Mitigation

Pre-COP-15 Meeting Convenes in Copenhagen [viewed]

Eu Swedish Presidency17 November 2009: Forty ministers responsible for environment and climate met in Copenhagen, Denmark, from 16-17 November 2009, to prepare for the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP-15) to the UNFCCC, scheduled to be held in December. At the meeting, ministers from Brazil and the Republic of Korea presented recently approved national decisions on emissions reductions.

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CDM Project Data Released – Number of Projects in Africa Increasing [viewed]

grida17 November 2009: According to figures compiled by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the number of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects that are being planned or have been registered across the African region is increasing.

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ICAO Conference on Alternative Airline Fuels Opens [viewed]

Icao16 November 2009: Opening the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Conference on Aviation and Alternative Fuels, which is taking place from 16-18 November 2009, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, ICAO Secretary General Raymond Benjamin stressed that efficiency improvements can no longer be relied upon to meet the airline industry's growing requirements to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

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CDM Executive Board Releases Proposed Agenda for 51st Meeting [viewed]

UNFCCC16 November 2009: The proposed agenda, annotated agenda and draft work programme for the 51st meeting of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Executive Board are now available.

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APEC Leaders' Meeting Addresses Climate Change [viewed]

apec15 November 2009: Leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) convened for their 17th meeting, titled “Sustaining Growth, Connecting the Region,” in Singapore on 14-15 November 2009, and discussed climate change, among other issues.

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UN Secretary-General Emphasizes Link Between Food Security and Climate Change at World Summit [viewed]

Ban Ki-moon16 November 2009: Speaking at the opening of the World Summit on Food Security, which is taking place from 16-18 November 2009, at UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) headquarters in Rome, Italy, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed that “food security and climate change are deeply interconnected.”

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases AWG-KP Documentation to Facilitate Negotiations Among Parties [viewed]

UNFCCC16 November 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a note (FCCC/KP/AWG/2009/10/Rev.3) by the Chair of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP) on documentation to facilitate negotiations among parties during AWG-KP 10, which will be held from 7-15 December 2009, in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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UNFCCC Releases Addendum to COP 15 Agenda [viewed]

UNFCCC13 November 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released an addendum to the provisional annotated agenda (FCCC/CP/2009/1/Add.1) for the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 15) to the UNFCCC, which will take place from 7-18 December 2009, in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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UNEP Report Recommends Investment in Ecosystems for Higher Profits [viewed]

Teeb13 November 2009: The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) initiative released its report for national and international policy makers, calling for acceleration of investments in management and restoration of ecosystems.

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ITTC-45 Pledges US$575,000 to Thematic Programme on REDD and Environmental Services, Discusses UNFCCC Forest-Related Developments [viewed]

thematic-programme-on-redd16 November 2009: The 45th session of the International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC-45) and the associated sessions of its four Committees were held in Yokohama, Japan, from 9-14 November 2009.

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