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United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
UNFCCC E-Newsletter
Edition #5, December 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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Carrying over the “spirit of Nairobi” into the next year

The twelfth Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the second meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP) was the first UN climate summit in sub-Saharan Africa. Expectations at the beginning of the conference were high. Warning that global warming threatened the development goals for billions of the world’s poorest people, the President of the Conference, Kenyan Environment Minister Kivutha Kibwana, said that climate change was fast proving to be one of the greatest challenges in the history of humankind.  At the opening of the high-level segment of the conference,  UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan said that global climate change needed to take its place alongside the threats of conflict, poverty and the proliferation of deadly weapons.
http://unfccc.int/press/news_room/newsletter/in_focus/items/3895.php

Decisions and other actions taken by COP 12 and CMP 2
http://unfccc.int/meetings/cop_12/items/3754.php

On-demand webcast archive
http://www.un.org/webcast/unfccc/archive.asp

Release of UNFCCC Handbook
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Handbook is a reference document linking the Convention and the decisions through which it has been implemented. It is designed to assist Parties, researchers and others interested in the international climate change regime and negotiations. The handbook, while touching on aspects of the Kyoto Protocol, is foremost a handbook on the Convention. The handbook provides an overview of the history, objectives and institutions of the Convention - the conferences, the participants, who does what, who is who, the rules, as well as process for making changes to the Convention. It also provides detailed summaries of the work undertaken by the Parties to develop the principles and provisions contained in the Convention, including on mitigation, adaptation, transfer of technology, capacity-building, financing and reporting on climate change. We hope that this handbook will be a useful source of information and reference for your work.
(PDF) http://unfccc.int/essential_background/background_publications_htmlpdf/items/2625.php

Season's Greetings
http://unfccc.int/secretariat/items/3622.php

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B. ANNOUNCEMENTS
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15 December 2006
CDM: Report of the 28th meeting of the Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism available
(PDF) http://cdm.unfccc.int/EB/028/eb28rep.pdf

11 December 2006
CDM: CDM Meth Panel report / CDM AR WG report / CDM SSC WG report / Other methodological issues
http://cdm.unfccc.int/CDMNews/issues/issues/I_3YO8NFJWKILEF98YT4I56ZMN1CB1BP/viewnewsitem.html

8 December 2006
JI: Publication of two joint implementation project design documents
http://ji.unfccc.int/JI_News/issues/issues/I_UJOJTUTLOZ1TUZD59NXTMTDVBJRFI2/viewnewsitem.html

6 December 2006
Message to Parties - Early submission of information and views
(PDF) http://unfccc.int/files/parties_and_observers/notifications/application/pdf/061206_mess_parties.pdf

30 November 2006
UNFCCC launches brochure on “Technologies for adaptation to climate change”
(PDF) http://unfccc.int/resource/docs/publications/tech_for_adaptation_06.pdf

30 November 2006
UNFCCC launches “UNFCCC guidebook on preparing technology transfer projects for financing”
(PDF) http://unfccc.int/resource/docs/publications/pract_guide_06_en.pdf

29 November 2006
JI: Opportunity to provide comments on new applicant independent entities
http://ji.unfccc.int/JI_News/issues/issues/I_3XWVHT69H0LPFSYVCTG39QOYORABKS/viewnewsitem.html

28 November 2006
“Spirit of Nairobi” prevails as United Nations Climate Change Conference successfully concludes with decisions to support developing countries
(PDF) http://unfccc.int/files/press/news_room/press_releases_and_advisories/application/pdf/20061117_cop_12_closing-english.pdf

24 November 2006
JI: Publication of four joint implementation project design documents
http://ji.unfccc.int/JI_News/issues/issues/I_URX7GKQB2NQX9WOUT392ST6IDSDA66/viewnewsitem.html

21 November 2006
JI: Publication of two joint implementation project design documents
http://ji.unfccc.int/JI_News/issues/issues/I_5BNC6OEURFVBJ6LIHCIG11WL6S8VIS/viewnewsitem.html

