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UN Secretary-General Welcomes Announcement that US President Will Attend Copenhagen Conference [viewed]

Ban Ki-moon225 November 2009: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the announcement by US President Barack Obama that he will attend the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen next month.

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Second Korea-Africa Forum Addresses Cooperation Related to Climate Change [viewed]

Uneca24 November 2009: The second South Korea-Africa Forum, titled "United for a New Partnership," convened in Seoul, Republic of Korea, from 23-25 November 2009, and addressed cooperation related to climate change.

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UNFCCC Executive Secretary Holds Press Briefing on Expectations for Copenhagen [viewed]

Yvo De Boer25 November 2009: In a press briefing held in Bonn, Germany, Yvo de Boer, UNFCCC Executive Secretary, outlined what can and must be achieved in Copenhagen, with a  focus on developing countries. He emphasized that "There is no Plan B for failure at Copenhagen, only plan A. And 'A' stands for action."

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UN Secretary-General at Global Leadership Awards Gala: Copenhagen not Destined to be “Disappointment” [viewed]

Ban Ki-moon223 November 2009: Addressing the 51st annual UNA-USA/BCUN Global Leadership Awards gala, in New York, US, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stated that, contrary to recent news reports, the climate change conference in Copenhagen is not destined to be a "disappointment" and noted that "every day lately has been bringing new signs of progress."

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases Second GEF Interim Report [viewed]

UNFCCC23 November 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the second interim report (FCCC/SBI/2009/14) of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) on the progress made in carrying out the Poznan Strategic Programme on Technology Transfer.

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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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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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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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