Mitigation

UNCTAD World Investment Forum Opens in China [viewed]

7 September 2010: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (by videoconference), Supachai Panitchpakdi, Secretary-General of the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and former US President Bill Clinton addressed the World Investment Forum in Xiamen, China, highlighting the current challenge of integrating investment policies to encourage the transformation towards a low-carbon economy.

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UNEP Releases Climate Neutral Strategy [viewed]

7 September 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has released a master plan to reduce its carbon footprint and pave the way towards climate neutrality.

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UNFCCC Compliance Committee Publishes Note on Admission of Observers [viewed]

3 September 2010: The UNFCCC Compliance Committee has published a note (CC/8/2010/4) concerning the working arrangements to operationalize rule 9 of the rules of procedure.

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EBRD and Japan Sign MoU to Support Energy Efficiency and Climate Change Mitigation [viewed]

3 September 2010: The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cooperate in the co-financing of environmental projects, the development of carbon emission reduction instruments, and co-financing and non-sovereign financing of municipal infrastructure, in particular linked to climate-related projects.

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IEA Releases 2010 Key World Energy Statistics [viewed]

1 September 2010: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has published the 2010 edition of its annual publication “Key World Energy Statistics,” covering national production and consumption characteristics, regional trends, and other key indicators for over 130 countries.

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OECD Releases Paper on Incorporation of Climate Impacts into EIAs [viewed]

17 August 2010: In its Environmental Working Paper series, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has published a new paper titled “Incorporating Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation in Environmental Impact Assessments: Opportunities and Challenges.”

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Geneva Dialogue Discusses Climate Finance [viewed]

4 September 2010: The Geneva Dialogue on Climate Finance took place in Geneva, Switzerland, from 2-3 September 2010, to address current themes related to finance in the ongoing UN climate negotiations.

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ECLAC Holds Seminar on International Trade's Vulnerability to Carbon Footprint Policies [viewed]

3 September 2010: The UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) organized a seminar to address the vulnerability of Latin America's international trade to carbon footprint policies adopted by developed countries.

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UNFF Country-Led Initiative Addresses Forest Governance, Decentralization and REDD+ [viewed]

3 September 2010: The Oaxaca Workshop on Forest Governance, Decentralization and REDD+ in Latin America and the Caribbean took place in Oaxaca, Mexico, from 31 August-3 September 2010.

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CBD COP Presidencies Adopt Ministerial Call for Action [viewed]

3 September 2010: Meeting for the first time as a group, 11 ministers responsible for the environment, representing former and upcoming presidencies of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), gathered on 3 September 2010, in Geneva, Switzerland, and adopted the Geneva Ministerial Biodiversity Call for Immediate Action.

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