UNEP Report Recommends Investment in Ecosystems for Higher Profits [viewed]

Teeb13 November 2009: The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) initiative released its report for national and international policy makers, calling for acceleration of investments in management and restoration of ecosystems.

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ITTC-45 Pledges US$575,000 to Thematic Programme on REDD and Environmental Services, Discusses UNFCCC Forest-Related Developments [viewed]

thematic-programme-on-redd16 November 2009: The 45th session of the International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC-45) and the associated sessions of its four Committees were held in Yokohama, Japan, from 9-14 November 2009.

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ASEAN-US First Leaders' Meeting Addresses Climate Change and Energy [viewed]

Asean15 November 2009: The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the US held their first Leaders' Meeting on 15 November 2009, in Singapore, addressing climate change and energy, among other issues.

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UNECE Water Convention Provides Guidance on Water and Adaptation to Climate Change [viewed]

Unece13 November 2009: Advice on coping with the uncertainties of climate change and effectively tackling its impacts on water in a concerted way has been developed in the framework of an agreement on transboundary freshwater under the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).

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World Bank Global Development Marketplace Awards US$4.8 Million to Innovative Adaptation Ideas [viewed]

developmentmarketplacelogo13 November 2009: The World Bank awarded close to US$5 million to 26 innovative climate adaptation projects, through a contest for community-based ideas to tackle the effects of climate change.

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ADB's Future Carbon Fund Receives US$20 Million Commitment from Republic of Korea [viewed]

Logo-adb13 November 2009: The Republic of Korea is the first Asian country to join the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) Future Carbon Fund, with a $20 million commitment to acquire post-2012 carbon credits.

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RAMSAR STRP Releases Briefing Note on Wetlands and Climate Change [viewed]

Ramsar13 November 2009: The Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands has announced that its Scientific and Technical Review Panel (STRP) has compiled a briefing note based on recent decisions adopted by Ramsar contracting parties and on recent information and recommendations provided by the STRP in relation to wetlands and climate change.

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UNFCCC Publishes Report on the Progress and Outlook of the Expert Group on Technology Transfer [viewed]

UNFCCC12 November 2009: The UNFCCC has released an advance report by the Chair of the Expert Group on Technology Transfer (EGTT) evaluating its work in 2008-2009 and presenting its 2010-2011 work programme, to be considered at the 31st sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), and Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI), to be held from 7-18 December 2009, in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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GEF's Transport Project in Mexico Wins Harvard Award [viewed]

GEF12 November 2009: The Roy Family Award for Environmental Partnership was awarded to the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and partners for their work on reducing greenhouse gas emissions through a sustainable transport bus project in Mexico City called Metrobus.

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UNFCCC Publishes Summary Report on Performance Indicators for Measuring the Implementation of the Technology Transfer Framework [viewed]

UNFCCC11 November 2009: The UNFCCC has published an advance summary of the final report by the Chair of the Expert Group on Technology Transfer (EGTT) on “Performance indicators to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the implementation of the technology transfer framework” (FCCC/SB/2009/4).

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