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Event: Public Symposium on Climate Change and Education: UNESCO's Role in the 2010s [viewed]

The keynote address of this Symposium will be given by the Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The event will also be webcast.  

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Climate Talks Open in Bonn [viewed]

31 May 2010: The Bonn Climate Change Talks began on 31 May 2010, and are scheduled to conclude on 11 June. The meeting brings together representatives from 182 countries and will include the 32nd sessions of the Subsidiary Bodies of the UNFCCC, the tenth session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA 10) and the 12th session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP 12).

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Global Climate Change Alliance Regional Conference for Asia Held [viewed]

31 May 2010: Representatives of the EU, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Laos, Maldives, Myanmar and Nepal participated in Asia's regional conference of the Global Climate Change Alliance on 30-31 May 2010, in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The regional conference took stock of challenges posed by climate change in Asia, focusing on vulnerable countries' specific problems, strategies and response actions, existing financial mechanisms and prospects for reaching an effective global agreement on climate change.

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Fourth GEF Assembly Reviews GEF Policies and Operations [viewed]

28 May 2010: The fourth Assembly of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) was held in Punta del Este, Uruguay, on 25-26 May 2010. The Assembly was preceded by a Civil Society Forum and a GEF Council meeting, which  took place at the same venue.

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UNFCCC Publishes Further AWG-LCA Submissions [viewed]

28 May 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published an addendum (FCCC/AWGLCA/2010/MISC.2/Add.2) comprisingtwo further submissions from the Russian Federation and Tuvalu on additional views on which the Chair  of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA) may draw in preparing text to facilitate negotiations among parties.

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UNFCCC Publishes Information on Contributions [viewed]

28 May 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a document (FCCC/SBI/2010/INF.5) containing tabulated information on the status of receipt of contributions to the UNFCCC trust funds as of 15 May 2010.

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World Bank and GEF Support Agriculture Adaptation in Yemen [viewed]

27 May 2010: The World Bank has approved a US$5 million project to support efforts by the Government of Yemen to enhance capacity and awareness for government agencies to respond to climate variability and change, and to better equip local communities to cope with climate change through the conservation and use of agro-biodiversity.

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UNFCCC Publishes Article 6 Workshop Report [viewed]

27 May 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the report (FCCC/SBI/2010/9) of the regional workshop on the implementation of Article 6 of the Convention on education and outreach in Latin America and the Caribbean, which was held in Bavaro, Dominican Republic, from 27-30 April 2010.

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Oslo Meeting Reaches Agreement on Financing and Quick-Start Measures for REDD [viewed]

27 May 2010: Representatives of 50 countries met in Oslo, Norway, on 27 May 2010, to conclude an agreement on financing and a framework to rapidly operationalize measures for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD). Countries also pledged almost US$4 billion to quick-start implementation between 2010-2012.

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World Bank Releases Annual Report on State and Trends of the Carbon Market [viewed]

26 May 2010: The World Bank released its annual State and Trends of the Carbon Market report at Carbon Expo in Cologne, Germany, on 26 May. The report indicates that the value of the global carbon market grew six percent, to US$144 billion, in 2009 despite being its most challenging year to date.

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