GEF Funds Clean Energy Transport in Latin America [viewed]

GEF29 December 2009: The World Bank has approved two Global Environment Facility (GEF) grants to fund clean energy transport in Mexican and Brazilian cities.

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EU Environmental Ministers Take Stock of Copenhagen Outcome [viewed]

logoeupresidency22 December 2009: The EU environmental ministers met as the Environment Council in Brussels, Belgium, on 22 December 2009, to discuss the outcome of the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, among other things.

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Oceans Day Promotes Focus on Oceans in Climate Negotiations [viewed]

4jan_10_0614 December 2009: On the sideline of the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, the Global Forum on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands, the Government of Indonesia, and the European Environment Agency organized a special day to stress the central role of oceans in the Earth's life support system and to address threats faced by coastal communities, especially in developing nations and small island States.

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FAO Partners with the Adaptation Learning Mechanism [viewed]

Alm16 December 2009: The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has joined the Adaptation Learning Mechanism (ALM), a collaborative knowledge-sharing platform on climate change adaptation. The FAO will strengthen the agriculture component of the platform and link its existing agricultural technology database (TECA) to ALM.

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WMO and UNCCD Co-Sponsored Expert Workshop Develops Universal Drought Index for Climate Risk Management [viewed]

Wmo15 December 2009: The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the UN Convention to Combat  Desertification (UNCCD) co-sponsored the Inter-Regional Workshop on Indices and Early Warning Systems for Drought, which took place at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, US, from 8-11 December 2009.

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ILRI Releases Annual Report Focusing on Climate, Livestock and Poverty [viewed]

ilrilogoDecember 2009: The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), a member of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), has released its 2008-2009 corporate report highlighting challenges at the interface of climate, livestock and poverty.

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ASB Partnership for Tropical Forest Margins and the World Agroforestry Centre Release Briefs on Emissions from All Land Uses [viewed]

4jan_10_10December 2009: The Alternatives to Slash and Burn (ASB) Partnership for Tropical Forest Margins and the World Agroforestry Centre, members of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), have released two policy briefs on the implications of ambiguous forest definitions for a REDD-plus (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, including conservation, sustainable forest management (SFM) and stock enhancement) mechanism and on the case for moving towards a Reducing Emissions from All Land Uses (REALU) mechanism under the UNFCCC.

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UNDP Completes Preliminary Greenhouse Gas Inventory [viewed]

UndpDecember 2009: As part of the UN Secretary-General and the UN Chief Executives Board on Coordination (CEB) commitment to move the UN system towards climate neutrality, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) completed a headquarters greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory and a global GHG inventory.

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UNDP MDG Carbon Facility Newsletter Highlights Achievements in Carbon Financing in Developing Countries [viewed]

mdglogoDecember 2009: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has launched the MDG Carbon Facility (MDGCF) Newsletter.

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UNDP and South Korea Partner to Support Poverty Reduction and Climate Change Initiatives [viewed]

4jan_10_13November 2009: During UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark's visit to South Korea at the end of 2009, two agreements were reached.

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