Event: Third Meeting of the UNECE Task Force on Water and Climate [viewed]

The third meeting of the Task Force will review the establishment of the programme of pilot projects under the UNECE Water Convention aimed at supporting implementation of the Guidance on Water and Adaptation to Climate Change and at spurring cooperation on adaptation in transboundary basins. The Task Force will also discuss future activities in this area, as well as cooperation with the UNECE Protocol on Water and Health.  

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Copenhagen Climate Change Conference Gets Underway [viewed]

8dic_09_017 December 2009: The UN Climate Change Conference opened in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 7 December, and is scheduled to conclude on 18 December 2009. The conference includes the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 15) to the UNFCCC and the fifth session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP/MOP 5).

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UNCTAD Publishes Analysis of Alternative Biofuels Policy Options [viewed]

8dic_09_027 December 2009: The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has released a report titled "The Biofuels Market: Current Situation and Alternative Scenarios," which assesses six different biofuels policy scenarios, along with their possible global impacts.

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CBD Sets Up Website on Biodiversity-Climate Change Linkages [viewed]

Cbd7 December 2009: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has set up a webpage for posting relevant CBD documents and statements on linkages between climate change and biodiversity for the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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UNFCCC Publishes Corrigendum to the Status of Contributions [viewed]

UNFCCC6 December 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a corrigendum to the report (FCCC/SBI/2009/INF.10/Corr.1) on status of receipt of contributions to the UNFCCC as of 15 November 2009.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases AWG-KP 9 Report [viewed]

UNFCCC5 December 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the report (FCCC/KP/AWG/2009/14) of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol at its ninth session, held in Bangkok, Thailand, from 28 September-9 October 2009, and Barcelona, Spain, from 2-6 November 2009.

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UNICEF Children's Climate Forum Forwards Declaration to COP15 [viewed]

8dic_09_064 December 2009: The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the city of Copenhagen, Denmark, organized a Children's Climate Forum from 28 November-4 December 2009, in the run up to the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP 15).

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GEF Videos Highlight Adaptation and Mitigation Efforts in Bhutan and China [viewed]

GEF2 December 2009: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has posted two videos showcasing adaptation efforts in Thotomi Glacier Lake, Bhutan, and its latest efforts to develop the renewable energy sector in China.

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World Bank Poll Shows Support for Mitigation Efforts, Even at a Cost [viewed]

8dic_09_082 December 2009: A World Bank poll carried out in 15 countries shows the majority of people think their country has a responsibility in taking steps to deal with climate change.

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OzonAction's Competition for Environmental Journalists Highlights Linkages Between Ozone Protection and Climate Change Issues [viewed]

8dic_09_09December 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) OzonAction Programme, in cooperation with UNEP's Division of Communication and Public Information (DCPI) and UNEP's regional Offices, is organizing a competition for young journalists.

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