UN-HABITAT Business Forum Underscores Effects of Climate Change on Cities [viewed]

© UN-HABITAT9 July 2009: The UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) organized the first Habitat Business Forum from 7-9 July 2009, in New Delhi, India, in collaboration with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industries, the Indian Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, and the China Real Estate Chamber of Commerce. Under the theme innovative cities, the Forum brought together representatives from government, civil society and the private sector to discuss urban challenges, as well as sustainable and innovative solutions through public-private community partnerships.

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ADB Funds CCS and Wind Energy in China [viewed]

© ADB9 July 2009: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide a US$1.25 million technical assistance loan to promote carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) demonstration projects in China, as well as a US$24 million loan to finance a wind farm in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

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UNDP Invites Comments on Methodology on Assessment of Investment and Financial Flows to Address Climate Change [viewed]

© UNDPJuly 2009: The UN Development Programme (UNDP), through its Global Project on capacity development for policy makers to address climate change under the Bureau for Development Policy, is developing a Methodology Guidebook and Reporting Guidelines for the assessment of investment and financial flows to address climate change. UNDP is inviting interested experts to provide comments on the methodology. The guidebook is expected to become a living document and will be revised as per countries' experiences in developing analysis of investment and financial flows for greenhouse gas mitigation and adaptation.

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Event: CBD Sub-regional Capacity-building Workshop on Forest Biodiversity and Climate Change [viewed]

This sub-regional capacity-building workshop on forest biodiversity and climate change is held under the auspices of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).  

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Event: Forum on Forests and Climate Change – to Copenhagen and Beyond [viewed]

As part of the XIII World Forestry Congress, the global forest community is invited to this Forum for a debate aiming to produce a recommendation of a technical nature to the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC in Copenhagen in December 2009. Sessions and panel discussions will address land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF), reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD), and climate change impacts on forests and people.  

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Event: Forum on Forests and Energy – Balancing Risks and Opportunities [viewed]

As part of the XIII World Forestry Congress, the objectives of this Forum are to: assess and share the current state of knowledge about the risks and opportunities for forestry in future bioenergy markets; and assist forest policy makers to provide informed inputs into national and international policy discussions on bioenergy. Themes to be addressed include: bioenergy development and poverty alleviation; current status of markets and technologies for wood energy production; the environmental impact of bioenergy production systems; and bioenergy policies and measures for sustainable outcomes.  

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases Norway's GHG Inventory [viewed]

10 July 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the report of the individual review of the greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory submissions of Norway submitted in 2007 and 2008 (FCCC/ARR/2008/NOR).

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ECOSOC High-Level Segment Adopts Ministerial Declaration [viewed]

9 July 2009: The High-Level Segment of the 2009 substantive session of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), which met from 6-9 July 2009 in Geneva, Switzerland, concluded its consideration of current global and national trends and their impact on social development, including health, and adopted a Ministerial Declaration that highlights current and emerging challenges that are inter-twined with public health issues, including climate change.

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IPCC's Peace Scholarship Fund Opens for Donations [viewed]

© IPCC9 July 2009: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has announced, on its redesigned website, that the IPCC Peace Scholarship Fund is open for donations.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases AWG-LCA 6 Report [viewed]

9 July 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the report of the sixth session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA 6), held in Bonn, Germany, from 1-12 June 2009.

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