OECD Publishes Report on the Economics of Climate Change Mitigation [viewed]

5 June 2009: A new report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) outlines key steps towards the development of a single international carbon price, including phasing out fossil fuel subsidies and expanding and linking regional carbon markets through direct linking of existing emission trading systems, scaled-up Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), use of sectoral crediting mechanisms, and incorporation of the forest sector.

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UN DESA Policy Brief: Reaching a Climate Deal in Copenhagen [viewed]

© COPYRIGHTFOTO June 2009: The latest policy brief in the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs' (UN DESA) policy brief series, titled “Reaching a Climate Deal in Copenhagen,” examines development and burden-sharing aspects related to mitigation and adaptation that need to be considered to ensure a successful and sustainable outcome of the negotiations.

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GEF Posts Documents for June's Council Meeting, UNDP Updates GEF Project Pipeline Database [viewed]

© GEF June 2009: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has posted the documents for the 35th Meeting of the GEF Council, which will convene from 22-24 June 2009, in Washington DC, US.

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Event: OECD Conference on Consumer Empowerment and Responsible Business Conduct [viewed]

This conference on corporate responsibility is organized by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). A roundtable will address how governments and business may mobilize consumers to become more energy-efficient and empower corporations to the climate change cause.  

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UNCCD's Land Day Discusses Linkages between Climate Change and Desertification, Land Degradation and Drought [viewed]

© ENB7 June 2009: On 6 June 2009, the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) Secretariat hosted “Land Day” at the Gustav-Stresemann-Institut, in Bonn, Germany.

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UNDP and UNFCCC Launch Handbook for Conducting Technology Needs Assessment for Climate Change [viewed]

© UNDP6 June 2009: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the UNFCCC Secretariat, in collaboration with the Expert Group on Technology Transfer (EGTT) and the Climate Technology Initiative (CTI), launched the advance document of the Handbook for Conducting Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) for Climate Change during a side event held on 6 June 2009, at the Bonn Climate Change Talks.

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UN Secretary-General Discusses Climate Change with US and Japan [viewed]

5 June 2009: During an official visit to Washington DC, US, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon discussed climate change with US Energy Secretary Steven Chu.

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UN Celebrates World Environment Day [viewed]

© UN5 June 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) celebrated World Environment Day on 5 June 2009, under the theme “Your Planet Needs You-UNite to Combat Climate Change.”

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases Australia's Submission on Possible Quantified Emission Limitation and Reduction Objectives [viewed]

4 June 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released Australia's submission to the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP), which is holding its eighth session in Bonn, Germany, until 12 June 2009 (FCCC/KP/AWG/2009/MISC.13).

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At Donor Forum on Biodiversity, CBD's Executive Secretary Highlights Linkages between Climate Change and Biodiversity [viewed]

© CBD3 June 2009: On the occasion of the first Global Private Donor Forum on Biodiversity, which took place in Berlin, Germany, on 3 June 2009, Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), referred to the interlinkages between climate change and biodiversity loss.

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