Mitigation

OECD Publishes Interim Report on Green Growth Strategy [viewed]

28 May 2010: During its Ministerial Council Meeting, which took place in Paris, France, from 27-28 May 2010, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released the "Interim Report of the Green Growth Strategy - Implementing our Commitment for a Sustainable Future."

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IEA Publishes Synthesis Report on Promising Energy Technology Initiatives [viewed]

28 May 2010: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has published a report synthesizing the most significant advancements in new energy technologies made through its 42 multilateral technology initiatives, called Implementing Agreements, titled “Energy Technology Initiatives: Implementation through Multilateral Co-operation.”

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Fourth GEF Assembly Reviews GEF Policies and Operations [viewed]

28 May 2010: The fourth Assembly of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) was held in Punta del Este, Uruguay, on 25-26 May 2010. The Assembly was preceded by a Civil Society Forum and a GEF Council meeting, which  took place at the same venue.

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UNFCCC Publishes Further AWG-LCA Submissions [viewed]

28 May 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published an addendum (FCCC/AWGLCA/2010/MISC.2/Add.2) comprisingtwo further submissions from the Russian Federation and Tuvalu on additional views on which the Chair  of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA) may draw in preparing text to facilitate negotiations among parties.

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Experts Discuss REDD+ Governance Safeguards [viewed]

27 May 2010: The UN-REDD Programme, Chatham House and other forest governance experts met in London, UK, from 24-25 May 2010, to discuss how to monitor governance safeguards in the implementation of a mechanism to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of carbon stocks (REDD+).

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UNFCCC Publishes Article 6 Workshop Report [viewed]

27 May 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the report (FCCC/SBI/2010/9) of the regional workshop on the implementation of Article 6 of the Convention on education and outreach in Latin America and the Caribbean, which was held in Bavaro, Dominican Republic, from 27-30 April 2010.

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ICRAF Releases Paper on Tenure Insecurity in Indonesia [viewed]

May 2010: The World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF) has released a working paper looking at land tenure issues and reduced emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD) in the Kalimantan Forests and Climate Partnership initiative in Indonesia.

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Event: UNITAR/WTI Course on Trade and Climate Change [viewed]

The course, organized by the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and the World Trade Institute (WTI), aims to explore key legal and economic issues arising from the climate change debate, including the relationship between the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement and multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs) that address climate change, particularly regarding the legality of domestic and international trade measures to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. It is designed for senior and middle level officials and professionals wishing to deepen their knowledge and understanding of international trade and climate change issues.  

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Oslo Meeting Reaches Agreement on Financing and Quick-Start Measures for REDD [viewed]

27 May 2010: Representatives of 50 countries met in Oslo, Norway, on 27 May 2010, to conclude an agreement on financing and a framework to rapidly operationalize measures for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD). Countries also pledged almost US$4 billion to quick-start implementation between 2010-2012.

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Arctic Biodiversity Assessment Highlights Rapid Changes for Arctic Flora and Fauna [viewed]

27 May 2010: A new report synthesizing scientific findings on the status and trends for selected biodiversity in the Arctic indicates that unique Arctic habitats for flora and fauna, including sea ice, tundra, lakes and peatlands, have been disappearing over recent decades, and some characteristic Arctic species have shown a decline. Changes in Arctic biodiversity have global repercussions and are further creating challenges for people living in the Arctic.

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