Report from 50th CDM Executive Board Published [viewed]

© UNFCCCOctober 2009: The report of the 50th meeting of the Executive Board (EB) of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is now available on the CDM website. The EB held its 50th meeting from 13-16 October 2009, in Bangkok, Thailand, and considered matters relating to CDM afforestation and reforestation projects, small-scale CDM projects, and the registration of CDM projects, among others.

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Event: 51st Meeting of the CDM Executive Board [viewed]

The Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism will hold its 51st meeting to consider matters relating to the operation of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).  

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GLOBAL FORUM DISCUSSES [viewed]

Co-organized by the Ministry of Energy of Mexico and the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the Global Renewable Energy Forum 2009 took place from 7-9 October 2009, in León, Mexico.

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World Forestry Congress Discusses Message to Climate Change COP [viewed]

21 October 2009: Many of the over 6,500 attendants at the XIII World Forestry Congress convened today in a forum on forests and climate change, which concluded with a call to comment on a draft message from the Congress participants to UNFCCC COP15.

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European Ministers Refine Negotiating Mandate for Copenhagen [viewed]

© Swedish Presidency of the EU21 October 2009: The environment ministers of the European Union (EU) agreed on their negotiating position for Copenhagen during a Council meeting held in Luxembourg on 21 October 2009. European finance ministers, who met during a Council meeting held in Luxembourg on 20 October 2009, were not able to agree on climate financing.

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UNECE-FAO Forum Underscores Role of Forest Sector in Reducing Emissions, Green Economy [viewed]

© UNECE21 October 2009: A policy forum on “The Forest Sector in the Green Economy,” organized by the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on 15 October 2009, in Geneva, Switzerland, highlighted the need to promote and maximize the forest sector's contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and to reflect this in post-Kyoto climate change agreements.

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UNECE-FAO Workshop Highlights Green Building for Climate Change Mitigation [viewed]

© UNECE21 October 2009: A workshop on “Responding to climate change: wood's place in a global approach to green building,” was organized by the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) during the Timber Committee Week, held from 12-16 October 2009. Among the workshop's conclusions was agreement that green building is a solution to climate change mitigation: energy-efficient construction for new buildings and renovation of existing buildings can reduce 40-50% of energy used for space and water heating.

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CBD Executive Secretary Stresses Cities' Potential in Biodiversity Protection and Climate Change Mitigation [viewed]

© CBD20 October 2009: Addressing the World Green Roof Infrastructure Congress, held on 20 October 2009, in Toronto, Canada, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Ahmed Djoghlaf underscored the role of cities and local authorities for decisions relating to urban infrastructure, energy and transportation, all of which have a large impact both on climate change and biodiversity.

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Event: Eighth Adaptation Fund Board Meeting [viewed]

The Adaptation Fund has been established by the parties to the Kyoto Protocol of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change to finance concrete adaptation projects and programmes in developing countries that are parties to the Kyoto Protocol. Agenda items for the eighth Board meeting will include: initial funding priorities of the Adaptation Fund Board; results based management framework for the Adaptation Fund; and financial issues.  

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Event: Intergovernmental Meeting for the High-Level Taskforce on the Global Framework for Climate Services [viewed]

This meeting is being organized following a decision of the World Climate Conference 3 (WCC-3), which convened in Geneva from 31 August-4 September 2009, calling for the establishment of the High Level Taskforce on the Global Framework for Climate Services.  

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