Mitigation

UN-REDD Article Discusses REDD+ and Drivers of Deforestation [viewed]

UNREDD Newsletter12 October 2010: Linda Rosengren, UN-REDD Programme, has authored an article on the drivers of deforestation, in particular agricultural expansion, and the role of REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, as well as the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks).

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OECD Releases Report on Environmental Taxes [viewed]

13 October 2010: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has published a study, entitled “Taxation, Innovation and the Environment,” that addresses the questions: Do green taxes prompt innovation? What types of innovation result, and what benefits do they bring? And does taxation design play a critical role?

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ASEAN Environment Ministers Discuss Climate Negotiations [viewed]

13 October 2010: Environment Ministers from member States of the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) met in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam, on 13 October 2010, for the sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution and the 12th Informal ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on the Environment.

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EU Considers New Policy on Tourism [viewed]

12 October 2010: The Council of Competitiveness Ministers of the EU met in Luxembourg, on 12 October 2010, to consider a new EU policy on tourism, which includes climate change considerations.

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Two Reports on EU Mitigation Action Review Emission Reduction Efforts [viewed]

12 October 2010: The European Environment Agency (EEA) and the European Commission have published two separate reports on mitigation action in the EU that highlight that the EU is on track towards achieving its emission reduction targets.

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UNCCD Executive Secretary Re-Appointed to Second Term [viewed]

11 October 2010: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has re-appointed Luc Gnacadja (Benin) as the Executive Secretary of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).

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UNFCCC Publishes October 2009-September 2010 Annual Compliance Committee Report [viewed]

8 October 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the fifth annual report of the Compliance Committee (FCCC/KP/CMP/2010/6) to the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP/MOP).

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First Newsletter of ECOWAS Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Released [viewed]

1 October 2010: The Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) has published its first quarterly newsletter.

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ADB Finances Two Solar Power Plants in Thailand [viewed]

12 October 2010: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is lending up to US$140 million to The Bangchak Petroleum Company Public Company Limited (BCP) to build two solar power plants, for a total of 38MW in central Thailand.

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IPCC 32 Opens in Busan, Republic of Korea [viewed]

11 October 2010: The 32nd Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) opened on 11 October 2010, in Busan, Republic of Korea, and, as its first order of business, adopted the agenda and the report of IPCC 31.

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