World Bank Supports CDM Training in China [viewed]

© World Bank13 May 2009: The World Bank has organized a “South-South CDM Knowledge Exchange Program” in China, with the objective of expanding the capacity of developing countries in the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and providing a platform for South-South experience-sharing on key challenges concerning CDM implementation.

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Proposed Agenda and Annotations of CDM Executive Board 47 Released [viewed]

© UNFCCC12 May 2009: The proposed agenda and annotations, together with the draft work programme, for the 47th meeting of the Executive Board (EB) of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), scheduled to be held from 26-28 May 2009, in Bonn, Germany, are now available.

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UNEP Announces SEED Awards [viewed]

© UNEP12 May 2009: The winners of the 2009 SEED Awards for Entrepreneurship in Sustainable Development were announced at an event in conjunction with the 17th session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD), convening in New York, US. The SEED Award is the flagship programme of the SEED Initiative, a partnership founded by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and IUCN.

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Ramsar Releases Preliminary Information on World Wetlands Day 2010 - Wetlands, Biodiversity, and Climate Change [viewed]

© Ramsar12 May 2009: The Communication, Education, Participation and Awareness (CEPA) Programme of the Ramsar Secretariat has released advance information on Worlds Wetlands Day 2010, which will be celebrated on 2 February around the theme “Wetlands, Biodiversity, and Climate Change.” The theme relates to 2010 being proclaimed the International Year of Biodiversity and to the impacts of climate change for present and future wetland ecosystem health.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Receives Submissions on Potential Consequences [viewed]

© UNFCCC11 May 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has received three submissions (FCCC/KP/AWG/2009/MISC.12) on further views on issues relating to potential environmental, economic and social consequences, including spillover effects, tools, policies, measures and methodologies available to Annex I parties.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases Proposed Budget for the International Transaction Log and China's Submission [viewed]

11 May 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released an addendum to the proposed programme budget for the biennium 2010-2011(FCCC/SBI/2009/2/Add.3). This document contains the proposed budget for the international transaction log (ITL) for the biennium 2010–2011, for consideration by the Subsidiary Body for Implementation at its 30th session and for adoption by the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol at its fifth session.

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WMO Bulletin Focuses on Weather and Climate Challenges to Transportation [viewed]

© WMOMay 2009: The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has published the April edition of its Bulletin, which focuses on meteorological services for transportation. The feature articles discuss the challenges of weather, climate and climate change for the transportation sector, including services and infrastructure of the aviation industry and road, rail and marine transport.

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Event: European Regional Workshop on Article 6 of the Convention [viewed]

This UNFCCC workshop aims to: share experiences, lessons learned and best practices in developing and implementing education and outreach activities, including practical examples of such activities; develop options and strategies for strengthening and expanding these activities; and promote greater regional and international cooperation on implementing the New Delhi Work Programme.  

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Event: World Climate Broadcasts Forum [viewed]

This Forum is organized by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and will bring weather presenters together during the World Climate Conference-3 (WCC-3) in Geneva, Switzerland, from 31 August-4 September 2009. Weather presenters will discuss best practices in order to develop recommendations for ways to provide climate outlooks to the public at large.  

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Event: Second World Congress of Agroforestry [viewed]

This Congress will be co-hosted by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF).  

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