Event: Scoping meeting for the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report [viewed]

The scoping meeting is expected to prepare a scoping paper describing the objectives and an annotated outline of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report. The draft scoping paper will be circulated for comments to governments and will then be submitted for consideration and approval to the sessions of the three IPCC Working Groups and the 31st session of the IPCC, scheduled for 26-29 October 2009, in Bali, Indonesia.  

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Event: CO2 Capture and Storage High-Level Conference [viewed]

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Event: Roundtable Consultations on Joint Implementation [viewed]

At its 15th meeting, the Joint Implementation (JI) Supervisory Committee (JISC) discussed the development of a determination and verification manual (DVM) and programme of activities (PoA) and requested the UNFCCC Secretariat to organize roundtable consultations on these matters, to be held in conjunction with the 16th meeting of the JISC. The aim of the roundtable consultations is for the JISC to meet with independent entities and other interested stakeholders to listen to their views on the development of a DVM and PoA under the JI Track 2 procedure.  

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FAO Releases Policy Brief on Anchoring Agriculture within a Copenhagen Agreement [viewed]

25 May 2009: The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has released a policy brief providing options for addressing agriculture in a global climate change agreement.

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World Health Assembly Agrees to Climate Change and Health Action Plan [viewed]

© WHO22 May 2009: The 62nd World Health Assembly met from 18-22 May 2009, in Geneva, Switzerland.

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UNEP Releases Popular Guide to the Latest IPCC Reports [viewed]

© UNEP22 May 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has released the publication “Climate in Peril: A Popular Guide to the Latest IPCC Reports.”

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UNFCCC Secretariat Receives Submissions under Bali Action Plan [viewed]

© UNFCCC19 May 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released two documents containing the 74 submissions from 41 parties it received up to 5 May 2009, on Ideas and proposals on the elements contained in paragraph 1 of the Bali Action Plan FCCC/AWGLCA/2009/MISC.4 (Part I) and FCCC/AWGLCA/2009/MISC.4 (Part II).

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases Note on Status Report on Review of Fourth National Communications [viewed]

© UNFCCC18 May 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a note (FCCC/SBI/2009/INF.6) containing information on the status of submission and review of fourth national communications, and of reports demonstrating progress under the Kyoto Protocol, from Parties included in Annex I to the Convention (Annex I parties).

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UNFCCC Releases WHO Submission on Humanitarian Consequences of Climate Change [viewed]

15 May 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has posted the submission by the World Health Organization (WHO) on ideas and proposals on the elements of paragraph 1 of the Bali Action Plan that will be examined by the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-Term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA) at its sixth session in Bonn, Germany, from 1-12 June 2009.

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UNFCCC Executive Secretary Provides Update on Status of Negotiations [viewed]

14 May 2009: In a press conference held in New York, US, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer emphasized the need to accelerate progress with only 200 days left before the Copenhagen climate change conference.

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