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UNFCCC Releases Workshop Report on Costs and Benefits of Adaptation Options [viewed]

8 September 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the report (FCCC/SBSTA/2010/9) of the technical workshop on costs and benefits of adaptation options, organized under the Nairobi Work Programme (NWP) on impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change.

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UNFCCC Publishes SB Agendas for Cancun [viewed]

7 September 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the provisional agendas for the 33rd sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) (FCCC/SBI/2010/11) and Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) (FCCC/SBSTA/2010/7), which will take place in Cancun, Mexico, from 30 November-4 December 2010.

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OECD Releases Paper on Alternatives to Offsets in Voluntary Markets [viewed]

4 August 2010: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has released a paper in its Environmental Working Papers series titled "Buying and Cancelling Allowances as an Alternative to Offsets for the Voluntary Market - A Preliminary Review of Issues and Options."

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OECD Publishes Paper on Linking Emissions Trading Schemes [viewed]

4 August 2010: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has released a paper in its Environmental Working Papers series titled  "Towards Global Carbon Pricing: Direct and Indirect Linking of Carbon Markets."

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GEF SGP Funds Bicycle Rental Scheme in Macedonia [viewed]

3 September 2010: The Global Environment Facility Small Grants Program (GEF-SGP)  is funding bicycle rental as an alternative means of urban transportation, and to reduce congested traffic and air pollution, in Skopje, Macedonia.

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Documents for 11th Meeting of Adaptation Fund Board Posted [viewed]

September 2010: The working documents of the 11th meeting of the Adaptation Fund Board have been posted online.

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OECD Publishes Working Paper on Effectiveness of Copenhagen Accord Pledges [viewed]

4 August 2010: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has released a working paper titled “Costs, Revenues, and Effectiveness of the Copenhagen Accord Emission Pledges for 2020.”

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UNCTAD World Investment Forum Opens in China [viewed]

7 September 2010: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (by videoconference), Supachai Panitchpakdi, Secretary-General of the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and former US President Bill Clinton addressed the World Investment Forum in Xiamen, China, highlighting the current challenge of integrating investment policies to encourage the transformation towards a low-carbon economy.

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EBRD and Japan Sign MoU to Support Energy Efficiency and Climate Change Mitigation [viewed]

3 September 2010: The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cooperate in the co-financing of environmental projects, the development of carbon emission reduction instruments, and co-financing and non-sovereign financing of municipal infrastructure, in particular linked to climate-related projects.

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Global Mechanism Developing South-South Cooperation Web Portal [viewed]

September 2010: The Global Mechanism of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) is developing a web-based, knowledge exchange tool to strengthen the role of local stakeholders in decision-making processes related to Sustainable Land Management (SLM).

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