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UN-REDD Calls for Civil Society Representatives Nominations [viewed]

12 July 2012: The UN-REDD Programme has issued a call for nominations for four Civil Society Organization representatives to it Policy Board: one each from Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America and the Caribbean, and one from a developed country.

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CDM Loan Scheme Concludes First Round of Applications [viewed]

10 July 2012: The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) loan scheme has completed its first round of applications, having received applications from 42 projects in 23 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and Africa, including 25 from least developed countries (LDCs).

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Montreal Protocol TEAP Releases Report on Alternatives to ODS [viewed]

May 2012: The Technology and Economic Assessment Panel (TEAP) of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer has released the second volume of its 2012 report, which consists of a task force report on Decision XXIII/9 titled “Additional Information on Alternatives to Ozone-Depleting Substances (ODS).” The report will be considered by the 32nd meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG 32) scheduled to convene in Bangkok, Thailand, from 23-27 July 2012.   

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Event: 48th Meeting of the Implementation Committee Under the Non-Compliance Procedure of the Montreal Protocol [viewed]

This meeting will consider issues of parties' compliance to the the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer and prepare a report for the 24th session of the Meeting of the Parties (MOP 24) scheduled to convene in Geneva, Switerland, in November 2012.  

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Event: 49th Meeting of the Implementation Committee under the Non-Compliance Procedure of the Montreal Protocol [viewed]

The meeting will discuss issues related to parties' compliance with the provisions of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer and produce a report for consideration of the 24th session of the Meeting of the Parties (MOP 24) scheduled to convene in Geneva, Switzerland, in November 2012.  

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Event: Advancing Ozone and Climate Protection Technologies: Next Steps [viewed]

This meeting is being co-sponsored by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the US Government, and the Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy. Conference supporters are the European Commission and the Climate and Clean Air Coalition. The event will bring together industry, policymakers, environmental organizations, and academia to share information and expertise on various alternatives and approaches to ensure that the phase-out of CFCs and HCFCs is done in such as way as to limit the climate contribution of high global warming potential (GWP) materials.  

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en.Lighten Initiative Installs Solar LED Streetlights in Nairobi [viewed]

5 July 2012: The en.lighten initiative of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and Global Environment Facility (GEF) has installed eight solar LED street lights along UN Avenue in Nairobi, Kenya. Undertaken in partnership with Phillips and the Kenyan Urban Roads Authority, the pilot initiative aims to highlight the benefits of sustainable energy sources and alternatives to expensive, less efficient traditional lighting.

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UNEP Risoe Assesses CDM's Cost Efficiency [viewed]

UNEP Risoe1 July 2012: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Risoe Centre on Energy, Climate and Sustainable Development has released the first Working Paper of a new series titled “Penny Wise, Pound Foolish?” The paper, by Søren Lütken, questions if the original intention of cost efficient emissions reduction through the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is being fulfilled.

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UN-REDD Calls for Comments on Country Needs Assessment Report [viewed]

29 June 2012: The UN-REDD Programme has issued a call for comments on the report of a global workshop on country needs assessment (CNA) for readiness for REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, as well as conservation, sustainable management of forests, and enhancement of carbon stocks).

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UN-REDD Newsletter Reports on Country Needs Assessment Workshop [viewed]

27 June 2012: The UN-REDD Programme has released the June edition of its newsletter, which reports on a workshop it hosted to present the preliminary findings of a country needs assessment to national REDD+ focal points from more than 20 partner countries, along with representatives from civil society, donor countries, the UNFCCC and the Programme's Independent Advisory Group.

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