UNEP Finance Initiative 2009 Global Roundtable Launches CDM Report [viewed]

© UNEP26 October 2009: The UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) convened its 2009 Global Roundtable in Cape Town, South Africa, from 22-23 October 2009. The meeting explored ways to achieve sustainable financial markets and economies and launched several reports.

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Director of UN Secretary-General's Climate Change Support Team Provides Update on Negotiations [viewed]

Janos Pasztor, Director of the UN Secretary-General's Climate Change Support Team26 October 2009: Janos Pasztor, Director of the UN Secretary-General's Climate Change Support Team, addressed a press conference in New York, US, where he said that Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon views US engagement in climate change as vital to success.

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World Bank Finances Low Carbon Growth in Mexico, Publishes Study [viewed]

© The World Bank26 October 2009: A World Bank study on “Low-Carbon Development for Mexico” concluded that Mexico could reduce its carbon emissions by at least 42 percent (or 477 million tons) per year by 2030 without sacrificing economic development.

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Global Legislators Organization Sets Priorities for National Climate Laws [viewed]

© GLOBE26 October 2009: National legislators from developed and developing countries agreed on key guiding principles for domestic climate change legislation during a Forum organized by GLOBE (Global Legislators Organization) and the Danish Government on 24-25 October 2009, in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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UNESCO to Consider Preparing a Universal Declaration of Ethical Principles Related to Climate Change [viewed]

© UNESCO23 October 2009: The 35th Session of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) General Conference convened at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France, from 6-23 October 2009. A key climate-related outcome was in the field of social and human sciences, where the Conference requested an examination of the advisability of preparing a draft universal declaration of ethical principles in relation to climate change.

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UNDESA High-Level Meeting on Climate Change, Technology Development and Transfer Develops Final Statement [viewed]

23 October 2009: The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) and the Government of India convened a high-level meeting on climate change, technology development and transfer in New Delhi, India, from 22-23 October 2009.

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Event: World Bank Forest Investment Programme Trust Fund Sub-Committee Meeting [viewed]

Six developing countries (Brazil, the Democratic Republic of Congo, India, Morocco, Nepal and Romania) will join five contributor countries (Australia, Denmark, Norway, the UK and the US) on the newly elected governing body of the Forest Investment Program (FIP), a programme of the Strategic Climate Fund under the Climate Investment Funds of the multilateral development banks. The meeting will begin implementation of the Programme, including consideration of criteria for how to select pilot countries and regions.  

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

The UN-REDD Programme's Policy Board meets to approve new country programmes, review progress and assess lessons learned, and will follow the World Bank's Forest Carbon Partnership Facility's Participants Committee meeting. Holding the two meetings back-to-back allows representatives of the two initiatives to participate in each other's meetings and provide feedback on issues of common interest.  

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Event: Central Africa Forest Day 2: Shaping the Debate on Forests and Adaptation to Climate Change in Central Africa [viewed]

The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) will organize this meeting to bring together forest stakeholders to discuss forest and climate change issues in Central Africa. Topics to be addressed include: climate change and indigenous people rights; the scope of carbon markets in Central Africa; reduced emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD); poverty alleviation; and procedures and capacity for mitigating climate change in Central Africa. CIFOR is a member of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).  

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UNFCCC Secretariat Publishes AWG-LCA Scenario Note for Barcelona [viewed]

© UNFCCC26 October 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a scenario note (FCCC/AWGLCA/2009/13) on the resumed seventh session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG- LCA 7), which will be held in conjunction with the second part of the ninth session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP 9), from 2-6 November 2009, in Barcelona, Spain.

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