Governance

Adaptation Fund Board Approves Financing for Two Projects [viewed]

20 September 2010: The Adaptation Fund Board has approved projects in Senegal and Honduras for funding worth US$14 million. These and other decisions were taken at the 11th Adaptation Fund Board meeting held in Bonn, Germany, from 15-17 September 2010.

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CDM-EB Launches Calls for Public Inputs on CERs and Materiality [viewed]

17 September 2010: At its 56th meeting, the Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) agreed to launch two calls for public inputs on issues relating to certified emission reductions (CERs), and on the concept of materiality and level of assurance in the CDM.

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UNGA Second Committee Adopts Organization of Work for 65th Session [viewed]

17 September 2010: The Second Committee (Economic and Financial) of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) has adopted its organization of work for the 65th session, including poverty eradication and other development issues, climate change and the international financial and trading systems.

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ISDR, UNDP and UNEP Co-organize African Workshop on Disaster Risk Reduction and Development [viewed]

16 September 2010: The Secretariat of the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR), the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), and the UN System Staff College (UNSSC) convened a joint workshop from 17-20 August 2010, in Dakar, Senegal, to discuss the integration of disaster risk reduction (DRR) into the joint UN development programming framework.

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UNFCCC Publishes Submissions on Standardized Baselines under the CDM [viewed]

16 September 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published three submissions from the Governments of Argentina, Belgium, on behalf of the EU, and Switzerland (FCCC/SBSTA/2010/MISC.13) on views related to standardized baselines under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).

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UNDP, UNEP and GEF Launch Report on Countries' Capacity to Meet Rio Convention Commitments [viewed]

16 September 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP), UN Development Programme (UNDP) and Global Environment Facility (GEF) launched a joint report synthesizing the results of the National Capacity Self-Assessment (NCSA) programme, launched in January 2000, to deepen knowledge on countries' foundational capacities to meet global environmental objectives.

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First High-Level Meeting of the Africa-EU Energy Partnership Endorses Ministerial Declaration and AEEP Road Map [viewed]

17 September 2010: The first High-Level Meeting (HLM) of the Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP) took place on 14-15 September 2010, in Vienna, Austria, to discuss energy access, energy security and renewable energy.

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Cordoba Seminar Focuses on Agrobiodiversity and Climate Change [viewed]

15 September 2010: Held from 13-15 September 2010, in Cordoba, Spain, the International Seminar on the Role of Agricultural Biodiversity in Addressing Hunger and Climate Change was organized in the framework of the International Year of Biodiversity and in commemoration of World Food Day.

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WTO Public Forum 2010 Opens [viewed]

15 September 2010: The World Trade Organization (WTO) Public Forum 2010 is taking place from 15-17 September 2010, in Geneva, Switzerland, around the theme "The Shaping Forces."

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UNEP Releases TEEB Report for Local and Regional Policy Makers [viewed]

9 September 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has announced the release of the Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) report for local and regional policy makers, which highlights that, since 70% of humanity's ecological footprint is linked to resource consumption in cities, local governments can contribute to a transition to a low carbon, resource efficient Green Economy.

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