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Image “Spirit of Nairobi” prevails as United Nations Climate Change Conference successfully concludes with decisions to support developing countries
17 November 2006 -– The United Nations Climate Change Conference concluded this evening with the adoption of a wide range of decisions designed to mitigate climate change and help countries adapt to the effects of global warming.
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Image UN Secretary-General announces “Nairobi Framework” to help developing countries participate in the Kyoto Protocol
15 November 2006 -- At the opening of the high-level segment of the United Nations Climate Change Conference - Nairobi 2006, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan announced a UN new plan, the “Nairobi Framework.” Six United Nations agencies have launched an initiative to help developing countries - especially in Africa - participate in the Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism.
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Nairobi United Nations Climate Change Conference opens with warning that climate change may be most serious threat ever to face humankind
6 November 2006 -- The United Nations Climate Change Conference - Nairobi 2006 got underway today with calls for action and a stark warning that climate change is fast proving to be one of the greatest challenges in the history of humankind. The two-week conference is the twelfth Conference of the 189 Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the second meeting of the 166 Parties to the Kyoto Protocol.
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New Report Underlines Africa’s Vulnerability to Climate Change
5 November 2006, Nairobi -- Assisting developing countries to adapt to the impacts of global warming, especially those in Africa must be a key focus of the latest round of climate change talks which open tomorrow in Nairobi.
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Image 30 October 2006 -- 2006 UNFCCC greenhouse gas data report points to rising emission trends
Every year, developed countries submit their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions data to the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat, which then publishes an annual report on the latest available data on GHG emissions from these countries. This year’s GHG data report covers emissions from 1990 to 2004. The GHG emissions data submitted by Annex I (industrialized) Parties under the United Nations Climate Change Convention are considered accurate and reliable as a basis for assessing progress in emission reductions. The report includes data for all 41 Annex I (industrialized) Parties to the Climate Change Convention.
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Kyoto Protocol set to help green economies of eastern and central Europe
26 October 2006, Bonn -- The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) today launched a new mechanism of the Kyoto Protocol expected to generate significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions which cause global warming. With the launch of the Kyoto Protocol’s joint implementation (JI) mechanism, developed countries will be able to acquire carbon credits from greenhouse gas emission reducing projects undertaken in other industrialized countries, in particular central and eastern European transition economies.
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Image UNFCCC Executive Secretary calls for new climate compact to combat global warming
17 October 2006 -- According to UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer, the world urgently needs a long-term legal framework to provide security for carbon markets. Speaking at the international conference “Make Markets Work for Climate” in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Mr. de Boer also said that a new global initiative to combat climate change would be the solution to generate financial flows between the North and South required to effectively tackle global warming.
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Image 29 October - 1 November 2006 -- Twenty-seventh Meeting of the Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism
(Note: open session on 31 October and 1 November 2006)
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26 – 27 October 2006 -- Fifth Meeting of the Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee, JISC, Bonn
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Image Twenty-sixth Meeting of the Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism 26 - 29 September 2006 (open session on 28 and 29 September 2006.)
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Image UNFCCC African Regional Workshop on Adaptation held in Accra
26 September 2006 -- The African Regional Workshop on Adaptation was held in Accra, Ghana, from 21-23 September 2006. The workshop aimed at facilitating exchange of information and integrated assessments in order to assist in identifying Africa’s needs and concerns related to adaptation.
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Image JI Track 2 process ready to be launched
19 September 2006 -- The fourth meeting of the Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee (JISC) concluded last week with an announcement that the joint implementation (JI) Track 2 process is ready to be launched. For Parties to the Kyoto Protocol, JI allows developed countries to invest in clean technology in other developed countries, in particular central and eastern European transition economies, and thereby earn carbon allowances.
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Annual green investment flow of some 100 billion dollars possible as part of fight against global warming
19 September 2006 -- Speaking at the first international conference on the CDM in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer said that industrialized countries could with this or similar mechanisms achieve swingeing cuts in greenhouse gas emissions and at the same time help enhance sustainable development.
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Image Upcoming Launch of Joint Implementation
12 September 2006 -- The Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee (JISC) after only 8 months of work (Feb-Sep) has reached the stage of completing the necessary procedures and modalities for formally launching the JI Track 2 process. In the Fourth Meeting of the JISC, on 13-15 September, it took up the remaining JI project submission formats and guidance documents, as well as the JI accreditation procedures and application forms, all of which are required to allow JI Track 2 to become operational.
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Image Secretariat receives first ‘initial reports under the Kyoto Protocol’
5 September 2006 -- Hungary, Japan and New Zealand have submitted the first three ‘initial reports under the Kyoto Protocol’ to the UNFCCC secretariat. This constitutes an essential step for the countries to become eligible to participate in the Kyoto Protocol mechanisms, including international emissions trading.
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Image Climate Change Convention Parties discuss approaches to slow deforestation
4 September 2006 -- 180 delegates from 68 UNFCCC Parties and international organizations gathered in Rome last week to discuss ways and means to reduce emissions from deforestation in developing countries. Deforestation is the source of more than 20 % of global emissions of greenhouse gases, primarily from tropical deforestation in developing countries.
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UNFCCC awards contract to finalize electronic Kyoto carbon trading infrastructure
15 August 2006--The United Nations Climate Change Secretariat has awarded the multi-million dollar contract to build the electronic infrastructure required for settling emission trades under the Kyoto Protocol, the International Transaction Log (ITL). The ITL will be connected to the emissions trading registries of all the industrialized countries that sign up to the Protocol. The infrastructure is scheduled to become fully operational by April 2007.
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Image Yvo de Boer Appointed New UNFCCC Executive Secretary
10 August 2006--UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has appointed Yvo de Boer as the new Executive Secretary of the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat. As a leading member of the Dutch delegation, Mr. de Boer has been active in UNFCCC meetings since 1996. Mr. de Boer will take up duties on 4 September and will lead UNFCCC at the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference in Nairobi. (PDF) Press release (130 kB)
Image UN Climate Change Secretariat encourages indigenous organizations to participate in upcoming UN Climate Change Conference in Nairobi
8 August 2006--On the occasion of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat's Richard Kinley said that indigenous peoples had an important role to play in creating a better understanding of the complex issues relating to climate change and encouraged the involvement of indigenous organizations, specifically African indigenous organizations, in the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference in Nairobi. (PDF) Read more (28 kB) (28 kB)
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Emission reductions from Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism pass the one billion tonnes mark
9 June 2006--According to the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat, the Kyoto Protocol’s clean development mechanism (CDM) is as of today estimated to generate more than one billion tonnes of emission reductions by the end of 2012. “We have crossed an important threshold with these emission reductions”, said Richard Kinley, acting head of the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat. “It is now evident that the Kyoto Protocol is making a significant contribution towards sustainable development in developing countries”.
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Image UN Secretary General inaugurates new UN campus in Bonn, Germany
11 July 2006 --German Chancellor Angela Merkel and UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan inaugurated the new UN Campus in the German city of Bonn. The new campus houses the offices of eleven UN organisations and will at a later stage include the new United Nations Climate Change Secretariat building and a congress center.
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