Mitigation

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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IAEA's Annual Report Features Climate Change-Related Activities [viewed]

© IAEA12 August 2009: The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has published its annual report for 2008, which highlights activities related to climate change issues.

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CBD Secretariat Invites Comments on GBO-3 [viewed]

© CBD10 August 2009: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is inviting comments by governments, non-governmental organizations, institutions, members of universities and scientific bodies, and individuals on the first draft of the third edition of Global Biodiversity Outlook (GBO-3). Comments are invited until 1 October 2009.

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UNDP Releases Paper on Scaling-Up Efforts to Meet Climate Challenge [viewed]

© UNDP August 2009: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) posted an online paper titled “Climate Change at UNDP: Scaling Up to Meet the Challenge,” prepared by its Environment and Energy Group. The paper presents UNDP's strategy to support the efforts of developing countries and vulnerable groups for scaling up mitigation and adaptation action to successfully meet the climate change challenge and achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

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UN Secretary-General on International Youth Day: Climate Change Can Saddle Young People Everywhere with an Unjust “Ecological Debt” [viewed]

12 August 2009: In a message to mark International Youth Day, which is celebrated on 12 August, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon underscored that climate change “continues to compromise economies [...] saddling young people everywhere with an unjust `ecological debt´.”

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UN Secretary-General at Global Environment Forum Calls for Thinking ‘Outside-the-Box' [viewed]

11 August 2009: In his remarks to the Global Environment Forum in Incheon, Republic of Korea, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon noted that some 80% of the Republic of Korea's US$38 billion national stimulus package is dedicated to green growth, and nearly a million green jobs will be created in the coming four years.

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