Event: CBD SBSTTA 14 [viewed]

The 14th meeting of the CBD Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 14) will address, among other issues, biodiversity and climate change, biofuels and biodiversity, and forest biodiversity, including the definitions of forest and forest types.  

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Guest Article #29: Development of the CDM over time and in the future [viewed]

One of the most debated, whilst also most successful, instruments under the Kyoto Protocol is the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). It is fascinating to look back at how we started, and consider how far we have come. Now, even more intriguing, is the question of how the CDM will look in the future.

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FAO Launches New Programme for Climate Change Mitigation in Agriculture [viewed]

9dic_09_018 December 2009: The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has launched a US$60 million programme to support climate change mitigation in agriculture, which aims to support sustainable low-emissions agriculture in developing countries over the next five years.

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World Bank Releases Publication on Lessons Learned with Carbon Finance [viewed]

9dic_09_028 December 2009: The World Bank has released a publication titled "10 Years of Experience in Carbon Finance - Insights from working with carbon markets for development & global greenhouse gas mitigation," which provides an overview of the Bank's experience of working with the Kyoto Protocol's flexibility mechanisms, namely the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and Joint Implementation (JI).

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UNDP and World Bank Release Report on Protected Areas' Role in Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation [viewed]

9dic_09_038 December 2009: The UN Development Programme (UNDP), the World Bank, IUCN, The Nature Conservancy, Wildlife Conservation and WWF have released a report titled "Natural Solutions: protected areas helping people cope with climate change."

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WMO Co-Organizing Expert Meeting on Droughts and Indices [viewed]

Wmo8 December 2009: The World Meteorological Organization (WMO), jointly with the US National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC) at the University of Nebraska, is organizing the Inter-Regional Workshop on Indices and Early Warning Systems for Drought from 8-11 December 2009, in Lincoln, Nebraska, US.

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WMO: 2009 Likely to be One of the Top 10 Warmest [viewed]

Wmo8 December 2009: According to data sources compiled by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the year 2009 is likely to rank in the top 10 warmest on record since the beginning of instrumental climate records in 1850.

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IEA Releases Report on Role of Cities and Towns in Promoting Renewable Energy [viewed]

9dic_09_068 December 2009: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has published a report titled "Cities, Towns and Renewable Energy: Yes In My Front Yard," which aims to illustrate to local level stakeholders the benefits and opportunities renewables can offer local businesses and citizens, and to assist national governments to better understand the role municipalities can play in national renewables programmes.

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UN General Assembly Adopts Resolution on the Protection of the Global Climate for Present and Future Generations [viewed]

Unga7 December 2009: The UN General Assembly has adopted by consensus a resolution on the protection of the global climate for present and future generations by which it calls on States to work cooperatively towards achieving the ultimate objective of the UNFCCC through the urgent implementation of its provisions.

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UN Secretary-General Stresses Role of Industry in Moving Towards a Low-Carbon Economy [viewed]

Unido7 December 2009: In a message to the 13th session of the General Conference of the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in Vienna, Austria, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the meeting's focus on how industry can become a vehicle for green growth.

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