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United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
UNFCCC E-Newsletter
Edition #6, March 2007
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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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Goverments discussed in Australia approaches to reduce emissions from deforestation in developing countries
March 15, 2007
Avoiding loss of forests and forest degradation, particularly in the tropics, is one of the largest challenges for developing countries around the world.  Forests play an important role in the global climate system, while their conservation links to crucial issues for developing countries, such as poverty alleviation and sustainable development.
http://unfccc.int/press/news_room/newsletter/in_focus/items/3944.php

UNFCCC expert meeting on adaptation for small island developing States ends with calls for increased support for adaptation planning and implementation
March 1, 2007
Experts gathering at a UN-sponsored meeting on adaptation for small island developing States (SIDS) in the Cook Islands have called for establishing a special work programme for SIDS to ensure comprehensive support for adaptation.
http://unfccc.int/press/news_room/newsletter/in_focus/items/3943.php
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B. ANNOUNCEMENTS
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March 9, 2007
UNFCCC Parties conclude meeting on deforestation and climate change
http://unfccc.int/methods_and_science/lulucf/items/3896.php

March 7, 2007
Least Developed Countries communicate their adaptation needs to the world
http://unfccc.int/national_reports/napa/items/2719.php

March 7, 2007
EB 30 - Proposed agenda and annotations available
http://cdm.unfccc.int/CDMNews/issues/issues/I_JJ3S9FLFZN8QVF060KSPKGCMG53GFB/viewnewsitem.html

March 2, 2007
JI: Opportunity to provide comments on applicant independent entity (extension of sectoral scopes)
http://ji.unfccc.int/JI_News/issues/issues/I_AB11P0EBWR75CCX6U2U8COIQ5AMCP4/viewnewsitem.html

March 1, 2007
CDM: Correction to the Approved A/R Methodologies page of the CDM website
http://cdm.unfccc.int/CDMNews/issues/issues/I_KF0XM2E66O3W1XN2C1J1VROS2748J2/viewnewsitem.html

February 28, 2007
JI: Opening of call for experts (JI assessment teams members for accreditation) - third call
http://ji.unfccc.int/JI_News/issues/issues/I_XEXEABF9Z8MZMMKB8NH63F08SJVUWJ/viewnewsitem.html

February 28, 2007
JI: Opening of call for experts (JI accreditation panel members) - second call
http://ji.unfccc.int/JI_News/issues/issues/I_T739A7UVSETR2ZUW116LWUXIODTKSB/viewnewsitem.html

26 - 28 February 2007
Expert meeting on adaptation for small island developing States, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
http://unfccc.int/adaptation/adverse_effects_and_response_measures_art_48/items/3897.php

February 21, 2007
JI: Report of the sixth meeting of the Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee (JISC 06)
http://ji.unfccc.int/JI_News/issues/issues/I_YXR0DSVLGVQJ1XLGC2G0VEPWDZ2KA4/viewnewsitem.html

February 20, 2007
CDM: Call for experts: CDM Accreditation Panel Member
http://cdm.unfccc.int/CDMNews/issues/issues/I_9CE963GGXOYFM69T2C80VZ6KTMKA5M/viewnewsitem.html

February 20, 2007
CDM: Report of EB 29 available
http://cdm.unfccc.int/CDMNews/issues/issues/I_1A7IWWHRRFNK5KCE0Z3VQOJPTVPM0F/viewnewsitem.html

February 16, 2007
CDM: Kyoto’s clean development mechanism can lead the way to low-carbon future – new CDM Executive Board chair
  (PDF) http://unfccc.int/files/press/news_room/press_releases_and_advisories/application/pdf/20070207_eb29_cdm.pdf

February 14, 2007
Indonesia to host United Nations Climate Change Conference
  (PDF) http://unfccc.int/files/meetings/cop_13/application/pdf/070214_cop13_infonote.pdf

February 12, 2007
Kyoto Protocol clean development mechanism passes 500th registered project milestone
  (PDF) http://unfccc.int/files/press/news_room/press_releases_and_advisories/application/pdf/070212_pressrel_en.pdf

