IEA Releases World Energy Outlook 2009 [viewed]

weocover10 November 2009: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released its annual flagship publication, the World Energy Outlook 2009 (WEO-2009), months ahead of schedule this year to make it available to policy makers and negotiators in the run up to the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP-15) to the UNFCCC, scheduled to be held in December in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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UNWTO LEADERS CALL FOR GREEN ECONOMY SUPPORTING GLOBAL POLICIES [viewed]

The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Ministers' Summit convened in London, UK, on 10 November 2009.

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MOP-21 Agrees 30 Decisions, HFC Amendment Proposal Withdrawn [viewed]

8 November 2009: The 21st Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (MOP-21) took place in Port Ghalib, Egypt, from 4-8 November 2009.

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Guest Article #26: REDD+, Why we can't afford to wait [viewed]

Everything has a price. But when Mr. Bharrat Jagdeo, President of Guyana, estimated that to remove seven gigatonnes of forest carbon dioxide over the next five years would cost 1.5 US cents per day per citizen of industrialized countries, that price seemed ridiculously low. Particularly since the cost of doing nothing is far higher and will be borne by everyone, especially the most innocent and vulnerable. Clearly we cannot afford to wait.

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Pre-COP-15 Meeting Convenes in Copenhagen [viewed]

Eu Swedish Presidency17 November 2009: Forty ministers responsible for environment and climate met in Copenhagen, Denmark, from 16-17 November 2009, to prepare for the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP-15) to the UNFCCC, scheduled to be held in December. At the meeting, ministers from Brazil and the Republic of Korea presented recently approved national decisions on emissions reductions.

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African “Committee of Ten” Discusses Strategy for Copenhagen [viewed]

africanunionlogo17 November 2009: The Committee of African Heads of State and Government on Climate Change (Committee of Ten), mandated by the African Union (AU) to speak on behalf of Africa during the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP-15) to the UNFCCC, met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 17 November 2009.

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CDM Project Data Released – Number of Projects in Africa Increasing [viewed]

grida17 November 2009: According to figures compiled by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the number of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects that are being planned or have been registered across the African region is increasing.

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ICAO Conference on Alternative Airline Fuels Opens [viewed]

Icao16 November 2009: Opening the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Conference on Aviation and Alternative Fuels, which is taking place from 16-18 November 2009, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, ICAO Secretary General Raymond Benjamin stressed that efficiency improvements can no longer be relied upon to meet the airline industry's growing requirements to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

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CDM Executive Board Releases Proposed Agenda for 51st Meeting [viewed]

UNFCCC16 November 2009: The proposed agenda, annotated agenda and draft work programme for the 51st meeting of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Executive Board are now available.

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APEC Leaders' Meeting Addresses Climate Change [viewed]

apec15 November 2009: Leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) convened for their 17th meeting, titled “Sustaining Growth, Connecting the Region,” in Singapore on 14-15 November 2009, and discussed climate change, among other issues.

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