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UNFCCC Secretariat Receives Further Bali Action Plan Submissions [viewed]

UNFCCC2 December 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has received three further submissions (FCCC/AWGLCA/2009/MISC.9) from intergovernmental organizations on ideas and proposals on the elements contained in paragraph 1 of the Bali Action Plan for the eighth session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA).

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UN Secretary-General to Ibero-American Summit: “We Cannot Afford to Fail in Copenhagen” [viewed]

29 November 2009: In a message delivered by António Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, to the Ibero-American Summit in Estoril, Portugal, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed that "our capacity to innovate should be put to use without delay" to address the challenge of climate change.

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UNEP/MAP's First State of the Environment and Development Report Highlights Climate Change's Impacts on the Mediterranean Region [viewed]

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November 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Mediterranean Action Plan (MAP) and its Regional Activity Centres have released the first State of the Environment and Development report covering the Mediterranean region, which tackles key environmental issues, including climate change.

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FAO Publishes Brief on Jointly Addressing Climate Change and Food Security [viewed]

2dic_09_011 December 2009: The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has released a policy brief that identifies opportunities in the agriculture sector to address challenges relating to development, food security and climate change mitigation and adaptation.

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UNECA and AU Explore Climate Change Collaboration [viewed]

Uneca1 December: The African Union Commission (AUC) and the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) are meeting to discuss improved cooperation in the area of climate change, among other areas.

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CO2 Cubes Art Exhibit to be Unveiled at COP15 Opening [viewed]

2dic_09_0730 November 2009: An art exhibit titled "CO2 CUBES: Visualize a Tonne of Change" will be unveiled to the public in Copenhagen, Denmark, at the Tycho Brahe Planetarium, for the launch of the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC, which will convene from 7-18 December 2009.

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EU-China Summit Dominated by Climate Change [viewed]

logoeupresidency30 November 2009: The 12th EU-China Summit, held on 30 November 2009, in Nanjing, China, was dominated by discussions on climate change negotiations and cooperation. During the Summit, Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao reiterated his country's commitment to reducing carbon dioxide intensity in the economy by 40 to 50% by the year 2020, stressing that China is still a developing country at a sensitive stage in its industrial development, and that its per capita emissions are still below that of developed countries.

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UNECA's African Climate Policy Centre Gets Support from Sweden [viewed]

Uneca26 November 2009: The Government of Sweden has signed an agreement with the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), committing 60 million Swedish Kronor to support the UNECA's African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC).

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OECD and IEA Release Paper on a MRV Framework [viewed]

1dic_09_05November 2009: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the International Energy Agency (IEA) have released a paper titled "Financing Climate Change Mitigation: Towards a Framework for Measurement, Reporting and Verification," which highlights existing knowledge and information about a range of different types of mitigation support and outlines a structure for a future framework for measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) to provide greater accountability and transparency.

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Commonwealth Leaders Call for Legally-Binding Agreement by 2010, Support Copenhagen Launch Fund [viewed]

commonwealthlogo28 November 2009: Commonwealth leaders, joined by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Danish Prime Minister Lars LøkkeRasmussen, focused discussions on climate change during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting held from 27-29 November 2009, in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.

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