IDB to Limit GHG Emissions in Coal Fired Plants it Finances [viewed]

Idb5 November 2009: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is issuing a set of guidelines to finance coal-fired power plants in order to ensure they use among the best available technologies to reduce their emissions of greenhouse gases and other pollutants.

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UN Agencies Hold Workshop to Advance Concept of One UN Training Service Platform on Climate Change [viewed]

UnitarNovember 2009: A two-day UN inter-agency workshop was held from 29-30 October 2009, in Geneva, Switzerland, to advance the concept of a "One UN Training Service Platform on Climate Change," also referred to as "UN CC:Learn." The workshop was held at the headquarters of the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and was attended by representatives from 17 UN organizations.

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WHO Highlights Links between Climate Change and Population [viewed]

WhoNovember 2009: A recent article published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization (WHO) addresses the links between population growth and climate change.

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ADB Publishes Study on Integrating Biofuels and Rural Renewable Energy Production in Agriculture for Poverty Reduction [viewed]

Logo-adbOctober 2009: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has published an overview and strategic framework for biofuels development in the Greater Mekong Subregion. 

 

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UNECE WATER CONVENTION PROVIDES GUIDANCE ON IMPLEMENTATION AND ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE [viewed]

The fifth meeting of the parties to the UNECE Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention), held on 10-12 November 2009, in Geneva, Switzerland, adopted the Guide to Implementing the Convention and Guidance on Water and Adaptation to Climate Change, among other outcomes.

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BARCELONA CLIMATE CHANGE TALKS SET STAGE FOR COPENHAGEN [viewed]

The resumed ninth session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP 9) and resumed seventh session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA 7) were held from 2-6 November 2009, in Barcelona, Spain, bringing together approximately 3,100 participants.

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World Leaders at Food Security Summit Commit to Addressing Climate Change Challenges to Food Security and Agriculture [viewed]

19nov_09_0118 November 2009: The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) convened a World Summit on Food Security from 16-18 November 2009, at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy.

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UN/ISDR Releases Briefing Note on Lessons and Practices in Adaptation to Climate Change [viewed]

Un-isdr18 November 2009: The Secretariat of the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) has released a briefing note titled “Adaptation to climate change by reducing disaster risks: country practices and lessons.”

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World Bank Roundtable on Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples Discusses Indigenous Peoples Climate Action Fund [viewed]

World Bank18 November 2009: Robert Zoellick, World Bank President, stated that indigenous peoples carry a “disproportionate share of the burden of climate change effects” during a roundtable on Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change, organized by the World Bank and First Peoples Worldwide, in Washington DC, US. 

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WMO Holds Meeting on Air Quality [viewed]

Wmo18 November 2009: The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is holding the 15th quadrennial session of its Commission for Atmospheric Science, from 18-25 November 2009, in Incheon, Republic of Korea.

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