GEF Approves US$61.1 Million Work Programme for Climate Change [viewed]

26 June 2009: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council, which met from 22-24 June 2009, in Washington DC, US, approved a work programme including 20 projects within the climate change focal area, mostly related to energy efficiency, assigning US$61.1 million in GEF grants in 23 countries.

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World Bank Approves Energy Efficiency Programme in Benin [viewed]

© World Bank26 June 2009: The World Bank approved a programme that will help reduce greenhouse gases and promote clean energy use in Benin.

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UNECE/FAO Workshop Calls for Increased Wood Mobilization for Renewable Energy [viewed]

© UNECE29 June 2009: The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and other partners have jointly organized a workshop titled “Strategies for increased wood mobilization from sustainable sources.”

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Report of 21st Meeting of CDM Small-Scale Working Group Released [viewed]

© UNFCCC26 June 2009: The report and annexes of the 21st meeting of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Small Scale Working Group (SSC WG) are now available on the CDM website. The meeting took place from 16-19 June 2009, in Bonn, Germany, and considered issues relating to the operation of small-scale CDM project activities.

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World Bank Seeks Comments on its Work on Climate Change [viewed]

© World Bank June 2009: The World Bank is seeking comments on the implementation of its Strategic Framework on Development and Climate Change.

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ITTO Awards Fellowships for Climate-Related Activities [viewed]

© ITTO June 2009: The International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) awarded 23 fellowships in June 2009, four of which were awarded to recipients for climate change-related activities, namely: undertaking laboratory training in methods to quantify carbon sequestration in afforestation plantation; and attending courses in forest ecosystem and climate change management, climate change and desertification, and climate change and development.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Publishes Quick Guide to REDD [viewed]

June 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has added a webpage to its website titled “Reducing Emissions from Deforestation in Developing Countries: Approaches to Stimulate Action: A Quick Guide to the Agenda Item Under the UNFCCC.”

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IPCC Posts Scoping Meeting Documents [viewed]

© IPCC June 2009: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released documents in advance of the scoping meeting for its Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), scheduled to take place from 13-17 July 2009, in Venice, Italy.

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Event: International Symposium on Climate Change at the Eve of the Second Decade of the Century [viewed]

This symposium is organized by the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, under the patronage of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization - International Hydrological Programme (UNESCO-IHP) and co-organized by the National Climate Center Milankovitch of the Republic Hydrometeorological Institute of Serbia. The symposium will review: the rapid global climate change in progress; recent developments in paleoclimate; the use of paleo data to asses the future climate under various greenhouse gas scenarios; and regional climate change.  

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Event: Seventh International Convention on the Environment and Development [viewed]

Representatives from the UN and multilateral environmental agreements, including the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and the UNFCCC, as well as ministers from 11 countries, are scheduled to participate in this conference. Participants will address cross-cutting environmental issues, as well as education, protected areas, administration and management of ecosystems, biodiversity and climate change.

 

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