Technology

UNESCAP Committee on Environment and Development's First Session to Focus on Green Growth [viewed]

Unescap30 November 2009: The first session of the Committee on Environment and Development of the UN Environment and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) is convening from 2-4 December 2009, in Bangkok, Thailand, and will focus on development through Green Growth.

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ICAO Journal Focuses on Options and Priorities for Achieving a Sustainable Future for Air Transport [viewed]

2dic_09_10November 2009: The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has published a special issue of its bi-monthly journal titled "Planetary Priorities: ICAO and aviation stakeholders weigh-in on our best options for a sustainable air transport future."

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EU-China Summit Dominated by Climate Change [viewed]

logoeupresidency30 November 2009: The 12th EU-China Summit, held on 30 November 2009, in Nanjing, China, was dominated by discussions on climate change negotiations and cooperation. During the Summit, Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao reiterated his country's commitment to reducing carbon dioxide intensity in the economy by 40 to 50% by the year 2020, stressing that China is still a developing country at a sensitive stage in its industrial development, and that its per capita emissions are still below that of developed countries.

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Commonwealth Leaders Call for Legally-Binding Agreement by 2010, Support Copenhagen Launch Fund [viewed]

commonwealthlogo28 November 2009: Commonwealth leaders, joined by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Danish Prime Minister Lars LøkkeRasmussen, focused discussions on climate change during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting held from 27-29 November 2009, in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.

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OECD and EIB's Cooperation Agreement Addresses the Economics of Climate Change [viewed]

Oecd26 November 2009: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have signed a cooperation agreement to share their expertise in support of sustainable development, including on the economics of climate change.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Publishes AWG-LCA 8 Scenario Note [viewed]

UNFCCC26 November 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the scenario note (FCCC/AWGLCA/2009/16) for the eighth session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA 8).

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UNFCCC Secretariat Publishes Information on Status of Contributions [viewed]

UNFCCC25 November 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a document (FCCC/SBI/2009/INF.10) containing tabulated information on the status of receipt of contributions to the UNFCCC trust funds as of 15 November 2009. The status of indicative contributions to the Kyoto Protocol is reported separately from the status of contributions to the Convention.

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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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