Mitigation

World Bank Funds Coal Alternatives in China [viewed]

© World Bank20 May 2009: The World Bank approved a loan of US$80 million to fund the utilization of coal bed methane (CBM) and coal mine methane (CMM) as substitutes to coal in China.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Publishes Second 2009 Newsletter [viewed]

© UNFCCC18 May 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released its second newsletter of the year.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Posts Submission by UNHCR [viewed]

15 May 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has received two submissions from the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) under ideas and proposals on the elements of paragraph 1 of the Bali Action Plan.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Receives Submission on Climate-Related Terrestrial Observations [viewed]

15 May 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has received an update report from the Secretariat of the Global Terrestrial Observing System (FCCC/SBSTA/2009/MISC.8) on the assessment of the status of the development of standards for essential climate variables in the terrestrial domain and development of a framework for climate-related terrestrial observations.

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FAO Releases Policy Brief on Anchoring Agriculture within a Copenhagen Agreement [viewed]

25 May 2009: The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has released a policy brief providing options for addressing agriculture in a global climate change agreement.

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UNEP Releases Popular Guide to the Latest IPCC Reports [viewed]

© UNEP22 May 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has released the publication “Climate in Peril: A Popular Guide to the Latest IPCC Reports.”

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UNFCCC Secretariat Receives Submissions under Bali Action Plan [viewed]

© UNFCCC19 May 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released two documents containing the 74 submissions from 41 parties it received up to 5 May 2009, on Ideas and proposals on the elements contained in paragraph 1 of the Bali Action Plan FCCC/AWGLCA/2009/MISC.4 (Part I) and FCCC/AWGLCA/2009/MISC.4 (Part II).

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases Note on Status Report on Review of Fourth National Communications [viewed]

© UNFCCC18 May 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a note (FCCC/SBI/2009/INF.6) containing information on the status of submission and review of fourth national communications, and of reports demonstrating progress under the Kyoto Protocol, from Parties included in Annex I to the Convention (Annex I parties).

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UNFCCC Executive Secretary Provides Update on Status of Negotiations [viewed]

14 May 2009: In a press conference held in New York, US, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer emphasized the need to accelerate progress with only 200 days left before the Copenhagen climate change conference.

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CBD Secretariat Publishes Fourth Issue of e-Newsletter on REDD and Biodiversity [viewed]

May 2009: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has published the fourth issue of its e-newsletter on Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) and Biodiversity.

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