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UN Secretary-General Urges Business Community to Help “Seal the Deal” [viewed]

© Copenhagen Climate Council26 May 2009: Speaking at the World Business Summit on Climate Change, which took place in Copenhagen, Denmark, from 24-26 May 2009, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on the over 500 participating business leaders to use their business acumen to urge government leaders to reach an agreement on reducing greenhouse gases at the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP15) in December 2009.

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EIB Co-financing Climate Change Mitigation in Viet Nam [viewed]

26 May 2009: The European Investment Bank (EIB) has announced that it will co-finance investments that will contribute to the mitigation of climate change through a EUR100 million loan.

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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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