Mitigation

UNECE, FAO Release Study on Wood Consumption [viewed]

3 August 2010: The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have published a study showing that, while the consumption of wood and paper products fell by 11.6% in the UNECE region in 2009, wood used for energy is the only segment of the market that grew due to government policies aimed at promoting renewable energy sources in order to mitigate climate change and improve energy security.

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IDB Supports Private Bank's Green Portfolio [viewed]

3 August 2010: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a US$30 million loan to Banco de Galicia y Buenos Aires to create an innovative sustainable facility to scale up private sector financing for projects in the areas of renewable energy, energy efficiency and agriculture, among others.

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IDB Funds Geothermal Expansion in Nicaragua [viewed]

2 August 2010: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will fund the expansion of geothermal power generation capacity in Nicaragua with a US$40 million loan to the company Polaris Energy Nicaragua S.A.

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UNFCCC Executive Secretary Briefs the Press at Opening of August Bonn Climate Change Talks [viewed]

2 August 2010: Christiana Figueres, UNFCCC Executive Secretary, held a press conference on  the opening day of the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany. She highlighted five key areas in which progress can be built. 

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World Bank Launches Tenth Edition of Little Green Data Book [viewed]

29 July 2010: The World Bank has released the tenth edition of its Little Green Data Book, which provides evidence of the last decade's achievements - or lack of progress - on the road towards sustainable development.

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Event: Scoping Meeting for the IPCC AR5 Synthesis Report [viewed]

The intent of this meeting is to scope out the contents of the Synthesis Report for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report (AR5). The scoping of the Synthesis Report for the AR5 was first considered in Venice, Italy, at the AR5 Scoping Meeting, held from 13-17 July 2009. It recommended that the Synthesis Report be organized around four major topic areas: Observed Changes and their Causes; Future Changes (in the short and long-term); Response; and Transitions and Transformation. Please note that attendance at the scoping meeting is by invitation only.  

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Event: AWG-KP 14 and AWG-LCA 12 [viewed]

The 14th session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP 14) and the 12th session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA 12) will take place at the Tianjin Meijiang Convention and Exhibition Center (MJCEC). The sessions will be preceded by preparatory meetings of the Group of 77 and China, the African Group, the small islands developing States (SIDS) and the least developed countries (LDCs) from 28 September-3 October 2010.  

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August Bonn Climate Change Talks Open [viewed]

2 August 2010: The 11th session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA 11) and the 13th session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP 13) opened in Bonn, Germany, on 2 August 2010.

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CDM Executive Board Releases 55th Meeting Report [viewed]

30 July 2010: The Report of the 55th Meeting of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Executive Board (EB), which took place from 26-30 July 2010, in Bonn, Germany, to consider matters relating to the operation of the CDM, is now available.

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CDM EB Issues Call for Public Inputs on Focus Areas for Future Practitioner Workshops [viewed]

30 July 2010: The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Executive Board (EB), at its 55th meeting, agreed to open a call for public inputs on focus areas for future practitioner workshops for CDM stakeholders.

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