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UN Secretary-General Urges Businesses to be “Advocates for Climate Action” [viewed]

© UN2 June 2009: In a video message to the 19th anniversary dinner of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), which met in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 2 June 2009, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon underlined that the ICC had helped the UN launch the Global Compact 10 years ago.

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Bonn Climate Change Talks Begin [viewed]

1 June 2009: The 30th sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) under the UNFCCC, the sixth session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA) and the eighth session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP) began on 1 June 2009 in Bonn, Germany, and will conclude on 12 June.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases SBI Documents [viewed]

1 June 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released two documents to be considered by the 30th session of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI), which is currently taking place in Bonn, Germany.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases Fact Sheet on Nairobi Framework [viewed]

June 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a fact sheet on the Nairobi Framework, which was adopted in 2006 and launched by then-UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases AWG-LCA Submissions from Parties [viewed]

31 May 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released two documents on party submissions, which will be considered by the sixth session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA) in June 2009. The first contains submissions by Australia, Norway, Japan and the US on ideas and proposals on the elements contained in paragraph 1 of the Bali Action Plan (FCCC/AWGLCA/2009/MISC.4/Add.2).

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases Japan's Submission to AWG-KP [viewed]

29 May 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a document containing the submission by Japan on views on possible improvements to emissions trading and the project-based mechanisms (FCCC/KP/AWG/2009/MISC.9/Add.2).

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World Bank Approves First Climate Investment Fund Project [viewed]

© World Bank28 May 2009: The World Bank approved a US$600 million loan to fund energy efficiency and renewable energy in Turkey.

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African Ministers Adopt Nairobi Declaration on Climate Change [viewed]

29 May 2009: African Ministers attending the third special session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) on Climate Change, which convened from 25-29 May 2009, in Nairobi, Kenya, adopted the Nairobi Declaration.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases Party Submissions to AWG-LCA [viewed]

© UNFCCC29 May 209: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released various party submissions that will be considered by the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA) at its sixth session, which will take place in Bonn, Germany, from 1-12 June 2009.

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IPCC Chair Pachauri to Head Board of International Research Institute for Climate and Society [viewed]

28 May 2009: Rajendra Pachauri, the Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), has agreed to serve as board chair of the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) at the Earth Institute, Columbia University, US.

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