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UNFCCC E-Newsletter Edition # 9 - November 2007
 

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United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
UNFCCC E-Newsletter
Edition # 9, November 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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ALL EYES ON BALI FOR A CRUCIAL BREAKTHROUGH ON CLIMATE CHANGE
Yvo de Boer, UNFCCC Executive Secretary:
Bali, the “island of the Gods,” is a prime example of the beauty of our natural environment. At the same time, Indonesia has first-hand experience of the extreme weather events caused by climate change. Bali is therefore a poignant setting for the forthcoming crucial international negotiations on the way forward to save our planet from the devastating effects of global warming.
http://unfccc.int/press/news_room/newsletter/in_focus/items/4186.php

NEW PUBLICATIONS
Five new publications have recently been brought out by the UNFCCC secretariat, covering a range of issues related to the Convention and the Kyoto Protocol."Uniting on Climate" is the latest update of the publication “Caring for Climate”. It provides an overview of how the Convention and the Protocol evolved, broadly illustrates the commitments that countries have taken on so far, and outlines several of the building blocks needed for an ambitious post-2012 climate change framework. “Kyoto Protocol Mechanisms” explains the function of the Protocol’s three market-based mechanisms – emissions trading, the clean development mechanism and joint implementation.

The flyer “CDM Bazaar” describes how this web-portal allows carbon market buyers, sellers and service providers to exchange information on clean development mechanism (CDM) project opportunities. “The Nairobi Work Programme on impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change” takes stock of progress so far in implementing the activities of the five-year Programme – aimed at helping Parties make informed decisions on adaptation actions and measures to respond to climate change – and explains new ways of becoming involved. Finally, “Investment and Financial Flows to Address Climate Change” looks at the different means at our disposal to mobilize the necessary investment and funds to address climate change.
pdf-icon http://unfccc.int/essential_background/background_publications_htmlpdf/items/2625.php

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B. ANNOUNCEMENTS
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20 November
Press Briefing: Making the Kyoto Protocol work: data, policies and infrastructure and briefing on the expected outcomes of the UN Climate Change Conference in Bali
Press release
pdf-icon http://unfccc.int/files/press/news_room/press_releases_and_advisories/application/pdf/20071120_emissions_of_industrialized_countries_english.pdf
Fact sheets and presentations
http://unfccc.int/essential_background/items/4171.php

18 November
Address by Yvo de Boer at the International Solidarity Conference on Climate Change Strategies for African and Mediterranean Regions
Statement
pdf-icon http://unfccc.int/files/press/news_room/statements/application/pdf/071118_statement_tunis.pdf

15 November
UNFCCC Executive Secretary: OPEC part of the solution to climate change, not part of the problem
Press release
pdf-icon http://unfccc.int/files/press/releases/application/pdf/20071115_pressrelease_riyadh_opec_english.pdf

6 November
Press briefing by Yvo de Boer at Carbon Forum Asia: Start of negotiations for post-2012 agreement crucial for health of the planet
Press release
pdf-icon http://unfccc.int/files/press/news_room/press_releases_and_advisories/application/pdf/20071106_carbon_forum_english.pdf

5 November
JI: Publications of Joint Implementation project design documents
http://ji.unfccc.int/JI_News/

2 November
JI: Opportunity to provide comments on new applicant independent entity
http://ji.unfccc.int/JI_News/issues/issues/I_RRXK1U9RQI572UWD6AUNT8EEA5NO84/viewnewsitem.html

31 October
Workshop on finance and investment flows to address climate change: The way forward
http://unfccc.int/cooperation_and_support/financial_mechanism/financial_mechanism_gef/items/4112.php

26 October
JI: Report of the eighth meeting of the Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee (JISC 08)
http://ji.unfccc.int/JI_News/issues/issues/I_UTDRDU28TA7JXQT55RRBN0E50I9D9G/viewnewsitem.html

26 October
JI: Request(s) for review of the determination regarding a project design document
http://ji.unfccc.int/JI_News/issues/issues/I_KZKBHRCRXJ24DM4GLK1928HMS3TEQN/viewnewsitem.html

