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United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
UNFCCC E-Newsletter
Edition #4, October 2006

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INSIDE THIS EDITION
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A. IN FOCUS
B. ANNOUNCEMENTS
C. UPCOMING EVENTS
D. LATEST NATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS
E. WORKING WITH UNFCCC
F. KYOTO SCOREBOARD

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A. IN FOCUS
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UNFCCC African Regional Workshop fosters good practices on adaptation.
In September, the UNFCCC secretariat concluded the second of its three regional workshops on adaptation as mandated by COP 10 in its Buenos Aires Programme of Work on Adaptation and Response measures.
http://unfccc.int/3811.php

New UNFCCC practitioner’s guide ready to be launched at Nairobi
A guidebook for preparing project proposals for financing is currently being developed by the UNFCCC secretariat with the support of the EGTT and will for the first time be made available in 3 UN languages (English, French and Spanish) at COP 12 in Nairobi.
http://unfccc.int/3812.php

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B. ANNOUNCEMENTS
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27 September 2006
Opening of call for input on a new operational entity

26 September 2006
UNFCCC African Regional Workshop on Adaptation held in Accra
http://unfccc.int/adaptation/adverse_effects_and_response_measures_art_48/items/3743.php

22 September 2006
Report of the fourth meeting of the Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee (JISC 04)
http://ji.unfccc.int/JI_News/issues/issues/I_E37XCO3M3G8R1C1O7GX27YX4SJAP29/viewnewsitem.html

19 September 2006
Annual green investment flow of some 100 billion dollars possible as part of fight against global warming
(PDF) http://unfccc.int/files/press/news_room/press_releases_and_advisories/application/pdf/20060919_riyadh_press_release_vs5.pdf
 
19 September 2006
JI Track 2 process ready to be launched
http://unfccc.int/press/news_room/press_releases_and_advisories/items/3782.php

15 September 2006
CDM Meth Panel report / CDM AR WG report / CDM SSC WG report / New requests for revision and for clarification of approved methodologies
http://cdm.unfccc.int/CDMNews/issues/issues/I_YKT9PVE286AUABAQZ9UF7XTUXT0M60/viewnewsitem.html

13 September 2006
CDM Bazaar call for inputs
http://cdm.unfccc.int/CDMNews/issues/issues/I_SS4I5M83FI9RM7NTM0YYQO1LNALCK3/viewnewsitem.html

12 September 2006
EB 26 Proposed agenda and annotations available
http://cdm.unfccc.int/CDMNews/issues/issues/I_9RPSLDFIHL4ICTI28D5VGIHQ2Y8S2E/viewnewsitem.html

12 September 2006
Notice to IGOS and NGOS about COP 12 and COP/MOP 2
(PDF) http://unfccc.int/files/parties_and_observers/notifications/application/pdf/cop_12_notification__igos_ngos.pdf

6 September 2006
Opening of call for input on a new operational entity
http://cdm.unfccc.int/CDMNews/issues/issues/I_WV8X5H7UMA5A4B4FPUQTF9VOGG96Y4/viewnewsitem.html

5 September 2006
Secretariat receives first ‘initial reports under the Kyoto Protocol’
http://unfccc.int/press/news_room/press_releases_and_advisories/items/3770.php

4 September 2006
Notice to Parties and observer States about COP 12 and COP/MOP 2
(PDF) http://unfccc.int/files/parties_and_observers/notifications/application/pdf/cop12_notification.pdf

4 September 2006
Climate Change Convention Parties discuss approaches to slow deforestation
http://unfccc.int/press/news_room/press_releases_and_advisories/items/3768.php

21 August 2006
Opening of the public input period for two new applicant entities
http://cdm.unfccc.int/CDMNews/issues/issues/I_AR8CW0JDS2HWPFKZ9Q3LIAUM9MRL3N/viewnewsitem.html

18 August 2006
New methodologies submitted and other methodological issues
http://cdm.unfccc.int/CDMNews/issues/issues/I_JH504UB7X76DFBZOZRSFT5787Q9Q1N/viewnewsitem.html

