Finance

World Bank, GEF Support Argentina's Third National Communication to UNFCCC [viewed]

1 February 2011: Argentina is preparing its Third National Communication to the UNFCCC with a US$2.4 million grant from the Global Environment Facility (GEF), which will be carried out with the World Bank as implementing agent.

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AU Summit Focuses on Unity and Integration through Shared Values [viewed]

31 January 2011: The 16th Summit of the African Union (AU), which took place from 24-31 January 2011, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, under the theme "Towards greater unity and integration through shared values," considered, among other pressing issues, the impact of climate change and international cooperation.

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Event: 53rd Meeting of the CDM Accreditation Panel [viewed]

The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Accreditation Panel will consider issues relating to the accreditation of operational entities.  

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Event: 31st Meeting of the CDM Afforestation/Reforestation Working Group [viewed]

The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Afforestation/Reforestation Working Group will consider issues relating to baselines and monitoring methodologies for CDM afforestation/reforestation project activities.  

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Event: 30th Meeting of the CDM Small Scale Working Group [viewed]

The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Small Scale Working Group will consider issues relating to small-scale CDM project activities.  

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Event: 54th Meeting of the CDM Accreditation Panel [viewed]

The 54th meeting of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Accreditation Panel will take place in Bonn, Germany. The Panel is responsible for preparing the decision making of the CDM Executive Board in accordance with the procedure for accrediting operational entities.  

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Adaptation Fund Board Releases 12th Meeting Report [viewed]

2 February 2011: The Board of the Adaptation Fund has released the report of its 12th meeting, which convened from 14-15 December 2010, in Cancun, Mexico. The meeting also included the third meetings of the Project and Programme Review Committee and the Ethics and Finance Committee of the Adaptation Fund Board.

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FAO Releases Publication on Managing Forests for Climate Change [viewed]

1 February 2011: The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has released a report entitled "Managing Forests for Climate Change," which examines the role of forests and sustainable forest management in climate change mitigation and adaptation.

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ADB, Nordic Development Fund Support Climate Change Action in Viet Nam [viewed]

1 February 2011: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Nordic Development Fund, a joint multilateral development institution of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, have announced a project to help Viet Nam draft and implement climate change action plans for key cities and government departments.

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First Regular Session of the UNDP/UNFPA Executive Board Opens [viewed]

31 January 2011: Opening the first regular session of the Executive Board of the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), taking place from 31 January-7 February 2011, at UN Headquarters in New York, US, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark noted the importance of a strong multilateral system to respond to pressing development needs.

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