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South Asia Regional Climate Change Conference Highlights Vulnerabilities of South Asia to Climate Change [viewed]

© Kathmandu 1 September 2009: Government leaders meeting in Kathmandu, Nepal, for the South Asia Regional Climate Change Conference “A Vision for Addressing Climate Change Risks and Vulnerabilities in the Himalayas” issued a Final Statement noting that South Asia, including the Hindu Kush-Himalayan region, is a climate change hot spot that influences the lives of half of the world's population, is highly vulnerable to the adverse impacts of climate change, and is characterized by critical knowledge gaps, especially of mountain ecosystems within and across its constituent units.

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UN Climate Change Gateway Website Updated [viewed]

© UN4 September 2009: The website that presents the UN System's Work on Climate Change has been updated. The website offers pages regarding, inter alia: the 2009 Summit, to take place on 22 September 2009, in New York, US; Science; Themes; Negotiations; Secretary-General; News and Media; Calendar; Documents; and Youth. It also offers links to the climate change websites for the UN System's organizations, programmes and agencies.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases Scenario Note for First Part of AWG-KP 9 [viewed]

© UNFCCC3 September 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a Scenario Note (FCCC/KP/AWG/2009/13) in preparation for the first part of the ninth session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP), which will convene from 28 September- 9 October in Bangkok, Thailand, in conjunction with the seventh session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA).

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ECLAC Hosts Second Latin American and Caribbean Dialogue Towards Copenhagen [viewed]

2 September 2009: Addressing the Second Latin American and Caribbean Dialogue towards Copenhagen, Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), offered a “neutral ground for dialogue to help the region advance towards common positions.”

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APF Special Session on Climate Change Highlights Africa's Climate Change Concerns and Expectations [viewed]

© APF2 September 2009: The Africa Partnership Forum's (APF) one-day high-level session on climate change in Africa concluded with an expression of the region's determination to make a significant contribution to efforts at reducing global emissions.

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Secretary-General Urges Action against Climate Change during Arctic Circle Visit [viewed]

© UN2 September 2009: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon ended his trip to Norway with a boat trip to the polar ice of the Arctic Circle, where he stood on the ice and urged world leaders to take action against climate change.

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IAEA Tracks Carbon in the Arctic [viewed]

© IAEA25 August 2009: Scientists from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Marine Environment Laboratories in Monaco are reaching the end of their involvement in a month-long sampling effort aboard a Canadian research icebreaking vessel, studying the effects of climate change on the Arctic environment.

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UNEP Publishes Report on Climate and Trade Policies in a Post-2012 World [viewed]

© UNEP August 2009: A new publication, titled “Climate and Trade Policies in a Post-2012 World,” is the result of a joint effort by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the ADAM project (“Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies: Supporting European Climate Policy”).

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UN World Economic and Social Survey 2009 Calls for Integrated Policy Responses to Climate Change [viewed]

© UN1 September 2009: The UN has launched a report on “The World Economic and Social Survey 2009: Promoting Development, Saving the Planet,” which calls for integrated policy responses to development and climate challenges.

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World Climate Conference-3 Considers Climate Prediction and Information for Decision-Making [viewed]

© WCC-331 August 2009: The World Climate Conference-3 (WCC-3), organized by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), opened in Geneva, Switzerland, on 31 August 2009, under the theme “Climate prediction and information for decision-making.”

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