Mitigation

World Bank Extends Deadline for Comments on Implementation of Strategic Framework on Development and Climate Change [viewed]

© World Bank8 September 2009: In order to help disseminate its climate-related work since the adoption of the Strategic Framework on Development and Climate Change in 2008, the World Bank has issued a booklet titled “Development and Climate Change: The World Bank Group at Work,” which is now translated into Spanish and French and posted on the Bank's website.

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OECD Publishes Policy Brief on Cost-Effective Actions to Tackle Climate Change [viewed]

© OECD8 September 2009: The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) published a policy brief summarizing OECD analyses showing that the cost of action to mitigate climate change would be minimized if a cost-effective set of policy instruments, with a focus on carbon pricing, were applied as broadly as possible across all emission sources, including all countries, sectors, and greenhouse gases.

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ADB Highlights South Asia's Vulnerabilities to Climate Change [viewed]

© ADB2 September 2009: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) presented, during the South Asia Regional Climate Change Conference on “A Vision for Addressing Climate Change Risks and Vulnerabilities in the Himalayas,” the preliminary findings of a study that highlights how melting Himalayan glaciers and other climate change impacts pose a direct threat to the water and food security of more than 1.6 billion people in South Asia.

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South Asia Regional Climate Change Conference Highlights Vulnerabilities of South Asia to Climate Change [viewed]

© Kathmandu 1 September 2009: Government leaders meeting in Kathmandu, Nepal, for the South Asia Regional Climate Change Conference “A Vision for Addressing Climate Change Risks and Vulnerabilities in the Himalayas” issued a Final Statement noting that South Asia, including the Hindu Kush-Himalayan region, is a climate change hot spot that influences the lives of half of the world's population, is highly vulnerable to the adverse impacts of climate change, and is characterized by critical knowledge gaps, especially of mountain ecosystems within and across its constituent units.

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UNESCO Convenes Broadcast Media and Climate Change Conference [viewed]

© UNESCO5 September 2009: The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) convened the first UNESCO Broadcast Media and Climate Change conference in Paris, France, from 4-5 September 2009.

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UN Climate Change Gateway Website Updated [viewed]

© UN4 September 2009: The website that presents the UN System's Work on Climate Change has been updated. The website offers pages regarding, inter alia: the 2009 Summit, to take place on 22 September 2009, in New York, US; Science; Themes; Negotiations; Secretary-General; News and Media; Calendar; Documents; and Youth. It also offers links to the climate change websites for the UN System's organizations, programmes and agencies.

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UNDP Calls for Climate Proofing Development Strategies at WCC-3 [viewed]

© WCC33 September 2009: On the occasion of the World Climate Conference-3 (WCC-3), which convened in Geneva, Switzerland, from 31 August-3 September 2009, UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark spoke on the need to improve climate prediction for climate risk management to safeguard progress made towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and poverty reduction in general.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases Scenario Note for First Part of AWG-KP 9 [viewed]

© UNFCCC3 September 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a Scenario Note (FCCC/KP/AWG/2009/13) in preparation for the first part of the ninth session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP), which will convene from 28 September- 9 October in Bangkok, Thailand, in conjunction with the seventh session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA).

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UNFCCC Releases Copenhagen SBSTA Provisional Agenda [viewed]

2 September 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released an advance version of the provisional agenda (FCCC/SBSTA/2009/4) for the 31st session of Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 31), which will be held in Copenhagen from 7-18 December 2009, in order to assist delegations in preparing for the session.

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ECLAC Hosts Second Latin American and Caribbean Dialogue Towards Copenhagen [viewed]

2 September 2009: Addressing the Second Latin American and Caribbean Dialogue towards Copenhagen, Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), offered a “neutral ground for dialogue to help the region advance towards common positions.”

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