Governance

UNFF and CBD Partner on Sustainable Forest Management [viewed]

CbdUnff15 December 2009: The Secretariats of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen joint actions to ensure that forests are sustainably managed.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Announces the Republic of Korea's Acceptance to the Amendment to Annex B to the Kyoto Protocol [viewed]

UNFCCC15 December 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has announced that theRepublic of Korea deposited its instrument of acceptance of the Amendment to Annex B to the Kyoto Protocol on 10 December 2009.

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UN Secretary-General Calls on World Leaders in Copenhagen to “Do What the Moment Requires” [viewed]

Ban Ki-moon14 December 2009: In a press conference held prior to his departure to Copenhagen, Denmark, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed that decades of efforts to tackle climate change will "come down to this one critical week."

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CBD Secretariat Releases Scientific Synthesis of Ocean Acidification Impacts on Marine Biodiversity [viewed]

14dic_09_00114 December 2009: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has released a publication entitled "Scientific Synthesis of the Impacts of Ocean Acidification on Marine Biodiversity," which highlights the direct link between climate change, ocean health and human well-being.

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Forest Day 3 Supports Including REDD in Copenhagen Outcome [viewed]

14dic_09_00213 December 2009: The third Forest Day event convened in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 13 December 2009.

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UNEP Releases Study on Impacts of Climate Change on Water Resources in the Himalayas [viewed]

14dic_09_00411 December 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP), together with the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and the Center for International Climate and Environmental Research (CICERO), has released a study on climate-induced extreme droughts and floods risks in the Himalayas.

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UNFCCC Executive Secretary Summarizes First Week of Copenhagen Negotiations [viewed]

Yvo De Boer Unfccc11 December 2009: In two press conferences held in Copenhagen, Denmark, Yvo de Boer, UNFCCC Executive Secretary, provided an update on the state of the negotiations at the end of the first week of the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference.

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UNFCCC Executive Secretary Challenges Business to be More Relevant to Negotiations [viewed]

14dic_09_00611 December 2009: The Copenhagen Business Day event convened at the headquarters of the Confederation of Danish Industry, in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 11 December 2009. Organized by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), together with the Confederation of Danish Industry, Copenhagen Business Day met in parallel to the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference.

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EU Agrees on Fast-start Climate Financing [viewed]

Eu Swedish Presidency11 December 2009: EU Heads of State and government have agreed on climate "fast start funding" amounting to EUR 2.4 billion per year from 2010 to 2012. The EU now expects the rest of the world to contribute to reach EUR 7 billion.

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UNEP Launches Climate Pledge Tracker [viewed]

Unep11 December 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has launched an online "climate pledge tracker," which presents the current country pledges and the remaining gap for reaching the goal of maintaining global warming at or under 2ºC compared to pre-industrial levels. The Climate Pledges website is updated as new proposals are made during the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference.

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