UNEP Releases Publications to Highlight CDM Opportunities in the Bio-Carbon Sector [viewed]

© UNEP August 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has released three new publications under the joint UNDP-UNEP Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) capacity development programme in Eastern & Southern Africa, which, inter alia, aims to assist the region in increasing its participation in the CDM.

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Event: ECLAC Second Latin American and Caribbean Dialogue Towards Copenhagen [viewed]

The UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) organized this meeting for negotiators from the region to exchange opinions on the climate negotiations, which will take place at ECLAC headquarters on 2 September. Ricardo Lagos, United Nations Special Envoy on Climate Change and former President of Chile, and Luiz Alberto Figueiredo, Vice Chair of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA), will participate in the Dialogue.  

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Event: African Partnership Forum Special Session on Climate Change [viewed]

The African Partnership Forum (APF) special session on climate change, which is scheduled for 3 September 2009, in Addis Ababa, will focus on Africa's concerns and expectations in the negotiations on a new post-Kyoto agreement on climate change. The meeting is organized by the African Union (AU) Commission, the NEPAD Secretariat, the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the Organization for Economic Development and Cooperation (OECD). The objective of the special session is to mobilize a broad support for Africa's position on climate change to ensure that its concerns are reflected in the outcomes of the fifteenth Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP15 UNFCCC), taking place in December in Copenhagen.  

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UNEP FI Property Working Group Launches Toolkit for Investors [viewed]

© UNEP19 August 2009: The Property Working Group of the UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) has launched a toolkit to help investors better understand and apply the principles of Responsible Property Investment (RPI).

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UNEP Partnering to Present “The Antarctica Challenge: A Global Warning” During Copenhagen Climate Change Conference [viewed]

© UNEP18 August 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has announced that it will partner with Canada's Polar Cap Productions to present a climate change documentary, titled “The Antarctica Challenge: A Global Warning,” in Copenhagen during the December climate change negotiations.

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UNDP Launches New Climate Change Web Site [viewed]

© UNDP17 August 2009: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has launched a new climate change web site. The “UNDP Climate Community” (UNDPCC) offers information on topics including the economic and policy implications of climate change, and analyses of the negotiations.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases AWG-LCA Documents from Bonn Informal Climate Change Talks [viewed]

© UNFCCC17 August 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a number of documents reflecting work done under the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (AWG-LCA) revised negotiating text (FCCC/AWGLCA/2009/INF.1), during the August intersessional informal consultations in Bonn.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases Technical Paper on REDD-Web Platform [viewed]

© UNFCCC17 August 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a technical paper, entitled “Cost of implementing methodologies and monitoring systems relating to estimates of emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, the assessment of carbon stocks and greenhouse gas emissions from changes in forest cover, and the enhancement of forest carbon stocks” (FCCC/TP/2009/1), on the REDD information sharing web platform.

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IWMI Produces Report on Flexible Water Storage Options and Adaptation to Climate Change [viewed]

© IWMI August 2009: The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) has released a Water Policy Brief addressing “Flexible Water Storage Options and Adaptation to Climate Change.”

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Guest Article #19: New Climate Regime: Soil as the medium for change [viewed]

The international community should prioritize sustainable land and water management in order to address climate change more effectively. The new climate change regime should also provide for greater synergy among the Rio Conventions than is the case under the Kyoto Protocol.

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