UNFCCC Secretariat Publishes Compliance Committee Enforcement Branch Decision on Expert Advice on Croatia [viewed]

© UNFCCC24 September 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a paper (CC-2009-1-3/Croatia/EB) outlining a decision adopted on 24 September 2009 regarding expert advice on Croatia.

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CDM Methodologies Panel Report Released [viewed]

© UNFCCC24 September 2009: The report of the 40th meeting of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Methodologies Panel (Meth Panel) has been released and is now available on the CDM website.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Publishes AWG-LCA Non-Paper on Institutional Arrangements and their Functions [viewed]

© UNFCCC23 September 2009: Following a request from the Chair of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA), the UNFCCC Secretariat has published a non- paper summarizing the main functions identified in proposals on institutional arrangements contained in the revised negotiating text (FCCC/AWGLCA/2009/INF).

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UNU-IAS Launches Site on REDD and Indigenous Peoples [viewed]

© UNU-IASSeptember 2009: The United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS) Traditional Knowledge Initiative has recently re-launched the REDD Site, part of a pilot project on promoting the effective participation of indigenous peoples in processes for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD).

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Guest Article #22: Climate change: a challenge for IMO too! [viewed]

For some time now, it has clearly been acknowledged that increases in global temperatures are altering the complex web of systems that allow life to thrive on earth. From the human perspective, difficult issues such as poverty, economic development and population growth are additional factors that make the problem even more complex and complicated. As Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in his address to the UN Conference on Climate Change in Bali, in 2007, this is “the defining challenge of our age.”

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World Maritime Day Focuses on Climate Change [viewed]

24 September 2009: This year's World Maritime Day highlights climate change as a key issue for the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the shipping industry.

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Heads of State Pledge to Take Action on REDD [viewed]

© UN-REDD23 September 2009: On the sidelines of the opening of the 64th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hosted a high-level event on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD). Many Heads of State and government in attendance committed to take action on this issue.

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Nuclear Techniques to Tackle Global Warming and Improve Crop Productivity - IAEA [viewed]

Researchers assess greenhouse gas (nitrous oxide) emissions from no-till agriculture in Queensland, Australia - © Ram Dalal / University of Queensland23 September 2009: The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has released a story on the importance of proper crop management for mitigating climate change, and the role nuclear technologies play in effective soil management.

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IFPRI Publishes Papers on Climate Change and Economic Growth in Zambia, Agricultural Vulnerability in South Africa [viewed]

© IFPRISeptember 2009: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has recently published two papers modeling the impact of climate variability and change on economic growth in Zambia, and mapping the vulnerability of South Africa's farming sector to climate change.

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Event: IEA 2009 Ministerial Meeting [viewed]

The International Energy Agency (IEA) will convene a ministerial-level meeting to discuss global energy and environmental challenges. Discussions will focus on: ensuring secure and sustainable energy supplies in the aftermath of the economic crisis; necessary steps required to meet tough climate change targets; and addressing the aforementioned challenges at the global level. Additional talks will be held on improving global energy dialogue, ensuring comprehensive energy security and actions for assuring the sustainability of energy supplies in the future. The event will also include a presentation highlighting important features of the World Energy Outlook 2009 to be released ahead of schedule in November 2009, to give decision makers and negotiators the most up-to-date information available in the run-up to Copenhagen.  

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