CDM Project Data Released – Number of Projects in Africa Increasing [viewed]

grida17 November 2009: According to figures compiled by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the number of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects that are being planned or have been registered across the African region is increasing.

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ICAO Conference on Alternative Airline Fuels Opens [viewed]

Icao16 November 2009: Opening the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Conference on Aviation and Alternative Fuels, which is taking place from 16-18 November 2009, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, ICAO Secretary General Raymond Benjamin stressed that efficiency improvements can no longer be relied upon to meet the airline industry's growing requirements to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

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CDM Executive Board Releases Proposed Agenda for 51st Meeting [viewed]

UNFCCC16 November 2009: The proposed agenda, annotated agenda and draft work programme for the 51st meeting of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Executive Board are now available.

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APEC Leaders' Meeting Addresses Climate Change [viewed]

apec15 November 2009: Leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) convened for their 17th meeting, titled “Sustaining Growth, Connecting the Region,” in Singapore on 14-15 November 2009, and discussed climate change, among other issues.

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ILO Researching Skills Needed for Greener Economies [viewed]

IloNovember 2009: The International Labour Organization (ILO), in cooperation with the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop), is conducting policy-applied research into skills needs for greener economies.

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Event: Second all-Africa Carbon Forum [viewed]

The Second all-Africa Carbon Forum will include a conference, trade fair and capacity development to demonstrate the potential for clean development mechanism (CDM) projects in Africa. The forum is being organized by the UNFCCC Secretariat, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the World Bank, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA).  

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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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