Mitigation

UNU Hosts Japan Iceland Geothermal Forum [viewed]

19 November 2010: The UN University-hosted "Japan Iceland Geothermal Forum 2010" focused on: the potential for geothermal energy both technically and financially to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and address climate change; the cooperation possibilities between Japan and Iceland, including development and financing; the challenges of geothermal use; the possibilities for further development of geothermal technologies; the role of governments in development of geothermal energy; and the strengths of the Japanese and Icelandic models.

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GEF Council Expands Small Grants Programme [viewed]

18 November 2010: The 39th Meeting of the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) Council approved US$134 million for the next phase of the Small Grants Programme (SGP), which awards up to US$50,000 in funds for  projects by civil society and community based organizations.

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European Commission Outlines Future Trade Policy [viewed]

9 November 2010: The European Commission has released a Communication titled "Trade, Growth and World Affairs," which sets out the triple benefit of trade for Europe, namely stronger economic growth, more jobs and increased consumer choice at lower prices. The Communication also addresses green growth, energy and climate change.

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ALBA Nations Adopt Declaration Opposing Commodification of Nature [viewed]

5 November 2010: The Ministerial Committee for the Defense of Nature of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas – Treaty of Commerce of the People (ALBA-TCP) adopted a declaration opposing the concept of "green economy," in which nature is seen as "capital" for producing tradable goods and services.

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UN/ISDR Names Mexico City Mayor Resilience Champion [viewed]

22 November 2010: The UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) has announced it will name Marcelo Ebrard, Mayor of Mexico City, champion of the Making Cities Resilient Campaign.

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UNFCCC Publishes CDM Methodology Booklet [viewed]

22 November 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Methodology Booklet summarizing, classifying and illustrating the methodologies available under the CDM.

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OIE Regional Commission for the Americas Discusses Links between Climate Change and Animal Health [viewed]

19 November 2010: The 20th Session of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) Regional Commission for the Americas, held 16-19 November 2010 in Montevideo, Uruguay, discussed links between climate change and emerging and re-emerging animal diseases, most of which are transmissible to humans.

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Major Economies Forum Supports Package of Decisions in Cancun [viewed]

18 November 2010: The tenth Meeting at the leaders' representative level of the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate, held in Crystal City, US, from 17-18 November 2010, expressed full support for agreeing on a package of decisions at the Cancun Climate Change Conference in late 2010.

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Report on EU Fast-Start Finance Endorsed [viewed]

17 November 2010: The Council of the Finance Ministers of the EU, meeting on 17 November 2010, in Brussels, Belgium, discussed climate finance and endorsed the report on progress on EU fast-start funding.

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Governors' Global Climate Summit Launches R20 Initiative [viewed]

16 November 2010: At the conclusion of the third Governors' Global Climate Summit (GGCS 3), held from 13-16 November 2010, in Davis, California, US, leaders from around the world announced a subnational public-private alliance on climate change and the green economy titled “R20 – Regions of Climate Action.”

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