UNWTO Releases Publication on Advancing Tourism's Response to Climate Change [viewed]

18dic_09_0416 December 2009: The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) General Assembly has released a paper entitled "From Davos to Copenhagen and Beyond: Advancing Tourism's Response to Climate Change," which takes stock of progress achieved in this field.

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Nominations Sought for Civil Society Observers to Climate Investment Funds [viewed]

16 December 2009: Members of non-profit civil society organizations, networks, or small, local communities involved in issues of climate change have been invited to vote for candidates to civil society observer seats on two sub-committees of the Climate Investment Funds' (CIF) Strategic Climate Fund (SCF): the Forest Investment Program (FIP) and the Scaling up Renewable Energy Program in Low Income Countries (SREP).

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Climate Investment Funds to Allocate US$800 Million for Asia [viewed]

18dic_09_0616 December 2009: Countries governing the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) have endorsed the use of a total of US$800 million from the CIF Clean Technology Fund (CTF) for a range of climate activities in the Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam.

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UNDP Human Development Report for China Focuses on Low Carbon Economy and Sustainability [viewed]

18dic_09_0715 December 2009: The preliminary findings of the 2009/2010 China Human Development Report for China, entitled "Towards a Low Carbon Economy and Sustainable Society," were presented during a side event hosted by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) during the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference.

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FAO, UNEP, UNDP, UNCCD, UNFPA, IFAD and World Bank Participate in Development and Climate Days [viewed]

17dic_09_0116 December 2009: The "Development and Climate Days" meeting convened from 11-14 December 2009, alongside the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP15) in Copenhagen, Denmark. The meeting provided opportunities to share information on the negotiations and on key development and climate issues.

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CDM EB Launches Four Calls for Experts [viewed]

UNFCCC16 December 2009: During its 51st meeting, held from 30 November-4 December 2009, in Copenhagen, Denmark, the Executive Board (EB) of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) agreed to launch a call for experts in order to replace outgoing members of the Methodologies Panel, the Afforestation and Reforestation (A/R) Working Group, the Small Scale (SSC) Working Group and the Accreditation Panel.

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IPCC Launches Climate Education Programme [viewed]

Ipcc Logo16 December 2009: At a side event held during the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) launched its Climate Education Programme, which draws on the money received for the Nobel Peace Prize.

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UNEP and ICLEI Launch Bonn Center for Local Climate Action and Reporting – carbonn [viewed]

Unep14 December 2009: On the sidelines of the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) have launched the Bonn Center for Local Climate Action and Reporting - carbonn.

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Guest Article #30: Copenhagen: from illusion to political hope [viewed]

The Climate Conference underway in Copenhagen may not satisfy expectations created two years ago in Bali, but it is the opportunity to establish a fair and comprehensive Global Covenant to enhance the international community's answer to climate change. Humankind needs a solid commitment which addresses all of the outstanding substantive and political elements, including: comparable emission reductions efforts from all developed countries; enhanced and enabled mitigation actions from developing countries that already have global economic impact; and the provision of financial and technical cooperation to developing countries needing it. The agreement in Copenhagen, setting binding lines of immediate action, must lead to a constructive round of negotiations in 2010.

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IDB Finances Expansion of Wind Power in Mexico and Biofuels in Peru [viewed]

Idb15 December 2009: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a US$102 million loan in partial financing for two wind power projects totaling 318 MW in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico.

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