FAO, UNEP, UNDP, UNCCD, UNFPA, IFAD and World Bank Participate in Development and Climate Days [viewed]

17dic_09_0116 December 2009: The "Development and Climate Days" meeting convened from 11-14 December 2009, alongside the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP15) in Copenhagen, Denmark. The meeting provided opportunities to share information on the negotiations and on key development and climate issues.

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CDM EB Launches Four Calls for Experts [viewed]

UNFCCC16 December 2009: During its 51st meeting, held from 30 November-4 December 2009, in Copenhagen, Denmark, the Executive Board (EB) of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) agreed to launch a call for experts in order to replace outgoing members of the Methodologies Panel, the Afforestation and Reforestation (A/R) Working Group, the Small Scale (SSC) Working Group and the Accreditation Panel.

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IPCC Launches Climate Education Programme [viewed]

Ipcc Logo16 December 2009: At a side event held during the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) launched its Climate Education Programme, which draws on the money received for the Nobel Peace Prize.

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UNEP and ICLEI Launch Bonn Center for Local Climate Action and Reporting – carbonn [viewed]

Unep14 December 2009: On the sidelines of the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) have launched the Bonn Center for Local Climate Action and Reporting - carbonn.

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Guest Article #30: Copenhagen: from illusion to political hope [viewed]

The Climate Conference underway in Copenhagen may not satisfy expectations created two years ago in Bali, but it is the opportunity to establish a fair and comprehensive Global Covenant to enhance the international community's answer to climate change. Humankind needs a solid commitment which addresses all of the outstanding substantive and political elements, including: comparable emission reductions efforts from all developed countries; enhanced and enabled mitigation actions from developing countries that already have global economic impact; and the provision of financial and technical cooperation to developing countries needing it. The agreement in Copenhagen, setting binding lines of immediate action, must lead to a constructive round of negotiations in 2010.

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IDB Finances Expansion of Wind Power in Mexico and Biofuels in Peru [viewed]

Idb15 December 2009: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a US$102 million loan in partial financing for two wind power projects totaling 318 MW in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico.

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UNHCR Reports on Climate Change Impact on Eastern Chad [viewed]

16dic_09_0215 December 2009: The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has reported on the conditions of locals and Sudanese refugees living in Iriba and Abeche, Eastern Chad, highlighting the aggravating impact of climate change.

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Nominations Sought for Private Sector Observers to Climate Investment Funds [viewed]

15 December 2009: The World Business Council for Sustainable Development is seeking nominations for private sector observers to two sub-programmes in the Climate Investment Funds (CIF): the Forest Investment Program (FIP) and Scaling up Renewable Energy in Low Income Countries (SREP) Funds.

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UNFF and CBD Partner on Sustainable Forest Management [viewed]

CbdUnff15 December 2009: The Secretariats of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen joint actions to ensure that forests are sustainably managed.

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UNEP Launches Report on Climate Neutral UN [viewed]

16dic_09_0515 December 2009: At a side event held during the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director, launched a report entitled "Moving Towards a Climate Neutral UN," explaining that the process has entailed: the first assessment to establish the source of greenhouse gases (GHGs); methodologies to manage the carbon footprint; and measures put in place to remove that footprint.

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