Atmosphere

SIXTH ADAPTATION FUND BOARD MEETING INFORMED OF FIRST CER SALES [viewed]

The Adaptation Fund (AF) met for its sixth meeting in Bonn, Germany, from 15-17 June 2009, and was informed about the first sales of CERs on behalf of the Fund.

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Ozone Meeting Begins Discussion on HFC Phase-Down [viewed]

Launch of the “Transition to CFC-free inhalers Awareness Package for National Ozone Units in developing countries.” L-R: Patrick McInerney, (Australia); Maqsood Akhtar, (Pakistan); Marco González, Ozone Secretariat Executive Secretary; Rajendra Shende, UNEP OzoneAction; and Helen Tope, Co-Chair Medical Options Committee, Australia.20 July 2009: The 29th meeting of the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG 29) of the parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer convened in Geneva, Switzerland, from 15-18 July 2009. Discussions at OEWG 29 were dominated by consideration of a proposal submitted jointly by the Federated States of Micronesia and Mauritius (UNEP/OzL.Pro.WG.1/29/8) to amend the Montreal Protocol to include destruction of ozone depleting substance (ODS) banks and phase-down of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).

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Ozone Secretariat Convenes Two Climate Change-Related Workshops [viewed]

© The dais during the openening of OEWG-2916 July 2009: The Ozone Secretariat convened a workshop on the management and destruction of ozone-depleting substance (ODS) banks and the implications for climate change on 13 July 2009, followed by a workshop for a dialogue on high global warming potential alternatives to ODS on 14 July 2009. Both meetings were held in Geneva, Switzerland, in advance of the 29th meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG-29) to the Montreal Protocol, which is taking place from 15-18 July 2009.

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Ozone Secretariat's Bi-annual Newsletter Addresses Climate Change Issues [viewed]

© Ozone SecretariatJuly 2009: The Ozone Secretariat has released the July 2009 edition of its bi-annual newsletter titled “Centrum.” The issue features climate change related articles on: hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs); synergies among the ozone layer, climate change and biodiversity; a workshop on capacity building for African negotiators on climate change; potential synergies for ozone and climate protection at the national level; and the Chicago Climate Exchange and credit for ozone depleting substances (ODS) destruction.

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UNEP and the EU to Support MEA Implementation in ACP Countries [viewed]

July 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) is coordinating multiple partners under a four-year multi-million euro capacity enhancement programme for implementation of Multilateral Environment Agreements (MEAs) in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries. The European Commission (EC) ACP MEAs Programme is funded by the EU and aims to support and strengthen three existing regional institutions with environmental mandates to assist ACP countries in implementing their obligations under environmental agreements.

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UN DPI Organizes Briefing on the Ozone Layer and Climate Change [viewed]

© UN18 June 2009: The UN Department of Public Information (DPI) with the Department of Nongovernmental Relations held a briefing on the Ozone Layer and Climate Change, at UN Headquarters in New York, US, on 18 June.

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THIRD C40 LARGE CITIES SUMMIT ADDRESSES ACHIEVEMENTS AND CHALLENGES IN FIGHTING CLIMATE CHANGE [viewed]

The third Summit of the C40, a group of the world's largest cities committed to tackling climate change, was held in Seoul, South Korea, from 18-21 May 2009.

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G8 FINANCE MINISTERS CALL FOR ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE [viewed]

The final statement issued by the G8 Finance Ministers' Meeting, held in Lecce, Italy, from 12-13 June 2009, noted ministers discussed the economic, financial and developmental aspects of climate change.

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SECOND ROUND OF 2009 CLIMATE CHANGE TALKS CONSIDERS INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION [viewed]

Delegates convened in Bonn, Germany, from 1-12 June 2009, to participate in four meetings as part of ongoing negotiations under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Kyoto Protocol.

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UN PERMANENT FORUM ON INDIGENOUS ISSUES CONSIDERS CLIMATE CHANGE AND LAND TENURE ISSUES [viewed]

About 2,000 indigenous representatives, as well as representatives of member States, civil society, academia, some 35 UN entities and other intergovernmental organizations, participated in the eighth session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII), which convened from 18-29 May 2009, at UN Headquarters in New York, US.

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