Mitigation

UNDP, IEA and WHO Report Underlines Need for Climate Change Agreement to Address Energy Poverty [viewed]

Undp Logo23 November 2009: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Health Organization (WHO), with the support of the International Energy Agency (IEA), have released a new report titled "The Energy Access Situation in Developing Countries: A Review Focusing on the Least Developed Countries and Sub-Saharan Africa." The report indicates that over 1.5 billion people currently lack access to electricity.

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IMO Secretary-General Confident International Shipping Can Reduce its Carbon Footprint [viewed]

Imo23 November 2009: Speaking at the opening of the 26th session of the Assembly of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), IMO Secretary-General Efthimios E. Mitropoulos reviewed the work of the organization in the previous biennium, highlighting progress on a package of technical and operational measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping.

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Food Security Experts Call on Negotiators to Address Agriculture in a Climate Agreement [viewed]

18 November 2009: Over 60 leading agricultural scientists and policy experts released a statement stressing the need to include consideration of agriculture, specifically the ability of crops to adapt to climate change, in any agreement at the climate change conference in Copenhagen.

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WMO Releases 2008 Greenhouse Gas Bulletin [viewed]

Wmo23 November 2009: The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has released the 2008 Greenhouse Gas Bulletin, which provides information on the state of greenhouse gases (GHG) in the atmosphere using global observations through 2008.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases AWG-LCA 8 Agenda and AWG-KP 10 Scenario Note [viewed]

UNFCCC23 November 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the provisional annotated agenda (FCCC/AWGLCA/2009/15) for the eighth session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA 8). This session will convene from 7-15 December 2009, in Copenhagen, Denmark, in conjunction with the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC and the fifth session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol(COP/MOP 5).

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EU Finalizes Negotiating Position Ahead of Copenhagen [viewed]

Eu Swedish Presidency23 November 2009: EU Environment Ministers gathered at an extra meeting of the Environment Council on 23 November 2009, in Brussels, Belgium, to undertake a final review of the EU position ahead of the climate change conference in Copenhagen in December.

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UNECE International Forum on Energy Efficiency in Housing Convenes [viewed]

Unece23 November 2009: The International Forum on Energy Efficiency in Housing, under the aegis of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), is taking place in Vienna, Austria, from 23-25 November 2009, to consider a draft action plan for improving buildings' energy efficiency performance in the UNECE region.

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ICAO Conference Endorses Global Framework on Aviation and Alternative Fuels [viewed]

Icao20 November 2009: The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has announced the establishment of an online tool, the "Global Framework on Aviation and Alternative Fuels" (GRAAF), which will be used to communicate best practices, future ICAO member State activities, and other information regarding the development and implementation of alternative fuels for aviation worldwide.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases AWG-KP 10 Agenda and AWG-LCA 7 Report [viewed]

UNFCCC20 November 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the provisional annotated agenda (FCCC/KP/AWG/2009/15) for the tenth session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP 10).

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Assistant Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction Wahlström Calls for Copenhagen to Spur Practical Action [viewed]

23nov_09_0720 November 2009: In an interview with the UN News Centre, Margareta Wahlström, Assistant Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction and Head of the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR), explained that climate change is expected to lead to an increased number of extreme weather events, water and drought situations.

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