UN Special Rapporteur Highlights Links between Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies and Right to Adequate Housing [viewed]

© UN23 October 2009: Addressing a news conference on 23 October 2009, UN Special Rapporteur on adequate housing Raquel Rolnik stressed that adaptation and mitigation strategies that governments put into place, as well as the new climate change agreement to be discussed in Copenhagen later this year, must fully comply with human rights norms, including the right to adequate housing.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Publishes Revised Potential Consequences Document [viewed]

© UNFCCC21 October 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a revised note by the AWG-KP Chair (FCCC/KP/AWG/12/Rev.1) on the consideration of information on potential environmental, economic and social consequences, including spillover effects, of tools, policies, measures and methodologies available to Annex I Parties.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Publishes Addendum to AWG-KP Agenda for Barcelona [viewed]

© UNFCCC21 October 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published an addendum to the provisional annotated agenda for AWG-KP 9 (FCCC/KP/AWG/2009/11/Add.1).

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

19 October 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released documentation to facilitate negotiations among parties during the resumed ninth meeting of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP 9), which will be held from 2-8 November 2009 in Barcelona, Spain, in conjunction with the resumed eighth session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Publishes Document on GEF Support for Non Annex I Communications [viewed]

© UNFCCC21 October 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a document (FCCC/SBI/2009/INF.11) on information on financial support provided by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) for the preparation of national communications from Parties not included in Annex I to the Convention.

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Event: 19th Meeting of the JI Supervisory Committee [viewed]

The Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee (JISC) will hold its 19th meeting to consider matters relating to Joint Implementation (JI). The meeting will be preceded by informal consultations on 2 December 2009.  

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UNEP and Standard Bank Announce Launch of The Africa Carbon Asset Development Facility [viewed]

© UNEP22 October 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and Standard Bank announced the launch of The Africa Carbon Asset Development (ACAD) Facility at the UNEP Finance Initiative Global Roundtable, which is part of the “Green Week” activities in Cape Town, South Africa.

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UNEP Finance Initiative Convenes 2009 Global Roundtable [viewed]

22 October 2009: The UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) is convening its 2009 Global Roundtable in Cape Town, South Africa, from 22-23 October 2009. The purpose of the meeting is to explore ways towards achieving sustainable financial markets and economies.

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ITU Approves Energy Efficient Universal Phone Charger [viewed]

© ITU22 October 2009: The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has approved an energy-efficient universal mobile phone charger that is expected to reduce waste and greenhouse gas emissions.

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UNDESA and Indian Government Co-Organize High-Level Meeting on Climate Change and Technology [viewed]

© UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs Sha Zukang22 October 2009: At the 22 October 2009 opening of the high-level meeting on climate change, technology development and transfer that the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) and the Government of India co-organized, UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs Sha Zukang noted that innovation in low-emissions technology still takes place largely in the developed countries while “climate change demands urgent action and rapid, wide diffusion.”

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