UNCTAD HOLDS MEETING ON CDM CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES [viewed]

The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) held an expert meeting on the “Trade and Investment Opportunities and Challenges under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)” in Geneva, Switzerland, from 27-29 April 2009. The event included presentations by academics, research institutions and country experts who explored ways to facilitate participation from developing countries and least developed countries in the CDM, and provided examples of how to overcome existing obstacles to greater CDM investment flows.

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Event: Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting 2009 [viewed]

The 2009 Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting will be organized around the theme “Health and Climate Change.”  

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Event: World Summit on the Information Society Forum [viewed]

This Forum is being co-organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the UN Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the UN Commission on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP). The Forum will address issues related to the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS ) implementation and follow-up process, information and communication technologies (ICTs) for the millennium development goals (MDGs), accessing knowledge, financial mechanisms in the economic downturn, cybersecurity, climate change and ICTs, and ICT applications for a better life.  

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Event: Climate Change and Energy Study Review Meeting [viewed]

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is organizing this workshop to review the results of three studies on energy, agriculture and migration that will include recommendations for decision makers and development partners on measures to address vulnerability resulting from climate change in Asia and the Pacific.  

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Event: UN-REDD Second Policy Board Meeting [viewed]

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IMO, ICAO AND UNFCCC HOLD CLIMATE MEETING [viewed]

The heads of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and International Civil Aviation Authority (ICAO) have held a meeting in preparation for the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, in December.

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WMO WORKSHOP RECOMMENDS CLIMATE CHANGE-FOOD SECURITY NETWORK [viewed]

The international workshop on Adaptation to Climate Change in West African Agriculture, held in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, from 27-30 April 2009, brought together experts and decision makers to discuss and recommend climate change adaptation options for the agriculture, livestock, forestry and fisheries sectors in West Africa.

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UNEP Launches Carbon Benefits Project [viewed]

© UNFCCC11 May 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the World Agroforestry Centre and partners have launched the Carbon Benefits Project, funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF). Catchments in and around Lake Victoria have been chosen as a test case for calculating how much carbon can be stored in trees and soils when the land is managed in a sustainable, climate-friendly way.

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IMO, ICAO and UNFCCC Hold Preparatory Meeting to COP15 [viewed]

© UNFCCC8 May 2009: Efthimios E. Mitropoulos, Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Yvo de Boer, Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC, and Kobeh González, President of the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), met in London, UK, on 30 April 2009, for a preparatory meeting to the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP15) to the UNFCCC, which will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark, in December.

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Report of 20th Meeting of CDM Small-Scale Working Group Released [viewed]

© UNFCCC8 May 2009: The report and annexes of the 20th meeting of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Small-Scale Working Group (SSC WG), which took place from 29 April-2 May 2009, in Bonn, Germany, are now available on the CDM website. At the meeting, the Group considered requests for creation of new methodologies for small-scale CDM projects, and agreed to recommend seven of the proposed new methodologies.

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