CIF Calls for Nominations of Experts to Forest Investment Program [viewed]

cif-calls-for-nominations11 November 2009: The Climate Investment Fund (CIF) has called for nominations of experts to serve on the Expert Group for the Forest Investment Program (FIP), to work on the selection of country or regional pilots for the FIP.

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Climate Vulnerable Countries Issue Declaration for Copenhagen [viewed]

climatevulnerableforum10 November 2009: Maldives hosted a high-level climate change summit focusing on ‘climate vulnerable' States, from 9-10 November 2009, in Bandos Island Resort, with a view to drawing attention to the specific challenges, adaptation and green development needs of the States that are most vulnerable to global climate change.

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Ramsar Co-organizes Workshop on Wetlands and Carbon Offsets [viewed]

Ramsar6 November 2009: The Danone-IUCN-Ramsar partnership hosted a three-day expert workshop on “Achieving carbon offsets through mangroves and other wetlands,” from 9-11 November 2009, in Gland, Switzerland.

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Second Global Online Conference on Climate Change Held [viewed]

klima20096 November 2009: The second global online conference on climate change, titled “Climate 2009/Klima 2009,” took place from 2-6 November 2009, hosted by the Faculty of Life Sciences of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany.

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UN-REDD Releases Third Newsletter [viewed]

Un-reddOctober 2009: The UN-REDD Programme has published the third issue of its newsletter, featuring news on: five new countries that joined the UN-REDD Programme; the first regional consultation between indigenous peoples' organizations from Asia and the Pacific and the UN-REDD Programme; and the Democratic Republic of the Congo's request for funding of a Congo Basin approach for monitoring, reporting and verification.

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UN Secretary-General Urges All Heads of State and Government to Attend High-Level Segment in Copenhagen [viewed]

COP 1512 November 2009: In a statement issued by his Spokesperson, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the invitation by Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen of Denmark for Heads of State and government to attend the closing days of the UN Conference on Climate Change in Copenhagen on 17-18 December 2009.

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GEF Council Meeting Decides on Climate Change Financing [viewed]

GEF12 November 2009: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council Meeting took place in Washington DC, US, from 10-12 November 2009, and addressed climate change financing, among other issues.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Announces Publication of Joint Implementation Documents [viewed]

UNFCCC11 November 2009: An accredited independent entity (AIE) has submitted a joint implementation (JI) project design document (PDD) to the UNFCCC Secretariat. The submission was made pursuant to the provision of the JI Guidelines requiring that, under the JI Track 2 procedure, AIEs shall make JI PDDs publicly available through the Secretariat, subject to confidentiality provisions, and receive comments from parties, stakeholders and UNFCCC accredited observers for 30 days from the date the PDD is made publicly available. The PDD for the JI project, “Griezpelkiu wind power park project,” is now open for comments until 11 December 2009. This JI project also marks the 200th PDD published on the Secretariat website since the JI Supervisory Committee (JISC) launched its JI Track 2 procedure three years ago.

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FAO Releases Information Note on Forest Management and REDD [viewed]

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10 November 2009: The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has released an information note clarifying terminology used in the climate negotiations on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD). The note states that the lack of a common understanding of the terms “sustainable management of forests (SMF)” and “sustainable forest management (SFM)” is confusing the debate on the eligibility of activities for incentives under a REDD+ instrument (REDD+ referring to REDD, plus the role of conservation, SMF and enhancement of forest carbon stocks).

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IRRI Publication Highlights Impacts of Climate Change on Rice Production [viewed]

IRRINovember 2009: The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), a member of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), published the October to December issue of “Rice Today,” which features articles on climate change and rice harvests.

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