UNFCCC Secretariat Posts Party Submissions [viewed]

© UNFCCC28 April 2009: The UNFCC Secretariat has received a number of submissions from parties, dating from 7 April, on negotiating text for consideration at the sixth session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the UNFCCC (AWG-LCA 6), which will convene from 1-12 June 2009, in Bonn, Germany, in conjunction with the 30th session of the UNFCCC subsidiary bodies and the eighth session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP 8).

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UNEP, EPO and ICTSD to Examine Role of Patents in Development of ESTs [viewed]

© EPO27 April 2009: The European Patent Office (EPO), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) have announced that they will undertake a joint project to examine the role of patents in the development and transfer of environmentally sound technologies (ESTs), in particular in the field of energy generation.

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Event: Business for the Environment Global Summit [viewed]

The event, now in its third year, is the world's leading international conference for business-driven action for the environment. Business and civil society leaders, as well as international organization and government representatives will discuss ways of powering green growth around the globe.  

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Event: Thinking Outside the Box: Borderless Strategies to Combat Climate Change [viewed]

This conference will be hosted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and is organized by the UN Association UK. Efthimios Mitropoulos, IMO Secretary General will open the event. In addition to keynote speeches, the event will include breakout sessions on crucial topics such as aviation and tourism, energy, maritime emissions, local (UK) initiatives, influencing public opinion, and the business responses to climate change.  

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Event: Fifth Urban Research Symposium: Cities and Climate Change: Responding to the Urgent Agenda [viewed]

This symposium is supported by the World Bank, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), UN-HABITAT, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and other donors. Participants will address the impacts of city and urban growth on climate change; measuring and anticipating the consequences of climate change on urban quality of life, city assets, and local and national economies; and assessing alternatives to increase the resilience of cities and related costs and incentives required for successful implementation. The event will be structured around five broad research clusters that represent the most relevant issues faced by cities and peri-urban areas on climate change.  

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Event: 31st session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [viewed]

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will hold its 31st session, prior to which the IPCC WGs I, II and III will approve respective outlines for the Fifth Assessment report.  

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Event: International Workshop on the Content, Communication and Use of Weather and Climate Products and Services for Sustainable Agriculture [viewed]

The meeting is organized by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) with the University of Southern Queensland, the South Australian Research and Development Institute and a number of other co-sponsors.  

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Event: International Workshop on Adaptation to Climate Change in West African Agriculture [viewed]

This workshop is organized by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), together with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). This workshop aims to bring together experts from the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services, the National Agricultural Research Systems, key decision-makers, practitioners, and the National Focal Points of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).  

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Event: World Bank Climate Investment Fund Design Meetings [viewed]

The meetings of the Climate Technology Fund (CTF), Strategic Climate Fund (SCF) and Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) Trust Fund Committee and Sub-Committee Meetings will be held the week of 11 May 2009, in Washington, DC, US. In addition, the dates for the Third Design Meeting of the Forest Investment Program (FIP) have been set for 4-5 May 2009, in Washington, DC.  

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Event: World Bank Civil Society Forum [viewed]

The World Bank Development Dialogue on Values and Ethics and the Civil Society Team are organizing a session on “Reducing Vulnerability to Climate Change: World Bank and CSO Approaches” focusing on the challenges ahead to reduce the magnitude of climate change as well as its impact, with the discussion based on findings from the draft World Development Report on climate change.  

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