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Orientation to the COP – Time Sensitive Bonn Climate Meeting This Week 

Dear Community of Educators,

This week the IISD Reporting Service, Earth Negotiations Bulletin is covering the Bonn Climate Change Conference.  As you read the reports, you will find the purpose of this Climate Change meeting, the beginning of the confrontation that may or may not feed into COP 20 influencing the negotiations in Lima, and note the various countries that are speaking on behalf of a region, a key thematic area, the contentious issues, direction for COP 21/2015 Climate Agreement, Climate Treaty 2020, and of course comments in the corridors.

Monday:  http://www.iisd.ca/vol12/enb12600e.html

Tuesday:  http://www.iisd.ca/vol12/enb12601e.html

All the best,

Pam Puntenney and Bremley Lyngdoh

UN SD Education Caucus Co-Chairs

Co-Coordinators Climate Change with Tiahoga Ruge, Jim Taylor, Tich Pesanayi, Suzana Padua, Kavita Myles

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CLIMATE-L Digest for Monday, October 20, 2014. 1. @IISDRS Coverage of @UN_ClimateTalks #ADP2-6
2. Invitation: Online Q and A with IPCC AR5 authors, on climate change and biodiversity, 22- 23 Oct
3. ECO – 20 October
4. Sustainable Development Conference (IFSD)
5. ENB Writer Recruitment – IISD Reporting Services
6. Climate Change Daily Feed – 20 October 2014 – Climate Change Policy & Practice
7. Video Coverage of Side Events During UNFCCC COP20
8. New Study:  Relation Between the California/Quebec Regulated Carbon Market and Developing Countries.
9. “Environmental refugees” revised in newest edition of “Climate Alert”
10. Moving to a Low-Carbon Economy Can Free up Trillions for Investment
11. ECO – 21 October
12. Co-chairs’ Report from Toward 2015: An International Climate Dialogue

Bonn Climate Change Conference – October 2014

20-25 October 2014 | Bonn, Germany

 

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Subject: Invitation: Online Q and A with IPCC AR5 authors, on climate change and biodiversity, 22- 23 Oct

Dear colleagues, 

Understanding the scientific basis for the linkages between biodiversity and climate change is critical to achieving biodiversity conservation and sustainable use, and effective National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs).

 On behalf of the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, you are invited to participate in a series of upcoming activities that provide guidance on integrating the latest climate change findings into NBSAPs.

 First in the series are online question and answer sessions with expert authors of the IPCC 5th Assessment Report (AR5), at the UNEP Expert of the Day website:

 22 October 2014: Dr. Guy Midgley (South Africa)

Topic: What Does the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report Tell Us About Terrestrial Biodiversity?

23 October 2014: Dr. William Cheung (Canada)

Topic: What Does the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report Tell Us About Marine Biodiversity?

 Questions can be submitted on the above topics to Dr. Midgley on 22 October, and Dr. Cheung on 23 October, at www.unep.org/experts. Expert profiles will be posted soon.

We welcome you to take advantage of these unique opportunities to connect with IPCC experts, and look forward to your participation!

Kind regards,
Veronica Lo, on behalf of the organizers

 Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 03:31:35 +0200
Subject: ECO – 20 October

Hi everyone

Please find the text for ADP3’s first ECO below!

Linh

Can you hear us now?

 Political and religious leaders, progressive businesses, and most importantly, people from all walks of life have spoken with one voice: calling for immediate and ambitious climate action. The Peoples’ Climate March in New York, and associated events across the world, sent a clear call to all governments that they need to step up, phase out fossil fuels and massively scale up renewable energy. It’s a huge task, but ECO thinks that negotiators here in Bonn can take concrete steps forward.

 First of all, negotiators should start by strengthening their pre-2020 commitments on mitigation and finance. That is unless we want to renegotiate the terms of the 2015 agreement and make it 4°C-compatible? ECO thinks not.

 Secondly, they need to create the space for ambitious INDCs in the post-2020 agreement by negotiating the backbone of UFIs, or ‘Upfront Information’, requirements. ECO has long been calling for these UFIs to set meaningful and concrete benchmarks for ambition and equity. It’s now crunch time. The key elements that need to be discussed in Bonn and agreed at the Lima COP are outlined below:

 Soon, soon, soon! While INDCs are going to be nationally determined, they are contributions towards a global effort. These contributions should be measured against a country’s fair share, and they should measured well before Paris. That’s why it’s crucial for the INDCs of all developed countries and developing countries with equivalent capability and responsibility to come in early, and at the latest by March 2015, so they can be reviewed in light of equity and ambition. This equity review will determine whether collectively these nationally determined contributions set us on a climate-safe trajectory. It will also show us if what each country has proposed is equitable and fair in relation to the requisite global effort and respective capability and responsibility. It’ll encourage countries that fall short of what is required to increase their ambition before Paris. 

Short, sweet and upwards! There is an imminent threat that at the end of this week that the EU will adopt a woefully inadequate 2030 energy and climate package. ECO can only (re)emphasise the need for the EU to raise its ambition levels and to support universal 5 year commitment periods, in order to avoid locking in low ambition for the next 16 years. Commitments should run from 2020-2025 and increase (drastically) after that. ECO says: no backsliding!

Lots and lots! Developed countries have yet to understand that providing climate finance is as much part of their fair share of global efforts as their own mitigation contributions. ECO suggests that the Paris agreement include new collective targets for the provision of public finance. These collective targets will have to be supplemented by individual financial commitments from contributing countries in order to achieve the collective target – and that’s where the INDCs come in: tell us what you plan to do on finance as well as domestic mitigation. ECO is very open-minded on the scope: countries can sign checks AND they can shift money domestically away from fossil fuels towards the good stuff, renewables. 

Deal with it! Climate impacts are being felt everywhere and we need to address these impacts, both on the ground, and in the INDCs. Those most affected need to have clarity on the global adaptation response. They will also need to be able to measure if the progress being made on adaptation is sufficient to deal with climate impacts that are already evident, as well as impacts likely to be faced in future.

 In the wake of last month’s public demand for much greater action on climate change, what’s needed is clear: real progress on all of these fronts by governments and their negotiators, right here, right now.

What’s wrong with you, EU?

At the end of this week, EU leaders will decide on Europe’s climate and energy future. Agreement on the post-2020 Climate and Energy Package make the EU the first to announce an international offer. 

Other countries will be intently looking at the ambition and quality of the key elements that form the Package: the emissions reductions target, the renewable energy target and efforts to increase energy efficiency. These elements are likely to be parts of many other countries’ INDCs, the EU should be wary of exposing itself to criticism as an unambitious first mover. Given that the EU is a major proponent of a global carbon market, other parties (including China) will also be looking at the impact of the package on the EU ETS. 

Many EU leaders stood up at the New York Climate Summit and talked about the need to agree on an ambitious global climate deal in Paris. Yet, at the same time they announced they would be adopting a 40% emissions reduction target by 2030, which is way below the EU’s equitable share of effort for a below 2°C trajectory (much less a 1.5°C pathway), and not in line with the 2050 target agreed by EU leaders in 2009 of 80-95% emission reductions. A 40% reduction cannot be the last word from Europe in the run up to Paris. ECO suggests that two things must be inserted in the EU deal next week:

  • A commitment that EU leaders will meet again BEFORE Paris to revisit the level of ambition in the EU’s INDC, and to adopt a 2025 commitment (see related article in today’s ECO).
  • An inclusion of the two little words “at least” before the “40%” to indicate that Europe is leaving open the possibility that it will do its fair share on emission reductions up to 2030. 

Germany, the UK, Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, Netherlands, Slovenia, Estonia, Luxembourg, Spain, Portugal, Finland, and Austria are all pushing for “at least” 40%. A large share of European businesses have also spoken out in favour of going beyond 40% emission reductions by 2030. Unfortunately a few countries remain in opposition. Poland is leading the opposition and using the threat of a veto to extract more financial support for its coal industry. It does not help that France, the future COP president, has been totally silent on this issue.

The EU is also preparing to set a target of “at least” 27% renewable energy in 2030, which actually means that the target will fall behind real world growth in renewables in Europe after 2020. Such low targets would mean that the EU, once a leader in the development of renewable technologies, could fall behind in this sector and lose out on all the associated economic benefits. The renewable target is binding only at the EU level, not on member states (mostly because of opposition from the UK), leading the International Energy Agency to question its credibility. France has supported the UK, despite its own brand new Energy Transition Law, which contains a binding 32% RE target for 2030. 

Leaders are also discussing a 30% energy efficiency target. Energy savings hold the key to improving the EU’s competitiveness and energy security. Yet even this modest target is being opposed by the UK government, despite the Financial Times calling roof insulation Europe’s “secret weapon” against Russian gas imports.

Roll up your sleeves

ECO wants all negotiators to understand that what they are doing here really does matter to the lives and futures of billions of people and ecosystems around the world. In a little over a years time, the world needs to see an ambitious and equitable agreement which does not condemn the poorest and most vulnerable to a future of disasters and permanent state of emergency. Negotiators need to make progress this week on four items related to adaptation and loss and damage in the 2015 agreement.

First, the 2015 agreement must highlight the requirement for all climate action to be guided by certain principles; in particular recognising the  needs of vulnerable people, communities and  ecosystems as well as  rights-based approaches, gender-equity and broad participation. Though the 2010 Cancun Adaptation Framework contains some ‘guiding principles’, these aren’t even referenced in the current draft ADP text. This puts the UNFCCC 2015 agreement at risk of being the least people-centred and rights-based of the three international frameworks currently under discussion. Drafts for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the post-2015 Disaster Risk Reduction Framework contain much stronger wording on people’s needs and human rights.

Second, it is clear that emission reduction efforts must be at the core of INDCs. But some developing country groups have stressed the need for the INDCs to also cover future adaptation measures, seeing this as a way to strengthen adaptation measures in both the international and domestic contexts. ECO believes that including adaptation in INDCs should be seen as an important opportunity for all Parties to strengthen their own awareness of climate risks and adaptation needs, but stresses that important conditions must be put in place. Adaptation measures cannot replace mitigation contributions. The adaptation components of INDCs must be voluntary and countries must be able to choose when they submit these components, and if they should come alongside or separate to their mitigation pledges. Including adaptation in the INDCs should reinforce ongoing adaptation planning efforts that are already underway in the preparation of National Adaptation Plans. ECO suggests that Parties fully consider existing NAP guidance materials readily available.

Third, ECO sees the need for progress on the idea of a global adaptation goal. The Cancun Adaptation Framework represents a good start; however, it fails to link the level of adaptation action required, and the support needed for such action, with proposed levels of mitigation and associated global warming. This is a fundamental problem as temperature increases beyond 1.5°C would, in many countries, require much higher levels of adaptation, and could even exceed thresholds of what can be adapted to. The current 2015 negotiation text contains elements that could address this shortcoming, especially the idea of a global goal on adaptation. This week we need in-depth discussions on what a meaningful adaptation goal would look like, and the identification of key questions which require further work between now and Paris. In line with the expected costs in poor countries, this global goal should include an objective for public adaptation finance from developed countries (and others with similar capability). ECO also calls on Parties to create a review mechanism to assess collective progress towards fulfilment of the adaptation goal and its related objectives. 

Finally, loss and damage is fast becoming a reality for millions of poor and vulnerable people worldwide. The establishment last year of an international mechanism on loss and damage was only a first step towards recognising the tragic implications of unabated climate change. ECO thinks that the 2015 agreement should recognise the Warsaw international mechanism and contain concrete provisions to increase its ability to support the world’s poorest and most vulnerable communities and ecosystems. The Paris decisions must hold countries accountable for the costs of climate change impacts according to their contribution to the cause of the problem. This is necessary in order to secure additional finance for the necessary measures to address loss and damage. 

