Governance

Copenhagen Climate Change Conference Gets Underway [viewed]

8dic_09_017 December 2009: The UN Climate Change Conference opened in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 7 December, and is scheduled to conclude on 18 December 2009. The conference includes the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 15) to the UNFCCC and the fifth session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP/MOP 5).

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CBD Sets Up Website on Biodiversity-Climate Change Linkages [viewed]

Cbd7 December 2009: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has set up a webpage for posting relevant CBD documents and statements on linkages between climate change and biodiversity for the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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UNFCCC Publishes Corrigendum to the Status of Contributions [viewed]

UNFCCC6 December 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a corrigendum to the report (FCCC/SBI/2009/INF.10/Corr.1) on status of receipt of contributions to the UNFCCC as of 15 November 2009.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases AWG-KP 9 Report [viewed]

UNFCCC5 December 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the report (FCCC/KP/AWG/2009/14) of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol at its ninth session, held in Bangkok, Thailand, from 28 September-9 October 2009, and Barcelona, Spain, from 2-6 November 2009.

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UNICEF Children's Climate Forum Forwards Declaration to COP15 [viewed]

8dic_09_064 December 2009: The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the city of Copenhagen, Denmark, organized a Children's Climate Forum from 28 November-4 December 2009, in the run up to the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP 15).

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UNFCCC Executive Secretary Expresses Confidence That Copenhagen Will Deliver [viewed]

Yvo De Boer6 December 2009: One day ahead of the opening of the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer underlined that negotiators have "the clearest signal ever from world leaders to craft solid proposals to implement rapid action."

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EU and ACP Meet Before Copenhagen [viewed]

logoeupresidency4 December 2009: Representatives of the Swedish Presidency of the EU and the European Commission held consultations with the Ambassadors to Brussels of 78 African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries in order to identify key issues for joint work during and after the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference.

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UN-REDD Programme Publishes Media Pack for COP 15 [viewed]

7dic_09_104 December 2009: The UN-REDD Programme has released a Media Pack titled "Reporting REDD" to provide journalists with an overview of issues related to reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD) ahead of the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP 15).

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ITU Secretary-General Highlights ICTs as Part of Climate Solution [viewed]

Itu Logo4 December 2009: The Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Hamadoun Touré, has called on delegates who will attend the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP 15) to take advantage of the potential of advanced technologies to dramatically reduce emissions across a wide range of industrial sectors.

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Second Committee Forwards Draft Resolution to UN General Assembly on Climate Change [viewed]

Unga4 December 2009: The Second Committee (Economic and Financial) of the UN General Assembly has approved 11 draft resolutions, including a text on the protection of global climate for present and future generations of humankind.

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