional Meeting Time in 2010 [viewed]

2 February 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published an information note (YdB/HT/AWGs/2010), pertaining to an invitation for submissions by 16 Februrary 2010 in response to two annexed messages.

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World Wetlands Day Focuses on Role of Wetlands in Addressing Climate Change [viewed]

2 February 2010: World Wetlands Day was celebrated on 2 February 2010 around the theme “Wetlands, Biodiversity and Climate Change,” with the slogan “Caring for wetlands: an answer to climate change.”

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UNFCCC Publishes Copenhagen Accord Climate Pledges [viewed]

1 February 2010: Following the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, which took place in December 2009, the UNFCCC Secretariat has announced that it has received submissions of pledges to cut and limit greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 from 55 countries.

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ITTO Newsletter Examines the Competitiveness of REDD and Oil Palm [viewed]

1 February 2010:  The latest issue of the International Tropical Timber Organization's (ITTO) newsletter, Tropical Forest Update,  includes an article that questions whether payments for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD) can make natural forests competitive with oil palm plantations.

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