Mitigation

CBD Workshop Highlights Biodiversity Benefits from REDD [viewed]

1 October 2010: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has circulated the results of the Global Expert Workshop on Biodiversity Benefits of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD), which convened from 20-23 September 2010, in Nairobi, Kenya.

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UNFCCC Releases Report on Status of Kyoto Submissions [viewed]

1 October 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a note (CC/8/2010/6/Rev.1) that provides information on the status of submission and review of fifth national communications (NC5), and the annual reports submitted under decision 15/CMP.1, from Annex I Parties that are also parties to the Kyoto Protocol as at 7 September 2010.

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IEA Launches Electric Vehicles Initiative [viewed]

1 October 2010: The International Energy Agency (IEA), in cooperation with eight partner countries, launched the “Electric Vehicles Initiative” at the Paris Motor Show, in Paris, France.

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IPCC Releases Documentation Ahead of 32nd Session [viewed]

October 2009: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has posted documents for its 32nd session, which will take place from 11-14 October 2010, in Busan, Republic of Korea.

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ICAO Releases 2010 Environmental Report [viewed]

30 September 2010: At its 37thGeneral Assembly held in Montreal, Canada, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) launched its "ICAO Environmental Report 2010," which brings together scientific, technological, economic, political and regulatory aspects of aviation environmental protection.

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UNEP Releases Patent-Based Study on Clean Energy Technologies [viewed]

30 September 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP), in partnership with European Patent Office and the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD), has released a report titled "Patents and clean energy: bridging the gap between evidence and policy."

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Proposed Agenda for CDM EB-57 Released [viewed]

30 September 2010: The proposed agenda, annotated agenda and draft work programme for the 57th meeting of the Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), scheduled to take place from 12-14 October 2010, in Bonn, Germany, are now available on the CDM website.

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COP 16 President Assesses the Status of Negotiations [viewed]

25 September 2010: Ambassador Patricia Espinosa, Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico and incoming President of this year's UN Conferences on Climate Change, addressed the Ministerial Consultation on Climate Change and the Cancun Conferences, which took place on 25 September in New York, US. 

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Rio Conventions Focus on Enhancing Collaboration [viewed]

23 September 2010: The tenth meeting of the Joint Liaison Group of the Rio Conventions convened on 23 September 2010, on the margins of the UN General Assembly high-level meeting on biodiversity, in New York, US.

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Event: World Habitat Day 2010: Better City, Better Life [viewed]

The Global Observance of the 2010 World Habitat Day will be held at the Shanghai World Expo 2010. As part of the celebration, a special meeting on the ‘Livable City in a Harmonious Society' will be held. The meeting is one of the six major discussions happening during this week on key urban topics including sustainability, urban development, the environment, economy, cultural heritage, science and innovation. As part of the celebrations worldwide, UN-HABITAT, in partnership with the National Institute for Disaster Management of Mozambique (INGC), is holding a special event in the areas where floods were caused by heavy rains in recent years in Mutarara village, located in the central province of Tete, Mozambique. The event will screen two films: one titled ‘The Change,' on the causes, effects and adaptation measures to cope with climate change; and a second titled ‘The River,' which features how people living near the Limpopo river in the southern part of the country have adapted to live with floods.  

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