Mitigation

SDSN Outlines Pathways to Deep Decarbonization in the US [viewed]

unsdsn20 November 2014: The Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project (DDPP) has released a report demonstrating that the US could achieve an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions below 1990 levels by 2050. Using what the report indicates are conservative economic assumptions and existing or near-commercial technologies, the report creates four low-carbon scenarios, all leading to the 80% cut, which translates into an 83% reduction over 2005 levels.

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UNFCCC Synthesizes Views on Updating National Reporting Guidelines [viewed]

UNFCCC20 November 2014: The UNFCCC Secretariat has produced a technical paper synthesizing the views of parties on updating the guidelines for the national communications (NCs) of Annex I parties (FCCC/TP/2014/5). The paper also analyzes the current reporting guidelines to determine areas that may need revision to provide coherence, consistency and alignment with the most recent decisions of the Conference of the Parties (COP).

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CIFOR Examines Social Safeguards in REDD+ [viewed]

CIFOR18 November 2014: A study conducted by researchers from the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) demonstrates the importance of urgent action to address the social aspects of REDD+. The study covers Brazil, Indonesia and Tanzania, and focuses on social safeguards, which are expected to be a topic of discussion at the upcoming UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP) in Lima, Peru.

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UNFCCC Reports on Annex I National GHG Inventory Data for 1990-2012 [viewed]

UNFCCC17 November 2014: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a report on the national greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory data for Annex I countries for the period 1990–2012 and the status of reporting of Annex I countries' GHG inventories in 2014 (FCCC/SBI/2014/20).

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UNFCCC Publishes Annex B Parties' Compilation and Accounting Information [viewed]

UNFCCC17 November 2014: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the annual compilation and accounting report for Kyoto Protocol Annex B parties for 2014 (FCCC/KP/CMP/2014/7) and the compilation and accounting information for each Annex B party (FCCC/KP/CMP/2014/7/Add.1).

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UNFCCC Identifies Cooperation Areas on the Impacts of Response Measures [viewed]

UNFCCC19 November 2014: A technical paper published by the UNFCCC Secretariat continues work on the impact of measures implemented in response to climate change. As such response measures may have various impacts, whether social, environmental or economic, parties have looked for areas of convergence in addressing this issue, including through a forum held on 6 June 2013. The technical paper summarizes opportunities for cooperation on this issue.

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UNEP Emissions Gap Report Highlights Role of Renewables, Energy Efficiency [viewed]

UNEP19 November 2014: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has launched the fifth edition of its Emissions Gap Report, which draws on the research of the world's main atmospheric science, climate change and policy centers to present a unified message on the world's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, present and future, using shared indicators. This year's report finds that, under current trends and commitments, an additional gap of 14-17 gigatons of CO2-equivalent (Gt CO2-e) will need to be closed in 2030, if the world is to stay within the 2°C warming limit.

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France, Pacific Community Hold High-Level Dialogue on Climate Change [viewed]

SPC - French Flag17 November 2014: The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) hosted a High-Level Dialogue on Climate Change between Pacific leaders and French President François Hollande, who will preside the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 21) to the UNFCCC in Paris, France. During the Dialogue, the Pacific Community urged France to take on a strong leadership role in 2015 to adopt a meaningful climate change agreement and pledged their support to Hollande during preparations for COP 21.

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UNFCCC Reports on Matching NAMA with Support [viewed]

UNFCCC14 November 2014: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a report on the extent of the matching of nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs) with financial, technical and capacity-building support (FCCC/SBI/2014/INF.24). The document provides information on the extent of the matching of NAMAs with financial, technical and capacity-building support under the NAMA registry.

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CDM Executive Board Reports Declining Projects and CERs [viewed]

UNFCCC6 November 2014: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the annual report of the Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) to the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP), which covers the Board's work from 5 October 2013 to 30 September 2014 (FCCC/KP/CMP/2014/5).

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