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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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WMO Co-Organizing Expert Meeting on Droughts and Indices [viewed]

Wmo8 December 2009: The World Meteorological Organization (WMO), jointly with the US National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC) at the University of Nebraska, is organizing the Inter-Regional Workshop on Indices and Early Warning Systems for Drought from 8-11 December 2009, in Lincoln, Nebraska, US.

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IEA Releases Report on Role of Cities and Towns in Promoting Renewable Energy [viewed]

9dic_09_068 December 2009: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has published a report titled "Cities, Towns and Renewable Energy: Yes In My Front Yard," which aims to illustrate to local level stakeholders the benefits and opportunities renewables can offer local businesses and citizens, and to assist national governments to better understand the role municipalities can play in national renewables programmes.

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UN General Assembly Adopts Resolution on the Protection of the Global Climate for Present and Future Generations [viewed]

Unga7 December 2009: The UN General Assembly has adopted by consensus a resolution on the protection of the global climate for present and future generations by which it calls on States to work cooperatively towards achieving the ultimate objective of the UNFCCC through the urgent implementation of its provisions.

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UN Secretary-General Stresses Role of Industry in Moving Towards a Low-Carbon Economy [viewed]

Unido7 December 2009: In a message to the 13th session of the General Conference of the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in Vienna, Austria, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the meeting's focus on how industry can become a vehicle for green growth.

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