Event: 22nd Meeting of the CDM Small-Scale Working Group [viewed]

The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Small-Scale Working Group (SSC WG) convenes in regular meetings to consider issues relating to small-scale CDM projects.  

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VIENNA ENERGY CONFERENCE 2009 DISCUSSES ENERGY IN THE CONTEXT OF CURRENT CRISES [viewed]

The Vienna Energy Conference 2009 convened at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria, from 22-24 June 2009, and was jointly organized by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the Austrian Development Cooperation, the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), and the Global Forum on Sustainable Energy (GFSE).

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Adaptation Fund Board Discusses Operational Guidelines [viewed]

© Adaptation Fund6 July 2009: The Adaptation Fund (AF) Secretariat has posted a summary of the proceedings of the sixth AF Board meeting, which convened in Bonn, Germany, from 15-17 June 2009, and discussed elements related to the AF's Operational Guidelines.

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WMO and UNDP to Strengthen Southeast Europe's Regional Capacity to Reduce Disaster Risk [viewed]

6 July 2009: The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) have announced that they will work together to support southeast European countries to build up their national and regional capacities to collect and share meteorological data in order to develop better warning systems, in line with European Union (EU) standards.

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UNDP Supports Latin America's First Water-Powered Bus [viewed]

© UNDP6 July 2009: The UN Development Programme (UNDP), through the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the Brazilian Mines and Energy Ministry and the city of São Paulo's Urban Transportation Company, has introduced the first hydrogen-powered bus in São Paulo, one of the world's largest cities. The bus is fueled by water and exudes clean vapor instead of fumes.

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UNCCD Publishes “UNCCD News” [viewed]

6 July 2009: The Secretariat of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) has published the first issue of a new bi-monthly “UNCCD News” newsletter. In the first issue, UNCCD Executive Secretary Luc Gnacadja highlights that “Land is becoming a central element of the world's efforts to cope with climate change and promote sustainable development.”

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UNFCCC Secretariat Publishes GHG Synthesis and Assessment Report [viewed]

© UNFCCC3 July 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a note (FCCC/WEB/SAI/2009 3) on the synthesis and assessment report on the greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories submitted in 2009. The purposes of the synthesis and assessment are to facilitate the consideration of inventory data and other information across parties, and to identify issues for further consideration during the reviews of individual inventories.

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CDM Methodologies Panel and SSC Working Group Reports Released [viewed]

2 July 2009: The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) has released the reports from the 39th meeting of its Methodologies Panel and the 21st meeting of the Small Scale Working Group (SSC WG).

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UNFCCC Releases AWG-KP Documents [viewed]

2 July 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a note by the Chair (FCCC/KP/AWG/2009/10) on documentation to facilitate negotiations among parties during the ninth session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP 9), which will take place from 28 September - 9 October 2009, in Bangkok, Thailand, and for the resumed ninth session to be held in Barcelona, Spain, from 2-6 November 2009.

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UN Report: Organized Crime, Illicit and Terrorist Activities, and Climate Change Jeopardize Ongoing Efforts in West Africa [viewed]

© UN2 July 2009: In his report on the work of the UN Office for West Africa (UNOWA), UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon writes that, while West Africa has recently witnessed some positive trends, progress in the sub-region remains fragile and faces a number of threats, including emerging and growing security threats such as organized crime, illicit and terrorist activities, and climate change.

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