Technology

G8 Energy Ministers Define Joint Strategies to Respond to Climate Change [viewed]

© G826 May 2009: The Group of Eight (G8) Energy Ministers Meeting took place in Rome, Italy, from 24-25 May 2009, under the theme “Beyond the crisis: towards a new world energy leadership.”

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World Bank Funds Coal Alternatives in China [viewed]

© World Bank20 May 2009: The World Bank approved a loan of US$80 million to fund the utilization of coal bed methane (CBM) and coal mine methane (CMM) as substitutes to coal in China.

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WMO Workshop Addresses Weather and Climate Products and Services for Sustainable Agriculture [viewed]

© WMO20 May 2009: The International Workshop on the Content, Communication and Use of Weather and Climate Products and Services for Sustainable Agriculture took place in Toowoomba, Australia, from 18-20 May 2009.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Posts Submission by UNHCR [viewed]

15 May 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has received two submissions from the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) under ideas and proposals on the elements of paragraph 1 of the Bali Action Plan.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Receives Submission on Climate-Related Terrestrial Observations [viewed]

15 May 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has received an update report from the Secretariat of the Global Terrestrial Observing System (FCCC/SBSTA/2009/MISC.8) on the assessment of the status of the development of standards for essential climate variables in the terrestrial domain and development of a framework for climate-related terrestrial observations.

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World Health Assembly Agrees to Climate Change and Health Action Plan [viewed]

© WHO22 May 2009: The 62nd World Health Assembly met from 18-22 May 2009, in Geneva, Switzerland.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Receives Submissions under Bali Action Plan [viewed]

© UNFCCC19 May 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released two documents containing the 74 submissions from 41 parties it received up to 5 May 2009, on Ideas and proposals on the elements contained in paragraph 1 of the Bali Action Plan FCCC/AWGLCA/2009/MISC.4 (Part I) and FCCC/AWGLCA/2009/MISC.4 (Part II).

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UNFCCC Executive Secretary Provides Update on Status of Negotiations [viewed]

14 May 2009: In a press conference held in New York, US, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer emphasized the need to accelerate progress with only 200 days left before the Copenhagen climate change conference.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases AWG-LCA Negotiating Text [viewed]

© UNFCCC19 May 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has posted the negotiating text prepared by the Chair of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA) to facilitate the negotiations among parties on the fulfillment of the Bali Action Plan towards the agreed outcome to be adopted at the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties in Copenhagen, Denmark, in December 2009.

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IEA Contributes to Renewables Global Status Report [viewed]

© REN2113 May 2009: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has contributed to the “REN21 Renewables Global Status Report,” which was released on 13 May 2009.

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