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UNDP Newsletter Highlights UN Joint Programmes Funded by the MDG Spanish Fund and Community Based Adaptation [viewed]

Undp8 December 2009: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has released the second issue of its Adaptation Bulletin, which highlights the organization's support for the development of national, sub-national and community level capacities to adapt and build resilience against climate change risks.

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GEF, IFC and Standard and Poor's Develop Carbon Efficiency Index for Companies in Emerging Markets [viewed]

IfcGEF10 December 2009: The Global Environment Facility (GEF), the World Bank Group's International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Standard & Poor's (S&P) have launched the world's first carbon efficient index for emerging markets.

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UNEP Stresses Need for Copenhagen to Deliver Emissions Cuts Beyond Current Proposals [viewed]

Unep9 December 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP), together with the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, Ecofys, Climate Analytics, the Sustainability Institute, the European Climate Foundation and ClimateWorks, has released a statement stressing the need for the Copenhagen negotiations to deliver the high-end of current emissions reduction proposals and beyond in order to contain global warming to below 2°C above pre-industrial levels.

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UN Secretary-General Optimistic About Reaching a Robust Agreement in Copenhagen [viewed]

Ban Ki-moon8 December 2009: In a question and answer session held at UN Headquarters in New York, US, the UN Secretary-General emphasized that the outcome of the ongoing climate change negotiations in Copenhagen will have reverberations for the future of humanity and the planet.

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FAO Launches New Programme for Climate Change Mitigation in Agriculture [viewed]

9dic_09_018 December 2009: The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has launched a US$60 million programme to support climate change mitigation in agriculture, which aims to support sustainable low-emissions agriculture in developing countries over the next five years.

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World Bank Releases Publication on Lessons Learned with Carbon Finance [viewed]

9dic_09_028 December 2009: The World Bank has released a publication titled "10 Years of Experience in Carbon Finance - Insights from working with carbon markets for development & global greenhouse gas mitigation," which provides an overview of the Bank's experience of working with the Kyoto Protocol's flexibility mechanisms, namely the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and Joint Implementation (JI).

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UN General Assembly Adopts Resolution on the Protection of the Global Climate for Present and Future Generations [viewed]

Unga7 December 2009: The UN General Assembly has adopted by consensus a resolution on the protection of the global climate for present and future generations by which it calls on States to work cooperatively towards achieving the ultimate objective of the UNFCCC through the urgent implementation of its provisions.

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UNEP and GEF Support a Greener Football World Cup in 2010 [viewed]

GEF7 December 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) have announced support towards greening the World Cup with a one million dollar funding package to ensure that the event has a long-term sustainable impact on the country and the region.

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UNEP Collaborates on Assessment of Emission Reduction Proposals [viewed]

9dic_09_0156 December 2009: On the eve of the UN climate change conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and Lord Nicholas Stern, Chair of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, launched an analysis of emission reduction proposals.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Publishes Submission on Funds Managed by the GEF [viewed]

UNFCCC5 December 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a submission by the US on the Fourth Review of the Financial Mechanism (FCCC/SBI/2009/MISC.10/Add.1).

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