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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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World Bank Funds Energy Efficient Light Bulb Replacement in Togo [viewed]

28 May 2009: The World Bank approved an Efficient Lighting Project for the City of Lome, Togo, including a Global Environment Facility (GEF) grant totaling US$1.82 million to: disseminate at least 400,000 compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) to replace incandescent light bulbs currently in use; organize outreach and awareness-building campaigns aimed at promoting an energy efficiency culture; and introduce a regulatory and quality control mechanism in the national distribution market for CFLs.

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IFPRI Policy Briefs Lay out Agenda on Agriculture and Climate Change for Copenhagen [viewed]

© IFPRI May 2009: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has released a collection of policy briefs addressing technical and policy issues on agriculture and climate change that should be addressed as part of a new international agreement on climate change.

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IFPRI Urges Including Agriculture in Climate Change Negotiations [viewed]

28 May 2009: In its latest edition of IFPRI Forum, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) urges including agriculture in the negotiations for a new international agreement on climate change in Copenhagen.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Addresses Carbon Expo [viewed]

© Carbon Expo 200927 May 2009: In a speech delivered at Carbon Expo 2009 in Barcelona, Spain, John Kilani, on behalf of UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer, underlined that markets and market-based mechanisms are an integral part of the broader, global architecture being put in place to address climate change.

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