UNFCCC Secretariat Publishes Third Newsletter of 2009

© UNFCCC28 July 2009: The third UNFCCC Newsletter of the year has been published, focusing on the informal negotiations that will take place from 10-14 August 2009, in Bonn, Germany.

An update on the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA) is provided, as well as developments and activities since the June climate talks under the relevant sections on mitigation, adaptation, finance and technology.

The newsletter also highlights the preparation and implementation of National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPAs). The guest columnist, Chaitanya Kalia, Climate Change and Sustainability Services, Ernst & Young, Mumbai, India, discusses strengthening the role of the private sector in combating climate change. He highlights: the clean development mechanism (CDM) as a business opportunity; clear political signals needed by the private sector; and the private sector as a major player.

The publication also features articles on: the natural fix – the role of ecosystems in climate mitigation; the global assessment report on disaster risk reduction; and index insurance as a tool to help manage climate risks and reduce poverty. [The Newsletter]