Five is the magic number

A decision in Lima that commitment periods will operate in 5-year cycles is vital to the integrity of the Paris agreement. ECO wants to remind all delegates in Bonn that a 5-year commitment period:

Avoids lock in: current pledges are far from being consistent with the below 2°C goal, much less the 1.5°C required by the most vulnerable countries. Five-year commitment periods allow for greater dynamism and ratcheting up of global ambition.

Incentivises early action: setting a target that has to be met 10 years from now, rather than 15, compels government to reduce emissions quickly, rather than delaying action.

Maintains better synchronicity with the cycles of IPCC reports: a more dynamic system is more responsive to the best and latest available science.

Creates stronger national political accountability: many governments operate on 5-year electoral or planning cycles. A 5-year commitment period requires a government to act within its elected or planning term rather than leaving action to its successors.

ECO welcomes the support for 2025 targets from the United States, AOSIS and the Africa Group. We hope to see others joining them this week. We believe that the 5-year national planning cycles in countries such as China and Saudi Arabia synchronise naturally with an international 5-year cycle. We hope that these countries will also support a 2025 target as an outcome of Lima.

A 5-year commitment period, combined with a robust ratcheting up process, is essential to operationalise the ultimate objective of the convention. Without a negotiating cycle that facilitates a substantial increase in global ambition, we will fail to avoid dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system.

ECO Lonely Hearts Corner

Dear ECO,

I’m a 6,000-year-old woman (but a lady never reveals her true age) looking for suitors who are prepared to send me ambitious INDCs. I enjoy slow change, spinning around, long orbits around the sun, regular seasons, and cute and fluffy animals. My dislikes include comets, mass extinctions, ice ages, solar flares and fossil fuels. I’ve had a rough relationship history and my sudden break up with the dinosaurs wasn’t easy either. Currently, I’m in an extremely abusive relationship with Homo Sapiens, they’re keeping me sweating.

I must admit that I have volatile tipping points and I have become icy cold and uncomfortably hot in the past. I’m afraid that if I have to deal with further weak promises and  empty “commitments”, I may do something rash and enter a state of anger that will make the hurricanes, droughts and storms that you’ve seen before look mild.

I’m hoping to retain my stability by receiving lots of INDCs from suitors who are:

  • Interested in 5 year commitments periods (I need some long term security and not another decade in a destructive relationship)
  • Transparent about the level of effort that they will invest in my wellbeing
  • Willing to indicate how much money and other support they will provide to keep me happy
  • Upfront about how much external support they will need to make the relationship work if the INDC is from someone with less capability
  • Adaptable: I have some historical scarring that is likely to make any future relationships difficult and I will need all the INDCs to indicate adaptation plans as I blow off steam
  • Passionate about equitable relationships and my long-term prosperity
  • Willing to review, and if necessary improve, their contribution to making our relationship work
  • Willing to submit to expert counselling to ensure that they are doing enough to make a long-term relationship work
  • Willing to start work immediately to prevent any further damage to my personSuitors that have caused harm in the past and that have lots of resources, send me your ambitious proposals by March 2015. Those out there who have caused less harm or that have low capability can send their proposals by June 2015.

 Yours in anticipation,

Mother Earth

  Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 03:36:02 +0000
Subject: Sustainable Development Conference (IFSD)

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

 There is less than one month to register for the 2014 Innovative Finance for Sustainable Development Conference (IFSD), taking place at the National Library in Singapore on 11 and 12 November.

Climate and development projects need more funding. The IFSD Conference, co-hosted with The Gold Standard Foundation, will assemble a collective group of leaders to address this challenge, discussing how innovative financing mechanisms, such as results-based finance, can be used to effectively fund sustainable development projects. The conference will also explore how to value and measure economic, social and environmental benefits that go beyond emission reductions.

This interactive conference is essential for forward thinking funders, project developers, non-profits and the private sector that want to fund or develop projects that will address climate change and alleviate poverty.

 Here are just a few reasons to attend the IFSD Conference:

  • ·         An opportunity for funders and investors to gain knowledge on the latest results-based approaches
  • ·         Networking between funders and projects developers to explore collaboration 
  • ·         Learn about the latest initiatives and technologies used to measure project co-benefits
  • ·         Corporates can learn how to use results-based approaches to engage their customers, employees, and other stakeholders in their sustainability and CSR initiatives

 Updated Agenda:

http://www.nexus-c4d.org/EDM2/Agenda-IFSD2014.pdf

 Register Here:

https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/innovative-finance-for-sustainable-development-measuring-and-valuing-co-benefits-tickets-12406639593

 Sincerely,

The Nexus Team

 Ella Dodson, Communications Officer | Nexus-Carbon for Development – Cambodian office | e.dodson@nexus-c4d.org | Skype: ellamdodson | Office: +855 23 990 591
www.nexus-c4d.org

Join us for our Innovative Finance for Sustainable Development Conference on

Measuring and Valuing Co-benefits on November 11 and 12 in Singapore.

Register Now!

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CLIMATE-L Digest for Tuesday, October 21, 2014.
1. The Politics of Carbon Markets – new book out now
2. Climate Change Daily Feed – 21 October 2014 – Climate Change Policy & Practice
3. weADAPT: CKB – Creating a ‘smart’ network for climate knowledge..?
4. Upcoming WWF Learning Session on ‘Indigenous peoples’ and community conserved territories and areas (ICCAs)’ 27 October
5. CDC Climat Research ||  Feedback from the New YorkClimate Summit  | CO2 emissions of the European power sector  |   Workshop EU ETS – ETS Californian on 13 and 14 november 2014
6. APPLY NOW:  e-learning course || Policy Instruments for Low Emissions Development || November 10 – 28, 2104
7. ECO – Oct 22
Subject: The Politics of Carbon Markets – new book out now

Dear Climate-L readers,
I would like to draw your attention to the book The Politics of Carbon Markets, edited by Richard Lane and myself and recently published by Routledge.

Carbon markets are in the middle of a fundamental crisis. A crisis marked by collapsing prices, fleeing actors, and ever increasing greenhouse gas levels. Yet carbon trading remains at the heart of global attempts to respond to climate change. Not only this, but markets continue to proliferate – particularly in the Global South. This edited volume helps to make sense of this paradox. It brings two urgently needed insights to the analysis of carbon markets. First, the markets must be understood in relation to the politics involved in their development, maintenance and opposition. Second, this politics is multiform and pervasive. Implementation of new techniques and measuring tools, policy development and contestation, and the structuring context of institutional settings and macro-social forces all involve a variety of political actors and create new forms of political agency. This book brings together 12 contributions (see below for more details) that focus on this politics of carbon markets. These study the total extent of the carbon markets, from their prehistory to their contemporary expansion and wider impacts. In total, this wide-ranging political perspective on the carbon markets is invaluable to both a scholarly and non-scholarly audience interested in climate change governance.

You can find a flyer with further information and a 20% discount code here: http://bit.ly/politicsofcarbonmarkets
If you are interested in reviewing this book please get in touch with Megan Smith at Routledge to receive a free review copy: megan.smith@taylorandfrancis.com We are looking forward to hearing your feedback!
All the best,
Benjamin Stephan
Table of contents:
1. Zombie markets or zombie analyses? Revivifying the politics of carbon markets Richard Lane and Benjamin Stephan
Part 1: The politics of carbon before carbon

2. Resources For the Future, resources for growth: the making of the 1975 growth ban Richard Lane 3. Politics by other means. The making of the emissions trading instrument as a ‘pre-history’ of carbon trading Arno Simons and Jan-Peter Voß 4. Allometric equations and timber markets: an important forerunner of REDD+? Heather Lovell and Donald MacKenzie 5. Virtuous Carbon Matthew Paterson and Johannes Stripple
Part 2: The Politics of Carbon

6. A Neo-Gramscian Account of Carbon Markets: The Cases of the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme and the Clean Development Mechanism Elah Matt and Chukwumerije Okereke 7. The politics of carbon markets in the global South Markus Lederer 8. Carbon governance in China by the creation of a carbon market Anita Engels, Tianbao Qin and Eva Sternfeld 9. The currencies of carbon: carbon money and its social meaning Philippe Descheneau 
Part 3: The politics of carbon after carbon

10. The Politics of Researching Carbon Trading in Australia Clive L. Spash 11. Dialogue of the Deaf? The CDM’s Legimitation Crisis Peter Newell 12. The Post- and Future Politics of Green Economy and REDD+ Kathleen McAfee 13. Political sellout! Carbon markets between depoliticising and repoliticising climate politics Chris Methmann and Benjamin Stephan

Dr. Benjamin Stephan
University of Hamburg
Centre for Globalisation and Governance
KlimaCampus
Grindelberg 5 (R. 2009)
20144 Hamburg

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Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:11:24 +0000
Subject: Upcoming WWF Learning Session on ‘Indigenous peoples’ and community conserved territories and areas (ICCAs)’ 27 October
 

Dear All,

 Please join us for the next WWF Forest and Climate Programme online REDD+ Learning Session on Monday, October 27 at 7:30am EDT/12:30pm CET.

 Topic: Indigenous peoples’ and community conserved territories and areas (ICCAs) and the link to REDD+

 When: Monday, October 27 at 7:30am EDT/12:30pm CET

What: In this learning session, Cristina Eghenter, Social Development Deputy Director with WWF-Indonesia and Civil Society Stream Leader for the Borneo Programme, will share a brief introduction on her work as part of the Social Development for Conservation (SD4C) network initiative which focuses on WWF’s cross-cutting social issues in conservation: poverty, equity, and Indigenous peoples.

She will then present on Indigenous peoples’ and community conserved territories and areas (ICCAs) and the link to REDD+. ICCAs can help to conserve critical ecosystems and threatened species, to maintain essential ecosystem functions (e.g., water security), and to provide corridors and linkages for species movement, including between officially protected areas; they are also are the basis of cultural and economic livelihoods for millions of people, securing resources and income.
A Q+A session will follow the presentation. 

Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2264795303570893314

 This is a free, open event. Please help us spread the word by sharing this announcement with any contacts who may be interested.

 Thanks,

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Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:46:42 +0000
Subject: CDC Climat Research || Feedback from the New YorkClimate Summit | CO2 emissions of the European power sector | Workshop EU ETS – ETS Californian on 13 and 14 november 2014

Publications written by CDC Climat Research

Tendances Carbone n°95 – October 2014

Feedback from the New YorkClimate Summit: a CO2 price is necessary, but not sufficient

By Émilie Alberola, Benoît Leguet and Romain Morel

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Our analysis: A year before the Paris 2015 Climate Conference, several international initiatives that were made public in September are calling for the necessary introduction of a financial value for a tonne of carbon in investment decision-making channels.

Far from the “economist’s dream”, a jigsaw of geographical and sector-based carbon prices, if those prices are sufficiently credible over the long-term, will be useful for promoting the roll-out of low-carbon technologies in the business sphere.

Additional policies will be essential (green bonds, etc.). All initiatives or tools, which are primarily aimed at lowering the cost of low-carbon debt, will only bear fruit if the overall institutional framework is favourable to green projects. This is another reason why a carbon price remains necessary

Key points:

  • New EU Energy and Climate Action Commissioner : Miguel Arias Canete’s nomination was approved by a majority of Members of EU Parliament
  • EU ETS – MSR timetable : the timetable was announced; deadline for amendments is 11th December 2014; ENVI committee votes on 23rd or 24th  February 2015
  • BKM Summit: On September 23rd, the EU president Emmanuel Barroso stated that 20% of the EU budget for 2014-2020 (€ 180 billion) will be spent on climate action

Working paper n°17October 2014

The CO2 emissions of the European power sector: economic drivers and the climate-energy policies’ contribution

By Nicolas Berghmans, Benoît Chèze, Emilie Alberola and Julien Chevallier 

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  • In the frame of the ongoing debate on the 2030 energy and climate policies in the European Union, this article provides the first assessment of the effectiveness of European energy and climate policies on the CO2 emissions reductions in the electricity sector covered by the European Union Emission Trading Scheme (EU ETS) during its phases I and II (2005-2012).
  • Results demonstrate that the increased use of renewable energy in electricity production has played a dominant role in the fall in CO2 emissions in the power sector. Second, the analysis confirms that the economic downturn has played a significant role, although not a dominant one. Third, price substitution effects between coal and gas also seem to have affected carbon emissions.
  • Last but not least, the price of carbon has also pushed down CO2 emissions in the power sector

Events and news from CDC Climat Research 

 Workshop « Markets for CO2 Permits: Comparing the Californian and the European experiences» in Paris at Caisse des Dépôts –  13thand 14th November 2014

What are the crossed-lessons of European and Californian experiences?

