UNFCCC

CDM Issues One Billionth Certified Emission Reduction Credit [viewed]

7 September 2012: The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) has issued the one billionth certified emission reduction (CER), the UNFCCC Secretariat has announced. The one billionth CER was issued to a fuel switch project in India, involving a manufacturing plant that switched its fuel source from coal and oil to locally-gathered biomass.

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Bangkok Informal Sessions Address Outstanding Issues Ahead of Doha [viewed]

ADP Co-Chairs Harald Dovland, Norway, and Jayant Moreshwar Mauskar, India, being congratulated by Haldor Thorgeirsson, UNFCCC Secretariat at the close of AWG-ADP.7 September 2012: The informal additional sessions of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA), the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP) and the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP), which convened in Bangkok, Thailand, constituted the last official negotiating sessions before the 18th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 18) to the UNFCCC, scheduled to take place at the end of 2012, in Doha, Qatar.

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Asia/Pacific CDM Regional Workshop Focuses on Standardized Baselines, PoA [viewed]

20 July 2012: The Third Workshop on Enhancing the Regional Distribution of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Projects in Asia and the Pacific focused on the issues of standardized baselines and the CDM Programme of Activities (PoA), with the aim of promoting more CDM projects in the Least Developed Countries (LDCs), small island developing States (SIDS) and countries hosting fewer than ten registered projects.

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Event: Second UNFCCC Workshop on Long-term Finance [viewed]

The aim of the long-term finance work programme is to contribute to the on-going efforts to scale up the mobilization of climate change finance after 2012. The second workshop will build on the discussions held during the first workshop in June in Bonn. While the first workshop mainly concentrated on understanding the general nature and overview of long-term climate finance, the second workshop is designed to generate more in-depth discussion on its sources and enabling environments. The Cape Town event is also an opportunity for Parties, private sector and civil society stakeholders to express their views on these issues. In-depth discussions will be held on important sub-topics such as new and innovative sources of climate finance, various approaches and strategies to mobilize climate finance from various sources, and ways to strengthen the capacity of developing countries for improved access to climate finance. To ensure full transparency and inclusiveness, central parts of the second workshop will be webcast live and on demand, and external participants will be able to put questions to the presenters, and leave comment's on UNFCCC's social media platforms.  

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CDM Help Desk Launched to Improve Regional Distribution of CDM Projects [viewed]

4 September 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has launched the second Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Help Desk to answer questions of stakeholders relating to CDM projects undergoing the validation or verification process.

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CDM Methodologies Panel Recommends Two New CDM Methodologies [viewed]

17 August 2012: The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Methodologies Panel has concluded its 57th meeting, during which it considered five proposed new methodologies, and agreed to recommend two of the proposals for approval and to continue work on the others.

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Report of 61st Meeting of the CDM Accreditation Panel Reviews Consideration of Accreditation of Entities [viewed]

17 August 2012: The report of the 61st meeting of the Accreditation Panel of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) outlines the Panel's consideration of issues relating to the accreditation of operational and applicant entities. The report also includes the Panel's activities during the period from June to August 2012.

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Event: CGE Workshop for Asia and Pacific on Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment  [viewed]

The Consultative Group of Experts on National Communications from Parties not included in Annex I to the Convention (CGE) hands-on training workshop for the Asia and Pacific region on vulnerability and adaptation assessment will be held 8-12 October 2012, in Lao People's Democratic Republic.  

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UNFCCC Publishes Report on Capacity Building Activities [viewed]

29 August 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a report of the capacity-building work undertaken by bodies established under the UNFCCC (FCCC/SBI/2012/22). The report compiles and synthesizes information on the capacity-building activities of these bodies.

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UNFCCC Publishes Australia's Views on a Framework for Various Approaches [viewed]

29 August 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published an addendum, containing Australia's submission on a framework for various approaches (FCCC/AWGLCA/2012/MISC.4/Add.4). This submission is additional to the 16 submissions previously received by the Secretariat and contained in document FCCC/AWGLCA/2012/MISC.4 and Adds.1-3.

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