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ADB Holds High-Level Dialogue on Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific, Announces Clean Energy Funds [viewed]

© ADB19 June 2009: The Asian Development Bank's (ADB) High-Level Dialogue on Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific, which took place on 16-17 June 2009, in Manila, the Philippines, highlighted the special stake and role of Asian and Pacific countries in solving the climate crisis.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Publishes Notifications on August Consultations [viewed]

18 June 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a notification (CAS/UN/AUG/09) concerning the August intersessional informal consultations, which will be held from 10-14 August 2009, in Bonn, Germany, by the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the

Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP) and the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA).

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World Bank Finances Coal Power Plant Modernization in India [viewed]

© World Bank18 June 2009: The World Bank approved a US$180 million loan to the Government of India, to renovate and modernize old, inefficient and polluting coal-fired power plants. The project, which is expected to lower carbon emissions and boost power production at these plants, is co-financed with a US$45.4 million grant from the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

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UNFCCC Releases Five Proposals by Parties for a Protocol under the Convention [viewed]

© UNFCCC6 June 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has posted five proposals by parties for a protocol under the Convention, which will be considered by the Conference of the Parties at its 15th session, scheduled to take place in Copenhagen, Denmark, in December 2009.

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ADB Releases Report on Understanding and Responding to Climate Change in Developing Asia [viewed]

© ADB June 2009: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) published a report on “Understanding and Responding to Climate Change in Developing Asia.”

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UNFCCC Releases Malta's Proposal to Amend Annex I to the Convention [viewed]

13 May 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the proposal from Malta for an amendment to Annex I to the Convention (FCCC/CP/2009/2).

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Copenhagen Congress' Update to IPCC Fourth Assessment Report Published [viewed]

18 June 2009: A report synthesizing the newest research results on climate change, based on discussions and presentations made at the scientific congress “Climate change: Global Risks, Challenges and Decisions” held in Copenhagen, Denmark, in March 2009, was presented to the Prime Minister of Denmark, Lars Løkke Rasmussen, at the European Policy Centre in Brussels, Belgium.

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Joint Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation/UNCA Global Prize for Coverage of Climate Change Issues Launched [viewed]

18 June 2009: A press conference was held on 18 June 2009, at UN Headquarters in New York, US, to launch the €10,000 joint Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation/UN Correspondents Association (UNCA) Global Prize for the best coverage of climate change issues.

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UN Secretary-General Addresses UNGA's Thematic Dialogue on Energy Efficiency and Conservation [viewed]

© UN18 June 2009: The UN General Assembly's (UNGA) interactive thematic dialogue on “Energy efficiency, energy conservation and new and renewable sources of energy” took place at UN Headquarters in New York, US, on 18 June.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases Bolivia's Proposal for an Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol [viewed]

© UNFCCC17 June 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the proposal from Bolivia, on behalf of Malaysia, Paraguay and Venezuela, for an amendment to the Kyoto Protocol (FCCC/KP/CMP/2009/12).

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