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G8 Energy Ministers Define Joint Strategies to Respond to Climate Change [viewed]

© G826 May 2009: The Group of Eight (G8) Energy Ministers Meeting took place in Rome, Italy, from 24-25 May 2009, under the theme “Beyond the crisis: towards a new world energy leadership.”

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CMS Secretariat Highlights Threats Posed by Energy Demand to Gorilla Conservation [viewed]

© CMS22 May 2009: On the occasion of the International Biodiversity Day, the Secretariat of the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) stressed that the ever-growing human demand for energy and its consequences represent an omnipresent yet invisible threat to gorillas and their habitats.

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UNGA President Releases Interim Draft of Report of the Commission of Experts on Reforms of the International Monetary and Financial System [viewed]

21 May 2009: The UN General Assembly (UNGA) President has released an interim draft of the Report of the Commission of Experts of the President of the UNGA on Reforms of the International Monetary and Financial System.

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World Bank Funds Coal Alternatives in China [viewed]

© World Bank20 May 2009: The World Bank approved a loan of US$80 million to fund the utilization of coal bed methane (CBM) and coal mine methane (CMM) as substitutes to coal in China.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Posts Submission by UNHCR [viewed]

15 May 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has received two submissions from the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) under ideas and proposals on the elements of paragraph 1 of the Bali Action Plan.

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FAO Releases Policy Brief on Anchoring Agriculture within a Copenhagen Agreement [viewed]

25 May 2009: The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has released a policy brief providing options for addressing agriculture in a global climate change agreement.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Receives Submissions under Bali Action Plan [viewed]

© UNFCCC19 May 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released two documents containing the 74 submissions from 41 parties it received up to 5 May 2009, on Ideas and proposals on the elements contained in paragraph 1 of the Bali Action Plan FCCC/AWGLCA/2009/MISC.4 (Part I) and FCCC/AWGLCA/2009/MISC.4 (Part II).

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UNFCCC Executive Secretary Provides Update on Status of Negotiations [viewed]

14 May 2009: In a press conference held in New York, US, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer emphasized the need to accelerate progress with only 200 days left before the Copenhagen climate change conference.

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CBD Secretariat Publishes Fourth Issue of e-Newsletter on REDD and Biodiversity [viewed]

May 2009: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has published the fourth issue of its e-newsletter on Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) and Biodiversity.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases AWG-LCA Negotiating Text [viewed]

© UNFCCC19 May 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has posted the negotiating text prepared by the Chair of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA) to facilitate the negotiations among parties on the fulfillment of the Bali Action Plan towards the agreed outcome to be adopted at the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties in Copenhagen, Denmark, in December 2009.

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