UN Secretary-General Emphasizes Link Between Food Security and Climate Change at World Summit [viewed]

Ban Ki-moon16 November 2009: Speaking at the opening of the World Summit on Food Security, which is taking place from 16-18 November 2009, at UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) headquarters in Rome, Italy, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed that “food security and climate change are deeply interconnected.”

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Civil Society Organizations Encouraged to Nominate Observers to Climate Investment Fund's Sub-Committees [viewed]

16 November 2009: The self-selection process for non-profit civil society observers on two sub-committees of the Climate Investment Fund's (CIF) Strategic Climate Fund – the Forest Investment Program (FIP) and the Scaling up Renewable Energy Program in Local Income Countries (SREP) – is accepting nominations to participate as observers during CIF meetings and to register to vote on the nominees.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases AWG-KP Documentation to Facilitate Negotiations Among Parties [viewed]

UNFCCC16 November 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a note (FCCC/KP/AWG/2009/10/Rev.3) by the Chair of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP) on documentation to facilitate negotiations among parties during AWG-KP 10, which will be held from 7-15 December 2009, in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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UNFCCC Releases Addendum to COP 15 Agenda [viewed]

UNFCCC13 November 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released an addendum to the provisional annotated agenda (FCCC/CP/2009/1/Add.1) for the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 15) to the UNFCCC, which will take place from 7-18 December 2009, in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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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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