GEF STAP Recommends Including Adaptation in Mitigation Projects [viewed]

© GEF22 June 2009: The Global Environment Facility's (GEF) Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) has submitted to the GEF Council, which is meeting from 22-24 June 2009, in Washington DC, US, a series of “Recommendations for Improved Science and Technology Guidance in the GEF.”

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UNFCCC Secretariat Publishes Message Regarding the Submission of Information and Views [viewed]

19 June 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a message to parties (ODES/SB30/09), containing an updated table listing upcoming deadlines for submissions of information and views invited by Convention and Kyoto Protocol bodies.

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UNDP Launches Eco-Themed Photo Contest in Africa [viewed]

19 June 2009: The UN Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with Olympus Corporation and the Agence France-Presse (AFP), has launched an African-based photo contest titled “Picture This: Caring for the Earth.”

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ECLAC Signs Cooperation Agreement with Germany to Support Climate-Change Activities [viewed]

© ECLAC19 June 2009: The UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNECLAC) and the Government of Germany concluded negotiations in Berlin, Germany, on 18 June 2009, to extend their cooperation programme until 2012, including joint work in the area of “Climate Change: old and new opportunities for sustainable energy and energy efficiency.”

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ADB Holds High-Level Dialogue on Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific, Announces Clean Energy Funds [viewed]

© ADB19 June 2009: The Asian Development Bank's (ADB) High-Level Dialogue on Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific, which took place on 16-17 June 2009, in Manila, the Philippines, highlighted the special stake and role of Asian and Pacific countries in solving the climate crisis.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Publishes Notifications on August Consultations [viewed]

18 June 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a notification (CAS/UN/AUG/09) concerning the August intersessional informal consultations, which will be held from 10-14 August 2009, in Bonn, Germany, by the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the

Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP) and the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA).

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World Bank Finances Coal Power Plant Modernization in India [viewed]

© World Bank18 June 2009: The World Bank approved a US$180 million loan to the Government of India, to renovate and modernize old, inefficient and polluting coal-fired power plants. The project, which is expected to lower carbon emissions and boost power production at these plants, is co-financed with a US$45.4 million grant from the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

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UN-REDD Programme Holds Second Policy Board Meeting [viewed]

© UN16 June 2009: The UN Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (UN-REDD Programme) held its second Policy Board Meeting from 14-15 June 2009, in Montreux, Switzerland.

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UNFCCC Releases Five Proposals by Parties for a Protocol under the Convention [viewed]

© UNFCCC6 June 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has posted five proposals by parties for a protocol under the Convention, which will be considered by the Conference of the Parties at its 15th session, scheduled to take place in Copenhagen, Denmark, in December 2009.

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ADB Releases Report on Understanding and Responding to Climate Change in Developing Asia [viewed]

© ADB June 2009: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) published a report on “Understanding and Responding to Climate Change in Developing Asia.”

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