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UNFCCC Executive Secretary launched high-level policy dialogue on Kyoto Protocols Clean Development Mechanism at COP17 in Durban
[released on: 15/12/2011]
The Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Christiana Figueres, and the Chair of the Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), Martin Hession, have launched a high-level policy dialogue to reflect on experience gained in implementing the Kyoto Protocols CDM and recommend how to position the mechanism going forward.
Durban conference delivers breakthrough in international communitys response to climate change
[released on: 11/12/2011]
Countries meeting in Durban, South Africa, have delivered a breakthrough on the future of the international communitys response to climate change, whilst recognizing the urgent need to raise their collective level of ambition to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to keep the average global temperature rise below two degrees Celsius.
S-S GATE, UNDP and UNFCCC join hands to help green COP 17
[released on: 08/12/2011]
Certified emission reduction (CER) credits from a clean development mechanism project in Johannesburg will be used to offset the travel of UNFCCC Secretariat staff and supported delegates to the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 17).
Decision on the host of COP 18/CMP 8
[released on: 29/11/2011]
The State of Qatar and the Republic of Korea have agreed to closely cooperate to make the next major UN Climate Change Conference at the end of 2012 a success.
UN Climate Change Conference in Durban kicks off with South African President calling on governments to save tomorrow today
[released on: 28/11/2011]
Against a background of record greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere, more frequent and intense extreme weather events, but also growing momentum for action to fight climate change, the UN Climate Change Conference in Durban (28 November to 9 December) kicked off today.
Financial contributions to make the world more climate-safe made more transparent with help of new UNFCCC online portal
[released on: 18/11/2011]
With the help of a new online portal launched by the secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) today, the efforts of developed countries to financially support developing countries efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to the inevitable effects of climate change have been made more visible and transparent.
Statement by UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres in reaction to IPCC Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (SREX), launched 18 November in Kampala
[released on: 18/11/2011]
The new IPCC report is a stark reminder of the extent to which rising greenhouse gas concentrations and the ensuing rise in global average temperatures are already leading to increased incidences of floods and heat waves, and that such incidences will become more frequent and severe if the global rise in greenhouse gas emissions is left unchecked.
Cape Town meeting provides governments with opportunity to make real progress on Green Climate Fund at COP17 in Durban
[released on: 21/10/2011]
The Transitional Committee tasked with designing the Green Climate Fund concluded its last preparatory meeting before the UN Climate Change Conference in Durban.
Panama climate talks mean governments can push ahead strongly in Durban with concrete help for developing world to deal with climate change
[released on: 07/10/2011]
A week of formal climate negotiations in Panama ended on Friday with progress on drafting those decision texts that will allow governments to push ahead strongly in Durban with concrete help for the developing world to deal with climate change.
CHM Biodiversity news
- It is with deep regret and profound sadness that we announce the passing away of a valued staff member of the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, Marie Aminata Khan, on 12 December 2011. Since joining the CBD, Marie has greatly contributed to the work of the CBD, She developed and implemented the plan of action on gender and biodiversity. She was a team player and true believer in the ideals of the United Nations Organization. Marie will be deeply missed. We extend our sincere condolences to her family. Marie is survived by her two sons, Frederic and Charles.
- The UN Secretary-General's Message on the Launch of the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity, Kanazawa, Japan, 17 December 2011
- Message by Ahmed Djoghlaf, CBD Executive Secretary, on the occasion of the United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation, 19 December 2011