Event: World Habitat Day 2011: Cities and Climate Change [viewed]

World Habitat Day focuses on the state of cities and the basic right to adequate shelter. This year's theme emphasizes that climate change is a preeminent development challenge of the 21st century and that cities will bear the greatest impacts of disasters resulting from climate impact. The theme for the day also recognizes that cities have a great influence on climate change. The Global Celebration of the day will be organized by the Government of Mexico.  

read more »

Joint Implementation Committee Forwards Recommendations to Durban [viewed]

UNFCCC15 September 2011: At its 26th meeting, the Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee (JISC) made recommendations for Joint Implementation (JI) to evolve beyond 2012 into a more decentralized mechanism where host parties can implement activities under the international guidance and oversight of a new governing body, accountable to the Kyoto Protocol parties.

read more »

UNFCCC Publishes Scenario Note for AWG-KP 16 Panama Session [viewed]

UNFCCC15 September 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a scenario note (FCCC/KP/AWG/2011/5) for the third part of the 16th session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP), which will be held in Panama City, Panama, from 1-7 October 2011.

read more »

UNEP, WMO, UNESCO Launch PROVIA Website [viewed]

PROVIA15 September 2011: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have jointly launched a new website for PROVIA – the Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation.

read more »

African Ministerial Conference Releases Johannesburg Communiqué on Climate-Smart Agriculture [viewed]

A call to action14 September 2011: The African Ministerial Conference on Climate-Smart Agriculture concluded with the adoption of the Johannesburg Communiqué, which underscores the need to put climate-smart agriculture high on the political agenda.

read more »

UNFCCC Publishes List of Organizations Applying for Observer Status [viewed]

UNFCCC13 September 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a list (FCCC/CP/2011/2) of new intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) and non governmental organizations  (NGOs) that have expressed a wish to be represented at sessions of the Conference of the Parties (COP) and its subsidiary bodies as observers.

read more »

WMO Contributes to Extreme Weather Preparation in Pakistan [viewed]

WMO31 August 2011: Pakistan's Representative to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) noted that while individual events cannot be attributed to climate change, trends over the past two decades indicate a linkage.

read more »

Event: Twelfth Meeting of the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate [viewed]

The twelfth meeting of the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate will convene in Washington, DC, at the U.S. Department of State. US Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economic Affairs, Michael Froman, will serve as chair. The meeting will take place at the level of leaders' representatives.  

read more »

Event: Fourth Meeting of the Transitional Committee for the Design of the Green Climate Fund [viewed]

At its 16th session, the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UNFCCC decided to establish a Green Climate Fund, with arrangements to be concluded between the COP and the Green Climate Fund to ensure that it is accountable to and functions under the guidance of the COP. The Green Climate Fund will support projects, programmes, policies and other activities in developing country Parties using thematic funding windows. The COP also decided that the Green Climate Fund shall be designed by a Transitional Committee, which comprises 40 members, with 15 members from developed country parties and 25 members from developing country parties, with members having the necessary experience and skills, notably in the area of finance and climate change. The Transitional Committee is to develop and recommend for approval to the COP at its 17th session to be held in Durban, South Africa, from 28 November to 9 December 2011, a number of operational documents for the Green Climate Fund.  

read more »

GEF Promotes Climate Change Dialogue with African Youth [viewed]

GEF14 September 2011: The Global Environment Facility (GEF), through the initiative Connect4Climate has initiated an interactive dialogue on climate change issues amongst African youth and social media users around the world.

read more »