For further information

 CDC Climat is pleased to invite you to the conference organized in partnership with the Sustainable Development Chair at Ecole Polytechnique under the auspices of the Embassy of United States in Paris. This conference aims contributing to debates on the EU ETS (European exchange quota system) and the California system and thus to foster feedback and information exchange to improve both systems. American and European researchers will present their analysis on three major issues: (i) adjustment mechanisms, (ii) emissions trading scheme and leakage, and (iii) the coordination of different climate and energy policies.

Registration

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CLIMATE-L Digest for Tuesday, October 21, 2014.

1. The Politics of Carbon Markets – new book out now
2. Climate Change Daily Feed – 21 October 2014 – Climate Change Policy & Practice
3. weADAPT: CKB – Creating a ‘smart’ network for climate knowledge..?
4. Upcoming WWF Learning Session on ‘Indigenous peoples’ and community conserved territories and areas (ICCAs)’ 27 October
5. CDC Climat Research ||  Feedback from the New YorkClimate Summit  | CO2 emissions of the European power sector  |   Workshop EU ETS – ETS Californian on 13 and 14 november 2014
6. APPLY NOW:  e-learning course || Policy Instruments for Low Emissions Development || November 10 – 28, 2104
7. ECO – Oct 22
. Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:24:10 +0200
Subject: The Politics of Carbon Markets – new book out now

Dear Climate-L readers,
I would like to draw your attention to the book The Politics of Carbon Markets, edited by Richard Lane and myself and recently published by Routledge.

Carbon markets are in the middle of a fundamental crisis. A crisis marked by collapsing prices, fleeing actors, and ever increasing greenhouse gas levels. Yet carbon trading remains at the heart of global attempts to respond to climate change. Not only this, but markets continue to proliferate – particularly in the Global South. This edited volume helps to make sense of this paradox. It brings two urgently needed insights to the analysis of carbon markets. First, the markets must be understood in relation to the politics involved in their development, maintenance and opposition. Second, this politics is multiform and pervasive. Implementation of new techniques and measuring tools, policy development and contestation, and the structuring context of institutional settings and macro-social forces all involve a variety of political actors and create new forms of political agency. This book brings together 12 contributions (see below for more details) that focus on this politics of carbon markets. These study the total extent of the carbon markets, from their prehistory to their contemporary expansion and wider impacts. In total, this wide-ranging political perspective on the carbon markets is invaluable to both a scholarly and non-scholarly audience interested in climate change governance.

You can find a flyer with further information and a 20% discount code here: http://bit.ly/politicsofcarbonmarkets
If you are interested in reviewing this book please get in touch with Megan Smith at Routledge to receive a free review copy: megan.smith@taylorandfrancis.com We are looking forward to hearing your feedback!
All the best,
Benjamin Stephan
Table of contents:
1. Zombie markets or zombie analyses? Revivifying the politics of carbon markets Richard Lane and Benjamin Stephan
Part 1: The politics of carbon before carbon

2. Resources For the Future, resources for growth: the making of the 1975 growth ban Richard Lane 3. Politics by other means. The making of the emissions trading instrument as a ‘pre-history’ of carbon trading Arno Simons and Jan-Peter Voß 4. Allometric equations and timber markets: an important forerunner of REDD+? Heather Lovell and Donald MacKenzie 5. Virtuous Carbon Matthew Paterson and Johannes Stripple
Part 2: The Politics of Carbon

6. A Neo-Gramscian Account of Carbon Markets: The Cases of the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme and the Clean Development Mechanism Elah Matt and Chukwumerije Okereke 7. The politics of carbon markets in the global South Markus Lederer 8. Carbon governance in China by the creation of a carbon market Anita Engels, Tianbao Qin and Eva Sternfeld 9. The currencies of carbon: carbon money and its social meaning Philippe Descheneau 
Part 3: The politics of carbon after carbon

10. The Politics of Researching Carbon Trading in Australia Clive L. Spash 11. Dialogue of the Deaf? The CDM’s Legimitation Crisis Peter Newell 12. The Post- and Future Politics of Green Economy and REDD+ Kathleen McAfee 13. Political sellout! Carbon markets between depoliticising and repoliticising climate politics Chris Methmann and Benjamin Stephan

Dr. Benjamin Stephan
University of Hamburg
Centre for Globalisation and Governance
KlimaCampus
Grindelberg 5 (R. 2009)
20144 Hamburg

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Climate diges July 11, 2014

Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2014 00:00:02 -0500
CLIMATE-L Digest for Friday, July 11, 2014.
1. Article in Science magazine’s Policy Forum on “IPCC Lessons from Berlin”
2. UNFCCC REDD+ Negotiations: Non-Carbon Benefits are still on the table
3. UNFCCC staff back climate neutral campaign
4. Climate Change: Implications for Agriculture
5. ICCG International Contest “Best Climate Practices for Energy Poverty Alleviation”
6. News and stories on climate Science & Policy
7. Atlas of Mortality and Economic Losses from Weather, Climate and Water Extremes: Better Data for Better Decisions
8. Public Opinion, Climate Change, and Policymakers
9. LEDS GP Webinar: Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) in the Waste Management Sector
10. Climate Change Daily Feed – 11 July 2014 – Climate Change Policy & Practice
11. The IPCC and treatment of uncertainties: topics and sources of dissensus
12. Deep Decarbonization Pathway Report presented to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
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Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 09:56:27 +0530
Subject: Article in Science magazine’s Policy Forum on “IPCC Lessons from Berlin”

Understanding the controversy over approval of the IPCC WGIII Summary for Policymakers… 

Dear colleague

We are delighted to share with you an article in Science Magazine’s Policy Forum on IPCC Lessons from Berlin titled “Political implications of data presentation”, co-authored by Dr. Navroz K. Dubash, Senior Fellow, CPR and Lead Author, IPCC AR5.

During the Berlin meeting of the IPCC in April, there was heated discussion of the “Summary of Policymakers” among scientists and policymakers, leading ultimately to the deletion of three figures and some text in the section on international cooperation. Science invited several WGIII authors to comment on the approval process in Berlin and its implications for the IPCC and for climate policy, published in the 4th July, 2014 issue of Science.

One of the three papers, Political Implications of Data Presentation was co-authored by Navroz K. Dubash from the Centre for Policy Research, Marc Fleurbaey from Princeton University and  Sivan Kartha from the Stockholm Environment Institute. They argue that calling for greater insulation of the IPCC process from governments is misleading. Instead, since seemingly technical choices can “crystallize into value-laden political conclusions” a better approach is “rethinking the SPM as a co-production process in which salient political discussions are connected to relevant scientific material.” 

We look forward to your comments and feedback.

Warm Regards

Climate Initiative

Centre for Policy Research

CPR’s Climate Initiative seeks to generate research and analysis on the global climate negotiations, and on the links between the global climate regime and domestic laws, policies and institutions in India. It also seeks to create a platform from which scholars and activists can engage in policy and academic debate on climate change.

For further details on our work visit, www.cprindia.org

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 Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 05:57:58 +0000
Subject: UNFCCC REDD+ Negotiations: Non-Carbon Benefits are still on the table

Dear Forests-L and Climate-L readers,

 We’ve just published an analysis by the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) on the progress of non carbon benefits at the recent SB40 meeting.

 At a glance : 

  • ·         Non-Carbon Benefits (NCBs) occupied a good portion of the SBSTA discussions on REDD+.
  • ·         Parties believe that NCBs are important to the long-term sustainability of REDD+ but strongly disagree about the need for any specific guidance for incentivizing such benefits. 
  • ·         Parties ultimately agreed to continue considering methodological issues next year at SBSTA’s 42nd session, providing the necessary space to discuss issues related to safeguard information systems at SBSTA’s next session in Peru.

 Read more: http://bit.ly/1qON6mb

 Michelle Kovacevic  /  Editor  / +62 (0) 811 1046 012  ::  forestsclimatechange.org / Run by

As part of the Global Comparative Study on REDD+ 

 Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 08:58:35 +0200
Subject: UNFCCC staff back climate neutral campaign
Dear Climate-L colleagues,
Staff with the UN climate change secretariat can now opt-in to a new
campaign promoting a long-term vision of a climate neutral world while
generating useful funding for vulnerable communities. The campaign involves
staff members and their families using UN-certified carbon credits, so
called (CERs), to address personal emissions above and beyond their current
efforts to reduce emissions at home and at work.
In future, a similar campaign will look beyond the secretariat to include
governments, companies and individuals interested in achieving climate
neutrality, so stay tuned.
Starting in July, staff members can offset their remaining greenhouse gas
(GHG) emissions using CERs produced by emission reduction projects –
ranging from clean cookstove projects, to wind energy, to industrial
projects – registered under the UNFCCC’s clean development mechanism (CDM).
Staff members will purchase credits from the Adaptation Fund, which is
funded by a two per cent levy on all issued CERs. In the past three years,
the Adaptation Fund has dedicated USD 226 million to aid climate resilience
in nearly 40 countries.
For more information, visit:
http://unfccc.int/files/press/press_releases_advisories/application/pdf/pr20140906_unfccc_cers.pdf

Warm regards from rainy Bonn,
Hillary McBride  / Communications Officer / SDM – Office of the Director
UN Framework Convention on Climate Change/UNFCCC
Martin Luther King Str 8. D-53175 Bonn, Germany
Twitter:  @UN_CarbonMechs
Facebook: /UNCarbonMechs
From: ”Myriam Castanié” <myriam.castanie@Europeanclimate.org>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 07:34:23 +0000
Subject: Climate Change: Implications for Agriculture 

Subject: Climate Change: Implications for Agriculture

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Climate Change:

Implications for Agriculture

Key Findings from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Fifth Assessment Report (AR5)                               

 A new briefing distils the key findings from the recently released Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fifth Assessment Report for the agriculture sector:

Climate-related impacts are already reducing crop yields in some parts of the world, a trend that is projected to continue as temperatures rise further.

Farmers can adapt to some changes, but there is a limit to what can be managed. The agricultural industry’s own interests are best served by ambitious approaches to adaptation and to cutting emissions.

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from agriculture comprised about 10–12% of man-made GHG emissions in 2010.

Opportunities for mitigation include reducing emissions from land use change, land management and livestock management.

The potential for reducing GHG emissions through changes in consumption could be substantially higher than technical mitigation options. 

Find out more about the impacts of climate change on different business sectors…

CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION

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The Agriculture summary is one of a series of thirteen, based upon The Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). AR5 represents the most comprehensive overview of climate science to date and is the fact base that will be used by governments and businesses to formulate climate policy in the coming years.

The following partners have worked together to distil the AR5 content into concise, clear, relevant findings:
Business for Social Responsibility (BSR)
University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)
Cambridge Judge Business School (CJBS)
European Climate Foundation(ECF) 

 

Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:37:18 +0200
Subject: ICCG International Contest “Best Climate Practices for Energy Poverty Alleviation”
International Contest Best Climate Practices 2014

Best Climate Practices
for Energy Poverty Alleviation 

Send your practice from July 10th to October 15th, 2014
Vote for your favorite practice and share it on social networks
from October 16th to 31st, 2014

On the launching of the Best Climate Practices observatory’s new platform, the International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG) is inaugurating its second edition of the International Competition on Best Climate Practices with this year’s invitation to submit innovative proposals on the theme of energy poverty. 

