UNCTAD Discusses African Food Security [viewed]

© UNCTAD30 June 2009: A panel on “African Food Security: Lessons from the Recent Global Food Crisis” was held on 30 June 2009, in Geneva, Switzerland, during the UN Conference on Trade and Development's (UNCTAD) Trade and Development Board Executive Session on Africa.

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UNESCAP Convenes Green Growth Seminar for Asia and the Pacific [viewed]

© UNESCAP28 June 2009: The UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) convened the first “training of trainers” seminar on low carbon and green-growth development for policy makers, from 22-27 June 2009, in Bangkok, Thailand.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Receives Bali Action Plan Submissions from IGOs and NGOs [viewed]

© UNFCCC15 June 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat received a number of submissions on ideas and proposals on the elements of paragraph 1 of the Bali Action Plan during the month of June.

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Event: Latin America Regional Forum on Promoting Wood-Based Bioenergy Using Wood Residues and Wastes [viewed]

This regional forum, organized by the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) and the Brazilian Forest Service, aims to raise decision makers' awareness on the technical and economic potentials of using logging residues and wood-processing wastes for energy generation, thereby increasing resource utilization and energy efficiency in ITTO producing member countries in Latin America. The Forum will address inter alia: opportunities for improving energy security through wood-based bioenergy; potential use of wood residues for the co-generation of energy in wood industries to increase the cost-effectiveness of their operations; meeting the needs of wood-based bioenergy sector through sustainable forest management; and development of an efficient and cost-effective wood-based bioenergy sector in Latin America, including the transfer of appropriate technology and investment.

 

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WMO Posts Media Kit for WCC-3 [viewed]

© WWC30 June 2009: The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has posted a media kit in preparation for the third World Climate Conference (WCC-3), to be held from 31 August-4 September 2009, in Geneva, Switzerland, which will seek to initiate a Global Framework for Climate Services to boost climate adaptation.

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IRENA's Interim Headquarters and Interim Director-General Designated [viewed]

© IRENA30 June 2009: The second session of the Preparatory Commission of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) took place in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, from 29-30 June 2009, bringing together over 130 member States signatories.

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UN Secretary-General Welcomes New UK Proposal on Climate Change Financing [viewed]

© UN29 June 2009: The UN Secretary-General welcomed the proposal on financing for climate change, called “Roadmap to Copenhagen,” which was announced by the UK Government.

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UNGA Continues Debate at UN Conference on World Financial Crisis, Highlights Impacts of Climate Change [viewed]

© UN29 June 2009: The UN General Assembly (UNGA) met in New York, US, to continue the plenary debate of its Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis and Its Impact on Development, which began on 24 June, and sought to identify emergency and long-term responses to mitigate the impact of the crisis.

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GEF Approves US$61.1 Million Work Programme for Climate Change [viewed]

26 June 2009: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council, which met from 22-24 June 2009, in Washington DC, US, approved a work programme including 20 projects within the climate change focal area, mostly related to energy efficiency, assigning US$61.1 million in GEF grants in 23 countries.

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World Bank Approves Energy Efficiency Programme in Benin [viewed]

© World Bank26 June 2009: The World Bank approved a programme that will help reduce greenhouse gases and promote clean energy use in Benin.

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