IFAD Executive Board Approves Funding for Climate Change Adaptation Projects [viewed]

© IFAD15 September 2009: The 97th meeting of the Executive Board of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), held from 14-15 September 2009, in Rome, Italy, approved grants and loans totalling US$217.82 million for projects in 15 countries.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Posts Enforcement Branch Meeting Agenda [viewed]

© UNFCCC11 September 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the annotated provisional agenda (CC/EB/7/2009/1) for the seventh meeting of the Compliance Committee Enforcement Branch, which will take place from 11-12 October 2009, in Bangkok, Thailand.

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UN Launches Report on Strengthening Global Partnership for Development [viewed]

© UN16 September 2009: During the launch of the 2009 MDG Gap Task Force Report on Strengthening the Global Partnership for Development in a Time of Crisis, UN Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro highlighted that it is crucial to deliver on global poverty-fighting commitments in a word facing economic recession, food shortage and the continuing impact of climate change, factors that impede the realization of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

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Montreal Protocol Celebrates International Ozone Day, Achieves Universal Ratification and Looks toward Increasing Climate Benefits [viewed]

© UN16 September 2009: The Montreal Protocol celebrated the UN's International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer on 16 September. To add to the celebrations, Timor-Leste announced its ratification of the Protocol, making the Montreal Protocol the first environmental agreement to achieve universal participation by 196 parties.

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UN Special Advisor Highlights Need to Focus on Achieving Climate Goals, Not Negotiation [viewed]

© UN15 September 2009: Delivering the 14th Prebisch Lecture at the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Jeffrey Sachs, Special Advisor to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the Millennium Development Goals, said current international attempts to respond to climate change are off track.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Publishes Reordered and/or Consolidated Sections of Revised Negotiating Text [viewed]

© UNFCCC15 September 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the reordered and/or consolidated sections of the revised negotiating text (FCCC/AWGLCA/2009/INF.1) prepared by facilitators during and after the informal meeting of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA) held in Bonn, Germany, from 10-14 August 2009.

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European Ministries for Agriculture Prepare for Copenhagen [viewed]

15 September 2009: European Ministries for Agriculture recently met to discuss the impacts of climate change on agriculture and the role of agriculture in curbing climate change, in preparation for Copenhagen.

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New UNGA President Calls Attention to UN Summit on Climate Change [viewed]

© COPYRIGHTFOTO15 September 2009: Opening the 64th annual session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), incoming President Ali Treki (Libya) urged participants at the upcoming Climate Change Summit to agree on recommendations for the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. The Summit will be convened by the UN Secretary-General on 22 September in New York, US.

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GEF, UNDESA and UNESCAP Collaborate in Capacity Building Initiative on Financing Sustainable Electrification [viewed]

10 September 2009: The e8 group of electric utility companies, in partnership with the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) recently convened a conference on “Financing Sustainable Electrification: South and South-East Asia Dialogues,” in Bangkok, Thailand.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Receives Submissions under the Bali Action Plan [viewed]

11 September 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has received a submission from Bolivia, under shared vision for long-term cooperative action, calling for a Universal Mother Earth's Rights Declaration.

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