16 August 2006
Results of call for public input on guidance on criteria for baseline setting and monitoring
http://ji.unfccc.int/JI_News/issues/issues/I_HSNTMHOXEU45LSH9YPIN189RGMAFKQ/viewnewsitem.html

15 August 2006
UNFCCC awards contract to finalize electronic Kyoto carbon trading infrastructure
(PDF) http://unfccc.int/files/press/news_room/press_releases_and_advisories/application/pdf/20060814_itl__contract.pdf

10 August 2006
Yvo de Boer Appointed New UNFCCC Executive Secretary
(PDF) http://unfccc.int/files/press/news_room/press_releases_and_advisories/application/pdf/20060810_new_es_yvo_de_boer.pdf

8 August 2006
UN Climate Change Secretariat encourages indigenous organizations to participate in upcoming UN Climate Change Conference in Nairobi
(PDF) http://unfccc.int/files/press/news_room/statements/application/pdf/20060808_rk_indigenous.pdf
 
3 August 2006
JI - Reminder: Open calls regarding Joint Implementation
http://cdm.unfccc.int/CDMNews/issues/issues/I_JCZL8CSY8Y4TGABKRBCK02D7B30T52/viewnewsitem.html

2 August 2006
Small Scale CDM Call for Public Inputs on Barriers to Developing Energy Efficiency Projects
http://cdm.unfccc.int/CDMNews/issues/issues/I_WGLX3EJE4GQXZRAKCLLJLSVBMZB5IW/viewnewsitem.html

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C. UPCOMING EVENTS
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09 - 11 Oct 2006
Bonn, Germany
Registry System Administrators Forum, second meeting

26 - 27 Oct 2006
Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee, Fifth Meeting
http://ji.unfccc.int/Sup_Committee/Meetings/005/index.html

29 Oct - 01 Nov 2006
Bonn, Germany
Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism, Twenty Seventh Meeting
http://cdm.unfccc.int/EB/027/index.html

30 Oct 2006
Bonn, Germany
Press conference

01 - 03 Nov 2006
Nairobi, Kenya
Tenth meeting of the Expert Group on Technology Transfer

06 - 17 Nov 2006
Nairobi, Kenya
COP 12 and COP/MOP 2
http://unfccc.int/meetings/cop_12/items/3754.php

11 - 12 Dec 2006
Bonn, Germany
Registry System Administrators Forum
To be confirmed

13 - 15 Dec 2006
To be confirmed
Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism, Twenty Eighth Meeting
To be confirmed

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D. LATEST NATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS
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31 Aug 2006
Bulgaria
Fourth national communication on climate change.
(PDF) http://unfccc.int/resource/docs/natc/bgrnc4.pdf

26 Jul 2006
Portugal
Fourth national communication to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. First National Communication in the context of the Kyoto Protocol.
(PDF) http://unfccc.int/resource/docs/natc/prtnc4.pdf

7 Jul 2006
France
Quatrième communication nationale à la Convention Cadre des Nations Unies sur les changements climatiques.
(PDF) http://unfccc.int/resource/docs/natc/franc4f.pdf

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E. WORKING WITH UNFCCC
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1. VACANCIES

13 Sep - 11 Oct
Team Assistant (G4), Review and Analysis sub-programme
Reporting, Data and Analysis Programme
(PDF) http://unfccc.int/tools_xml/ie06.025.pdf


2. PARTICIPATION

2 August 2006
Call for Experts - CDM Registration and Issuance Team (RIT)
http://cdm.unfccc.int/CDMNews/issues/issues/I_JKFA7DTSK129WA9YEJC32W7TKJWEJU/viewnewsitem.html

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F. KYOTO SCOREBOARD
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Kyoto Parties:  166
Annex I Party emissions: 61.6%
Registered CDM projects: 334
Issued CERs: 15,609,909
Projected CERs (by 2012): 580,000,000
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