Mitigation

UNEP Releases Publications to Highlight CDM Opportunities in the Bio-Carbon Sector [viewed]

© UNEP August 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has released three new publications under the joint UNDP-UNEP Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) capacity development programme in Eastern & Southern Africa, which, inter alia, aims to assist the region in increasing its participation in the CDM.

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UNEP FI Property Working Group Launches Toolkit for Investors [viewed]

© UNEP19 August 2009: The Property Working Group of the UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) has launched a toolkit to help investors better understand and apply the principles of Responsible Property Investment (RPI).

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases AWG-LCA Documents from Bonn Informal Climate Change Talks [viewed]

© UNFCCC17 August 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a number of documents reflecting work done under the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (AWG-LCA) revised negotiating text (FCCC/AWGLCA/2009/INF.1), during the August intersessional informal consultations in Bonn.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases Technical Paper on REDD-Web Platform [viewed]

© UNFCCC17 August 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a technical paper, entitled “Cost of implementing methodologies and monitoring systems relating to estimates of emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, the assessment of carbon stocks and greenhouse gas emissions from changes in forest cover, and the enhancement of forest carbon stocks” (FCCC/TP/2009/1), on the REDD information sharing web platform.

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UNEP Hosts Youth Conference on Climate Change [viewed]

© TUNZA17 August 2009: The largest-ever youth gathering on climate change opened in Daejeon, Republic of Korea, on 17 August 2009, and will conclude on 23 August.

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Bonn Informal Climate Change Talks Conclude with Calls to Pick Up Speed [viewed]

© ENB14 August 2009: The Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA) and the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP) held intersessional informal consultations in Bonn, Germany, from 10-14 August 2009 (also referred to as Bonn III).

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JISC Deems Final the PDDs of JI Projects in Lithuania and Ukraine [viewed]

14 August 2009: The determinations regarding two Joint Implementation (JI) project design documents (PDDs) have been deemed final. This is pursuant to decision 9/CMP.1 (JI guidelines), which provides that a PDD determination shall be deemed final 45 days after the date on which it is made public, unless a request for its review is submitted by a party involved in the project or three members of the JI Supervisory Committee (JISC).

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CBD's July Issue of Monthly Bulletin Activities Highlights Biodiversity and Climate Change Issues [viewed]

© CBD13 August 2009: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has published the July issue of its Monthly Bulletin of Activities, which features an article on the Drafting Committee Meeting for the Report of the Second Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group on Biodiversity and Climate Change (Cape Town, South Africa, 20-24 July 2009).

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases Further AWG-LCA Presentations [viewed]

© UNFCCC12 August 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published three further presentations made on the work on the revised negotiating text of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA) (FCCC/AWGLCA/2009/INF.1).

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UN/ISDR Says Landslide Impacts Can be Reduced [viewed]

© UN/ISDR 12 August 2009: According to the UN International Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction (UN/ISDR), the frequency of landslides is expected to increase as climate change exacerbates the intensity of rainfall, but their impact can be reduced.

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