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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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ECLAC Executive Secretary Calls on the LAC Region to Contribute to Climate Change Negotiations [viewed]

23nov_09_0820 November 2009: Speaking at the launch of a study titled "The Economics of Climate Change in Chile," Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), noted that the impact of climate change in Latin America and the Caribbean will be considerable and stressed the need for the region to contribute to negotiations in the UN Climate Change Conference scheduled to take place in Copenhagen.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases JISC's Annual Report [viewed]

UNFCCC19 November 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the annual report of the Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee (JISC) to the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (FCCC/KP/CMP/2009/18 (Part I)), which covers joint implementation activities during the period from 13 September 2008-23 October 2009, the closing date of the eighteenth meeting of the JISC.

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UN Secretary-General to Informal General Assembly Meeting: "We Can, and We Will, Reach a Deal in Copenhagen" [viewed]

Ban Ki-moon19 November 2009: In his remarks to the Informal Meeting of the General Assembly Plenary on Climate Change, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon noted that climate science calls for immediate action and that "every country must be part of the solution."

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US and China Identify Areas for Cooperation on Climate Change, Energy and Environment in Joint Statement [viewed]

17 November 2009: US President Barak Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao issued a Joint Statement based on their discussions in Beijing, China, which includes a section on "Climate Change, Energy and Environment."

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EIB Funds 80 Million Euro Solar Power Project in Spain [viewed]

Eib16 November 2009: The European Investment Bank (EIB) announced an 80 million Euro loan to finance the construction and commissioning of a concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in Fuentes de Andalucía, Spain.�

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IDB to Limit GHG Emissions in Coal Fired Plants it Finances [viewed]

Idb5 November 2009: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is issuing a set of guidelines to finance coal-fired power plants in order to ensure they use among the best available technologies to reduce their emissions of greenhouse gases and other pollutants.

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