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OECD High-Level Meeting Adopts Guidance on Mainstreaming Adaptation into Development Cooperation [viewed]

© COPYRIGHTFOTO29 May 2009: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) adopted policy guidance on Integrating Climate Change Adaptation into Development Co-operation.

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UNEP Report Highlights Rise in Emerging Economies' Investment in Clean Energy [viewed]

© UNEP3 June 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Sustainable Energy Finance Initiative (SEFI) and New Energy Finance have released this year's Global Trends in Sustainable Energy Investment 2009 Report. The report finds that investment in clean energy in 2008, although hampered by very difficult market conditions, topped 2007's record investments by 5%, largely as a result of China, Brazil and other emerging economies.

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Joint AU and UNECA Conference to Consider Progress Report on Implementation of Climate Change Programme [viewed]

May 2009: The Meeting of the Committee of Experts of the Second Joint Annual Meetings of the African Union (AU) Conference of Ministers of Economy and Finance and UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) Conference of Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development will take place in Cairo, Egypt, from 2-5 June 2009. During the meeting, experts will consider a Progress Report on Climate Change and Development, which aims to update the 2009 Joint Annual Meetings on the progress made in the implementation of the Climate Change and Development (Clim-Dev) Africa programme by the AU Commission and the UNECA since the 2008 conference (E/ECA/COE/28/9; AU/CAMEF/EXP/9(IV)).

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ECOSOC Releases Report of the 11th Session of the Committee for Development Policy [viewed]

© ECOSOCMay 2009: The UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) has released the report (E/2009/33) of the 11th session of the Committee for Development Policy, held from 9-13 March 2009, at UN Headquarters in New York, US. The report addresses the following themes: international cooperation on global public health and the importance of tackling inequalities; the global financial turmoil and its impact on developing countries; climate change and development; and the triennial review of the list of the least developed countries.

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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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