UN Participates in Preparatory Meeting of Major Economies Forum [viewed]

28 April 2009: The US Government hosted the first preparatory meeting of the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate from 27-28 April 2009, in Washington, DC, US. The event was attended by Leaders' representatives and other officials from 17 major economies, as well as the UN and Denmark, as host of the December 2009 Copenhagen Climate Change Conference.

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UNFCCC Executive Secretary Addresses Informal Ministerial Meeting [viewed]

26 April 2009: Yvo de Boer, Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC, addressed an informal gathering of Ministers of Finance and Development in Washington, DC, US. On the climate change talks in Copenhagen, he said that “policy clarity will provide the necessary impetus for up-coming investments to be directed into environmentally sound technologies, rather than infrastructure that will soon be obsolete.”

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Event: UNECE Workshop on Strategies for Increased Mobilization of Wood Resources from Sustainable Sources [viewed]

The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) are hosting this workshop that will bring together national correspondents, scientists and stakeholder groups. Participants are invited to submit case studies and good practice experiences on wood mobilization.  

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Event: Sixteenth Meeting of the Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee [viewed]

The Joint Implementation (JI) Supervisory Committee holds regular meetings to consider issues necessary for the operation of JI. Accordingly, the JISC will consider at its 16th meeting, issues including the accreditation of independent entities and matters relating to determination and verification reports.  

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Report of the 15th Meeting of the JI Supervisory Committee Released [viewed]

© UN28 April 2009: The report of the 15th meeting of the Joint Implementation (JI) Supervisory Committee (JISC) is now available on the JI website. The meeting convened from 21-22 April 2009, at the UN Campus in Bonn, Germany, and considered issues related to the functioning of JI.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases Poland's GHG Inventory [viewed]

© UNFCCC28 April 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the report of the individual review of the greenhouse gas inventory submissions of Poland submitted in 2007 and 2008 (FCCC/ARR/2008/POL). The expert review team (ERT) finds the inventory to be generally in line with the Revised 1996 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Guidelines, the IPCC good practice guidance and the IPCC good practice guidance for land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF).

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UNFCCC Secretariat Publishes Annex I Parties Annual Inventory Submissions [viewed]

28 April 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published on its web site the annual inventory submissions, consisting of the national inventory report (NIR) and common reporting format (CRF) of parties included in Annex I to the Convention.

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FAO Submission to UNFCCC: Potential of Grasslands for Climate Change Mitigation [viewed]

© FAO27 April 2009: A new UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) submission to the UNFCCC outlines the potential for grasslands to contribute to greenhouse gas mitigation. The submission, which is based on a workshop of experts that convened from 15-17 April 2009, in Rome, Italy, outlines opportunities and challenges for including grasslands in a post-2012 climate regime.

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ECOSOC, Bretton Woods Institutions, UNCTAD and WTO Discuss Green New Deal [viewed]

© UN27 April 2009: The annual High-Level Meeting of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) with the Bretton Woods Institutions, the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) addressed the global economic crisis and perspectives for UN responses.

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G8 Environment Ministers Forward Conclusions to G8 Summit [viewed]

© G8 Summit 200924 April 2009: In the framework of the G8 Italian Presidency, the G8 Environment Ministerial Meeting convened on 22-24 April 2009, in Siracusa, Italy. The meeting was attended by the G8 Environment Ministers and the European Commission, as well as Environment Ministers and senior officials from Brazil, China, India, Mexico, South Africa, Australia, Egypt, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, the Czech Republic on behalf of the European Union (EU), Sweden as the next President of the EU, and Denmark as host of the December 2009 Copenhagen Climate Change Conference.

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