CERs Issued Under CDM Cross 500 Million Mark [viewed]

10 January 2011: The Kyoto Protocol's Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) has marked the issuance of more than 500 million certified emission reductions (CERs).

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UNEP FI Releases Study on Climate Information and Forecasts for Economic Sectors [viewed]

January 2011: The UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) has released a report titled “Advancing adaptation through climate information services: Results of a global survey on the information requirements of the financial sector.”

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CCAFS Releases Report and Policy Brief on Lessons from REDD+ for Agriculture [viewed]

January 2011: The Challenge Program on Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) has released a report and associated policy brief, both titled "Lessons from REDD+ for Agriculture."

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New IPCC Deputy Secretary Appointed [viewed]

January 2011: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has appointed Gaetano Leone (Italy) as the new Deputy Secretary of the IPCC.

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Event: UNEP FI Global Roundtable 2011 [viewed]

Organized by the UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), this meeting will convene under the theme "The tipping point: Sustained stability in the next economy." The 2011 Roundtable aims to provide a platform for the global financial sector to: define what it expects to achieve at Rio 2012. It will include two plenary sessions, on: Systems, Stability and Sustainability / Lenses and clocks; and What the Earth Summit needs to deliver at Rio+20.  

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Event: Interactive Dialogue between UN General Assembly and Secretary-General's High-level Panel on Global Sustainability [viewed]

The informal interactive dialogue with the co-Chairs of the GSP, President Jacob Zuma of South Africa and President Tarja Halonen of Finland, will take place on 16 March. It is being organized by the President of the UN General Assembly (GA). President Joseph Deiss announced the event to member States' representatives at the UN in this letter, providing background and the Programme for the dialogue: http://www.un.org/en/ga/president/65/letters/gs250211.pdf.  

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Event: Climate Change Diplomacy Training Course [viewed]

This online course is being organized by the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). It will seek to facilitate international negotiations, public sector work and diplomatic engagement in relation to climate change, through an enhanced understanding of the climate change science and international policy framework and the key negotiation issues pertinent to a post-2012 climate change agreement. The course will run for 8 weeks, from 21 February-15 April 2011.  

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Event: Fifth Latin American Forestry Congress (CONFLAT V) [viewed]

The fifth Latin American Forestry Congress, co-sponsored by the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), Peru's La Molina National Agrarian University and Peru's National Forestry Chamber, will discuss: forests and climate change; degraded areas and reforestation; forest governance in Latin America; advances in forestry zoning in tropical forests; and the international market, value-added and environmental services of forests.  

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UNEP Executive Director Highlights “Silent” Momentum on Climate Change [viewed]

January 2011: Achim Steiner, Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), has stressed that the world is witnessing an extraordinary mobilization of national-level projects and policies that are shifting economies onto a low-carbon path.

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Forest Carbon Partnership Facility Releases Publication on REDD+ Lessons [viewed]

December 2010: The Forest Carbon Partnership Facility, managed by the World Bank, has released a working paper titled "Harvesting Knowledge on REDD+: Early Lessons from the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility Initiative and Beyond," which highlights the importance of financial incentives and solid governance institutions.

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