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.  

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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.

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UNDP Launches Guidebook on Designing National Climate Financing Mechanisms [viewed]

Blending Climate Finance through National Climate Funds14 September 2011: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has launched report that provides a step-by-step guide to developing countries in setting up national climate funds and in making informed decisions on climate financing options. The guidebook, “Blending Climate Finance through National Climate Funds: A Guidebook for the Design and Establishment of National Funds to Achieve Climate Change Priorities,” is based on UNDP's experience with 750 funds comprising over US$5 billion in resources from various donors. 

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63rd CDM Executive Board Meeting Agenda Open for Comments [viewed]

UNFCCC12 September 2011: The Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) has invited input from the public on the annotated agenda for its 63rd meeting, which is scheduled to take place from 25-29 September 2011, in Quito, Ecuador.

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FAO Launches Global Soil Partnership for Food Security and Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation [viewed]

FAO soil partnership9 September 2011: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) is calling for a renewed international effort to promote and assure healthy and fertile soils as a component of the new Global Soil Partnership for Food Security and Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation.

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Green Climate Fund Transitional Committee Considers Role of Private Sector [viewed]

Christiana Figueres, UNFCCC Executive Secretary13 September 2011: The third meeting of the Transitional Committee tasked with designing the UNFCCC's new Green Climate Fund made progress on concrete aspects of the functioning of the Green Climate Fund, including broad agreement on the importance of private sector engagement. 

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ADB Report Highlights Threat of Climate Change to Food Security [viewed]

Food Security and Climate Change in the Pacific13 September 2011: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has released a report titled "Food Security and Climate Change in the Pacific: Rethinking the Options," which highlights the threats posed by climate change to food security in the Pacific region unless urgent action is taken.

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UNEP Risoe Launches NAMA Database [viewed]

UNEP Risoe13 September 2011: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Risoe Centre has launched the Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) Pipeline and Analysis Database. The database contains all submissions from developing countries and countries with economies in transition to the UNFCCC for NAMAs.

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UNFCCC Publishes Scenario Note for AWG-LCA 14 Panama Session [viewed]

UNFCCC13 September 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the scenario note for the third part of the 14th session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA), which will be held from 1-7 October 2011, in Panama City, Panama.

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ADB Funds Solar Power Project in India [viewed]

ADB13 September 2011: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $100 million loan to finance a roll-out of new large-scale solar power facilities in Gujarat, India.

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