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UNIFEM Launches Fund to Empower Women [viewed]

unifem_logo11 January 2010: The UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) has launched the Fund for Gender Equality, which will provide grants to support initiatives worldwide to empower women and to promote their political participation and property rights.

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UN Regional Commissions Publish Joint Report on Climate Change Challenges [viewed]

14jan_10_08January 2010: The five UN Regional Commissions have released a report on the support they provide, by region and thematic area, to combating climate change, titled "The United Nations Regional Commissions and the Climate Change Challenges."

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UN Secretary-General's 2010 Priorities Include Sustainable Development Focus and Climate Change Agreement [viewed]

Ban Ki-moon11 January 2010: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon identified his priorities for 2010 during an address to the UN General Assembly.

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UNITAR Receives Grant in Support of C3D+ Project [viewed]

Unitar7 January 2009: The UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) has received a EUR 300,000 grant from the Austrian Development Agency to support one of its climate change projects.

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Israel and Ukraine Accept Amendment to Annex B to the Kyoto Protocol [viewed]

UNFCCC6 January 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has modified the status of ratification regarding amendment to Annex B of the Kyoto Protocol to reflect the fact that Israel and Ukraine have deposited their instruments of acceptance of the amendment to Annex B of the Protocol.

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World Bank Provides Update on Development Marketplace Projects [viewed]

Developmentmarketplace5 January 2009: The World Bank has provided an update on how the Development Marketplace projects have fared since winning the awards in November 2009, in Washington DC, US.

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West African Development Bank Defines its Role in the Climate Change Regime [viewed]

6jan_10_04December 2009: The West African Development Bank (BOAD) has published a report in French on its role in the future climate change regime. The report, titled "New Treaty on Climate: Copenhagen 2009, role and place of the BOAD," discusses the enhancement of the Bank's environmental policy and proposed Carbon Initiative.

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World Agroforestry Centre and ASB Partnership for the Tropical Forest Margins Release Policy Briefs on REDD, Agroforestry and African Biocarbon Experience [viewed]

6jan_10_05December 2009: The World Agroforestry Centre and Alternatives to Slash and Burn (ASB) Partnership for the Tropical Forest Margins, members of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), launched a series of policy briefs alongside the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference in December 2009.

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GEF Funds Clean Energy Transport in Latin America [viewed]

GEF29 December 2009: The World Bank has approved two Global Environment Facility (GEF) grants to fund clean energy transport in Mexican and Brazilian cities.

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Oceans Day Promotes Focus on Oceans in Climate Negotiations [viewed]

4jan_10_0614 December 2009: On the sideline of the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, the Global Forum on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands, the Government of Indonesia, and the European Environment Agency organized a special day to stress the central role of oceans in the Earth's life support system and to address threats faced by coastal communities, especially in developing nations and small island States.

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