CBD Launches Guide on Biodiversity and REDD [viewed]

30nov_09_0130 November 2009: The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) launched a guide titled "Biodiversity and Livelihoods: REDD Benefits," which provides an array of tools and examples for how synergies in the implementation of the UNFCCC and the CBD can be achieved through reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD).

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UNICEF Co-Hosts Children's Climate Forum [viewed]

Unicef Logo28 November 2009: The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the city of Copenhagen, Denmark, are hosting a Children's Climate Forum from 28 November-4 December 2009.

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Commonwealth Leaders Call for Legally-Binding Agreement by 2010, Support Copenhagen Launch Fund [viewed]

commonwealthlogo28 November 2009: Commonwealth leaders, joined by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Danish Prime Minister Lars LøkkeRasmussen, focused discussions on climate change during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting held from 27-29 November 2009, in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.

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OECD and EIB's Cooperation Agreement Addresses the Economics of Climate Change [viewed]

Oecd26 November 2009: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have signed a cooperation agreement to share their expertise in support of sustainable development, including on the economics of climate change.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Publishes AWG-LCA 8 Scenario Note [viewed]

UNFCCC26 November 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the scenario note (FCCC/AWGLCA/2009/16) for the eighth session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA 8).

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UNFCCC Secretariat Publishes Information on Status of Contributions [viewed]

UNFCCC25 November 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a document (FCCC/SBI/2009/INF.10) containing tabulated information on the status of receipt of contributions to the UNFCCC trust funds as of 15 November 2009. The status of indicative contributions to the Kyoto Protocol is reported separately from the status of contributions to the Convention.

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Event: IPCC 32 [viewed]

The 32nd session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC-32) is expected to address the progress on the preparation of the AR5, among other issues.  

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FAO Releases Policy Brief on Food Security and Climate Change in the Pacific [viewed]

FAO26 November 2009: The UN Food and Agriculture Organization FAO has published a policy brief calling for governments to build resilience into food systems by implementing National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPAs) alongside collaboration with international partners.

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WHO Identifies Public Health Impacts of Mitigation Strategies [viewed]

27nov_09_0225 November 2009: The World Health Organization (WHO), together with an international team of health and environmental scientists, has produced the first global study identifying the health implications of different mitigation strategies in high and low-income countries.

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UN Secretary-General Welcomes Announcement that US President Will Attend Copenhagen Conference [viewed]

Ban Ki-moon225 November 2009: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the announcement by US President Barack Obama that he will attend the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen next month.

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