Fifth BASIC Meeting Focuses on Preparations for Cancun [viewed]

11 October 2010: The fifth ministerial meeting on climate change of Brazil, South Africa, India and China (BASIC) was held in Tianjin, China, from 10-11 October 2010, and focused on issues related to the Cancun Climate Change Conference.

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UN Headquarters Staff Join Civil Society Campaign [viewed]

11 October 2010: A group of people among the staff at UN Headquarters in New York, US, organized a swap of 350 incandescent light bulbs for compact fluorescent bulbs (CFL), with the aim of joining the 350 global events held on 10/10/10.

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IEA Releases Report on Implementing Energy Efficiency Programmes [viewed]

11 October 2010: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has published a report titled “Monitoring, Verification and Enforcement: Improving compliance within equipment energy efficiency programmes.”

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IEA Posts Presentations from Emissions Trading Workshop [viewed]

11 October 2010: Presentations have been made available online from the 10th Annual Workshop on Greenhouse Gas Emission Trading, organized by the International Energy Agency (IEA), the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), from 20-21 September 2010, in Paris, France.

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AfDB, UNITAR Collaborate to Provide Climate Change Reporting Training [viewed]

8 October 2010: About 40 African journalists attended a training workshop on climate change reporting that was held from 8-10 October 2010, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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UNEP Finance Initiative Releases Publication on Environmental Externalities [viewed]

October 2010: The UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) and Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) have released a publication titled “Universal Ownership: Why environmental externalities matter to institutional investors.” 

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Event: Second Session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol on Water and Health [viewed]

This session is organized by the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the Regional Office for Europe of the World Health Organization (WHO). Delegates are scheduled to discuss, inter alia: ratification and implementation of the Protocol; development of national strategies on water and health by setting targets and target dates; surveillance of and response to water-related disease; how to ensure water supply and sanitation in extreme weather events; the specific challenges of small-scale water supply systems; equitable access to drinking water; and access to information and public participation under the Protocol. In addition, MOP 2 to the Protocol is expected to adopt the Guidance on Water Supply and Sanitation in Extreme Weather Events, which were elaborated by the parties to the Protocol under the leadership of Italy.  

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Tianjin Talks Forward Negotiating Texts to Cancun [viewed]

10 October 2010: The 14th session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP 14) and the 12th session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA 12) convened in Tianjin, China, from 4-9 October 2010.

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UNFCCC Executive Secretary Highlights Civil Society Campaign [viewed]

10 October 2010: In a video message to mark the "Global Work Party" on 10 October 2010, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres urged people around the world to join in grassroots movements to curb climate change.

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IMF-World Bank Development Committee Encourages Collaboration with UNFCCC [viewed]

9 October 2010: The Joint Ministerial Committee of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on the Transfer of Real Resources to developing Countries (or Development Committee) met on 9 October 2010, in Washington DC, US. The meeting concluded with the adoption of a Communiqué in which ministers recognize the World Bank's work in the area of climate change, including the Climate Investment Funds (CIF), and encourage further collaboration with the UNFCCC.

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