EIB Co-financing Climate Change Mitigation in Viet Nam [viewed]

26 May 2009: The European Investment Bank (EIB) has announced that it will co-finance investments that will contribute to the mitigation of climate change through a EUR100 million loan.

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G8 Energy Ministers Define Joint Strategies to Respond to Climate Change [viewed]

© G826 May 2009: The Group of Eight (G8) Energy Ministers Meeting took place in Rome, Italy, from 24-25 May 2009, under the theme “Beyond the crisis: towards a new world energy leadership.”

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CMS Secretariat Highlights Threats Posed by Energy Demand to Gorilla Conservation [viewed]

© CMS22 May 2009: On the occasion of the International Biodiversity Day, the Secretariat of the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) stressed that the ever-growing human demand for energy and its consequences represent an omnipresent yet invisible threat to gorillas and their habitats.

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UNGA President Releases Interim Draft of Report of the Commission of Experts on Reforms of the International Monetary and Financial System [viewed]

21 May 2009: The UN General Assembly (UNGA) President has released an interim draft of the Report of the Commission of Experts of the President of the UNGA on Reforms of the International Monetary and Financial System.

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World Bank Funds Coal Alternatives in China [viewed]

© World Bank20 May 2009: The World Bank approved a loan of US$80 million to fund the utilization of coal bed methane (CBM) and coal mine methane (CMM) as substitutes to coal in China.

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WMO Workshop Addresses Weather and Climate Products and Services for Sustainable Agriculture [viewed]

© WMO20 May 2009: The International Workshop on the Content, Communication and Use of Weather and Climate Products and Services for Sustainable Agriculture took place in Toowoomba, Australia, from 18-20 May 2009.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Publishes Second 2009 Newsletter [viewed]

© UNFCCC18 May 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released its second newsletter of the year.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Posts Submission by UNHCR [viewed]

15 May 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has received two submissions from the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) under ideas and proposals on the elements of paragraph 1 of the Bali Action Plan.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Receives Submission on Climate-Related Terrestrial Observations [viewed]

15 May 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has received an update report from the Secretariat of the Global Terrestrial Observing System (FCCC/SBSTA/2009/MISC.8) on the assessment of the status of the development of standards for essential climate variables in the terrestrial domain and development of a framework for climate-related terrestrial observations.

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Event: Scoping meeting for the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report [viewed]

The scoping meeting is expected to prepare a scoping paper describing the objectives and an annotated outline of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report. The draft scoping paper will be circulated for comments to governments and will then be submitted for consideration and approval to the sessions of the three IPCC Working Groups and the 31st session of the IPCC, scheduled for 26-29 October 2009, in Bali, Indonesia.  

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