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UN Secretary-General Urges Businesses to be “Advocates for Climate Action” [viewed]

© UN2 June 2009: In a video message to the 19th anniversary dinner of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), which met in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 2 June 2009, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon underlined that the ICC had helped the UN launch the Global Compact 10 years ago.

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Report of IPCC Expert Meeting on Science of Alternative Metrics Released [viewed]

© IPCC28 May 2009: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Secretariat has released the extended report of the expert meeting on the Science of Alternative Metrics, which took place in Oslo, Norway, from 18-20 March 2009. The report has also been forwarded to the UNFCCC.

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OECD Publishes Study on Sectoral Approaches in Developing Countries and the Carbon Market [viewed]

© OECD28 May 2009: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has presented a new study by Richard Baron (International Energy Agency (IEA)), Barbara Buchner (IEA) and Jane Ellis (OECD) titled “Sectoral Approaches and the Carbon Market.”

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Bonn Climate Change Talks Begin [viewed]

1 June 2009: The 30th sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) under the UNFCCC, the sixth session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA) and the eighth session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP) began on 1 June 2009 in Bonn, Germany, and will conclude on 12 June.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases SBI Documents [viewed]

1 June 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released two documents to be considered by the 30th session of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI), which is currently taking place in Bonn, Germany.

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CDM Calls for Inputs on Draft General Guidelines on Sampling and Surveys [viewed]

1 June 2009: The Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), at its 47th meeting, considered a proposal by the Small-Scale Working Group on general guidelines on sampling and surveys and agreed to open a call for public inputs, inviting suggestions to enhance the practical application and user friendliness of the draft document.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases Fact Sheet on Nairobi Framework [viewed]

June 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a fact sheet on the Nairobi Framework, which was adopted in 2006 and launched by then-UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases AWG-LCA Submissions from Parties [viewed]

31 May 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released two documents on party submissions, which will be considered by the sixth session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA) in June 2009. The first contains submissions by Australia, Norway, Japan and the US on ideas and proposals on the elements contained in paragraph 1 of the Bali Action Plan (FCCC/AWGLCA/2009/MISC.4/Add.2).

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DSD Seeks Submissions on Climate Change for Upcoming Issue of Natural Resources Forum Journal [viewed]

© UN30 May 2009: The UN Division for Sustainable Development (DSD) of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) has called for the submission of articles and viewpoints to be included in a special section on climate change in an upcoming issue of Natural Resources Forum: A United Nations Sustainable Development Journal.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases Japan's Submission to AWG-KP [viewed]

29 May 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a document containing the submission by Japan on views on possible improvements to emissions trading and the project-based mechanisms (FCCC/KP/AWG/2009/MISC.9/Add.2).

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