India-EU Summit Tackles Climate Change, Solar and Nuclear Energy [viewed]

logoeupresidency6 November 2009: The Tenth India- EU Summit addressed international negotiations on climate change, energy cooperation and environment-related loans. The event took place in New Delhi, India, on 6 November 2009, between Sweden's Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, representing the EU Swedish Presidency, European Commission President José Manuel Barroso, and India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

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CDM Small-Scale Working Group Publishes Report of 23rd Meeting [viewed]

UNFCCC5 November 2009: The report and annexes of the 23rd meeting of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Small Scale Working Group (SSC WG) have been released. The meeting took place from 27-30 October 2009, in Bonn, Germany, and considered issues relating to baseline and monitoring methodologies for small-scale CDM project activities.

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WHO Points to Health-related Risks Associated with Climate Change [viewed]

Who5 November 2009: The World Health Organization (WHO) has published an article in its Bulletin in which scientists argue that environmental health is a necessary element of any health system and underscore the need to identify and tackle new, emerging and re-emerging risks, including examination of the spatial distribution of diseases such as vector-borne diseases in relation to climate change.

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FAO Releases Report on Food Security and Agricultural Mitigation in Developing Countries [viewed]

Fao5 November 2009: The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) released a report titled “Food Security and Agricultural Mitigation in Developing Countries: Options for Capturing Synergies,” at the Barcelona Climate Change Talks.

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UNFCCC Publishes EU Submission on Financial Mechanisms [viewed]

UNFCCC4 November 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a submission by the EU on the operation of funds under the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF), and the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) to inform the review of the financial mechanism by the 31st session of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) in Copenhagen (FCCC/SBI/2009/MISC.10).

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Highlights Impacts of Climate Change on Migration [viewed]

Ban Ki-moon4 November 2009: In an address to the Third Meeting of the Global Forum on Migration and Development, taking place in Athens, Greece, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, identified three challenges facing migrants worldwide, namely the economic crisis, climate change and human trafficking.

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CDM Afforestation and Reforestation Working Group Report and Annexes Released [viewed]

UNFCCC3 November 2009: The report and annexes of the 26th meeting of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Afforestation and Reforestation Working Group (A/R WG) have been released.

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Event: Seventh “Environment for Europe” Ministerial Conference [viewed]

The Seventh “Environment for Europe” Ministerial Conference, convened by the UN Economic Commission for Europe (ECE, or UNECE) Committee on Environmental Policy, is being prepared in accordance with the provisions of Reform Plan of the “Environment for Europe” process. This Conference will consider two main themes: “the sustainable management of water and water-related ecosystems” and “greening the economy: mainstreaming the environment into economic development.” Under the second theme, discussions will focus on the reduction of carbon emissions, energy efficiency, sustainable consumption and production, and the reconfiguration of financing and infrastructure to better accommodate environmental considerations. While the Astana Ministerial Conference is expected to address identified environmental issues of common concern in the UNECE region, the Conference provides an opportunity to address priority environmental issues in the Central Asian sub-region.  

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MOP-21 Addresses Proposal to Phase Down HFCs [viewed]

5 November 2009: The 21st meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (MOP-21) is convening in Port Ghalib, Egypt, from 4-8 November 2009.

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UNFCCC Executive Secretary Addresses the Climate Group [viewed]

Yvo De Boer4 November 2009: UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer addressed the Climate Group, in Barcelona, Spain, under the theme “Implementing Copenhagen: business and regional government in a new low carbon world.”

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