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Energy poverty can be defined as inaccessibility to adequate forms of reliable, affordable energy for meeting basic human needs, such as eating, home heating, travelling and maintaining health. Today approximately one in five persons lives in conditions of energy poverty, and nearly 40% of the world’s population uses wood, coal or animal waste for cooking. The use of such fuels, beyond having a negative impact on health, is contributing, through deforestation and its concomitant emissions, to aggravating the effects of climate change.

Coming to grips with energy poverty is therefore crucial for sustainable social and economic development.

By encouraging institutions, citizens, researchers and businesses to reflect constructively on the dual challenges of climate change and energy poverty, we believe it is possible to develop concrete, innovative solutions aimed at solving the problem and promoting economic development and social dignity.

Competition sponsor
The competition, now in its second year, is sponsored by ICCG’s Best Climate Practices Observatory, an initiative whose aim is to provide a comprehensive overview of the most innovative and effective best climate practices, with an emphasis on the wide range of actions that, if pursued by politicians, economists, researchers and private citizens, can really make a difference.

Purpose of the contest 
The competition is open to the best practices related to the issues of energy poverty as actions liable to mitigate or aid in adapting to climate change. The competition is open to:

  • original ideas just waiting to be realized,
  • already existing innovative projects that deserve to be replicated in different economic and socio-geographical contexts.

The practices must be concretely feasible projects.
What is a good practice? Read the definition.

Who can participate
The competition is open to anyone, regardless of specialized experience and nationality. Practices may be sent in by single users or by teams, and can be invented by the persons proposing them or by third parties.

Deadlines
Propose your practice (July 10th to October 15th, 2014)
The practices must be submitted in English, in accordance with the procedure indicated in the 2014 Contest Guidelines: www.bestclimatepractices.org/contest

Vote and share your favorite practices (October 16th – 31st, 2014)
Users registered on the site can vote on the competing practices and share them on social networks to increase their chances of winning the Users’ Choice Award (see below).

Evaluation Criteria 
Submitted practices will be evaluated on the basis on the following criteria:

  • feasibility of the actions proposed by the practice;
  • replicability potential of the practice described;
  • originality of the practice;
  • likely impact on energy poverty alleviation, and climate change adaptation and mitigation actions;
  • the best costs/benefits ratio.

Awards
The competition will conclude with the awarding of two prizes.

Experts’ Choice Award 
A panel of experts, including Carlo Carraro (ICCG and Ca ‘Foscari University of Venice),Pippo Ranci (World Access to Modern Energy & EXPO2015 Association), Shonali Pachauri(International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis – IIASA), Saleemul Huq (International Institute for Environment and Development – IIED) and Raffaella Centurelli (International Energy Agency, IEA), will evaluate the practices in accordance with the above criteria and will award the Experts’ Choice Award: a precious Murano glass art item fashioned by a famous master craftsman.

Users’ Choice Award
The author of the practice that receives the highest number of votes between October 16th and 31st, 2014 will win the Users’ Choice Award: the production of a promotional video of his or her practice.

Award Ceremony
The winners will be invited to accept their awards at the fourth edition of the Think Forward Film Festival (Venice, December 12-13, 2014), the ICCG film festival on climate change and renewable energy. The winners of each practice will also benefit from the opportunity to make contact with a broad network of institutions and potential investors, and will see their practice publicized through the communication channels of the International Center for Climate Governance.

Read the detailed Call for Proposals and participate in the Competition >> 
Watch the video >>
Contact: info@bestclimatepractices.org.

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Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:34:53 +0200
Subject: News and stories on climate Science & Policy
Dear Climate-L subscriber,
the Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change is glad to inform you on updates of news and stories around Climate Science&Policy
(Apologies for cross-mailing)
All stories and articles are available at this web page:
http://www.cmcc.it/newsletters/cmcc-newsletter-042014
CLIMATE AND BUSINESS: A RISK ASSESSMENT FOR THE UNITED STATES
Framing climate change as an economic risk for business and for society: findings from the bipartisan report of the Risky Business Project with the contribute of CMCC models
http://www.cmcc.it/article/climate-and-business-a-risk-assessment-for-the-united-states
VALUE OF ORIENTGATE CLIMATE SCENARIOS RECOGNISED BY ADRIATIC IONIAN COOPERATION PROGRAMME
The Adriatic Ionian Cooperation (AIO) Programme 2014–2020 involves 31 regions in four EU countries and four candidate countries. Its draft strategy, published on July 2, 2014, mentions the OrientGate project’s climate change impact scenarios as a valuable resource for the programme
http://www.cmcc.it/article/the-value-of-orientgate-climate-scenarios-2
HERE THE COMPILATION OF THE WORLD’S MOST INFLUENTIAL SCIENTISTS. AMONG THEM, RICCARDO VALENTINI FROM THE CMCC
The Thomson Reuters listing based on citations and recognition by peers. In the category “Environment / Ecology” also the Director of the CMCC Division focused on Impacts on Agriculture, Forest and Natural Ecosystems
http://www.cmcc.it/article/highly-cited-researchers
CMCC FEATURED AGAIN AS ONE OF THE BEST THINK TANK IN THE WORLD IN THE ICCG RANKING
More than 200 think tanks specialized in the field of climate change economics and policy, an innovative methodology that incorporates a set of 15 indicators to measure the influence and effectiveness of research findings. Released the results of the ICCG’s Climate Think Tank Ranking
http://www.cmcc.it/article/iccg-think-tank-aword
“SAFER TRANSPORT IN THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA”, THE INTERVIEWS
The interview realized at the last IONIO conference “Safer transport in the Mediterranean sea”, the event gathering together researchers, experts, policy makers and potential end-users to talk about future challenges and objectives of operational oceanography
http://www.cmcc.it/article/safer-transport-in-the-mediterranean-sea-the-interviews
CMCC ANNUAL MEETING 2014: BEST POSTER AWARD TO “DENMARK STRAIT CIRCULATION SCHEME IN AN EDDY-RESOLVING MODEL”
Awarded the poster by D. Iovino, C. Herbaut, M.-N. Houssais and S. Masina about Denmark Strait Overflow Water, one of the main components of the thermohaline circulation in the North Atlantic
http://www.cmcc.it/article/cmcc-annual-meeting-2014-best-poster-award-to-denmark-strait-circulation-scheme-in-an-eddy-resolving-model
RECOGNIZING THE VALUE OF FOREST SERVICES
Socioeconomic benefits and needs for energy, food and a wide range of other goods and ecosystem services: news and analyses from the 2014 FAO report and the CMCC’s projects to improve forest resources while fostering their sustainable use
http://www.cmcc.it/article/recognizing-the-value-of-forest-services
All stories and articles are available at this web page:
http://www.cmcc.it/newsletters/cmcc-newsletter-042014
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:11:10 +0200
Subject: Atlas of Mortality and Economic Losses from Weather, Climate and Water Extremes: Better Data for Better Decisions

Dear Climate-L readers

 

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED) of the Catholic University of Louvain (UCL) in Belgium have issued a new Atlas of Mortality and Economic Losses from Weather, Climate and Water Extremes, 1970-2012. It 

describes the distribution and impacts of weather, climate, and water-related disasters and highlights measures to increase resilience.  

The report was published ahead of the First Session of the Preparatory Committee Meeting (Geneva 14-15 July) for the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction. It seeks to inform debate on the post-2015 framework both for disaster risk reduction and sustainable development. We hope you will find it a useful tool

The Atlas is available at http://www.wmo.int/pages/prog/drr/transfer/2014.06.12-WMO1123_Atlas_120614.pdf. It seeks to provide decision-makers with actionable information for protecting life and property. 

It is also highlights the need for stronger efforts to report, standardize and analyze data on weather, climate, and water-related hazards to improve understanding of disasters and reinforce the platform for prevention. 

Weather, climate and water-related disasters are on the rise worldwide, causing loss of life and setting back economic and social development by years, if not decades. From 1970 to 2012, 8 835 disasters, 1.94 million deaths, and US$ 2.4 trillion of economic losses were reported globally as a result of hazards such as droughts, extreme temperatures, floods, tropical cyclones and related health epidemics, according to a new report.

Storms and floods accounted for 79 per cent of the total number of disasters due to weather, climate and water extremes and caused 55 per cent of lives lost and 86 per cent of economic losses between 1970 and 2012, according to the Atlas. Droughts caused 35 per cent of lives lost, mainly due to the severe African droughts of 1975 and 1983–1984.

The 1983 drought in Ethiopia ranked top of the list of human casualties, claiming 300 000 lives, as did Cyclone Bhola in Bangladesh in 1970. Drought in Sudan in 1984 killed 150 000 people, whilst the Cyclone locally known as Gorky killed 138 866 people in Bangladesh in 1991.

Hurricane Katrina in the United States of America in 2005 caused the worst economic losses, at US$ 146.89 billion, followed by Sandy in 2012 with a cost of $ 50 billion.   

The worst ten reported disasters in terms of lives lost occurred primarily in least developed and developing countries, whereas the economic losses were mainly in more developed countries.

The Atlas highlights the importance of historical, geo-referenced information about deaths and damages to estimate risks before the next disaster occurs. This information can support practical decisions on reducing potential impacts by, for example, improved early warning systems, retrofitting critical infrastructure, or enforcing new building codes.

The United Nation’s Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2013 concluded that direct and indirect losses from natural hazards of all kinds have been underestimated by at least 50 per cent because of the data collection challenges. Because better reporting of disaster impacts is vital for strengthening disaster risk reduction, the international community should help vulnerable countries improve their capacity for developing and maintaining high-quality damage and loss databases.

Another challenge for users of risk information is the changing characteristics (frequency, location, severity) of weather-, climate- and water-related hazards. Natural climate variability is now exacerbated by long-term, human-induced climate change, so that yesterday’s norms will not be the same as tomorrow’s.

The WMO-CRED-Louvain report seeks to raise awareness of these and other challenges to collecting and analyzing disaster risk information. It presents a worldwide analysis of extreme weather, climate and water events drawing on the Emergency Events Database (EM-DAT),   compiled by CRED. The Atlas compares the reported impacts of meteorological, climatic and hydrological extremes (as categorized by CRED) on people and economies at both the global and regional levels.

In addition to global statistics and maps, the Atlas also provides details on disasters at the regional level.

Africa: From 1970 to 2012, there were 1 319 reported disasters caused the loss of 698 380 lives and economic damages of US$ 26.6 billion. Although floods were the most prevalent type of disaster (61 per cent), droughts led to the highest number of deaths. The severe droughts in Ethiopia in 1975 and in Mozambique and Sudan in 1983–1984 caused the majority of deaths. Storms and floods, however, caused the highest economic losses (79 per cent).

Asia: Some 2 681 disasters were reported in the 1970–2012 period, causing the loss of 915 389 lives and economic damages of US$ 789.8 billion. Most of these disasters were attributed to floods (45 per cent) and storms (35 per cent). Storms had the highest impact on life, causing 76 per cent of the lives lost, while floods caused the greatest economic loss (60 per cent). Three tropical cyclones were the most significant events, striking Bangladesh and Myanmar and leading to over 500 000 deaths. The largest economic losses were caused primarily by disasters in China, most notably by the 1998 floods.

South America: From 1970 to 2012, South America experienced 696 reported disasters that resulted in 54 995 lives lost and US$ 71.8 billion in economic damages. With regard to impacts, floods caused the greatest loss of life (80 per cent) and the most economic loss (64 per cent). The most significant event during the period was a flood and land and mudslide that occurred in Venezuela in late 1999 and caused 30 000 deaths. This single event skews the loss of life statistics significantly for the entire region.