16 November 2006
JI: Publication of two joint implementation project design documents
http://ji.unfccc.int/JI_News/issues/issues/I_X63O03AEVR03CKONXFSTU8RKSVSSRN/viewnewsitem.html

15 November 2006
UN Secretary-General announces “Nairobi Framework” to help developing countries participate in the Kyoto Protocol
(PDF) http://unfccc.int/files/press/news_room/press_releases_and_advisories/application/pdf/061115_cop12_pressrel_1.pdf

10 November 2006
JI: Publication of one joint implementation project design document
http://ji.unfccc.int/JI_News/issues/issues/I_58U2ZYR1ZJMDQUN4K3IGAT5SV86FW0/viewnewsitem.html

6 November 2006
Nairobi United Nations Climate Change Conference opens with warning that climate change may be most serious threat ever to face humankind
(PDF) http://unfccc.int/files/press/news_room/press_releases_and_advisories/application/pdf/20060111_6_november_release_english_kk.pdf

5 November 2006
New report underlines Africa’s vulnerability to climate change
(PDF) http://unfccc.int/files/press/news_room/press_releases_and_advisories/application/pdf/20061105_africas_acute_vulnerability_press_release.pdf

3 November 2006
JI: Publication of one joint implementation project design document
http://ji.unfccc.int/JI_News/issues/issues/I_PC9UTKZ9XG8IX6DSW6QNBVSNXLFRKR/viewnewsitem.html

2 November 2006
JI: Opening of call for experts (JI assessment team members for accreditation)
http://cdm.unfccc.int/CDMNews/issues/issues/I_5XYK68K8OH4VZSBEPBINS9MKFTJX4M/viewnewsitem.html

31 October 2006
JI: Publication of two joint implementation project design documents
http://ji.unfccc.int/JI_News/issues/issues/I_4S4NE66LTJG9TSW22P7YE73PSHXB56/viewnewsitem.html

30 October 2006
2006 UNFCCC greenhouse gas data report points to rising emission trends
(PDF) http://unfccc.int/files/press/news_room/press_releases_and_advisories/application/pdf/20061027_ghg_press_release_final_english.pdf

27 October 2006
JI: JISC launches JI Track 2 procedure
http://ji.unfccc.int/JI_News/issues/issues/I_5COLZMRYF9Z7I8G6FWR5M7BAKX06DQ/viewnewsitem.html

26 October 2006
JI: Publication of the first joint implementation project design document
http://ji.unfccc.int/JI_News/issues/issues/I_43BWRHT6MG9V4M7RSW9J7Z1TKPLBEF/viewnewsitem.html

26 October 2006
Kyoto Protocol set to help green economies of eastern and central Europe
(PDF) http://unfccc.int/files/press/news_room/press_releases_and_advisories/application/pdf/20061026_kyoto_protocol_set_to_help_green_economies-english.pdf

17 October 2006
UNFCCC Executive Secretary calls for new climate compact to combat global warming
(PDF) http://unfccc.int/files/press/news_room/press_releases_and_advisories/application/pdf/061017_pressrel_en.pdf

9 October 2006
JI: Opening of call for experts (JI assessment team members for accreditation)
http://ji.unfccc.int/JI_News/issues/issues/I_29BFZDKCVM347FT08RYOYU8UWXB1WK/viewnewsitem.html

6 October 2006
JI: Application for accreditation under JI
http://ji.unfccc.int/JI_News/issues/issues/I_1D64F80QXFFF6PODAR238N7WIC8BMI/viewnewsitem.html

6 October 2006
CDM: Public comments received on the CDM Bazaar
http://cdm.unfccc.int/CDMNews/issues/issues/I_OE2UJU8N0YF1KZ12SJM2XWJJKJ34P4/viewnewsitem.html

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C. UPCOMING EVENTS
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14 Feb - 16 Feb 2007
Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism, Twenty-ninth Meeting
Bonn, Germany

