Governance

IEA Publishes Review of Italian Energy Policy [viewed]

3 February 2010: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released a report titled “Energy Policies of IEA Countries – Italy,” which evaluates both thematic policy issues such as energy efficiency and climate change, as well as sectoral policies, as it delves into renewables, electricity, natural gas, oil, coal and nuclear energies.

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UNU Holds Lecture with Mexican President on Promoting a Fair Agreement on Climate Change [viewed]

2 February 2010:  The UN University (UNU) hosted the 16th U Thant Distinguished Lecture with President Felipe Calderón Hinojosa of Mexico on “Preserving Our Common Heritage: Promoting a Fair Agreement on Climate Change.” The event was convened in collaboration with Asahi Shimbun and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES).

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CBD Practical Guide on Protected Areas Stresses Their Mitigation and Adaptation Potential [viewed]

1 February 2010: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has released a practical guide titled “Making Protected Areas Relevant: A Guide to Integrating Protected Areas into Wider Landscapes, Seascapes and Sectoral Plans and Strategies.” Such integration is considered to be imperative in order to address the adverse impacts of climate change.

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DSD Organizes Multistakeholder Dialogue on Implementing Sustainable Development [viewed]

1 February 2010: The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), Division for Sustainable Development (DSD), convened a Multistakeholder Dialogue on Implementing Sustainable Development on 1 February 2010, at UN Headquarters in New York, US.

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UNFCCC Publishes Further Annual Submission Reports [viewed]

28 January 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published reports submitted in 2009 of the individual reviews of the annual submissions of: the Russian Federation (FCCC/ARR/2009/RUS); Norway (FCCC/ARR/2009/NOR); Switzerland (FCCC/ARR/2009/CHE); Lithuania (FCCC/ARR/2009/LTU); and Iceland (FCCC/ARR/2009/ISL).

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AWGs Chairs Invite Submissions from Parties on Additional Meeting Time in 2010 [viewed]

2 February 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published an information note (YdB/HT/AWGs/2010), pertaining to an invitation for submissions by 16 Februrary 2010 in response to two annexed messages.

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UNFCCC Publishes Copenhagen Accord Climate Pledges [viewed]

1 February 2010: Following the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, which took place in December 2009, the UNFCCC Secretariat has announced that it has received submissions of pledges to cut and limit greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 from 55 countries.

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UN Secretary-General Pledges to Mobilize Support to Tackle Challenges Facing Africa [viewed]

31 January 2010: In his opening address to the 14th Ordinary Summit of the African Union (AU), which has convened in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 25 January-2 February 2010, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon pledged to mobilize support to tackle the critical challenges threatening peace and prosperity across Africa, including climate change.

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World Economic Forum Addresses Multiple Facets of Climate Change [viewed]

31 January 2010: Climate change was the topic of several of the events held at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, which took place in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, from 27-31 January 2010.

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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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