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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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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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