UNFCCC Parties Select Transitional Committee for Green Climate Fund [viewed]

15 April 2011: Parties to the UNFCCC have selected the 40 members of the Transitional Committee that will be in charge of designing the Green Climate Fund, the new institution agreed upon in Cancun that will manage long-term finance mobilized to enable developing countries to address climate change.

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UNFCCC Executive Secretary Calls for Global Effort Towards Energy Efficiency [viewed]

14 April 2011: Accepting an award on behalf of the UNFCCC Secretariat at this year's Energy Efficiency Global Forum, in Brussels, Belgium, Christiana Figueres, UNFCCC Executive Secretary, observed that the Cancun Agreements provide an important step forward in international climate change policy, but noted the urgent need to raise the level of ambition.

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GCOS Newsletter Outlines International Polar Year Activities [viewed]

14 April 2011: The Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) has released its first newsletter for 2011 describing: scientific highlights; observing domains, networks and measuring systems; sponsoring organizations and partners; activities of the GCOS Secretariat; and events.

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UNEP Convenes Business Leaders in Debate on Green Economy [viewed]

14 April 2011: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP), in collaboration with the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the French postal service Le Groupe La Poste, convened the 2011 Business and Industry Global Dialogue, from 11-12 April 2011, in Paris, France.

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CBD Releases Report on REDD+ and Biodiversity Safeguards Workshop in Asia-Pacific [viewed]

13 April 2011: The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Asia-Pacific Regional Consultation and Capacity-Building Workshop on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries, Including on Relevant Biodiversity Safeguards, convened from 15-18 March 2011, in Singapore City, Singapore.

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CEC Releases Report on Sustainable Freight Transport in North America [viewed]

31 March 2011: A report from the Secretariat of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) calls for urgent cross-border cooperation to improve the environmental performance of the North American freight system.

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IDB Launches Sustainable Emerging Cities Platform [viewed]

25 March 2011: Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) President Luis Alberto Moreno has announced the creation of a platform to work with 140 fast-growing "intermediate" cities (those with populations between 100,000 and two million) in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), to analyze their sustainable urban development challenges, propose solutions, prioritize investments and identify funding from national and international sources. 

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Event: World Bank Webinar on Climate Investment Funds [viewed]

This will be the first webinar of the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) Webinar Series. Presentations will be given by representatives of key institutions responsible for the management and operations of the CIF to provide participants with a clear and detailed introduction to the CIF's mission, objectives, governance, and operations, following which representatives from CIF pilot countries will provide their perspectives on working with the CIF to finance their countries' low-carbon and climate-resilient investment priorities. Finally the online and in-person audience will have an opportunity to engage with the speakers in a Q&A session.  

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World Bank to Implement Green Truck GEF Project in China [viewed]

13 April 2011: The World Bank approved a Global Environment Facility (GEF) project to demonstrate the local and environmental benefits of green truck technology to over 500,000 truck operators in the Guandong Province of China.

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UNFCCC Publishes Croatia's 2010 GHG Inventory Report [viewed]

12 April 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the report (FCCC/ARR/2010/HRV) of the individual review of the annual submission of Croatia.

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