UNFCCC

UNFCCC TEC 6 Discusses Research, Development and Demonstration of ESTs [viewed]

UNFCCC28 June 2013: The sixth meeting of the Technology Executive Committee (TEC 6) of the UNFCCC was broadcast live via the Internet over the UNFCCC Technology Information Clearinghouse (TT:CLEAR) website, allowing for interaction with off-site stakeholders who participated via social media during a thematic dialogue on research, development and demonstration (RD&D) of environmentally sound technologies ESTs).

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US President Announces National Climate Action Plan [viewed]

USA Flag25 June 2013: US President Barack Obama presented his Climate Action Plan, which comprises a series of executive actions to reduce carbon pollution, prepare the country for climate change impacts, and lead international efforts to address climate change.

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Event: 21st Meeting of the Adaptation Fund Board [viewed]

The Board of the Adaptation Fund will meet from 3-4 July 2013, in Bonn, Germany. Issues to be considered include the report of the 12th meeting of the Project and Programme Review Committee; the report of the 12th meeting of the Ethics and Finance Committee; objectives and further steps of the Fund; environmental and social safeguards; and financial issues. The Adaptation Fund has been established by the parties to the Kyoto Protocol to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change to finance concrete adaptation projects and programmes in developing countries that are parties to the Kyoto Protocol and are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change.  

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CIFOR, Forest Europe Summarize Progress on REDD+ in Bonn [viewed]

CIFORJune 26 2013: The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and Forest Europe have released summaries of the forest and REDD+ related outcomes of the Bonn climate change talks, which convened from 3-14 June 2013. Both reports highlight positive progress on national forest monitoring and the verification of emission reductions.

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Report Explores Market Impacts of a CDM Capacity Fund [viewed]

UNFCCCJune 2013: Vivid Economics has published a report exploring the possible impacts on the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) market of different designs of a CDM capacity fund, examining possible designs and potential impacts of a fund for existing projects and one for new projects.

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Event: LEG Workshop on Adaptation for African Anglophone LDCs [viewed]

Organized by the Secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), this workshop aims to provide technical guidance and advice to the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in addressing adaptation to climate change through the National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPAs), the LDC work programme and the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process, through the exchange of information, and the promotion of regional synergies and synergies with other conventions. It will be preceded by a one-day preparatory meeting organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) on 28 July, to discuss, among other issues, integration of biodiversity and climate change adaptation at the national level, progress in revising and updating national biodiversity strategies and action plans (NBSAPs) and synergies in implementing the objectives of all three Rio Conventions at the national level. Participation of biodiversity experts in the UNFCCC workshop is facilitated through collaboration with the CBD Secretariat.  

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UNFCCC Publishes Documents on CDM and JI Improvements [viewed]

UNFCCC10 June 2013: The Secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has published two documents relating to the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and Joint Implementation (JI) and how they can be improved.

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Event: First Meeting of Experts on Long-term Finance [viewed]

This expert meeting is being held under the UNFCCC extended work programme on long-term finance, and will discuss topics including: parameters for identifying pathways for mobilizing scaled‐up climate finance; public policy and financial instruments that facilitate the mobilization of climate finance for mitigation and adaptation activities in developing countries; and enabling environments and policy frameworks for effective deployment of climate finance.  

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Bonn Talks Make Progress on Technical Issues but Disagree on Work on Implementation [viewed]

UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres and SBI Chair Thomasz Chruszczow, Poland, at the closing plenary of SBI 3817 June 2013: The UN Climate Change Conference, which took place in Bonn, Germany, centered on technical issues under the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), as well as on the 2015 agreement and pre-2020 mitigation under the resumed session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP). Work on implementation was stalled due to lack of agreement on the agenda of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI).

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UN Initiative on Children and Youth Highlights Young People's Climate Change Work [viewed]

UNFCCC11 June 2013: The UN Joint Framework Initiative on Children, Youth and Climate Change has released a publication titled 'Youth in action on climate change: inspirations from around the world,' which shows how young people are taking action on climate change.

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