15 Feb - 16 Feb 2007 (To be confirmed)
Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee, Sixth Meeting
Bonn, Germany

7 - 9 Mar 2007
Second workshop on reducing emissions from deforestation in developing countries
Cairns, Australia

21 Mar - 23 Mar 2007 (To be confirmed)
Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism, Thirtieth Meeting
Bonn, Germany

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D. LATEST NATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS
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11 Nov 2006
Mexico
Third national communication
(PDF) http://unfccc.int/resource/docs/natc/mexnc3.pdf

4 Nov 2006
Romania
Fourth national communication
http://unfccc.int/resource/docs/natc/romnc4.zip

1 Nov 2006
Turkmenistan
Initial national communication on climate change under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
(PDF) http://unfccc.int/resource/docs/natc/tkmnc1a1.pdf

19 Oct 2006
Germany
Fourth national communication
(PDF) http://unfccc.int/resource/docs/natc/deunc4.pdf

18 Oct 2006
Austria
Fourth national communication
(PDF) http://unfccc.int/resource/docs/natc/autnc4.pdf

12 Oct 2006 (revised version 2 Nov 2006)
Russian Federation
Fourth national communication
(PDF) http://unfccc.int/resource/docs/natc/rusnc4r_rev.pdf

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E. WORKING WITH UNFCCC

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1. VACANCIES

19 Dec 2006 - 16 Jan 2007
Manager (P5), Integrated Information Systems (IIS) sub-programme
Reporting, Data and Analysis Programme
(PDF) http://unfccc.int/tools_xml/ie06-E038.pdf

18 Dec 2006 - 29 Jan 2007
Programme Officer (P3), CDM/Registration and Issuance Unit
Project-based Mechanisms Programme
(PDF) http://unfccc.int/tools_xml/ie06.031.pdf

18 Dec 2006 - 29 Jan 2007
Associate Programme Officer (P2), CDM/Registration and Issuance Unit
Project-based Mechanisms Programme
(PDF) http://unfccc.int/tools_xml/ie06.032.pdf

18 Dec 2006 - 29 Jan 2007
Associate Programme Officer (P2), CDM/Accreditation Unit
Project-based Mechanisms Programme
(PDF) http://unfccc.int/tools_xml/ie06.033.pdf

18 Dec 2006 - 29 Jan 2007
Associate Programme Officer (P2), CDM/Methodologies Unit (SSC)
Project-based Mechanisms Programme
(PDF) http://unfccc.int/tools_xml/ie06.034.pdf

18 Dec 2006 - 29 Jan 2007
Associate Programme Officer (P2), CDM/Methodologies Unit (A&R)
Project-based Mechanisms Programme
(PDF) http://unfccc.int/tools_xml/ie06.035.pdf

18 Dec 2006 - 29 Jan 2007
4 x Associate Programme Officer (P2), CDM/Methodologies Unit
Project-based Mechanisms Programme
(PDF) http://unfccc.int/tools_xml/ie06.036.pdf

18 Dec 2006 - 29 Jan 2007
4 x Team Assistant (G4) in various units - (support staff positions)
Project-based Mechanisms Programme
(PDF) http://unfccc.int/tools_xml/ie06.037.pdf

2. PARTICIPATION

Requests for Expression of Interest (EOI)

20 Dec 2006 - 12 Jan 2007
Request for Expression of Interest
(PDF) http://unfccc.int/files/secretariat/procurement/expression_of_interest/application/pdf/eoi_furniture.pdf

20 Dec 2006 - 5 Jan 2007
Provision of 3,500 MX of 100% brilliant white, 100% recycled paper (A4 copy paper)
(PDF) http://unfccc.int/files/secretariat/procurement/expression_of_interest/application/pdf/eoi_paper.pdf

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F. KYOTO SCOREBOARD

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Kyoto Parties: 169
Annex I Party emissions: 61.6%
Registered CDM projects: 458
Issued CERs: 24,153,785
Expected CERs (by 2012): 1,500,000,000

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