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UNEP Stresses Mitigation Role of Energy-Efficient Buildings [viewed]

14dic_09_0111 December 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has  released a report titled "Buildings and Climate Change - Summary for Decision Makers," which finds that energy-efficient buildings could significantly contribute to climate change mitigation and seeks to ensure that negotiators at the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference have the information needed to incorporate emissions from buildings into a global strategy on climate change.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Launches Call for Public Inputs on JI Accreditation Standards [viewed]

UNFCCC8 December 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has launched a call for public inputs on the first draft of the Joint Implementation (JI) accreditation standard.

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Report of 51st Meeting of CDM Executive Board Published [viewed]

UNFCCC4 December 2009: The Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) has released the report of its 51st meeting, held from 30 November to 4 December 2009, in Copenhagen, Denmark, during which it considered matters relating to the operation of the CDM.

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Event: 20th Meeting of the Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee [viewed]

The Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee (JISC) will hold its 20th meeting to consider matters relating to the operation of Joint Implementation (JI). The meeting will be preceded by informal consultations on 22 February 2010.  

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FAO and Brazilian Space Institute Sign Forest Monitoring Agreement [viewed]

FAO10 December 2009: The UN Food and Agriculture Organization and Brazil's National Institute for Space Research (INPE) have signed an agreement to collaborate on emissions measuring and reporting.

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UNEP Stresses Need for Copenhagen to Deliver Emissions Cuts Beyond Current Proposals [viewed]

Unep9 December 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP), together with the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, Ecofys, Climate Analytics, the Sustainability Institute, the European Climate Foundation and ClimateWorks, has released a statement stressing the need for the Copenhagen negotiations to deliver the high-end of current emissions reduction proposals and beyond in order to contain global warming to below 2°C above pre-industrial levels.

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UN Secretary-General Optimistic About Reaching a Robust Agreement in Copenhagen [viewed]

Ban Ki-moon8 December 2009: In a question and answer session held at UN Headquarters in New York, US, the UN Secretary-General emphasized that the outcome of the ongoing climate change negotiations in Copenhagen will have reverberations for the future of humanity and the planet.

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UN DPI Releases Booklet on Climate Benefits from Ozone Layer Protection [viewed]

10dic_09_034 December 2009: The Outreach Division of the UN Department of Public Information (UN DPI) has released a booklet titled "Climate Benefits From Ozone Layer Protection: Low Hanging Fruits," whichincludes a background section on ozone protection and climate change, and focuses on the issue of phasing down hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) use.

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UNCTAD Policy Brief Highlights Economic Opportunities of Mitigation [viewed]

10dic_09_06December 2009: The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has published a policy brief titled "Climate change: turning costs into income opportunities," which addresses the distribution of costs and incomes of mitigation.

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World Bank Releases Publication on Lessons Learned with Carbon Finance [viewed]

9dic_09_028 December 2009: The World Bank has released a publication titled "10 Years of Experience in Carbon Finance - Insights from working with carbon markets for development & global greenhouse gas mitigation," which provides an overview of the Bank's experience of working with the Kyoto Protocol's flexibility mechanisms, namely the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and Joint Implementation (JI).

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