Mitigation

ITU Secretary-General Highlights ICTs as Part of Climate Solution [viewed]

Itu Logo4 December 2009: The Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Hamadoun Touré, has called on delegates who will attend the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP 15) to take advantage of the potential of advanced technologies to dramatically reduce emissions across a wide range of industrial sectors.

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Spain Pledges €15 million for UN-REDD Programme [viewed]

Un-redd4 December 2009: Spain has become the third donor to the UN-REDD Programme, following the Governments of Norway and Denmark, by pledging €15 million to the trust fund. Yemi Katerere, Head of UN-REDD, commented that "there is a growing interest in the UN-REDD Programme by developing and developed countries and a clear recognition that reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD) cannot happen without this partnership.

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Second Committee Forwards Draft Resolution to UN General Assembly on Climate Change [viewed]

Unga4 December 2009: The Second Committee (Economic and Financial) of the UN General Assembly has approved 11 draft resolutions, including a text on the protection of global climate for present and future generations of humankind.

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UN Secretary-General's Climate Change Support Team Chief Holds Press Conference [viewed]

4 December 2009: During a press conference held at UN Headquarters in New York, US, Janos Pasztor, Director of the Secretary-General's Climate Change Support Team, underlined that there were several signs of optimism that the outcome of the UN Conference on Climate Change in Copenhagen would be successful.

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WorldFish Center Highlights Project to Examine Offset Opportunities for Mangrove Conservation [viewed]

7dic_09_164 December 2009: The WorldFish Center, a member of the Consultative Group on International AgriculturalResearch (CGIAR), has released a brief that outlines a project in the Solomon Islands, funded by the Australian Government, to examine the potential for mangrove forests to be included in voluntary carbon offset markets.

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UNEP Risoe Centre Publishes Guidebook on CDM Programme of Activities [viewed]

7dic_09_173 December 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Risoe Centre on Energy, Climate and Sustainable Development has published a guidebook on the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) titled "A Primer on CDM Programme of Activities."

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UNDP Newsletter Highlights UN Joint Programmes Funded by the MDG Spanish Fund and Community Based Adaptation [viewed]

UndpDecember 2009: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has released the second issue of its Adaptation Bulletin, a quarterly publication, highlighting the support the organization is providing to the development of national, sub-national and community level capacities to adapt and build their resilience against climate change risks.

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UN-REDD Releases Latest Newsletter [viewed]

Un-reddNovember 2009: The UN-REDD Programme has released its fourth Newsletter, highlighting the Programme's latest activities.

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UPU Releases Results of Carbon Emissions Inventory [viewed]

Upu Logo3 December 2009: The Universal Postal Union (UPU), the UN specialized agency for postal services, has released the results of its first worldwide survey, which estimates that Posts in its 191 member countries generated at least 26 million tons of carbon dioxide in 2008 through the operation of postal vehicles and buildings, or 0.07% of total worldwide emissions.

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IEA Releases Technology Roadmap for Cement Industry [viewed]

4dic_09_023 December 2009: The International Energy Agency (IEA), in cooperation with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Cement Sustainability Initiative, has released a new publication titled the "Cement Technology Roadmap 2009: Carbon emissions reductions up to 2050," as part of its Technology Roadmap series.

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