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IPCC Science Underlines Urgency to Act Towards Carbon Neutral World
The latest government-agreed science shows that the world can still combat climate change but only if nations raise their collective ambition to achieve a carbon neutral world in the second half of the century, says Christiana Figueres.
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IPCC: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Accelerate, Major Change Needed to Reduce Them
A new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) shows that global emissions of greenhouse gases have risen to unprecedented levels despite a growing number of policies to reduce climate change and says major institutional and technological change is needed keep below two degrees Celsius.
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Earth Day 2014 - Greening Our Cities
Every year on 22 April, over a billion people in 190 countries take action for Earth Day that focuses on the unique environmental challenges of our time. As the world’s population migrates to cities, and as the sobering reality of climate change becomes increasingly clear, the need to create sustainable communities is more important than ever. Earth Day 2014 will seek to do just that through its global theme: Green Cities.
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Opportunities for action on urban environment will also feature prominently during the upcoming UN climate change conference in Bonn in June.
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Press Release Top UN Climate Official Urges Academic Institutions to Divest from Coal
16 April 2014
Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island is today hosting an event entitled Governing Climate Change: New Ideas and Latin American Leadership as Peru Prepares to Host the 2014 UN Climate Negotiations. UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres will join the event via video link and will speak in the wake of the latest sobering scientific findings by Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in its 5th Assessment Report.
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Press Release Brazil Kicks Off Carbon Neutral Goal for FIFA World Cup
16 April 2014
The globe's biggest sporting event – the FIFA World Cup – is aiming to offset its greenhouse gas emissions this summer in a move that should inspire more event organizers to undertake high-profile climate action.
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image 25 April 2014: Webinar on the design of the in-session workshop(s) on long-term climate finance in 2014
The secretariat is holding a webinar for Parties and observers on Friday 25 April to gather views on the design of the in-session workshops on long-term climate finance. The summary of the workshops will inform the high-level ministerial dialogue on climate finance in Lima.
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image Renewable Energy Market Share Climbs Despite 2013 Dip in Investments
7 April 2014
Frankfurt / New York
Renewable energy's share of world electricity generation continued its steady climb last year despite a 14 per cent drop in investments to USD 214.4 billion, according to a new report released today by the FS-UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance.
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Implementation Updates
 Press Release Honduras eighth Party to Accept Doha Amendment
11 April 2014
Honduras has become the eighth party to the Kyoto Protocol to formally accept the amendment to the Protocol adopted at the eighth session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol in Doha, Qatar. Honduras deposited its instrument of acceptance on 11 April 2014. The amendment is expected to enter into force after three quarters of the Parties to the Protocol submit their instruments of acceptance to the Depositary.
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March Meetings of the Compliance Committee
On 18 March the branches and plenary of the Compliance Committee of the Kyoto Protocol held their first meetings of 2014. An induction session for members and alternate members was held the day before the meetings. The Committee elected a new bureau, considered the outcomes of the Warsaw conference, preparations necessary for its work in 2014–2015, and actions with regard to several Parties.
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UN Campus 23rd Meeting of the Adaptation Fund Board
20-21 March 2014
Bonn, Germany
At its twenty-third meeting, the Adaptation Fund Board agreed on a new fundraising target for 2014 and 2015 amounting to USD 80 million per year to address the issue on continuing low prices of CERs and to facilitate implementation of the approved projects. The Board also approved one project for improved food security proposed by Indonesia and endorsed four project concepts proposed by India and Morocco.
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Marcin Korolec COP 19/CMP 9 President attends the Initial meeting of the Executive Committee of the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage associated with Climate Change Impacts
25 March 2014
The President of COP 19/CMP 9, Mr.Marcin Korolec welcomed participants to the opening of the Initial meeting of the Executive Committee of the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage associated with Climate Change Impacts and reiterated his support for the work of the interim Executive Committee.
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Copyright WorldCCBonn Meetings of the COP 19/CMP 9 President and the incoming President-Designate of COP 20/CMP 10
12 March 2014
At the Bureau meeting on 11 March, the COP 19/CMP 9 President, Mr. Marcin Korolec reaffirmed the Warsaw outcomes that have strengthened implementation of climate action and set a pathway towards 2015. At the same meeting, the incoming COP 20/CMP 10 President-Designate, Mr. Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, also outlined his vision for COP 20/CMP 10 in Lima. The COP 19/CMP 9 President and the incoming COP 20/CMP 10 President-Designate also held further meetings during the March sessions of the ADP.
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Other meetings
image First meeting of the Executive Committee of the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage
25-28 March 2014
Bonn, Germany
The first meeting of the Executive Committee of the Warsaw International Mechanism for loss and damage associated with climate change impacts was held from 25-28 March at the Langer Eugen in Bonn, Germany.
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31 March-4 April 2014
Bonn, Germany
The 78th meeting of the CDM Executive Board took place at the UN Campus, Langer Eugen premises in Bonn. The report of the meeting is now available.
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Reflections on progress made at the fourth part of the second session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action. Note by the Co-Chairs.
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Scenario note on the fifth part of the second session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action. Note by the Co-Chairs.
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United States of America. Report of the individual review of the annual submission of the United States of America submitted in 2013.
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