IDB Launches MicroCarbon Development Fund [viewed]

21 October 2010: Through its Multilateral Investment Fund, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has launched the MicroCarbon Development² Fund, which will invest in energy efficiency programmes to benefit lower income households, microenterprises, small companies and forest communities, while combating climate change.

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UNFCCC Publishes Submissions on Research Dialogue [viewed]

20 October 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published submissions (FCCC/SBSTA/2010/MISC.12) from Belgium, on behalf of the EU, and Belize on views on issues related to the research dialogue, including possible ways to enhance its effectiveness and the workshop to be held in conjunction with the 34th session of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 34).

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UNFCCC Publishes Submissions on Annex I Reporting Guidelines [viewed]

20 October 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published submissions(FCCC/SBSTA/2010/MISC.7) from Canada, Belgium, on behalf of the EU, Japan and Norway on views on the revision of the UNFCCC Annex I reporting guidelines.

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COHAB Releases Policy Briefs on Biodiversity and Global Health [viewed]

October 2010: Supporting the work of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) on cooperation with other conventions and international organizations, the Secretariat of the Co-operation on Health and Biodiversity (COHAB) Initiative has posted four policy briefs on the theme "Biodiversity and Global Health."

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UNGA Second Committee Considers Poverty Issues [viewed]

21 October 2010: The Second Committee (Economic and Financial) of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) met on 21 October 2010, in New York, US, to consider the eradication of poverty and other development issues.

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UNGA Third Committee Considers Pressures on Farmland [viewed]

21 October 2010: The Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian, Cultural) of the UN General Assembly (UNGA)  considered unprecedented pressures on farmland, on 21 October 2010, in New York, US.

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Youth Forum Discusses World Heritage Sites in Times of Climate Change [viewed]

20 October 2010: The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Centre, along with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Tsukuba University and the German Technical Corporation (GTZ), are organizing the Go4BioDiv International Youth Forum under the theme "Our Treasures at Risk – World Heritage Sites in Times of Climate Change."

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UNECE Timber Committee Discusses Wood Energy and Carbon Markets [viewed]

19 October 2010: The Timber Committee of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) met on 11-12 October 2010, in Geneva, Switzerland, to review the latest international developments affecting the forest sector.

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CBD Executive Secretary Addresses St. Petersburg International Forestry Forum [viewed]

20 October 2010: In a message to the 12th St. Petersburg International Forestry Forum, taking place in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation, from 19-21 October 2010, Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), highlighted two reports on biodiversity and climate change. 

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Final TEEB Report Highlights Economic Value of World's Natural Assets [viewed]

19 October 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP)-based research consortium, The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB), has released its final report, "Mainstreaming the Economics of Nature: A synthesis of the approach, conclusions and recommendations of TEEB."

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