Governance

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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Secretary-General Urges G8 and MEF Leaders to Do More [viewed]

© G8 Summit 20099 July 2009: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged every head of state or government to do more to address climate change. His statement came as the leaders of the G8 industrialized economies and the seventeen participants in the Major Economies Forum (MEF) on Energy and Climate released agreements indicating that they “recognize the scientific view that the increase in global average temperature above pre-industrial levels ought not to exceed 2 degrees C,” and noting that they “will work between now and Copenhagen, with each other and under the Convention, to identify a global goal for substantially reducing global emissions by 2050.”

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UNFCCC Secretariat Publishes GHG Synthesis and Assessment Report [viewed]

© UNFCCC3 July 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a note (FCCC/WEB/SAI/2009 3) on the synthesis and assessment report on the greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories submitted in 2009. The purposes of the synthesis and assessment are to facilitate the consideration of inventory data and other information across parties, and to identify issues for further consideration during the reviews of individual inventories.

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UNFCCC Releases AWG-KP Documents [viewed]

2 July 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a note by the Chair (FCCC/KP/AWG/2009/10) on documentation to facilitate negotiations among parties during the ninth session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP 9), which will take place from 28 September - 9 October 2009, in Bangkok, Thailand, and for the resumed ninth session to be held in Barcelona, Spain, from 2-6 November 2009.

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UNFCCC Releases Overview Schedule for August Meetings [viewed]

30 June 2009: In preparation for the intersessional informal consultations of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP) and the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA), which will convene from 10-14 August 2009, in Bonn, Germany, the UNFCCC Secretariat has released the overview schedule for the meetings.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Receives Second National Communications [viewed]

© UNFCCCJune 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has received second national communications from Kazakhstan and the Kyrgyz Republic in accordance with their obligations under the UNFCCC.

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UN Executive Heads Call for Copenhagen to be Turning Point for a Global Green Economy [viewed]

© UN30 June 2009: The UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB), which brings together the executive Heads of the organizations of the UN System, issued a statement titled “Green Economy: A Transformation to Address Multiple Crises.”

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UN Deputy Secretary-General Addresses AU Assembly: “Climate Change Strikes at the Heart of Africa's Key Development Concerns” [viewed]

© UN1 July 2009: In a speech to the 13th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union (AU), taking place in Sirte, Libya, from 1-3 July 2009, Asha-Rose Migiro, UN Deputy Secretary-General, underlined that tackling climate change must be a top priority for Africa.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Receives Bali Action Plan Submissions from IGOs and NGOs [viewed]

© UNFCCC15 June 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat received a number of submissions on ideas and proposals on the elements of paragraph 1 of the Bali Action Plan during the month of June.

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WMO Posts Media Kit for WCC-3 [viewed]

© WWC30 June 2009: The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has posted a media kit in preparation for the third World Climate Conference (WCC-3), to be held from 31 August-4 September 2009, in Geneva, Switzerland, which will seek to initiate a Global Framework for Climate Services to boost climate adaptation.

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