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Ramsar Co-organizes Workshop on Wetlands and Carbon Offsets [viewed]

Ramsar6 November 2009: The Danone-IUCN-Ramsar partnership hosted a three-day expert workshop on “Achieving carbon offsets through mangroves and other wetlands,” from 9-11 November 2009, in Gland, Switzerland.

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UN-REDD Releases Third Newsletter [viewed]

Un-reddOctober 2009: The UN-REDD Programme has published the third issue of its newsletter, featuring news on: five new countries that joined the UN-REDD Programme; the first regional consultation between indigenous peoples' organizations from Asia and the Pacific and the UN-REDD Programme; and the Democratic Republic of the Congo's request for funding of a Congo Basin approach for monitoring, reporting and verification.

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UN Secretary-General Urges All Heads of State and Government to Attend High-Level Segment in Copenhagen [viewed]

COP 1512 November 2009: In a statement issued by his Spokesperson, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the invitation by Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen of Denmark for Heads of State and government to attend the closing days of the UN Conference on Climate Change in Copenhagen on 17-18 December 2009.

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GEF Council Meeting Decides on Climate Change Financing [viewed]

GEF12 November 2009: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council Meeting took place in Washington DC, US, from 10-12 November 2009, and addressed climate change financing, among other issues.

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UN Secretary-General Urges US to Take Leading Role in Climate Change Negotiations [viewed]

ban-ki-moon-met-with-us11 November 2009: During a visit to Washington DC, US, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met with US Congressional leaders to discuss the status of international climate change negotiations.

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ECOWAS and EU Discuss Climate Change [viewed]

logoeupresidency11 November 2009: Representatives of the EU and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) discussed climate change, among other issues, during the sixteenth EU-ECOWAS Ministerial Troika meeting, which convened in Abuja, Nigeria, on 11 November 2009, under the Co-Chairmanship of Frank Belfrage, Swedish State Secretary for Foreign Affairs, and Amb. Bagudu M. Hirse, Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs.

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UN Secretary-General's Climate Change Support Team Expresses Confidence about Copenhagen [viewed]

Janos Pasztor9 November 2009: During a press conference in New York, US, Janos Pasztor, Director of the UN Secretary-General's Climate Change Support Team, indicated that Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is confident that “governments will reach agreement in Copenhagen on the fundamental issues that will form the substance of a legally binding international agreement which is the end goal for guiding action on climate change.”

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World Bank Launches Report on Adapting to Climate Change in Europe and Central Asia [viewed]

World Bank29 October 2009: The World Bank office in Russia hosted the virtual launch of a report on Adapting to Climate Change in Europe and Central Asia. The report highlights that, contrary to popular perception, the region faces a substantial threat from climate change, with a number of the most serious risks already in evidence.

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Climate Investment Funds to Channel US$1.1 Billion for Climate Change in Africa [viewed]

afdb5 November 2009: The Climate Investment Funds (CIF) will invest US$1.1 billion to integrate climate risk and resilience into development planning, achieve renewable energy goals, and pursue low carbon growth in Africa.

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G-20 Recognizes Need for Increased Climate Financing [viewed]

g20logo7 November 2009: The Group of Twenty (G-20) Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors met in St. Andrews, UK, on 6-7 November 2009, to discuss climate financing, among other issues.

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