Governance

UNFCCC Publishes Report of Workshop on New Market-based Mechanism [viewed]

UNFCCC18 October 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the report of the workshop on the new market-based mechanism (FCCC/AWGLCA/2012/INF.10), which was held under the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA) work programme on modalities and procedures for the new market-based mechanism.

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Green Climate Fund Board Selects Host [viewed]

20 October 2012: During its second meeting, the Board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) selected Songdo, Incheon City, Republic of Korea, as the host city of the Fund.

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IEA Member Countries and Auto Makers Meet to Discuss Future of Global Electric Vehicle Use [viewed]

IEA23 October 2012: The Clean Energy Ministerial Electric Vehicle Initiative (EVI), chaired by the International Energy Agency (IEA), gathered major automotive manufacturers and representatives from EVI member countries on 19 October in Stuttgart, Germany, for a public-private roundtable to discuss pathways for increasing electric vehicle use worldwide.

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UNFCCC Publishes Report on Potential Host Agreement for the Climate Technology Centre [viewed]

UNFCCC24 October 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the report on the discussions undertaken between the Secretariat and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) regarding key elements of the potential host agreement for the Climate Technology Centre (CTC) (FCCC/SBI/2012/30).

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ACP-MEAs Newsletter Focuses on Participation in the CDM and Carbon Finance [viewed]

September 2012: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the European Commission have released the latest issue of the newsletter on the Multilateral Environment Agreements in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries (ACP MEAs) Project. The newsletter features a guest article by Mette Annelie Rasmussen and Miriam Hinostroza, UNEP Risø Centre, outlining efforts to “level the playing field” for the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and carbon finance.

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CDM Policy Dialogue Panel Releases Extensive Research on CDM [viewed]

UNFCCC31 October 2012: The High-Level Panel on the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Policy Dialogue has released a series of reports containing the results of its research programme on the CDM.

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Germany Hands Over Building Complex in Bonn to the UNFCCC [viewed]

31 October 2012: The German Government officially handed over the building complex Altes Abgeordnetenhochhaus to the UNFCCC Secretariat in a symbolic presentation of the key to UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres.

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UNEP Executive Director Updates CPR on Climate Change Activities [viewed]

UNEP26 September 2012: UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director Achim Steiner reported to the 120th Meeting of the Committee of Permanent Representatives (CPR) on UNEP activities related to climate change, among other activities.

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Event: CBD COP 12 [viewed]

The twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 12) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will engage in a mid-term review of the implementation of the Strategic Plan and the Aichi targets. The theme of the meeting will be 'Biodiversity for Sustainable Development.' The Meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (COP MOP 7) will take place immediately before COP 12.  

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ITTC Approves New Strategic Plan for ITTO, US$9 Million in Funding [viewed]

10 November 2012: The International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC) convened its 48th session from 5-10 November 2012, in Yokohama, Japan. The Council announced funding of US$9 million for sustainable forest management and to support trade of sustainably harvested tropical forest resources.

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