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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases GEF Report [viewed]

UNFCCC27 October 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the Report of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to the fifteenth Conference of the Parties.

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CBD Publishes Expert Report on Biodiversity and Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation [viewed]

CbdOctober 2009: The report of the Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group on Biodiversity and Climate Change, established under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), has been published as CBD Technical Series no. 41, titled “Connecting Biodiversity and Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation – Report of the Second Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group on Biodiversity and Climate Change.”

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UN Secretary-General Cautiously Optimistic about Copenhagen [viewed]

Ban Ki-moon28 October 2009: In his monthly press conference, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stated that, although much work remains to be done, he is optimistic that world leaders will reach an ambitious agreement in Copenhagen.

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GEF's Fifth International Waters Conference Highlights Large Marine Ecosystems Are Warming More Rapidly Than Expected [viewed]

GEF's Fifth International Waters Conference Highlights Large Marine Ecosystems Are Warming More Rapidly Than Expected 27 October 2009: The Fifth GEF Biennial International Waters Conference, co-hosted by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the Government of Australia, gathered over 300 of the world's leading water specialists to identify practical measures for coping with climatic variability. The Conference convened from 24-29 October 2009, at the Australian Great Barrier Reef, and featured new research on protecting coral reefs, adapting to the accelerated warming of coastal oceans, and adjusting to the movement of fisheries away from warming, polluted waters.

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World Bank Launches MultiCat Program to Insure Against Floods, Hurricanes and Wind Storms [viewed]

Worldbanklogo19 October 2009: The World Bank launched the MultiCat Program – a catastrophe bond issuance platform that gives governments and other public entities access to international capital markets to insure themselves against the risk of natural disasters. The types of events that may be insured are earthquakes, floods, hurricanes and other wind storms.

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ADB Studies Climate Change Resilience in the Asian Agriculture Sector [viewed]

wordbankpressreleaseOctober 2009: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) published a report on the impact of climate change on Asia and the Pacific's agriculture sector, highlighting that agriculture will pose a significant development challenge for Asia in the present century. The report, titled “ADB Building Climate Resilience in the Agriculture Sector of Asia and the Pacific,” discusses building climate change resilience into the agriculture sector in Asia.

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World Bank Highlights Opportunities and Challenges for Adaptation in Agriculture [viewed]

agricultural-developmentAugust 2009: The World Bank published a report that identifies and summarizes potential climate change impacts on agriculture in the developing world, examines causes of vulnerability, and suggests where investments are needed to better climate-proof agriculture.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Publishes Carbon Footprint Fact Sheet [viewed]

UNFCCC Secretariat Publishes Carbon Footprint Fact Sheet28 October 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a fact sheet on minimizing the Copenhagen footprint. It outlines the steps that the Danish Government is taking to minimize emissions by implementing a range of energy saving measures at the conference site to reach a 20% reduction in CO2 leading up to COP 15.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Publishes Fourth Newsletter of the Year [viewed]

© UNFCCC27 October 2009: The October 2009 issue of the UN Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC) Newsletter provides updates on the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA) and progress on Mitigation, Adaptation, Finance and Technology, along with reports on related activities since the Bangkok meeting.

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Director of UN Secretary-General's Climate Change Support Team Provides Update on Negotiations [viewed]

Janos Pasztor, Director of the UN Secretary-General's Climate Change Support Team26 October 2009: Janos Pasztor, Director of the UN Secretary-General's Climate Change Support Team, addressed a press conference in New York, US, where he said that Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon views US engagement in climate change as vital to success.

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