Governance

UNFCCC Secretariat Releases Two Proposals for Amendments to the Kyoto Protocol [viewed]

© UNFCCC17 June 2009: the UNFCCC Secretariat has released the proposals by Japan (FCCC/KP/CMP/2009/11) and Papua New Guinea (FCCC/KP/CMP/2009/13) for amendments to the Kyoto Protocol.

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UN Secretary-General Calls for Asia's Involvement in the Fight Against Climate Change [viewed]

16 June 2009: In a video message to the High-Level Dialogue: Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific, which was organized by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Manila, the Philippines, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recalled that 2009 is the year of climate change and listed its impacts in the Asian region, including shrinking glaciers that threaten water supplies and food security, rising sea levels, desertification and land degradation.

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UNESCO's “On the Frontlines of Climate Change” Discusses Early Impacts of Climate Change [viewed]

© UNESCO13 June 2009: “On the Frontlines of Climate Change,” an internet forum launched by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in partnership with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Secretariat of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), has published an article on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD). The article, titled “The Drying of the Tana Delta, Kenya,” highlights perspectives from Kenya on early impacts of climate change.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Receives Kyoto Protocol Amendment Submissions [viewed]

12 June 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has received four submissions containing proposals for amendments to the Kyoto Protocol, which will be communicated to parties. The Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties (COP/MOP) to the Kyoto Protocol will consider these proposals at its fifth session in December 2009.

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UN Secretary-General at Saint Louis University: “We All Have a Stake in Fighting Climate Change” [viewed]

12 June 2009: In an address at Saint Louis University, Missouri, US, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon underscored that climate change exacerbates the food crisis and called for urgent action to stop the planet from warming, noting the costs of inaction.

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Climate Change Talks Conclude in Bonn [viewed]

© ENB15 June 2009: The Bonn Climate Change Talks, which concluded in Germany on 12 June 2009, consisted of the 30th sessions of the UNFCCC's Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA); the sixth session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA 6); and the eighth session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Protocol (AWG-KP 8).

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G8 Finance Ministers Call for Action on Climate Change [viewed]

© G813 June 2009: The final statement issued by the G8 Finance Ministers' Meeting, held in Lecce, Italy, from 12-13 June 2009, notes the economic, financial and developmental aspects of climate change.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases Parties' Proposals on Amendments to the Kyoto Protocol [viewed]

© UNFCCC12 June 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a number of proposals by parties for amendments to the Kyoto Protocol.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases Parties' Submissions on Bali Action Plan [viewed]

12 June 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released three submissions from 12 parties on ideas and proposals on the elements contained in paragraph 1 of the Bali Action Plan (FCCC/AWGLCA/2009/MISC.4/Add.3).

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Joint ACP-EC Council of Ministers Adopts Declaration on Climate Change and Development [viewed]

29 May 2009: Representatives of the States of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group and the European Community (EC) and its member States met in Brussels, Belgium, from 28-29 May 2009, for the Joint ACP-EC Council of Ministers and adopted a joint declaration on climate change and development.

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