UNFCCC Secretariat Publishes Notification of Agendas for Bangkok Meeting [viewed]

27 August 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has posted the provisional agendas for the sessions of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP 9) and the seventh session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA 7).

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UNFCCC Secretariat Highlights Adaptation Private Practice Initiatives [viewed]

© UNFCCC24 August 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published thirteen examples of best practices for businesses to help the poor to adapt while increasing profitability.

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UNFCCC Releases LULUCF Document to Help Advance Negotiations [viewed]

17 August 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a document to assist parties to make voluntary informal submissions of basic data on land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF), with descriptions of assumptions and uncertainties.

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Event: International Symposium on Forest Genetic Resources Conservation and Sustainable Utilization Towards Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation [viewed]

The main objective of this ITTO-supported symposium is to review the status of national efforts in conservation, management and sustainable utilization of forest genetic resources (FGR), particularly in tropical Asia. This symposium will also provide opportunities for exchanging of information and experiences towards strengthening capacity in FGR conservation, management and sustainable utilization to meet the challenges of climate change mitigation and adaptation.  

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Youth Conference Demands Action on Climate Change [viewed]

© TUNZA23 August 2009: The largest ever youth gathering on climate change was convened in Daejeon, the Republic of Korea from 17-23 August.

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ADB Workshop on Regional Economics of Climate Change [viewed]

© ABD17 August 2009: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) organized a “National Expert Workshop for Regional Economics of Climate Change in South Asia,” in Colombo, Sri Lanka to address technologies and options available to confront climate change in the country.

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Secretary-General Says Scientists and Intellectuals are the 'Key to New Green Economy' [viewed]

17 August 2009: Speaking in Seoul, Republic of Korea, at the University Presidents' Forum on Climate Change and Sustainable Development in Asia and Africa, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed that universities are “founts of ideas and innovation.”

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UNEP Releases Publications to Highlight CDM Opportunities in the Bio-Carbon Sector [viewed]

© UNEP August 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has released three new publications under the joint UNDP-UNEP Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) capacity development programme in Eastern & Southern Africa, which, inter alia, aims to assist the region in increasing its participation in the CDM.

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Event: ECLAC Second Latin American and Caribbean Dialogue Towards Copenhagen [viewed]

The UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) organized this meeting for negotiators from the region to exchange opinions on the climate negotiations, which will take place at ECLAC headquarters on 2 September. Ricardo Lagos, United Nations Special Envoy on Climate Change and former President of Chile, and Luiz Alberto Figueiredo, Vice Chair of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA), will participate in the Dialogue.  

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Event: African Partnership Forum Special Session on Climate Change [viewed]

The African Partnership Forum (APF) special session on climate change, which is scheduled for 3 September 2009, in Addis Ababa, will focus on Africa's concerns and expectations in the negotiations on a new post-Kyoto agreement on climate change. The meeting is organized by the African Union (AU) Commission, the NEPAD Secretariat, the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the Organization for Economic Development and Cooperation (OECD). The objective of the special session is to mobilize a broad support for Africa's position on climate change to ensure that its concerns are reflected in the outcomes of the fifteenth Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP15 UNFCCC), taking place in December in Copenhagen.  

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