Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body

Senegal Signs First CDM Agreement with World Bank [viewed]

L-R: Samuel Amet Sarr, Minister of Energy, Senegal; Meskerem Mulatu, World Bank; and Modibo Diop, Director General, Senegalese Rural Electrification Agency (ASER)4 September 2008: The Senegalese Agency for Rural

Electrification (ASER) and the World Bank have entered into an agreement for

the provision of 1.5 million compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) to Senegal's

rural areas. The project will be carried out as a Clean Development Mechanism

(CDM) programme of activities, and is Senegal's first CDM project.

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New World Bank Report Highlights Africa's CDM Potential [viewed]

World Bank Carbon Finance Unit (CFU) 3 September 2008: A new World Bank report estimates that Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects in sub-Saharan Africa could potentially amount to 740 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalent per year.

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UNFCCC Executive Secretary Calls on Africa to Express its Views on the Copenhagen Deal [viewed]

Yvo de Boer, UNFCCC Executive Secretary 3 September 2008: In an address to the Africa Carbon Forum, currently taking place in Dakar, Senegal, until 5 September 2008, Yvo de Boer, UNFCCC Executive Secretary noted that, despite being the hardest hit by climate change, Africa is the continent that has benefited the least from the current international climate change regime, including the Clean Development Mechanism

(CDM).

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UNFCCC Executive Secretary Stresses the Role of Public Understanding of Climate Change in Reaching Strong Outcome in Copenhagen [viewed]

31 August 2008: Speaking on the occasion of the twentieth

anniversary of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the

opening of its twenty-ninth Plenary session, Roberto Acosta, Coordinator, UN

Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), on behalf of Yvo de Boer,

UNFCCC Executive Secretary, underlined the IPCC's role in global climate change

policies and the need for public understanding of climate change to

significantly strengthen international action to tackle this challenge and reach

an ambitious response in Copenhagen at the UN climate change meeting in

December 2009.

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Encouraging Debates Conclude in Accra [viewed]

Closing press conference 27 August 2008: The third session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term

Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA) and the first part of the

sixth session of the Ad Hoc Working

Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol to

the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) took place from 21-27

August 2008, in Accra, Ghana.

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UNPFII Resource Kit on Indigenous Peoples' Issues Available [viewed]

Resource Kit on Indigenous People 27 August 2008: This toolkit is aimed at UN Country Teams

and other development agents, to provide guidance on how to engage indigenous

peoples and include their perspectives in development processes.

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Africa Carbon Forum Seeks to Improve Africa's Participation in the CDM [viewed]

Africa Carbon Forum 28 August 2008: The Africa Carbon Forum will take place from 3-5 September 2008, in Dakar, Senegal. At the thirteenth Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC in Bali, Indonesia in December 2007, the Secretariat of the UNFCCC announced its intent to convene the first Africa Carbon Forum, in collaboration with the International Emissions Trading Association and the partner agencies of the Nairobi Framework, including the UN Development Programme, UN Environment Programme, World Bank and African Development Bank.

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ICAO Statement to AWG-LCA3 Addresses Options to Reduce GHG Emissions from International Civil Aviation [viewed]

25 August 2008: In a statement to the third Session of the

Ad hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention

(AWG-LCA 3), which met in Accra, Ghana, from 21-27 August 2008, the

International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) addressed the various

approaches and options under which greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from

international civil aviation can be effectively addressed.

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ICAO Addresses its Collaboration with the UNFCCC at AWG-KP6 [viewed]

25 August 2008: In a statement to the First Part of the

Sixth Session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I

Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP6), which took place in Accra, Ghana,

from 21-27 August 2008, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)

referred to recent developments in the field of environmental protection,

including: progress made by ICAO's Committee on Aviation Environmental

Protection in prioritizing and intensifying all activities related to

greenhouse gas emissions (GHG); and the holding of the second meeting of the

Group on International Aviation and Climate Change, where the possible

establishment of short, medium and long term goals for fuel burn was discussed.

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Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee to Hold Twelfth Meeting [viewed]

August 2008: The twelfth meeting of the Joint Implementation

(JI) Supervisory Committee will take place from 11–12 September 2008, on the UN

Campus in Bonn, Germany.

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