February 12, 2007
CDM: CDM Meth Panel report / CDM AR WG report / Other methodological issues
http://cdm.unfccc.int/CDMNews/issues/issues/I_TBWQP07QXB8XU8M53JR5CKXTL1O3FU/viewnewsitem.html

February 2, 2007
UNFCCC Executive Secretary calls for speedy and decisive international action on climate change
  (PDF) http://unfccc.int/files/press/news_room/press_releases_and_advisories/application/pdf/070202press_rel_paris_en.pdf

February 2, 2007
Expert meeting on adaptation for small island developing States (SIDS), Kingston (Jamaica)
http://unfccc.int/adaptation/adverse_effects_and_response_measures_art_48/items/3915.php

January 22, 2007
UNFCCC Executive Secretary: unwarranted fear of economic hardship the root cause for inaction on climate change
  (PDF) http://unfccc.int/files/press/news_room/press_releases_and_advisories/application/pdf/20071801_press_release_new_delhi.pdf

January 19, 2007
JI: Third UNFCCC Workshop on Joint Implementation (Bonn, Germany - 13-14 February 2007)
http://ji.unfccc.int/JI_News/issues/issues/I_QVLTDG8A65GY6T341ZS80MUV66Z0NH/viewnewsitem.html

January 15, 2007
CDM: Call for public inputs on methodologies for small-scale CDM project activities that propose the switch from non-renewable biomass to renewable biomass
http://cdm.unfccc.int/CDMNews/issues/issues/I_T4A193631BEGY6FOEEO8R2COX9XNDY/viewnewsitem.html

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C. UPCOMING EVENTS
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21 - 23 March 2007
CDM EB 30, Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism, Thirtieth Meeting
Bonn, Germany
To be confirmed

2 - 4 May 2007
CDM EB 31, Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism, Thirty first Meeting
Bonn, Germany
To be confirmed

3 - 4 May 2007
JISC 07, Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee, Seventh Meeting
Bonn, Germany
To be confirmed

7 - 18 May 2007
SB 26 & AWG 3
Subsidiary Bodies, Twenty-sixth session and Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG), Third session
Bonn, Germany
http://unfccc.int/meetings/sb26/items/3919.php

20 - 22 June 2007
CDM EB 32, Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism, Thirty second Meeting
Bonn, Germany
To be confirmed
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D. LATEST NATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS
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1 January 2007
Turkey
First national communication of Turkey on climate change.
  (PDF) http://unfccc.int/resource/docs/natc/turnc1.pdf

1 January 2007
Sierra Leone
Initial national communications report of Sierra Leone to the United Framework Convention of Climate Change (UNFCCC).
  (PDF) http://unfccc.int/resource/docs/natc/slenc1.pdf

29 December 2006
Poland
Fourth national communication to the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
  (PDF) http://unfccc.int/resource/docs/natc/polnc4.pdf
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E. WORKING WITH UNFCCC
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1. VACANCIES

12 March - 9 April
Secretary of the Conference of the Parties (COP), P5 - Secretariat Team
Office of the Deputy Executive Secretary
  (PDF) http://unfccc.int/tools_xml/ie07.010.pdf

9 March - 6 April
Information Systems Officer (P4), Integrated Information Systems (IIS) subprogramme
Reporting, Data and Analysis Programme
  (PDF) http://unfccc.int/tools_xml/ie07.008.pdf

9 March - 6 April
Programme Officer (P3), Joint Implementation,
Sustainable Development Mechanisms (SDM) Programme
  (PDF) http://unfccc.int/tools_xml/ie07.009.pdf

6 March - 3 April
Chief (P4), Knowledge Management Unit
Information Services
  (PDF) http://unfccc.int/tools_xml/ie07.007.pdf

21 February - 21 March
Programme Officer (P4), Methods and Analysis subprogramme
Adaptation, Technology and Science Programme
  (PDF) http://unfccc.int/tools_xml/ie07.006.pdf

2. PARTICIPATION
Requests for Expression of Interest (EOI)
http://unfccc.int/secretariat/procurement/expression_of_interest/items/2975.php
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F. KYOTO SCOREBOARD
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Kyoto Parties: 169
Annex I Party emissions: 61.6%
Registered CDM projects: 547
Issued CERs: 36,077,012
Expected CERs (by 2012): 1,900,000,000
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