Mitigation

UN Humanitarian Chief and WFP Focus on West African Food Crisis [viewed]

26 April 2010: UN World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director Josette Sheeran has indicated that the intense droughts in Niger are escalating the humanitarian crisis and contributing to mass migration from rural to urban areas as well as to neighboring countries. She has announced that WFP will step up its aid to support 2.3 million people, particularly pregnant women and children, in the arid eastern Sahel region.

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Third Meeting of BASIC Group Issues Joint Statement [viewed]

25 April 2010: The third meeting on climate change of Ministers from Brazil, South Africa, India and China (BASIC) convened in Cape Town, South Africa, from 25-26 April 2010. The Group issued a Joint Statement on 25 April 2010.

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UNFCCC Publishes AWG-KP April Meeting Report [viewed]

23 April 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the report (FCCC/KP/AWG/2010/3) of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP), at its 11th session, held in Bonn, Germany, from 9-11 April 2010.

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Brazil Convenes IBSA and BRIC Meetings [viewed]

15 April 2010: Government representatives from Brazil met with their counterparts from India and South Africa (IBSA), and with Russia, India and China (BRIC), in Brasilia, Brazil, on 15 April 2010, to discuss climate change among other issues.

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Event: Roundtable Consultations on Joint Implementation [viewed]

In conjunction with its 22nd meeting, the Joint Implementation (JI) Supervisory Committee (JISC) will hold roundtable consultations on current JI issues, including: the concept of materiality in JI; changes to projects during implementation; experiences with the verification procedure under the JISC; and outreach activities on JI. The consultations will provide an opportunity for stakeholders with practical experience and knowledge of JI to have discussions with the JISC and share their views on the issues listed above, which are the present priority areas for the JISC. Stakeholders with practical experience are invited to express their interest to participate in the consultations by 14 May 2010.  

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UNEP, UN Global Compact and WWF Co-Host B4E Summit [viewed]

26 April 2010: The UN Business for the Environment Global Summit (B4E Summit) took place in Seoul, Republic of Korea, from 21-23 April 2010. The goal of the meeting was to consider the outcome of the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 15) of the UNFCCC and discuss the role of business in realizing a low carbon future.

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WFP to Use Carbon Calculator [viewed]

26 April 2010: The World Food Programme (WFP) has begun using a tool to calculate emissions from the organization's travel in order to track its environmental impact.

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Climate Neutral Network Member to Offset Emissions during World Cup [viewed]

23 April 2010: The sportswear company PUMA, a member of the UN Environment Programme's (UNEP) Climate Neutral Network, has announced plans to offset the carbon dioxide emissions of PUMA-sponsored national football teams taking part in the Football World Cup this summer in South Africa. This includes teams from Algeria, Cameroon, Côte D'Ivoire, Ghana, Italy, Switzerland and Uruguay, and represents emissions from a total of 336 players and officials.

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UNECE Pollutant Release Protocol Close to Operationalization [viewed]

23 April 2010: The first meeting of the governing body of the 2003 Kiev Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (PRTR) culminated in the adoption of a declaration and a set of decisions to operationalize the Protocol. 

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UNEP Executive Director Re-Elected [viewed]

22 April 2010: The UN General Assembly has re-elected Achim Steiner as Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) for a further four years, beginning 15 June 2010.

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