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UNGA Committee Addresses Challenges Faced by Countries in Special Situations [viewed]

18 October 2010:  The Second Committee (Economic and Financial) of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) met on 18 October 2010, in New York, US, to consider groups of countries in special situations, looking ahead towards the Fourth UN Conference on Least Developed Countries (LDCs), to be held in Istanbul, Turkey, from 30 May-3 June 2010.

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IDB Releases Reports on Climate Change Research Needs in Latin America and the Caribbean [viewed]

October 2010: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) published a technical note on "Climate Change: A Research Agenda for Latin America  and the Caribbean" identifying the issues that need to be investigated for informed decision making at the national and regional levels with respect to climate change.

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UNEP and Partners Co-Organize Conference on Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform [viewed]

14 October 2010: The Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI) of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) co-organized a conference titled "Increasing the Momentum of Fossil-Fuel Subsidy Reform: Developments and Opportunities," which took place from 14-15 October 2010, in Geneva, Switzerland.

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ADB Supports Establishment of the Asia Solar Energy Forum [viewed]

14  October 2010: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide a US$2 million technical assistance grant to establish the Asia Solar Energy Forum, a knowledge sharing and communication platform for sector stakeholders to exchange information on how to accelerate and expand the use of solar power.

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Event: Workshop on Responding to Climate Change in the Pacific: Moving from Strategy to Action [viewed]

This workshop is organized by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the World Bank. It will address the climate policy of the Pacific region and the importance for national governments to lead the response to climate change and their need to receive support and constructive engagement by development partners.  

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UN-REDD Article Discusses REDD+ and Drivers of Deforestation [viewed]

UNREDD Newsletter12 October 2010: Linda Rosengren, UN-REDD Programme, has authored an article on the drivers of deforestation, in particular agricultural expansion, and the role of REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, as well as the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks).

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ASEAN Environment Ministers Discuss Climate Negotiations [viewed]

13 October 2010: Environment Ministers from member States of the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) met in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam, on 13 October 2010, for the sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution and the 12th Informal ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on the Environment.

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Pacific Organizations Discuss Increased Cooperation in Climate-related Assistance [viewed]

13 October 2010: The Chief Executives of the Council of Regional Organizations in the Pacific (CROP) have agreed to renew efforts in cooperating to address regional climate change issues.

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ADB Finances Two Solar Power Plants in Thailand [viewed]

12 October 2010: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is lending up to US$140 million to The Bangchak Petroleum Company Public Company Limited (BCP) to build two solar power plants, for a total of 38MW in central Thailand.

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UNFCCC Publishes Tianjin Meeting Party Submissions [viewed]

9 October 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published two documents containing submissions received during the 12th session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA 12).

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