Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body

UNFCCC Secretariat Receives Second National Communications [viewed]

© UNFCCCJune 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has received second national communications from Kazakhstan and the Kyrgyz Republic in accordance with their obligations under the UNFCCC.

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Event: Drafting Committee Meeting for the Report of the Second Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group on Biodiversity and Climate Change [viewed]

The Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group (AHTEG) on biodiversity and climate change was established in response to decision IX/16 of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to provide biodiversity-relevant information to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) through the provision of scientific and technical advice and assessment on the integration of the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity into climate change mitigation and adaptation activities. Findings from the AHTEG's first (17-21 November 2008, London, UK) and second (18-22 April 2009, Helsinki, Finland) meetings were compiled into a draft report, which was subject to a peer review process. The drafting committee meeting is expected to finalize the AHTEG's report to be submitted to the UNFCCC.  

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CDM Executive Board Releases Proposed Agenda and Annotations for 48th Meeting [viewed]

30 June 2009: The Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) has published the proposed agenda and annotations, as well as the draft work programme, for its 48th meeting, which is to be held in St. Georges, Grenada, from 14-17 July 2009.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Receives Bali Action Plan Submissions from IGOs and NGOs [viewed]

© UNFCCC15 June 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat received a number of submissions on ideas and proposals on the elements of paragraph 1 of the Bali Action Plan during the month of June.

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Report of 21st Meeting of CDM Small-Scale Working Group Released [viewed]

© UNFCCC26 June 2009: The report and annexes of the 21st meeting of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Small Scale Working Group (SSC WG) are now available on the CDM website. The meeting took place from 16-19 June 2009, in Bonn, Germany, and considered issues relating to the operation of small-scale CDM project activities.

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ITTO Awards Fellowships for Climate-Related Activities [viewed]

© ITTO June 2009: The International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) awarded 23 fellowships in June 2009, four of which were awarded to recipients for climate change-related activities, namely: undertaking laboratory training in methods to quantify carbon sequestration in afforestation plantation; and attending courses in forest ecosystem and climate change management, climate change and desertification, and climate change and development.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Publishes Quick Guide to REDD [viewed]

June 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has added a webpage to its website titled “Reducing Emissions from Deforestation in Developing Countries: Approaches to Stimulate Action: A Quick Guide to the Agenda Item Under the UNFCCC.”

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IWC Adopts Resolution on Climate and Other Environmental Changes and Cetaceans [viewed]

© IWC26 June 2009: At its 61st Annual Meeting, which took place from 22-26 June 2009, in Madeira, Portugal, the International Whaling Commission (IWC) adopted by consensus a resolution on Climate and Other Environmental Changes and Cetaceans, which had been submitted by the US and Norway.

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UNFCCC Executive Secretary Addresses Spanish Parliament Commission for Climate Change [viewed]

25 June 2009: In a speech delivered at the Spanish Parliament Commission for Climate Change on 25 June 2009, in Madrid, Spain, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer highlighted Spain's leadership in tackling climate change and its commitment to renewable energy.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases Annual Inventories of 31 Parties [viewed]

© UNFCCC23 June 2009: The UNFCC Secretariat has released the annual status report of the annual inventories of 31 parties.

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