24 October
CDM: Requests for Revision and Clarification/New A/R methodology submitted
http://cdm.unfccc.int/CDMNews/issues/issues/I_L0LFEU8P9TRRHBXZQACYNPE9YK2RO1/viewnewsitem.html

23 October
CDM: Call for experts: CDM Accreditation Panel Member
http://cdm.unfccc.int/CDMNews/issues/issues/I_8ENT0Y0I0ECCCH96VB68ZELLKXZUGJ/viewnewsitem.html

20 October
JI: Opening of call for experts (JI accreditation panel members) - third call
http://ji.unfccc.int/JI_News/issues/issues/I_AM2E7W19F2VGRFD0CD92RJYV4Z4333/viewnewsitem.html

19 October
CDM: Report of EB 35 available
http://cdm.unfccc.int/CDMNews/issues/issues/I_Q4QMG7SFWD71KX069RLJY8X2BAT0ZN/viewnewsitem.html

5 October
CDM: New Procedures for Small-Scale CDM methodologies, effective as of 1 November.
http://cdm.unfccc.int/CDMNews/issues/issues/I_NNI5FGIAJ67CNWK2YB0GAHFLUV86BK/viewnewsitem.html

4 October
CDM: CDM Meth Panel report /CDM AR WG report / CDM SSC WG report / New methodologies submitted
http://cdm.unfccc.int/CDMNews/issues/issues/I_DEA721V89K5BMN5C6YPHIUQ8ZCTACX/viewnewsitem.html

4 October
CDM: Opening of call for input on a new operational entity
http://cdm.unfccc.int/CDMNews/issues/issues/I_D8LYLBYBSTBA6J53PNUI87T8NMR7IY/viewnewsitem.html

19 September
UN’s top climate change official calls on industry to support legally binding emission reduction commitments
Press release
pdf-icon http://unfccc.int/files/press/news_room/press_releases_and_advisories/application/pdf/070919_pressrel_chicago.pdf

18 September
CDM: Opening of call for input on a new operational entity
http://cdm.unfccc.int/CDMNews/issues/issues/I_NUPJH3XX17KR0UH2VF0GMHKS917GC9/viewnewsitem.html

17 September
The Montreal Protocol and the Kyoto Protocol mutually supportive say top UN officials
Press release
pdf-icon http://unfccc.int/files/press/news_room/press_releases_and_advisories/application/pdf/070917_hcfc_pressrel.pdf

14 September
Fossil fuel efficiency projects to receive much-needed investment under Kyoto Protocol’s clean development mechanism
Press release
pdf-icon http://unfccc.int/files/press/news_room/press_releases_and_advisories/application/pdf/20070914_cdm_press_release_fuel_efficiency_projects.pdf

12 September
CDM: CDM Catalogue of Decisions – New search feature added
http://cdm.unfccc.int/CDMNews/issues/issues/I_CNJK5GYDKM5M4OA5T7ERTDZ21JMUE2/viewnewsitem.html

12 September
UNFCCC workshop on adaptation planning and practices concludes in Rome
Press release
pdf-icon http://unfccc.int/files/press/news_room/press_releases_and_advisories/application/pdf/20070914_rome_workshop_adaptation.pdf

10 September
JI: UNFCCC technical workshop on Joint Implementation (JI)
http://ji.unfccc.int/JI_News/issues/issues/I_LYHICWYW9S38B5SBMLTG0DYYOFOX5F/viewnewsitem.html

5-7 September
Fourth Meeting of the Compliance Committee
http://unfccc.int/kyoto_protocol/compliance/items/2875.php

5 September
CDM Bazaar web-portal will link buyers, sellers and service providers
Press release
pdf-icon http://unfccc.int/files/press/news_room/press_releases_and_advisories/application/pdf/20070904_cdm_bazaar_joint_release.pdf

5 September
CDM: CDM Bazaar web-portal will link buyers, sellers and service providers
http://cdm.unfccc.int/CDMNews/issues/issues/I_L6W569ZH62RDVOQETAT7X578TNTG0I/viewnewsitem.html

