UN University Organizes Climate Change Film Festival [viewed]

10dic_09_01 9 December 2009: The UN University (UNU) is organizing a film festival on "Indigenous Voices on Climate Change," from 9-13 December 2009, in Copenhagen, Denmark, as part of its contribution to the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP 15).

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UN Secretary-General Optimistic About Reaching a Robust Agreement in Copenhagen [viewed]

Ban Ki-moon8 December 2009: In a question and answer session held at UN Headquarters in New York, US, the UN Secretary-General emphasized that the outcome of the ongoing climate change negotiations in Copenhagen will have reverberations for the future of humanity and the planet.

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UN DPI Releases Booklet on Climate Benefits from Ozone Layer Protection [viewed]

10dic_09_034 December 2009: The Outreach Division of the UN Department of Public Information (UN DPI) has released a booklet titled "Climate Benefits From Ozone Layer Protection: Low Hanging Fruits," whichincludes a background section on ozone protection and climate change, and focuses on the issue of phasing down hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) use.

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UN University Publishes Compendium of Climate Change Case Studies [viewed]

10dic_09_04December 2009: The UN University (UNU) has published an advance reading copy of its book titled "Advance Guard: Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation, Mitigation and Indigenous Peoples - A Compendium of Case Studies."

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OECD Publishes Working Paper on Biodiversity Co-benefits and REDD [viewed]

10dic_09_05December 2009: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has published a working paper, authored by Katia Karousakis, on promoting biodiversity co-benefits with reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD).

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UNCTAD Policy Brief Highlights Economic Opportunities of Mitigation [viewed]

10dic_09_06December 2009: The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has published a policy brief titled "Climate change: turning costs into income opportunities," which addresses the distribution of costs and incomes of mitigation.

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Event: CBD SBSTTA 14 [viewed]

The 14th meeting of the CBD Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 14) will address, among other issues, biodiversity and climate change, biofuels and biodiversity, and forest biodiversity, including the definitions of forest and forest types.  

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Guest Article #29: Development of the CDM over time and in the future [viewed]

One of the most debated, whilst also most successful, instruments under the Kyoto Protocol is the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). It is fascinating to look back at how we started, and consider how far we have come. Now, even more intriguing, is the question of how the CDM will look in the future.

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FAO Launches New Programme for Climate Change Mitigation in Agriculture [viewed]

9dic_09_018 December 2009: The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has launched a US$60 million programme to support climate change mitigation in agriculture, which aims to support sustainable low-emissions agriculture in developing countries over the next five years.

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World Bank Releases Publication on Lessons Learned with Carbon Finance [viewed]

9dic_09_028 December 2009: The World Bank has released a publication titled "10 Years of Experience in Carbon Finance - Insights from working with carbon markets for development & global greenhouse gas mitigation," which provides an overview of the Bank's experience of working with the Kyoto Protocol's flexibility mechanisms, namely the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and Joint Implementation (JI).

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