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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Event: Seventh World Forum of Sustainable Development: Ouagadougou 2009 [viewed]

The theme for this conference is “Climate Change, Mobility and Sustainable Prospects of Development.”  

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Event: Seventh World Forum of Sustainable Development: Paris 2009 [viewed]

The theme for this conference is “The new world order: after Kyoto and before Copenhagen.”  

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Event: UNFCCC COP 15 and COP/MOP 5 [viewed]

These meetings will coincide with the 31st meetings of the UNFCCC's subsidiary bodies. Under the “roadmap” agreed at the UN Climate Change Conference in Bali in December 2007, COP 15 and COP/MOP 5 are expected to finalize an agreement on a framework for combating climate change post-2012, when the Kyoto Protocol's first commitment period ends.  

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UN/ISDR Organizes Second Africa Regional Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction Consultative Meeting [viewed]

11 May 2009: The Second Africa Regional Platform (ARP) on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Consultative Meeting convened at UN Environment Programme (UNEP) headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, from 5-7 May 2009. The event, themed “Accelerate progress in implementing the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) and the Africa Regional Strategy for DRR,” was organized by the African Union Commission (AUC) and the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR).

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