Event: Sixteenth Session of the Committee on Environmental Policy of the UN Economic Commission for Europe [viewed]

The 16th Session of the Committee on Environmental Policy of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) will address, among other agenda items, climate change and its impacts on various sectors of the countries under the Environmental Performance Review programme. In addition, it will discuss the contribution to the climate change agenda of the implementation of UNECE environmental agreements (which address public participation, water, industrial accidents, air pollution and environmental impact assessment).

 

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Event: Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate [viewed]

This meeting will take place at the level of leaders' representatives. It will be the first meeting since the leaders met on 9 July 2009, in L'Aquila, Italy, alongside the G8 Summit.  

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Guest Article #21: Climate Neutral Cities [viewed]

Over this past decade, the effects of climate change have revealed the many facets of this unprecedented challenge. What was initially understood to be a limited environmental challenge has now been shown to impact the lives and future of all of us, in many interlinked ways.

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IPCC Posts Documents for 31st Session [viewed]

16 September 2009: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has posted several documents for its 31st session and sessions of the Panel's Working Groups (WGs), which will take place from 26-29 October 2009, in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia.

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UNEP Calls for “Champions of the Earth” Nominations [viewed]

© UNEP15 September 2009: The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has announced that nominations are now open for the sixth cycle of the Champions of the Earth award.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Announces Publication of a JI Project Design Document Determination [viewed]

© UNFCCC15 September 2009: The determination regarding the project design document (PDD) for the joint implementation (JI) project “Improvement of the Energy Efficiency at Energomashspetsstal (EMSS), Kramatorsk, Ukraine” has been submitted to the UNFCCC Secretariat by an accredited independent entity (AIE).

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UNGA President Calls for Increased Political and Financial Resources for Climate Change Responses [viewed]

© UN14 September: In his outgoing speech, the President of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) suggested earmarking at least 1% of the global GDP to climate change responses.

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JI Supervisory Committee Publishes Report of 17th Meeting [viewed]

© COPYRIGHTFOTO14 September 2009: The Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee (JISC) has published the report of its 17th meeting, which took place from 10-11 September 2009, in Kiev, Ukraine. At the meeting, the JISC considered various matters relating to the operation of Joint Implementation (JI).

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UNDP Publishes Review of National Energy Decentralization Policies [viewed]

© UNDP3 September 2009: Aiming to aid policy makers in overcoming energy poverty by integrating energy decentralization into national and sector-specific decentralization policies, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has published a literature review of over 600 online documents entitled “Energy in National Decentralization Policies: A Review Focusing on Least Developed Countries and Sub-Saharan Africa.”

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World Energy Forum Convenes International Energy Conference at UN Headquarters [viewed]

1 September 2009: The World Energy Forum, in cooperation with the United Nations and the World Bank, recently concluded a two-day conference on meeting global energy needs.

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