Mitigation

UN-REDD Hosts Side Event during World Forestry Congress [viewed]

© UN-REDD23 October 2009: The UN Programme on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (UN-REDD Programme) hosted a side event during the World Forestry Congress, which took place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from 18-23 October 2009. The side event showcased the UN-REDD Programme's support to country efforts to get ready for REDD and to develop requisite capacity for implementation.

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UN Special Rapporteur Highlights Links between Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies and Right to Adequate Housing [viewed]

© UN23 October 2009: Addressing a news conference on 23 October 2009, UN Special Rapporteur on adequate housing Raquel Rolnik stressed that adaptation and mitigation strategies that governments put into place, as well as the new climate change agreement to be discussed in Copenhagen later this year, must fully comply with human rights norms, including the right to adequate housing.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Publishes Revised Potential Consequences Document [viewed]

© UNFCCC21 October 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a revised note by the AWG-KP Chair (FCCC/KP/AWG/12/Rev.1) on the consideration of information on potential environmental, economic and social consequences, including spillover effects, of tools, policies, measures and methodologies available to Annex I Parties.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Publishes Addendum to AWG-KP Agenda for Barcelona [viewed]

© UNFCCC21 October 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published an addendum to the provisional annotated agenda for AWG-KP 9 (FCCC/KP/AWG/2009/11/Add.1).

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases AWG-KP Documentation to Facilitate Negotiations [viewed]

19 October 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released documentation to facilitate negotiations among parties during the resumed ninth meeting of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP 9), which will be held from 2-8 November 2009 in Barcelona, Spain, in conjunction with the resumed eighth session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Publishes Document on GEF Support for Non Annex I Communications [viewed]

© UNFCCC21 October 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a document (FCCC/SBI/2009/INF.11) on information on financial support provided by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) for the preparation of national communications from Parties not included in Annex I to the Convention.

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UNEP Finance Initiative Convenes 2009 Global Roundtable [viewed]

22 October 2009: The UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) is convening its 2009 Global Roundtable in Cape Town, South Africa, from 22-23 October 2009. The purpose of the meeting is to explore ways towards achieving sustainable financial markets and economies.

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ITU Approves Energy Efficient Universal Phone Charger [viewed]

© ITU22 October 2009: The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has approved an energy-efficient universal mobile phone charger that is expected to reduce waste and greenhouse gas emissions.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Announces Publication of Joint Implementation Documents [viewed]

© UNFCCC22 October 2009: An accredited independent entity (AIE) has submitted a monitoring report to the UNFCCC Secretariat for the joint implementation (JI) project “Utilization of Coal Mine Methane at the Coal Mine named after A.F. Zasyadko.”

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UNFCCC Releases 1990-2007 National GHG Inventory Data [viewed]

21 October 2009: The Secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has released a note on National Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory Data for the Period 1990-2007, which proved the “continuing growth in emissions from industrialized countries.” On this basis, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer reiterated the urgent need for a “comprehensive, fair and effective deal” to be sealed in Copenhagen.

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