IEA Releases Report on Methane Recovery [viewed]

© IEA5 August 2009: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released a report titled “Methane Recovery and Use: The Importance of Policy,” which highlights policies that have been used to advance methane projects in the oil and gas, landfill, coal mining and agricultural sectors.

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UNFCCC Adaptation Subprogramme Releases eUpdate on Nairobi Work Programme [viewed]

© UNFCCC5 August 2009: The adaptation subprogramme of the UNFCCC Secretariat has released its July 2009 issue of the Nairobi Work Programme eUpdate.

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UNEP Announces UNIFEM Joins Seal the Deal [viewed]

© UNEP4 August 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has announced that the UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) has joined several other UN agencies and organizations that are encouraging governments to reach an ambitious and effective global climate agreement in Copenhagen this December, by supporting the UN's “Seal the Deal!” campaign.

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World Bank BioCarbon Fund Supports Reforestation in Congo DRC [viewed]

© World Bank 4 August 2009: The World Bank's BioCarbon Fund will purchase 500,000 tons of emission reductions from a reforestation project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), generating environmental benefits to the local community as well social services.

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UNECE/FAO's Forest Products Annual Market Review Indicates an Increase in Use of Wood Energy [viewed]

© UNECE4 August 2009: The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have released the Forest Products Annual Market Review for 2008-2009, which indicates that the economic crisis has impacted severely the forest products sector across the UNECE region, except for the wood energy sector.

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UNEP Works with Two Nairobi Festivals on Climate Change [viewed]

© UNEP31 July 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) was involved in two festivals in Nairobi, Kenya, namely the Storymoja Hay Festival, held from 31 July-1 August, and Kenya's first green music festival, held on 2 August, that considered climate change.

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Event: Technical Workshop on Advancing the Integration of Approaches to Adaptation Planning [viewed]

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the

Pacific (UNESCAP), in collaboration with the Government of Thailand, is hosting a

technical workshop for experts, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations to exchange information on integrating and expanding adaptation planning. The workshop will be held under the Nairobi Work Programme.  

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Event: 2009 Ministers' Summit: Roadmap for Recovery – Sustainable Tourism in Challenging Times [viewed]

The third annual Ministers' Summit is being convened by the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the World Travel Market. This gathering of travel and tourism stakeholders will assess the effects of the economic crisis on the industry and identify solutions to overcome current challenges.  

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Guest Article #18: The Road to Copenhagen [viewed]

We need an ambitious agreement in Copenhagen. An agreement that includes all nations, enables us to keep global warming below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and unleashes the forces for sustainable development.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases Scenario Note for August Informal Consultations [viewed]

3 August 2009: In preparation for the intersessional informal consultations of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA), which will convene from 10-14 August 2009, in Bonn, Germany, the UNFCCC Secretariat has released the AWG-LCA scenario note.

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