Europe

European Council Prepares for Durban and Cannes [viewed]

23 October 2011: The European Council, gathering the Heads of State and government of the EU, has endorsed the EU position for the 17th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 17) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which will take place in Durban, South Africa, at the end of 2011, and for the upcoming G20 meeting in Cannes, France.

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Event: CIF PPCR Pilot Countries Meeting [viewed]

The Climate Investment Funds (CIF) Pilot Program on Climate Resilience (PPCR) will hold a meeting to review progress and tasks ahead in implementing PPCR. The pilot programs and projects implemented under the PPCR are country-led, build on National Adaptation Programs of Action (NAPA) and other relevant country studies and strategies, and include countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean and the South Pacific.  

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UNFCCC Publishes Romania's Forest Management Reference Level Report [viewed]

20 October 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the report of the technical assessment of the forest management reference level (FMRL) submission of Romania (FCCC/TAR/2011/ROU). The Expert Review Team (ERT) noted that Romania has calculated its FMRL on a transparent basis, adequate for consideration by the Conference of the Parties (COP).

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UNFCCC Publishes Croatia's Forest Management Reference Level Report [viewed]

20 October 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the report of the technical assessment of the forest management reference level (FMRL) submission of Croatia (FCCC/TAR/2011/HRV). The Expert Review Team (ERT) noted that Croatia has adopted a business as usual method for constructing its FMRL for the period 2010 to 2020.

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UNFCCC Reviews Monaco's Fifth National Communication [viewed]

19 October 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the in-depth review (FCCC/IDR.5/MCO) of the fifth national communication (NC5) of Monaco conducted by an expert review team (ERT) in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Convention and Article 8 of the Kyoto Protocol.

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UNFCCC Publishes Submissions on REDD+ Methodological Guidance [viewed]

19 October 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published views (FCCC/SBSTA/2011/MISC.7) on methodological guidance for activities relating to reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation and the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks in developing countries (REDD+).

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UN Secretary-General Highlights UNECE's Role in Tackling Global Challenges [viewed]

UNECE18 October 2011: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on countries of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) to continue tackling the world's most looming issues and work together to ensure the prosperity of future generations, when addressing for the first time the UNECE Executive Committee.

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UN Secretary-General Discusses Sustainable Development and Climate Change in Switzerland [viewed]

Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary General17 October 2011: During an official visit to Switzerland, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon discussed climate change and sustainable development issues with government officials, highlighting crucial upcoming meetings in each area.

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World Bank Purchases 2.6 Million AAUs from Czech Republic [viewed]

World Bank17 October 2011: The World Bank has purchased 2.6 million additional Assigned Amount Units (AAUs) from sustainable, energy efficient, housing projects in the Czech Republic developed under its Green Investment Scheme (GIS).

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World Bank Supports Green Growth Program in Macedonia [viewed]

14 October 2011: The World Bank has launched a Green Growth and Climate Change Analytic and Advisory Support Program in Macedonia, with the objective of supporting Macedonia in assessing the economic costs and benefits of a shift to greener growth, taking into account projected climate change, and prioritizing actions identified by the National Strategy for Sustainable Development (NSSD).

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