North America, Central America and the Caribbean reported 1 631 disasters that caused the loss of 71,246 lives and economic damages of US$ 1 008.5 billion. The majority of the reported disasters in this region were attributed to storms (55 per cent) and floods (30 per cent). Storms were reported to be the greatest cause of lives lost (72 per cent) and of economic loss (79 per cent).

The South-West Pacific region experienced 1 156 reported disasters in 1970–2012 that resulted in 54684 deaths and US$ 118.4 billion in economic loss. The majority were caused by storms (46 per cent) and floods (38 per cent).  The most significant reported disasters with regard to lives lost were tropical cyclones, mainly in the Philippines, including the event of 1991, which killed 5956 people. The 1981 drought in Australia caused US$ 15.2 billion in economic losses and the 1997 wildfires in Indonesia caused nearly US$ 11.4 billion in losses.

In Europe, 1 352 reported disasters claimed 149 959 lives and caused US$ 375.7 billion in economic damages. Floods (38 per cent) and storms (30 per cent) were the most reported cause of disasters, but extreme temperatures led to the highest proportion of deaths (94 per cent), with 72 210 lives lost during the 2003 western European heat wave and 55 736 during the 2010 heat wave in the Russian Federation. In contrast, floods and storms accounted for most of the economic losses during the period.

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Clare Nullis

Media Officer

World Meteorological Organization

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 Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 06:11:52 -0500
Subject: Public Opinion, Climate Change, and Policymakers
Provided below is a link to my latest blog for The Hill, a Capitol Hill newspaper.  It’s entitled “Public opinion on climate change: Is the glass half-full or half-empty for policymakers?” and focuses on public opinion relative to policymaker action on EPA’s proposed power plant rule.  Thanks to Kelly Klima for letting me use her graphic.
http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/energy-environment/211886-public-opinion-on-climate-change-is-the-glass-half-full
Feel free to share with others.

Deborah D. Stine, PhD
Professor of the Practice, Engineering and Public Policy Department
Associate Director for Policy Outreach, Scott Institute for Energy Innovation
Carnegie Mellon University
Baker Hall 129 (office and mail)
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-4640
Email: dstine@andrew.cmu.edu  /  Phone: 412-268-4640  /Fax: 412-268-3757
Personal Webpage: http://www.epp.cmu.edu/people/bios/stine.html
Scott Institute for Energy Innovation: http://www.cmu.edu/energy
EPP: http://www.epp.cmu.edu/
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 07:18:35 -0600
Subject: LEDS GP Webinar: Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) in the Waste Management Sector

Webinar Reminder: 15, 17, 29 July 2014

Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) in the Waste Management Sector

Three Sessions (Click on links below to check your local time):

Session 1: 15 July 2014 12:30 PM MDT (Denver)

Session 2: 17 July 2014 12:30 PM AEST (Sydney)

Session 3: 29 July 2014 12:30 PM BST (London)

 Reserve your seat now:

Session 1: 15 July 2014 (Denver)

Session 2: 17 July 2014 (Sydney)

Session 3: 29 July 2014 (London)

The LEDS GP Waste Management Working Group invites you to attend this webinar which will explore the key elements in developing a successful waste sector NAMA.

The webinar will feature the following distinguished panelists:

  • Lic. Hernán Carlino – Fundación Torcuato Di Tella  (speaker)

Luciano Caratori–Fundación Torcuato Di Tella (moderator)

About LEDS Global Partnership

The Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) GP was founded in 2011 to enhance coordination, information exchange, and cooperation among countries and international programs working to advance low emission climate-resilient growth. The LEDS GP currently brings together LEDS leaders and practitioners from more than 120 countries and international institutions through innovative peer learning and collaboration forums and networks. For the full list of participants and more information on partnership activities, see ledsgp.org.

About the LEDS GP Waste Management Working Group

The Waste Management Working Group (WMWG) was launched during the LEDS GP Collaboration in Action workshop that took place in London in March 2012. The WMWG builds on and complements ongoing initiatives and networks supporting low emissions development in the waste sector and plans to facilitate information exchange and collaboration on low emission development activities in the waste sector. The WMWG seeks to assist developing countries in successfully designing and implementing low emissions climate-resilient waste management strategies under the LEDS GP, its regional platforms, and working groups. To join the WMWG,   visit: http://ledsgp.org/sector/waste

If you have questions or comments about this newsletter, please contact Caroline.Uriarte@nrel.gov

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CLIMATE-L Digest for Friday, October 17, 2014.

1. New Report on Livelihood and Ecosystem Vulnerability in Honduras
2. [New publication] Linking Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate Change Adaptation and Loss & Damage: Activities under the APN Climate Adaptation Framework
3. Ethical underpinnings of climate economics, Helsinki, 11-13 November 2014
4. JOIN OzonAction Webinar on: R/AC Servicing Associations as Partners in HCFCs Phaseout
5. Climate Change Daily Feed – 17 October 2014 – Climate Change Policy & Practice
6. Droughts and low flows, including groundwater – international symposium

Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 01:23:03 +0000
Subject: New Report on Livelihood and Ecosystem Vulnerability in Honduras

The African and Latin American Resilience to Climate Change (ARCC) Program has published a new report on Climate Change in Western Honduras’ Corredor Seco region and the six department receiving USAID Feed the Future (FtF) programming support: Copán, Ocotepeque, Lempira, Santa Barbara, Intibucá, and La Paz. The assessment, Vulnerability and Resilience to Climate Change in Western Honduras, (en español)  looks at the historical trends and future projections for climate in Western Honduras; assesses how these climate projections will affect livelihoods and ecosystems in the region; and identifies existing and potential adaptive responses to strengthen the resilience of livelihoods and ecosystems. Climate models predict increased temperatures of around +2 °C in the region and significant drying on the magnitude of a 10-20 percent decrease in precipitation by mid-century. The report finds that livelihoods in Western Honduras are highly sensitive to these climate impacts, as they depend predominantly on agricultural value chains – coffee, maize, beans, and two horticultural crops, lettuce and potatoes – which are likely to be affected by climate change. The study also finds that climate change predictions for the region will have significant impacts on natural ecosystems and protected areas. Areas suitable for cooler, moister forest types — broadleaf forests, mixed forests, and pine forests — would decrease, and areas suitable for cloud forests would completely disappear. This change would have profound impacts on protected areas in Western Honduras.

 More details on the findings and additional work in Honduras are available by becoming a member of ARCC’s Eldis Community at http://community.eldis.org/ARCC/.

 Best regards,

Leif

 Leif Kindberg Deputy Chief of Party, Knowledge Management and Learning

African and Latin America Resilience to Climate Change (ARCC)

A USAID-funded project implemented by Tetra Tech ARD

1611 North Kent Street, Suite 600
Arlington, Virginia 22209

Email: leif.kindberg@alarcc.com
Phone: 571.384.5628 | Skype: lkindbe

  Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:59:14 +0900
Subject: [New publication] Linking Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate Change Adaptation and Loss & Damage: Activities under the APN Climate Adaptation Framework

Dear colleagues,

The Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN) recently launched a publication that details new activities under APN’s Climate Adaptation Framework, which look at the links between climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction in the context of loss and damage.

The projects encompass an array issues within Asia and the Pacific, and are presented in three groups: (1) assessing and reducing climate change risks across sectors and timescales; (2) developing tools for assessing economic and non-economic loss and damage, and (3) integrating climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction and loss and damage into policy development.

You can download the publication at: http://goo.gl/cz4Ucl

Best regards,

Xiaojun Deng (Mr.)
Programme Officer for Communications and Development
Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN)
APN Secretariat; East Building, 4th Floor, 1-5-2 Wakinohama Kaigan Dori,
Chuo-ku, Kobe 651-0073, JAPAN
T: +81-78-2308017 | F: +81-78-2308018 I W: www.apn-gcr.org | APN on Facebook


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Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:37:14 +0300
Subject: Ethical underpinnings of climate economics, Helsinki, 11-13 November 2014

ETHICAL UNDERPINNINGS OF CLIMATE ECONOMICS
11-13 November 2014, Helsinki, Finland
Workshop programme and registration information now available at: blogs.helsinki.fi/climate-ethics
Invited speakers:
John Broome (University of Oxford)
John O’Neill (University of Manchester)
The debates around climate change have renewed the interest in the relation between ethics and economics. The most recent indication of this is the Working Group III report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which takes the ethical foundations of climate mitigation policies explicitly into consideration. For the first time, influential climate ethicists were invited to be among the authors of the report. The aim was to connect the economic evaluation of climate policies to the discussion of the ethical issues.
While recognising the role of economics in climate policy choices, the IPCC report stresses the limits of economics in addressing some ethical values and considerations of justice that cannot be easily monetized. The report also emphasises how economic methods – even when monetizing is possible – implicitly involve significant ethical assumptions.
In particular, the workshop aims to focus on (1) ethical assumptions underpinning the methodological choices of economics and (2) the ways that economics might accommodate those ethical considerations that seem to challenge the standard way of doing economics.
The workshop is hosted by the Centre of Excellence in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences at the University of Helsinki (www.helsinki.fi/tint).

 Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:22:36 -0500
Subject: JOIN OzonAction Webinar on: R/AC Servicing Associations as Partners in HCFCs Phaseout
We are pleased to invite you to join the UNEP OzonAction Webinar on:
“R/AC Servicing Associations as Partners in HCFCs Phase-out”
Tuesday, 21 October 2014, at 13:00 CEST (GMT+02:00)
Other time zone: 18:00-Bangkok, 14:00-Manama, 14:00-Nairobi, 6:00-Panama City | Check your time zone @: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html
Register Now @ https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3914160601500488962
Around the world, associations of Refrigeration and Air-conditioning (R/AC) Servicing enterprises and individual technicians are assuming increasingly significant roles in the national effort to phase-out hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs). They interface with the governments about the sector’s phase-out challenges and progress while assisting them in designing and executing essential initiatives such as technician certification.
Having observed the benefits that this public-private partnership could bring to the implementation of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, the governments such as Indonesia, Macedonia, and Maldives have supported the establishment of new associations in recent years.
This webinar aims to highlight key contributions that budding R/AC associations can make to accelerate and sustain HCFCs phase-out in Asia and beyond. This is also a part of UNEP’s initiative to create a networking space for the R/AC associations.
Introduction by:
Ms. Kakuko Nagatani-Yoshida, Programme Officer, OzonAction Compliance Assistance Programme, UNEP Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Speakers:
- Dr. Anshu kumar, Interim President, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Service Sector Society (RASSS), India
Anshu Kumar has rich experience in RAC industry. He has worked with many local and international organizations and has made significant contributions to the RAC industry. Currently, he is a consultant for the National Ozone Unit in India.
- Mr. Vasil Ciconkov, President, National Association for Refrigeration & Air-conditioning Technicians, Macedonia FYR
Vasil Ciconkov is a general manager at Energija doo, a HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) equipment selling company in Macedonia. His main tasks involve designing and consulting on energy saving projects as well as planning and executing industrial refrigeration projects with natural refrigerants.
- Ms. Miruza Mohamed, Director of the Environment Department, Ministry of Environment and Energy, Maldives
Miruza Mohamed is a National Ozone Officer of Maldives as well as the Director of the Environment of Department of the Ministry of Environment and Energy, Maldives.
The information above is also available from OzonAction website: http://www.unep.org/ozonaction
Feel free to share the invitation with anyone who might be interested.
Contact:
Samira Korban-de Gobert,
OzonAction Programme-Information Exchange,
United Nations Environment Programme, Division of
Technology, Industry and Economics (UNEP DTIE)
15 rue de Milan, 75441 Paris CEDEX 09 • France
Tel.(33) 1 44 37 14 52, Fax (33) 1 44 37 14 74
Cel. (33) 6 85 60 85 66
Samira.deGobert@unep.org
http://www.unep.org/ozonaction/


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Subject: Climate Change Daily Feed – 17 October 2014 – Climate Change Policy & Practice

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 Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 22:28:22 +0200
Subject: Droughts and low flows, including groundwater – international symposium

Droughts and low flows, including groundwater – international symposium
On 24 October 2014, the Netherlands Hydrological Society and the Deutsche Hydrologische Gesellschaft – together with several partners from the UN, Belgium, France, Germany and the Netherlands – are organizing a 1-day symposium on droughts and low flows, including groundwater, in Maastricht (NL).
Zooming in from the global level to the national and regional level, this international symposium will bring together policy-makers, scientists and practitioners on droughts and low flows, including groundwater. Topics include: the impacts of climate change, water management, groundwater-dependent ecosystems, forests, European water and drought policy, national actions against droughts, drought-related conflicts, water scarcity in the arid Middle East.
Registration is still open.
Participation is free for students.
More information at www.hydrology.nl
The symposium will be a contribution to the International Hydrological Programme (IHP) of UNESCO.

