Governance

FAO's Silva Mediterranea Newsletter Focuses on Forest Genetic Resources for Climate Change Adaptation [viewed]

31 January 2010: Silva Mediterranea, a statutory body of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) that provides a forum for discussion on forestry issues in Mediterranean countries, has released its second newsletter. This issue focuses on forest genetic resources as a key issue for adaptation of Mediterranean forests to climate change.

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UNFCCC Publishes Clarification on Legal Character of the Copenhagen Accord [viewed]

25 January 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a notification to parties (DBO/drl) regarding an earlier notification dated 18 January 2010 (YDB/ DBO/drl) on communication of information relating to the Copenhagen Accord.

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IEA Hosts Second Meeting of CCS Regulators Network [viewed]

21 January 2010: The second carbon capture and storage (CCS) Regulators Network Meeting took place at International Energy Agency  (IEA) offices in Paris, France, from 20-21 January 2010.

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EU Formally Indicates Support for Copenhagen Accord [viewed]

28 January 2010: Through a joint letter to the UNFCCC, the Spanish Presidency of the Council of Ministers of the EU and the European Commission have formally indicated the support of the EU and its 27 member States for the Copenhagen Accord. 

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African Union Commission President Satisfied With Copenhagen Financing [viewed]

28 January 2010: Speaking at the opening of the 16th Ordinary Session of the Executive Council of the African Union (AU), which took place from 28- 29 January 2010, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Jean Ping, President of the AU Commission, highlighted that necessary financing to support climate change adaptation in Africa was identified at the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, as a result of the common position presented by African countries at the meeting.

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CDM Methodologies Panel Releases Report of 42st Meeting [viewed]

27 January 2010: The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Methodologies Panel (Meth Panel) has published the report of its 42nd meeting, which was held from 18-22 January 2010, in Bonn, Germany.

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UN Regional Commissions Discuss Outcome of Copenhagen Conference [viewed]

25 January 2010: The “Weekly” newsletter of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) for the period 25-29 January 2010 reports on the first meeting in 2010 of the Executive Secretaries of the UN Regional Commissions, which included discussions on the outcome of the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference.

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ADB and Japan Fund Climate Change Institutions in Bhutan [viewed]

25 January 2010: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has announced that it will provide a US$0.7 million grant, financed by the Government of Japan, to build the capacity of Bhutan's National Environment Commission for developing mitigation and adaptation measures that can counter climate change.

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CDM Executive Board Releases Proposed Agenda for 52nd Meeting [viewed]

25 January 2010: The Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) has published the proposed agenda and annotations, as well as the draft work programme, for its 52nd meeting, which will take place at the UN Campus in Bonn, Germany, from 8-12 February 2010.

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BASIC Group Ministers Call for Additional Meetings Before Mexico [viewed]

24 January 2010: The second meeting of Ministers of the four BASIC (Brazil, South Africa, India and China) Group countries took place in New Delhi, India, on 24 January 2010. In a joint statement issued at the conclusion of the meeting, the Ministers re-emphasized their commitment to working together with all other countries to ensure an agreed outcome at the 16th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP 16), which will take place in Mexico at the end of 2010.

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