Event: Least Developed Countries Training Workshop on Implementing National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPAs) [viewed]

This is the fourth of a series of five training workshops organized by the Least Developed Countries Group (LEG) in collaboration with the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and its agencies. The workshop is targeting Lusophone LDCs and one recently graduated Lusophone LDCs, comprising in total five parties to the UNFCCC. The workshop and materials will be entirely in Portuguese. The training aims to: provide technical support to Least Developed Country (LDC) teams in the design of an implementation strategy for the NAPAs, and to build capacity of these teams in the preparation and submission of project documents to the GEF under the LDF Fund (LDCF); and, where needed, to provide technical support to those LDC parties that are still preparing their NAPAs.  

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Event: IEA Energy Efficiency and Clean Coal Technologies Workshop [viewed]

This workshop will discuss clean coal technologies and policy to improve the efficiency of coal-fired electricity generation and carbon capture and storage (CCS), concentrating on the particular circumstances of the Russian Federation. Taking place in multiple venues, including the Skochinsky Institute of Mining and the All-Russian Thermal Engineering Institute, key Russian stakeholders and international actors will participate to review methods to maximize the utility of coal use and reduce the environmental impact of coal energy generation.  

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Event: Road to Climate Friendly Chillers: Moving Beyond CFCs and HCFCs [viewed]

The main objective of this UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Conference is to enhance the practical knowledge on state-of-the-art alternative refrigerants and communicate achieved results, successes and lessons learned.  

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Event: Second Workshop to Review the Global Technology Roadmap for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) in Industry [viewed]

This workshop will be held on the margins of the International Conference on Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Technologies.  

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August Bonn Climate Change Talks Consider Gap Between Commitment Periods, Forward Drafts to October Talks [viewed]

6 August 2010: The 11th session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA 11) and the 13th session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP 13) took place from 2-6 August 2010, in Bonn, Germany, bringing together over 1650 participants.

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World Bank Supports Climate Risk Preparedness in Moldova [viewed]

5 August 2010: The World Bank approved a US$10 million project to manage climate and disaster risks in Moldova, through strengthening the State Hydrometeorological Service's ability to forecast severe weather and improving Moldova's capacity to prepare for, and respond to, natural disasters.

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Model UN Conference Simulates IAEA's Atoms for Food Partnership [viewed]

5 August 2010: The Vienna International Model UN (VIMUN) conference, which took place at the Vienna International Centre in Austria from 2-5 August 2010, simulated the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors Meeting discussion of the topic "Atoms for Food: Against Growing Food Insecurity in the Light of Climate Change."

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UN-REDD Discusses Monitoring Activities [viewed]

3 August 2010: In the latest UN-REDD Programme media release, Peter Holmgren, UN Food and Agricluture Organization (FAO) Coordinator for the UN-REDD Programme, describes the importance of measuring, reporting and verification (MRV)  for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of carbon stocks (REDD+), and outlines challenges countries face in setting up national monitoring systems.

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Background Paper for High-Level UNGA Meeting on Biodiversity Released [viewed]

August 2010: The Secretary-General has transmitted to the UN General Assembly (UNGA) a background paper for the UNGA's high-level meeting as a contribution to the International Year of Biodiversity, to be held on 22 September 2010, at UN Headquarters in New York, US.

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World Bank Releases Energy Outlook in Eastern Europe and Central Asia [viewed]

August 2010: The World Bank has released a report on the energy outlook in Eastern Europe and Central Asia region, warning that following the recent economic downturn, the energy demands of this region will again require strong investment in new energy sources, raising environmental and carbon footprint concerns.

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