Governance

UNFCCC Releases Addendum to COP 15 Agenda [viewed]

UNFCCC13 November 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released an addendum to the provisional annotated agenda (FCCC/CP/2009/1/Add.1) for the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 15) to the UNFCCC, which will take place from 7-18 December 2009, in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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ITTC-45 Pledges US$575,000 to Thematic Programme on REDD and Environmental Services, Discusses UNFCCC Forest-Related Developments [viewed]

thematic-programme-on-redd16 November 2009: The 45th session of the International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC-45) and the associated sessions of its four Committees were held in Yokohama, Japan, from 9-14 November 2009.

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RAMSAR STRP Releases Briefing Note on Wetlands and Climate Change [viewed]

Ramsar13 November 2009: The Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands has announced that its Scientific and Technical Review Panel (STRP) has compiled a briefing note based on recent decisions adopted by Ramsar contracting parties and on recent information and recommendations provided by the STRP in relation to wetlands and climate change.

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UNFCCC Publishes Report on the Progress and Outlook of the Expert Group on Technology Transfer [viewed]

UNFCCC12 November 2009: The UNFCCC has released an advance report by the Chair of the Expert Group on Technology Transfer (EGTT) evaluating its work in 2008-2009 and presenting its 2010-2011 work programme, to be considered at the 31st sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), and Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI), to be held from 7-18 December 2009, in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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UNFCCC Publishes Summary Report on Performance Indicators for Measuring the Implementation of the Technology Transfer Framework [viewed]

UNFCCC11 November 2009: The UNFCCC has published an advance summary of the final report by the Chair of the Expert Group on Technology Transfer (EGTT) on “Performance indicators to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the implementation of the technology transfer framework” (FCCC/SB/2009/4).

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UN Secretary-General Urges All Heads of State and Government to Attend High-Level Segment in Copenhagen [viewed]

COP 1512 November 2009: In a statement issued by his Spokesperson, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the invitation by Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen of Denmark for Heads of State and government to attend the closing days of the UN Conference on Climate Change in Copenhagen on 17-18 December 2009.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Announces Publication of Joint Implementation Documents [viewed]

UNFCCC11 November 2009: An accredited independent entity (AIE) has submitted a joint implementation (JI) project design document (PDD) to the UNFCCC Secretariat. The submission was made pursuant to the provision of the JI Guidelines requiring that, under the JI Track 2 procedure, AIEs shall make JI PDDs publicly available through the Secretariat, subject to confidentiality provisions, and receive comments from parties, stakeholders and UNFCCC accredited observers for 30 days from the date the PDD is made publicly available. The PDD for the JI project, “Griezpelkiu wind power park project,” is now open for comments until 11 December 2009. This JI project also marks the 200th PDD published on the Secretariat website since the JI Supervisory Committee (JISC) launched its JI Track 2 procedure three years ago.

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JISC Launches Programmes of Activities [viewed]

UNFCCCNovember 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has announced that the Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee (JISC) has enabled programmes of activities (JI PoA). At its 18th meeting, which was held from 22-23 October 2009, the JISC adopted a procedure that will enable JI PoA under the JI Track 2 procedure.

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UN Secretary-General Urges US to Take Leading Role in Climate Change Negotiations [viewed]

ban-ki-moon-met-with-us11 November 2009: During a visit to Washington DC, US, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met with US Congressional leaders to discuss the status of international climate change negotiations.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Announces Chad and Kyrgyzstan's Deposition of Kyoto Protocol Ratification Instruments [viewed]

chadflag6 November 2009:  The UNFCCC Secretariat has announced that the Kyoto Protocol will enter into force for Chad on 17 November 2009, as it deposited its instrument of accession to the Kyoto Protocol on 18 August 2009. Chad's accession will bring the number of parties to the Protocol, both States and regional economic integration organizations, to 190.

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