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Latest News - 21 July 2014
On Mandela Day, Activists Urge Action on Climate and Poverty
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18_July_2014: On the occasion of Mandela Day, Nelson Mandela's widow Graca Machel, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Bono, Muhammad Yunus, Mo Ibrahim and Malala Yousafzai sent an open letter to world leaders urging them to agree on commitments to address poverty, inequality and climate change in 2015. continued...
OWG Concludes Work, Submits SDG Proposal to UNGA
Read More: OWG Concludes Work, Submits SDG Proposal to UNGA
19_July_2014: The UN General Assembly's Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has concluded its work, adopting by acclamation a report containing 17 proposed SDGs and 169 targets. The proposal will be submitted to the UN General Assembly for consideration and action at its 68th session. continued...
Petersberg Climate Dialogue Addresses Expectations for Lima
Read More: Petersberg Climate Dialogue Addresses Expectations for Lima
17_July_2014: The fifth Petersberg Climate Dialogue, which met under the theme 'Addressing the urgency – stepping up our contributions,' aimed to introduce new ideas in the UN climate negotiations and discuss new strategies in preparation for the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference scheduled to take place in Lima, Peru, in December 2014. In her statement to ministers at the event, German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged €750 million to climate change and the initial capitalization of the Green Climate Fund (GCF), noting that this is in addition to the €3.2 billion Germany has already contributed to climate efforts in recent years. continued...
CCAC Approves New Initiative on Short-lived Climate Pollutants in Cities
Read More: CCAC Approves New Initiative on Short-lived Climate Pollutants in Cities
17_July_2014: A meeting of the Working Group of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC) shared updates on partner initiatives and discussed preparations for key climate meetings in September 2014. The working group also agreed to a new initiative concept on addressing short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) in cities. continued...
IDB, EARTH University Open Green Youth Innovators Contest
Read More: IDB, EARTH University Open Green Youth Innovators Contest
17_July_2014: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the EARTH University of Costa Rica are inviting young innovators to develop projects to combat climate change in Latin America and the Caribbean in the ‘Green youth innovators contest.' continued...
ILO Calls for Engagement of Labor Sector in Green Economy
Read More: ILO Calls for Engagement of Labor Sector in Green Economy
18_July_2014: At a Joint Meeting of EU Environment and Labor ministers, hosted by the Government of Italy, the International Labour Organization (ILO) urged the ministers to align their policies on sustainable development. ILO Director-General Guy Ryder said a deliberate shift to a greener economy could promote job creation and help mitigate climate change. continued...
Major Economies Forum Focuses on Finance, Nationally-Determined Contributions
Read More: Major Economies Forum Focuses on Finance, Nationally-Determined Contributions
12_July_2014: Seventeen of the world's largest economies met for the 19th meeting of the Major Economies Forum (MEF) on Energy and Climate. This iteration of the MEF focused on reaching the political consensus needed for a successful outcome at the 20th session of the UNFCCC's Conference of the Parties (COP 20) in Lima, Peru, in December 2014. continued...
European Ministerial Discusses Post-2015 DRR Framework
Read More: European Ministerial Discusses Post-2015 DRR Framework
10_July_2014: The first-ever European Ministerial Meeting on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) brought together representatives from 40 European countries to exchange views on developing a post-2015 DRR framework, to be endorsed at the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR), in Sendai, Japan, in March 2015. continued...
Mitigation Partnership's Asian Workshop Provides MRV Training
Read More: Mitigation Partnership's Asian Workshop Provides MRV Training
9_July_2014: The 'Asian Regional Workshop: Tracking Mitigation Actions in Asia' brought together participants from Bhutan, China, Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam to hear from experts and share experiences on measuring, reporting and verification (MRV) of climate change mitigation actions. continued...
Australia Assesses Barriers to Renewable Energy Integration in Asia-Pacific
Read More: Australia Assesses Barriers to Renewable Energy Integration in Asia-Pacific
7_July_2014: The Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics (BREE) in Australia released an assessment of the costs of generating renewable energy in China, India, Indonesia, Japan, the Republic of Korea and Australia. continued...
UN CC:Learn Launches Climate Change Science Guides
Read More: UN CC:Learn Launches Climate Change Science Guides
1_July_2014: The One UN Climate Change Learning Partnership (UN CC:Learn) Secretariat has launched two resource guides for those interested in gaining a more advanced understanding of climate change science: one on the fundamentals of climate science; and the other on predicting and projecting climate change. continued...
European Commission Quantifies Cost of Climate Impacts
Read More: European Commission Quantifies Cost of Climate Impacts
25_June_2014: Climate change-related damage could cost the EU €190 billion or more unless further climate action is taken, according to a study by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC). The study seeks to quantify the biophysical impacts of climate change on household welfare and economic activity by examining climate impacts on ten sectors in five EU regions through a broad set of climate model simulations. continued...
ADB Workshop Focuses on Transport, Energy NAMAs in Central Asia
Read More: ADB Workshop Focuses on Transport, Energy NAMAs in Central Asia
18_June_2014: Forty policy makers from Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan participated in the regional workshop on 'NAMA Readiness and Investment Training for Mitigation Activities in the Energy and Transport Sectors.' Participants learned about the design, implementation and monitoring of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs), shared regional NAMA experience and progress, and discussed the financing of NAMA components. continued...
Climate Change Policy & Practice Calendar: Current & Upcoming Events
17th Meeting of the Ocean Observations Panel for Climate Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain 21 Jul - 24 Jul
UNGA Dialogue 4 on Technology Transfer Mechanism New York City, US 23 Jul
Sixth International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan 23 Jul - 24 Jul
Resumed Initial Meeting of the Executive Committee of the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 31 Jul - 1 Aug
26th Meeting of the LDC Expert Group Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 4 Aug - 7 Aug
NAP Expo Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 8 Aug - 9 Aug
WaterLinks Forum 2014 Manila, Philippines 11 Aug - 13 Aug
World Weather Open Science Conference 2014 Montreal, Quebec, Canada 16 Aug - 21 Aug
Hands-On Training Workshop on the Preparation of BURs for Africa Region Malawi 18 Aug - 20 Aug
Ninth Meeting of the Technology Executive Committee Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 18 Aug - 21 Aug
64th Meeting of the CDM Methodology Panel Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 19 Aug - 22 Aug
Expert Workshop on the Review of Team of Technical Experts Training Programme Malawi 21 Aug - 22 Aug
30th Meeting of the Joint Implementation Accreditation Panel Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 25 Aug
69th Meeting of the CDM Accreditation Panel Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 25 Aug - 27 Aug
45th Meeting of the CDM Small-Scale Working Group Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 25 Aug - 28 Aug
 
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