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CLIMATE-L Digest for Thursday, October 16, 2014.
1. [JCM (Indonesia-Japan)] Call for public comments on two JCM proposed methodologies for Indonesia (October 16 to October 30, 2014)
2. Podcast: Introduction to the Ethiopian Panel on Climate Change
3. New toolbox for gender and inclusion in climate change projects now available
4. Course Climate change governance (fellowship opportunity)
5. Voting for Best Climate Practices Contest begins!
6. Who Pollutes? A Household-Level Database of America’s Greenhouse Gas Footprint
7. Climate Change Daily Feed – 16 October 2014 – Climate Change Policy & Practice
8. TERI’s study on ‘Climate Resilient Infrastructure Services’- Sharing the study outcomes
9. New award for innovative climate finance mechanism
10. Expert Workshop Invitation: “Practicability of Transitioning from CDM to Future Climate Policy Instruments” in Bonn on 23 October 2014
11. Protected Areas and Climate Change GMS Regional Workshop (IUCN, ICEM, EOC)

Subject: [JCM (Indonesia-Japan)] Call for public comments on two JCM proposed methodologies for Indonesia (October 16 to October 30, 2014)

Dear Climate-L readers,

 

 The Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) secretariat between Indonesia and Japan cordially invites all the stakeholders to provide their comments on the following proposed methodologies: 

“GHG emission reductions through optimization of refinery plant operation in Indonesia” 

“GHG emission reductions through optimization of boiler operation in Indonesia” 

  For details of the public comments, please visit:

https://www.jcm.go.jp/id-jp/information/61

http://www.jcmindonesia.com/en/document/methodology/prop2en

 For more information on the JCM between Indonesia and Japan, please visit:

https://www.jcm.go.jp/id-jp   

http://www.jcmindonesia.com/

 

 Kind regards,

The JCM secretariat between Indonesia and Japan

The Japanese side secretariat: id-pm-pi@jcm.go.jp (for public comments)

The Indonesian side secretariat: secretariat@jcmindonesia.com

 Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 02:44:37 -0500
Subject: Podcast: Introduction to the Ethiopian Panel on Climate Change
Please listen to the inaugural podcast for the Ethiopian Panel on Climate Change (EPCC)(http://hoarec.org/index.php/en/2013-05-09-13-09-36/2013-05-09-13-09-57/centre-news/391-hoa-rec-n-podcast)
The EPCC is the first national knowledge-sharing network for climate research in the world. With a similar remit to the IPCC, the EPCC aims to create a knowledge-sharing network for climate research and provide peer-reviewed scientific information, thus bridging the critical gap between academics, experts, and policy-makers. In doing so, it will strengthen the government’s institutional capacity to monitor environmental change, strategise adaptive policies and mitigate climate shocks which endanger livelihoods and jeopardize development.

Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:40:05 +0000
Subject: New toolbox for gender and inclusion in climate change projects now available
 

Dear Colleagues, 

A “Gender and Inclusion Toolbox: Participatory Research in Climate Change and Agriculture” was  launched on 15 October during a live-streamed event, held at the World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF) in Nairobi, Kenya. 

The Gender and Inclusion Toolbox is the result of a long-term partnership between the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), ICRAF and CARE International, and presents a number of gender-sensitive and socially inclusive participatory action research tools and methods useful for climate research and program development.

Explore the Toolbox via this newly published Research Highlight, posted on CCAFS web site: New toolbox for gender and inclusion in climate change projectshttp://ow.ly/CQG4V

Watch the recording, and the presentations, on CCAFS live-stream page.

 The manual has received a dedicated website: http://intranet.worldagroforestry.org/ccafs/index.php , Here people can learn more about the toolbox, watch videos and photos from the trainings, and take a gender-quiz. The manual is a living document, and will be updated as the trainings go on. Next up are trainings and testing in Guatemala and Viet Nam. For questions regarding the manual and how to get involved, contact Nafisa Ferdous (n.ferdous@cgiar.org).

Best,

Cecilia Schubert 

Communications Officer 

CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) 

Contacts: c.schubert@cgiar.org I +46708661383 

CCAFS Website I Facebook I Twitter 

Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:10:27 +0000
Subject: Course Climate change governance (fellowship opportunity)

Climate change governance

Adaptation and mitigation as institutional change processes

 14 September-25 September 2015, Wageningen, The Netherlands

 -      NFP/MENA Fellowships available – apply before 24th March 2015-

 

Dear Sir/Madam,

 Please find below more information on the International course on: Climate change governance. Please feel free to circulate this email in your network. We request you to inform us of any links to a related websites on which we could also post this announcement.

 Introduction

Changing climate and weather patterns will have severe negative impacts on natural resources and consequently on food production and food security in developing countries. At different governance levels and scales, appropriate responses are needed. But in many countries affected there is insufficient capacity to facilitate the processes that are required. Read more.

 Application

Interested candidates can apply at the website of Centre for Development Innovation, Wageningen UR for admission to the training. Click here to apply.

 NFP & MENA Fellowships

A limited number of fellowships is available from Nuffic – the Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP) & MENA for nationals of certain countries. Applications for fellowships should be submitted before 24 March 2015. More information on NFP fellowship.

More info on MENA fellowship.

 If you do not want to receive this information in the future please let us know.

 Kind regards,

Ingrid Gevers

Course leader

 Centre for Development Innovation (CDI)
Wageningen UR
P.O. Box 88, 6700 AB Wageningen, The Netherlands
E-mail: ingrid.gevers@wur.nl

Please like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/CDIwageningenUR

Website: www.wageningenur.nl/cdi

Twitter: www.twitter.com/CDIwageningenUR

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Subject: Voting for Best Climate Practices Contest begins!

 

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2014 Best Climate Practices Contest

Vote for your favourite Energy Poverty Alleviation Practice and determine the Users’ Choice Award Winner

Submissions are now closed for the 2nd annual Best Climate Practice contest, sponsored by the International Center for Climate Governance. In this year’s competition, everyone was invited to submit practices to reduce energy poverty. A range of innovative and inspiring projects have now been submitted. They come from all over the world and demonstrate a real passion and understanding that a sustainable energy future must be achieved for all.

With these exciting projects now submitted, the time has come to vote for the Best Climate Practices of 2014. Two awards are given out. The first winner will be decided by a panel of experts and given the Experts’ Choice Award. The second winner is decided by the public and the prize is a promotional video of their practice.

Anyone can vote: all you have to do is sign up on the Best Climate Practices website and cast your ballot to help determine who will win the Users’ Choice Award. We also invite you to share your favourite practice on your social networks to help them gain votes!

Both awards will be announced and handed out at the Think Forward Film Festival in Venice, Italy on the 12-13 December 2014.

Take a look at the practices in competition and vote now! Each registered user has a single right of vote for each of the practices listed.

a joint initiative of in collaboration with

International Center for Climate Governance
Island of San Giorgio Maggiore 8, Venice, Italy
Phone: +39 041 2700411 – Fax: +39 041 2700413
info@iccgov.orgwww.iccgov.org  

Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:23:53 +0000
Subject: Who Pollutes? A Household-Level Database of America’s Greenhouse Gas Footprint

A new Center for Global Development paper by Kevin Ummel describes a database that provides estimated greenhouse gas (GHG) footprints for 6 million US households over the period 2008-2012. The database allows analysis of footprints for 52 types of consumption (e.g. electricity, gasoline, apparel, beef, air travel, etc.) within and across geographic regions as small as individual census tracts. Potential research applications with respect to carbon pricing and tax policy are discussed. Preliminary analysis reveals:

 ·       The top 10% of US polluters are responsible for 25% of the country’s GHG footprint. The least-polluting 40% of the population accounts for only 20% of the total. The average GHG footprint of individuals in the top 2% of the income distribution is more than four times that of those in the bottom quintile.

 ·       The highest GHG footprints are found in America’s suburbs, where relatively inefficient housing and transport converge with higher incomes. Rural areas exhibit moderate GHG footprints. High-density urban areas generally exhibit the lowest GHG footprints, but location-specific results are highly dependent on income.

 The paper is available here:  http://www.cgdev.org/publication/who-pollutes-household-level-database-americas-greenhouse-gas-footprint-working-paper

  Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:41:34 -0500
Subject: Climate Change Daily Feed – 16 October 2014 – Climate Change Policy & Practice

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Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:48:55 -0500
Subject: TERI’s study on ‘Climate Resilient Infrastructure Services’- Sharing the study outcomes
Dear All,

TERI recently organised a national conference on ‘Climate Resilient Coastal Cities’ with an objective of sharing the outcomes and experiences from its year-long study titled ‘Climate Resilient Infrastructure Services’. The study assessed the impact of sea level rise on the infrastructure and assets in the Indian cities of Panaji and Visakhapatnam. The study was supported by USAID as part of its Climate Resilient Infrastructure Services (CRIS) Program under the larger Climate Change Resilient Development (CCRD) Project.
The conference focused on generating awareness and initiating dialogue on climate change issues and climate resilience planning of coastal cities in developing countries.
We are very pleased to share the outcomes of the study with all of you.
The Case Study Briefs and the Working Paper can be accessed here:
http://www.teriin.org/index.php?option=com_events&task=details&sid=722&Itemid=110
We would love to hear your views on these publications. The study team will also be publishing a policy brief soon. We hope to continuously engage with our peer organisations and practitioners, city governments, community of researchers and academicians to collectively achieve the goal of climate resilient cities.
Best Regards,
Rozita Singh
Research Associate,
Sustainable Habitat Division, TERI
rozita.singh@teri.res.in
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 17:53:58 +0000
Subject: New award for innovative climate finance mechanism

Climate Finance Innovation Award Announced – Apply now!

16 Oct 2014

New award for innovative climate finance mechanism announced by UNDP MDG Carbon

UNDP MDG Carbon jointly with Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities Co., Ltd. have just announced the Climate Change Finance Innovation Award Contest on the on the World Bank/UNDP Climate Finance Options Platform.

The overall objective of the contest is to harness the collective intelligence of people globally to address the urgent need for innovative financing concepts for scaled-up mitigation actions. These innovative ideas should lead to increased private and public investments in developing countries and assist them in achieving sustainable, low carbon, green growth. There is no limit to the type of financing solutions and concepts to be offered, although participants are generally expected to present innovative ideas which are different from already existing and operational climate change mitigation funding mechanisms.

All proposals should be submitted by November 24, 2014 (17:00 New York time) to the following e-mail address: contest@undp.org

Please refer to the Terms and Conditions of Participation for more information.

We are looking forward to many innovative ideas!