4 September
CDM: Methodological issues
http://cdm.unfccc.int/CDMNews/issues/issues/I_5ZLJI9GSUL1VDHFFR95GIXYJBCQEPQ/viewnewsitem.html

3 - 5 September
Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LEG) stocktaking meeting on the preparation and implementation of National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA)
http://unfccc.int/cooperation_and_support/ldc/items/4078.php

30 August
Kyoto Protocol Parties move closer to trading emission allowances
Press release
pdf-icon http://unfccc.int/files/press/news_room/press_releases_and_advisories/application/pdf/070830_press_rel_itl.pdf

27-31 August
Vienna UN conference shows consensus on key building blocks for effective international response to climate change
http://unfccc.int/meetings/intersessional/awg_4_and_dialogue_4/items/3999.php
Press release
pdf-icon http://unfccc.int/files/press/news_room/press_releases_and_advisories/application/pdf/20070831_vienna_closing_press_release.pdf

27 August
Vienna UN meeting tests temperature of international climate change process
Press release
pdf-icon http://unfccc.int/files/press/news_room/press_releases_and_advisories/application/pdf/20070827_vienna_opening_press_release.pdf

23 August
UNFCCC secretariat presents investment and financial flows necessary to respond to climate change
Press release
pdf-icon http://unfccc.int/files/press/news_room/press_releases_and_advisories/application/pdf/20070823_investment_and_financial_flows_english.pdf

21 August
Investment and financial flows to address climate change
http://unfccc.int/cooperation_and_support/financial_mechanism/items/4053.php

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C. UPCOMING EVENTS
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28 - 30 November 2007
Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism, Thirty Sixth Meeting / CDM EB 36
Bali, Indonesia
http://cdm.unfccc.int/EB/036/index.html

29 - 30 November 2007
DNA Forum
Bali, Indonesia
http://cdm.unfccc.int/DNA/DNAForum/index.html

29 - 30 November 2007
Twelfth meeting of the Expert Group on Technology Transfer
Bali, Indonesia
http://ttclear.unfccc.int/ttclear/jsp/index.jsp?mainFrame=../html/EgMeetings.html

29 - 30 November 2007
Consultations on Adaptation Fund
Bali, Indonesia

3 - 14 December 2007
Conference of the Parties (COP), Thirteenth session and Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP), Third session / COP 13 and CMP 3
Bali, Indonesia
http://unfccc.int/meetings/cop_13/items/4049.php

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D. LATEST NATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS
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There are no new National Communications since the last newsletter
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E. WORKING WITH UNFCCC
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1. VACANCIES

19 November - 18 December
VA 07/E054
Manager P-5, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Information Services (IS) Programme
pdf-icon http://unfccc.int/tools_xml/ie_07_E054.pdf

19 November - 18 December
VA 07/E055
Chief, Network Operations P-4, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Information Services (IS) Programme
pdf-icon http://unfccc.int/tools_xml/ie_07_E055.pdf

14 November - 13 December
VA 07/E053
Coordinator (D1), Information Services Programme
pdf-icon http://unfccc.int/tools_xml/ie_07_053.pdf

2 November - 1 December
VA 07/E052
Records Management Officer (P3), Knowledge Management Unit, Information Services Programme
pdf-icon http://unfccc.int/tools_xml/ie07.052.pdf

30 October - 28 November
VA 07/EO51
Human Resources Assistant (Recruitment)-G6, Human Resources Unit, Administrative Services Programme (AS)
pdf-icon http://unfccc.int/tools_xml/ie07.051.pdf

26 November - 25 December
VA 07/E056
Information Systems Assistant (G4), Clean Development Mechanisms, Information Systems and CDM Registry Unit, Sustainable Development Mechanisms (SDM) Programme
pdf-icon http://unfccc.int/tools_xml/ie_07_E056.pdf

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F. KYOTO SCOREBOARD
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Kyoto Parties: 176
Annex I Party emissions: 61.6%
Registered CDM projects: 849
Issued CERs: 93,808,239
Expected CERs (by 2012): 1,080,000,000
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