UNEP Launches Carbon Benefits Project [viewed]

© UNFCCC11 May 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the World Agroforestry Centre and partners have launched the Carbon Benefits Project, funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF). Catchments in and around Lake Victoria have been chosen as a test case for calculating how much carbon can be stored in trees and soils when the land is managed in a sustainable, climate-friendly way.

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IMO, ICAO and UNFCCC Hold Preparatory Meeting to COP15 [viewed]

© UNFCCC8 May 2009: Efthimios E. Mitropoulos, Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Yvo de Boer, Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC, and Kobeh González, President of the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), met in London, UK, on 30 April 2009, for a preparatory meeting to the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP15) to the UNFCCC, which will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark, in December.

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Report of 20th Meeting of CDM Small-Scale Working Group Released [viewed]

© UNFCCC8 May 2009: The report and annexes of the 20th meeting of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Small-Scale Working Group (SSC WG), which took place from 29 April-2 May 2009, in Bonn, Germany, are now available on the CDM website. At the meeting, the Group considered requests for creation of new methodologies for small-scale CDM projects, and agreed to recommend seven of the proposed new methodologies.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases Provisional Agenda for AWG-KP 8 [viewed]

© UNFCCC8 May 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the provisional annotated agenda (FCCC/KP/AWG/2009) for the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP 8), which will convene from 1-12 June 2009, in Bonn, Germany, in conjunction with the 30th session of the UNFCCC subsidiary bodies and the sixth session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the UNFCCC (AWG-LCA 6).

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UNFCCC Secretariat Receives AWG-KP Submissions on the Coverage of GHGs and on LULUCF [viewed]

7 May 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released two compilations of submissions for consideration during the eighth session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP 8), which will convene from 1-12 June 2009, in Bonn, Germany, in conjunction with the 30th session of the UNFCCC subsidiary bodies and the sixth session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the UNFCCC (AWG-LCA 6).

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases Provisional Agenda for AWG-LCA 6 [viewed]

© UNFCCC7 May 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the provisional annotated agenda for the sixth session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the UNFCCC (AWG-LCA 6), which will be held from 1-12 June 2009, in Bonn, Germany, in conjunction with the 30th session of the UNFCCC subsidiary bodies and eighth session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP 8) (FCCC/AWGLCA/2009/6).

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UNFCCC Secretariat Receives Submissions on Further Views and Proposals on Amendments to the Kyoto Protocol [viewed]

© UNFCCC6 May 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has received 17 submissions (FCCC/KP/AWG/MISC.8) on further views and proposals on amendments to the Kyoto Protocol pursuant to Article 3.9 and a text on other issues outlined in the report on its resumed sixth session.

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CBD Secretariat's Quarterly Report Includes Activities on Biodiversity and Climate Change [viewed]

© CBD5 May 2009: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has published the quarterly report on the administration of the Convention, covering the period from January-March 2009. In relation to biodiversity and climate change, the report highlights the following activities: a capacity development workshop for the Pacific on National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans, the Mainstreaming of Biodiversity and the Integration of Climate Change (2-6 February 2009, Nadi, Fiji); and an online dialogue on the links between biodiversity, climate change adaptation and risks and vulnerabilities (9-20 March 2009) in preparation for the second meeting of the Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group on Biodiversity and Climate Change.

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Event: World Climate Conference 3 [viewed]

This Third World Climate Conference will take as its theme “Better climate information for a better future,” and will focus on how humankind can benefit from the advances in climate prediction and knowledge. It will also serve as input to UNFCCC COP 15.  

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Event: Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2009 [viewed]

At this meeting, the World Economic Forum will bring together influential stakeholders to build the public-private partnerships necessary to transform and revitalize the global economy in a manner that is sustainable over the long term. It will focus on turning challenges into opportunities – whereby efforts to address global risks such as climate change serve also to catalyze the development of new jobs and technologies in the low-carbon economy of the future.  

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