-The Award Contest Team

 Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 18:21:34 +0000
Subject: Expert Workshop Invitation: “Practicability of Transitioning from CDM to Future Climate Policy Instruments” in Bonn on 23 October 2014

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to send you our: 

Expert Workshop Invitation

„Practicability of Transitioning from CDM to Future Climate Policy Instruments“

Date: 23rd October

Time: 14:00-16:00

Location:

German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB)

Robert-Schuman-Platz 3
53175 Bonn

Room 1.130

(10 min from the World Trade Center Bonn on the Stadtbahn 66) 

Within the broader theoretical discussion on the future of climate policy instruments, many countries are already moving on with plans for their own domestic policy. On the side-lines of the current negotiations, it is timely to discuss practical options, challenges and the extent to which countries can build on their CDM experience to develop and implement future climate instruments. What trends can be identified? Findings of an ongoing BMUB research project on opportunities to implement future mechanisms based on existing CDM capacity will serve as the basis for a discussion. International experts and especially representatives from developing countries are invited to share their views and experiences. 

Agenda

  • ·         Welcome BMUB and Introduction (Thomas Forth, German Federal Ministry for the Environment)
  • ·         Project Background (Björn Dransfeld, Perspectives)

o   Discussion / Questions

  • ·         Insights from Selected Countries

-          Overview (Aki Kachi, adelphi)

-          Vietnam (Dennis Tänzler, adelphi)

-          Colombia (Björn Dransfeld, Perspectives)

o   Discussion / Questions

  • ·         Reaction / Discussion 

The event is organised by Perspectives and adelphi on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB).

 Please contact Aki Kachi (kachi@adelphi.de) to register or with any questions/comments. Follow the event and get supplementary information afterwards using the twitter hashtag #beyondCDM.

Björn Dransfeld on behalf of Perspectives GmbH  Dennis Tänzler and Aki Kachi

on behalf of Adelphi Thomas Forth on behalf of German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB)

 Aki Kachi
Project Manager

                             Phone: +49 (30) 89 000 68 – 26
Fax:       +49 (30) 89 000 68 – 10
Mail:      kachi@adelphi.de
Web:     http://www.adelphi.de

adelphi consult GmbH
Caspar-Theyß-Straße 14a, 14193 Berlin
Geschäftsführer:
Alexander Carius, Walter Kahlenborn, Mikael P. Henzler
Sitz: Berlin, AG Charlottenburg HRB 85067; UST ID: DE 813485763

 

 

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Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014
CLIMATE-L Digest for Wednesday, October 15, 2014.
1. New Release – NAMA study for a sustainable charcoal value chain – Cote d’Ivoire
2. Force Majeure! proposed change of time and location for SSCCC Conference to 8 December in Lima
3. Apply for youth masterclasses: Build networking, facilitation, pitching and critical thinking skills
4. Climate Change Daily Feed – 15 October 2014 – Climate Change Policy & Practice
5. Climate Change Job Vacancies Update – 15 October 2014 – Climate Change Policy & Practice
6. Why Forests? Why Now? A Preview of the Science, Economics, and Politics of Tropical Forests and Climate Change.
7. Climate Investment Funds Invites Private Sector Observer Nominations
8. Announcement: e-learning course || Sustainable Agricultural Land Management Projects: Soil Carbon Monitoring || November 24 – December 12, 2104
9. “Understanding land use in the UNFCCC” in French and Spanish

Subject: New Release – NAMA study for a sustainable charcoal value chain – Cote d’Ivoire

*Apologies for cross-posting*

 Dear Climate-L Readers,

 UNDP MDG Carbon jointly with the regional environment project on the Management of Environmental Services and

Financing for Sustainable Development has released a new NAMA study to help Côte d’Ivoire to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the current charcoal value chain and enable the country to remove a major driver of deforestation while increasing energy security and sustainability.

 The NAMA design proposed in this study also addresses cross-sectoral issues and adopts a phased approach. The NAMA Phase I described in the study is realistic, can be achieved in the short term and still has transformative and sustainable effects on the charcoal sector of Côte d’Ivoire.

 Best regards,

Alexandra Soezer, Ph.D.

Project Manager MDG Carbon

United Nations Development Programme

304 E 45th Street, FF-910

New York, NY 10017, USA

alexandra.soezer@undp.org

Phone: +1-212-906-6433
Cell phone: +1-917-293-6269

www.mdgcarbon.org  Follow us:

 Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 20:55:54 -0500
Subject: Force Majeure! proposed change of time and location for SSCCC Conference to 8 December in Lima
Dear Climate-L colleagues,
It is with deep regret that we are informing you of a proposed change of time and location of the Conference on South-South Cooperation on Climate Change (SSCCC) which was scheduled from 9-11 November 2014 in Beijing. Due to reasons beyond our control, the new proposal is that the Conference will be held on 8 December in Lima Peru in the interval of the UNFCCC COP20.
If you are registered and will be attending the UNFCCC COP20 in Lima, Peru, we would be happy if you could join us there for this conference. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this change. We greatly appreciate all the positive responses received thus far and hope we can still keep the momentum of SSC to get the best out of this new dimension of global cooperation on climate change.
Kindly let us know if you will be in Lima and will be able to attend this Conference. For those who inform us, we will send more information closer to the date. Should you have any comments/questions, kindly feel free to contact us
Kind regards,
Conference Secretariat
International Ecosystem Management Partnership (IEMP)
United Nations Environment Programme
c/o Institute of Geography and Resources, CAS
No. 11A Datun Rd. Beijing 100101, China
Tel:
+86 10 64889593
Email:
ssccc-conference@unep-iemp.org
From: ”Kovacevic, Michelle (CIFOR)” M.Kovacevic@cgiar.org

Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 06:06:18 +0000
Subject: Apply for youth masterclasses: Build networking, facilitation, pitching and critical thinking skills

A great opportunity for young professionals attending COP20 interested in land use, climate change and sustainable development issues: www.landscapes.org/youth-masterclasses

Do you:

  • ·         Find it difficult to network at big conferences?
  • ·         Feel shy to put up your hand and say something at side events?
  • ·         Struggle to understand the political and technical jargon used by climate change and sustainable development folks?
  • ·         Want to build all these skills and meet a bunch of like minded young people and professionals interested in youth issues?

Then you should attend a series of youth masterclasses run by professional trainers at December’s Global Landscapes Forum in Peru!

What are the youth masterclasses?

Despite increasing commitments for youth representation in committees and at conferences, there’s not been a space for sufficient mentoring and skill building opportunities so young people can effectively contribute to discussions, network and become better professionals.

We want to build the skills of youth to become leaders and give them a space to effectively contribute to innovative cross-cutting solutions to land use, climate change and sustainable development issues.

That’s why we’re offering a series of online and offline skill and knowledge building masterclasses in November and December, run by professional trainers.

What skills and knowledge will you build?

On Friday 5 December (the day before the GLF youth session on December 6), 40-60 young professionals and students will learn how to:

Each of these classes will have an online component, which will be offered in November.

I didn’t really come to COP20 to go back to school…

Good, because this will be nothing like school!

We will be using cool new ways to make this event fun, interactive and participatory. However, we will be setting a mission or two for you to complete at the Global Landscapes Forum to showcase the skills you have learnt 

Agenda

Friday December 5th

Sol De Oro Hotel

Lima, Peru

Time                                                                          Program

08:30 – 08:45             Introduction

                   Recap of webinar learning and pre-conference activities.

                   Concurrent masterclasses (15-20 participants in each)

08:55 – 10:55  (Part 1) Contributing to a discussion Articulating comments and questions.

(Part 1) Critical thinking and understanding landscapes   Active listening, how to find reliable information from diverse sources (Part 1) How to facilitate a discussion

10:55 – 11:10                                                 Break

11:15 – 13:15  (Part 2) Pitching an idea Dragon’s den + peer assessed assignment.

(Part 2) Critical thinking and understanding landscapes Identify key argument points, addressing these points                (Part 2) How to facilitate a discussion

13:15 – 14:25                                                            Lunch

14:30 – 15:00             Debrief focusing on skills learned and how these skills can be put in practice during the 2014 GLF

15:00 – 16:00                         Networking masterclass

16:00 – 16:30                                     Break 

16:30 -17:15                                       Youth-professional networking

But I want to go to all the masterclasses!

As we have a lot to cover in a short space of time, you will only be able to attend one masterclass stream (i.e. Facilitation OR critical thinking OR pitching) plus the networking masterclass. However, we plan to make materials from all masterclasses openly available to encourage widespread learning.

You will receive…

  • ·         A certificate of completion, which you can reference on your CV as professional development
  • ·         A resource booklet with reference material to help you further the skills you learn
  • ·         Opportunities to take on leadership positions at the Global Landscapes Forum (previous youth leaders have been asked to moderate discussions, MC high-level panels etc)
  • ·         Mentorship from older and younger professionals
  • ·         Access to professional trainers
  • ·         A new network and long-lasting friendships with young professionals/students from across the world!

 Selection criteria

Unfortunately we only have a capacity of 40-60 participants so all applicants will be going through a selection process. To be eligible, you need to be:

  • ·         Between 18 to 30 years old
  • ·         Registered to attend the Global Landscapes Forum (register here)

The masterclasses are free but unfortunately we cannot provide funding support for selected participants.

How do I register?

Register your interest to attend here.

You will be notified whether you have been selected in early November.

More information at www.landscapes.org/youth-masterclasses

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CLIMATE-L Digest for Tuesday, October 14, 2014.
1. Green industrial policy: managing transformation under uncertainty
2. Invitation | Development & Climate Days at COP20 | 6-7 Dec 2014
3. New ZSL GIZ Sourcebook: Monitoring Biodiversity for REDD+
4. Side Event Videos @ COP20 Lima – IISD Reporting Services
5. Climate Change Daily Feed – 14 October 2014 – Climate Change Policy & Practice
6. C2ES updates online guide to UNFCCC parties submissions to the Durban Platform negotiations

Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 01:14:41 -0500
Subject: Green industrial policy: managing transformation under uncertainty
Dear climate-L subscribers,
We are pleased to announce our new publication: “Green Industrial Policy: Managing Transformation under Uncertainty”.
This Discussion Paper presents a normative concept of green industrial policy, which is defined as encompassing any policy measure aimed at aligning the structure of a country’s economy with the needs of sustainable development within established planetary boundaries. The paper elaborates on the rationale of a green industrial policy, how it differs from conventional industrial policy, why it is faced with significantly bigger challenges, and how these can be met.
Production and consumption patterns today are largely shaped by markets. However, markets fail to solve many of the environmental challenges the world is facing. Therefore, governments have to intervene, thus reclaiming the primacy of public policy in setting and implementing societal objectives. While safeguarding the sustainability of human life on our planet makes green industrial policy a highly normative undertaking, there is also a strong economic case for green industrial policy – the success stories of such ‘green’ frontrunners as Germany and Denmark demonstrate the competitiveness potential of the new technologies. However, as shown by decades of discussion on industrial policy, government intervention almost invariably brings about risks of political capture and government failure. Green industrial policy is thus not only governed by ethical norms, but also by politics.
The risks of failure are magnified by the urgency and scale of today’s global environmental challenges, requiring particularly bold, comprehensive and well-orchestrated government intervention under high uncertainty. By highlighting lessons learned from practical cases of both success and failure, this paper shows how these risks can be, and have been, managed. This involves both the disruption of old pathways (with locked-in technologies and infrastructure as well as stranded assets) and the creation of new pathways responding to sustainability imperatives. The paper argues that a broad-based social vision needs to be forged – supported by change coalitions and coupled with policy process safeguards, openness to policy learning, and an alignment of green industrial policies with market mechanisms.
To download the paper and to find more information on our work on green industrial policy and low-carbon development, please access the link below:
http://www.die-gdi.de/en/discussion-paper/article/green-industrial-policy-managing-transformation-under-uncertainty/
Kind regards,
The authors
Dr. Georgeta Vidican
Senior Researcher
“Sustainable Economic and Social Development” Department
German Development Institute / Deutsches Institute für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
Tulpenfeld 6
D-53113 Bonn, Germany
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Email:
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Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 08:45:49 +0000
Subject: Invitation | Development & Climate Days at COP20 | 6-7 Dec 2014

Dear Climate-L subscriber

The 12th Development & Climate Days side event will take place at the UNFCCC COP20 meeting in Lima, Peru, in December, and registrations are now being accepted.

D&C Days at COP20 will focus on innovative approaches and incisive dialogue for climate-smart development. This side event is a unique opportunity to integrate global efforts to tackle climate change and poverty, and set the world on a path to zero extreme poverty and zero net emissions within a generation, participants will explore ways to integrate climate and poverty targets, influence the UNFCCC negotiations and identify agreements that could produce zero-zero within a generation.

Date: 6-7 December 2014

Venue: Country Club Lima Hotel, Peru

It is being organised in partnership by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), and the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN).

The two days will feature dynamic, interactive discussion, including participatory games, high level panels, lightning talks, role-play discussions, world cafés and more.

Join the D&C Days zero poverty zero emissions discussion on twitter #zerozero  

 Kate Wilson

Publications and marketing manager

International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

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Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 10:51:48 +0000
Subject: New ZSL GIZ Sourcebook: Monitoring Biodiversity for REDD+

The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) are pleased to announce the publication of a Sourcebook on Monitoring Biodiversity for REDD+.

Contributing to the goal of achieving multiple benefits through REDD+, the Sourcebook seeks to answer three key questions: Why monitor biodiversity for REDD+? What to monitor? How to monitor? Drawing on the literature and contributions from a wide range of experts, the Sourcebook provides a simple framework for answering these questions. Summaries of key monitoring methods are presented with best practice guidance and practical case studies drawn from REDD+ and forest projects around the world.

REDD+ is complex, as is biodiversity. Hence, the Sourcebook seeks to bring clarity to the challenge of monitoring biodiversity for REDD+ while acknowledging the need to avoid adding further complexity. The Sourcebook emphasises a phased approach to monitoring based on availability of resources, and highlights that monitoring biodiversity as part of REDD+ can help countries to achieve both their biodiversity and climate commitments more cost-effectively.

The Sourcebook is available for download from ZSL’s website here.

 Julia Latham, Ph.D

Conservation Programmes

Zoological Society of London

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Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 15:14:54 +0000
Subject: C2ES updates online guide to UNFCCC parties submissions to the Durban Platform negotiations

Dear Climate-L Subscribers,

 The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) has updated its online guide to UNFCCC parties’ submissions to the Durban Platform negotiations.  The guide provides excerpts from parties’ submissions, and links to the full documents, making it easier to explore and compare countries’ views on key issues.  

 This guide is available on the C2ES website, along with other publications on issues related to the Durban Platform negotiations toward a new climate agreement in 2015 in Paris.

 C2ES resources include: 

 About C2ES:

C2ES, formerly the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, is an independent, nonpartisan NGO working in the United States and internationally to advance practical, effective policies addressing the twin challenges of energy and climate change

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Webinar 2: NAMA Finance and country cases in Agriculture Sectors – Wednesday 29 October (Note change of clocks: UTC +1 – CET)

NAMAs in Agriculture Webinar 1 – Tuesday 21 October (Time zone: UTC +2 – CEST)

wo 29. okt 2014 12:45pm – 2:45pm (CET)

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Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 00:00:04 -0500
CLIMATE-L Digest for Monday, October 13, 2014.
1. Extended Application Deadline: PAGE e-learning course on Green Economy
2. New SNV Biomass Waste-to-Energy toolkit
3. Contribute to the Resilient Cities 2015 congress program!
4. New Publications
5. Join webinar: NAMAs in Agriculture
http://bit.ly/join_nama_ag  – FAO – ‘Getting Ready for NAMAs in Agriculture’, 21 and 29 October 2014
6. COP20 Newsletter N.2
7. Climate Change Daily Feed – 13 October 2014 – Climate Change Policy & Practice
8. Join us for the 2014 MIT Climate CoLab conference, Crowds & Climate: From Ideas to Action
9. SDGs and Climate Change – the way forward

 

Subject: Extended Application Deadline: PAGE e-learning course on Green Economy

Dear Climate-L Readers,

 Last slots are available for the new edition of the course “Introduction to a Green Economy: Concepts and Applications”, taking place 27 October – 19 December 2014. The fellowship application deadline is 17 October.

The course introduces participants to various concepts and applications of green economy, as a way to achieving socially inclusive, low-carbon development. For further information on the course content, methodology, and fellowship opportunities, please consult the announcement below.

 Yours,

 UNITAR E-learning Team

Environmental Governance Programme

 visit our website www.unitar.org. Legal.

E-Learning Course: Introduction to a Green Economy: Concepts and Applications 27 October – 19 December 2014

The course is delivered within the framework of the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE), a joint initiative of UNEP, ILO, UNIDO, UNDP and UNITAR.

Comprehensive information and registration details are available at the UNITAR Online Event Section.

Registration Deadline: 19 October 2014

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*A number of full/partial fellowships are available for participants from developing countries working in the public sector, academia or non-profit organizations. For non-eligible participants the course participation fee is 800 USD.

For more information on the fellowship application process please contact envgov@unitar.org.

Register on our Online Event Section.

Registration Deadline: 19 October 2014

Fellowship Application Deadline: 17 October 2014

UNITAR Online Catalogue

Interested in knowing more on Environment, Governance, Peace, Security and Diplomacy or on e-Learning?

Consult the UNITAR Online Catalogue and register to your preferred training course.

New Online Course

Introduction to a Green Economy: Concepts and Applications

Date : 27 October – 19 December 2014

Duration of event : 8 weeks

Course fee : 800 USD*

The e-learning course will introduce participants to different concepts and facets of the green economy, including its contribution to addressing climate change. Special attention is given to global, national and sector-specific challenges and opportunities to advance low-carbon, climate resilient and socially inclusive development. Additionally, participants will begin to develop basic skills for applying the green economy concept in a real world economic, policy and/or personal context.

After completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Define the concept of a green economy and explain its value
  • Distinguish relevant  planning processes in support of a green transformation
  • Identify enabling conditions for greening national economies
  • Discuss principal challenges and opportunities to advance a green economy
  • Recognize the range of international and regional green initiatives and support services to foster green development
  • Apply the green economy concept to a real world economic, policy and/or personal context

recent review by independent experts in the sphere of e-learning and adult education has awarded the course an ECB Check Certification, an international standard for quality of e-learning education.

Contact Us

Governance Programme
United Nations Institute for Training
and Research (UNITAR)
Palais des Nations, CH -1211 Geneva 10
Switzerland

Email: envgov@unitar.org
T: +41 22 917 8400
F: +41 22 917 8047
Website: www.unitar.org/egp

 Environmental Governance Programme
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and Research (UNITAR)
Palais des Nations, CH -1211 Geneva 10
Switzerland

Email: envgov@unitar.org
T: +41 22 917 8400
F: +41 22 917 8047
Website: www.unitar.org/egp

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Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 02:17:42 +0000
Subject: New SNV Biomass Waste-to-Energy toolkit

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Subject: Contribute to the Resilient Cities 2015 congress program!

Resilient Cities 2015 Call for Contributions is now open! 

Dear Colleagues,

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, the World Mayors Council on Climate Change, and the City of Bonn are pleased to announce the open call for contributions for Resilient Cities 2015 – the 6th Global Forum on Urban Resilience & Adaptation to climate change, to be held 8-10 June 2015 in Bonn, Germany.

 Proposals for presentations, panels, workshops, posters, Reality Check Workshops, co-events, and trainings are welcome on the following themes:

  • Urban risk and vulnerability and Disaster Risk Management
  • Resilience data and indicators
  • Adaptation planning, policy, and integrated approaches
  • Communicating resilience and applying ICT solutions
  • Ecosystem-based adaptation and resource security
  • Creating resilient public health systems
  • Community-based, bottom-up approaches
  • Resilient building, design and infrastructure
  • Capacity building, governance and collaboration
  • Financing resilience planning and development

Experts and practitioners in urban adaptation and resilience are invited to submit their contributions online until the deadline of 1 December 2014 at the following link:

 http://resilientcities2015.iclei.org/call-for-contributions/

 Don’t miss the opportunity to shape this innovative, global event!

 For questions or to discuss additional ways your organization can contribute to the Resilient Cities 2015 program, please email resilient.cities@iclei.org

 Thank you and we look forward to receiving your contributions. 

 Sincerely,

Laura Kavanaugh

Resilient Cities Program Manager

For more information on the congress series

please visit - www.iclei.org/resilient-cities

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability

World Secretariat
Kaiser-Friedrich-str. 7
D-53113 Bonn, Germany

Follow us on Twitter: @ICLEI_ResCities#ResilientCities

Save the Date! Resilient Cities 2015, June 8-10, Bonn Germany

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability is the world’s leading association of more than 1000 metropolises, cities, urban regions and towns representing over 660 million people in 85 countries. ICLEI promotes local action for global sustainability and supports cities to become sustainable, resilient, resource-efficient, biodiverse, low-carbon; to build a smart infrastructure; and to develop an inclusive, green urban economy with the ultimate aim of achieving healthy and happy communities. 

Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 14:59:46 +0545
Subject: New Publications

With apology for any cross posting.

 Dear Friends,

 ICIMOD is pleased to announce the release of the following publications.

 Poverty and Vulnerability Assessment – A survey instrument for the Hindu Kush Himalayas

http://lib.icimod.org/record/29972

 This publication describes the development and application of ICIMOD’s Poverty and Vulnerability Assessment, a household survey tool designed to capture key elements of poverty, vulnerability, and adaptive capacity in mountain contexts for the Hindu Kush Himalayan region. The tool combines general predictors of poverty with indicators that are particularly relevant in mountain contexts, where factors such as physical accessibility and a lack of access to basic facilities often exacerbate poverty and vulnerability to stresses such as those related to climate variability and change.

 The PVA tool is particularly relevant in the context of development interventions aimed at building resilience and facilitating adaptation to climate variability and change. The PVA tool provides a vital foundation for the regular monitoring of poverty and vulnerability that will enable the success of development and adaptation interventions by governments and donors to be evaluated in a robust, empirically grounded manner.

 Print copies can be requested from our Distribution Unit at distri@icimod.org.

 The full publication can also be downloaded from HIMALDOC at

http://lib.icimod.org/record/29972/files/PVA-14.pdf [2.66 MB]

 Flood Early Warning Systems in Nepal: A Gendered Perspective – ICIMOD Working Paper 2014/4  http://lib.icimod.org/record/29959

For flood early warning systems to be fully effective, they must reach the end users and also meet the different needs of women and men. This publication captures the findings of a study on flood early warning systems in Nepal that assessed the institutional arrangements, key stakeholders, legal provisions, coordination and linkage mechanisms, and four key elements of early warning systems from a gender perspective. It also gathered experience from two villages with functioning community-based flood early warning systems. This report aims to improve understanding of the existing flood early warning systems in Nepal, and suggests ways to make early warning systems more effective and responsive to the needs of vulnerable groups, and women in particular. By promoting the integration of the gender perspective into disaster risk management efforts, this study contributes to the Hyogo Framework for Action. The report can be a valuable tool for use by key national stakeholders, policy makers, planners, and community members who are risk from flood hazards in Nepal.

 Print copies can be requested from our Distribution Unit at distri@icimod.org.

 The full publication can also be downloaded from HIMALDOC at

http://lib.icimod.org/record/29959/files/Flood_EWS.pdf [1.94 MB]

 An Integrated Assessment of the Effects of Natural and Human Disturbances on a Wetland Ecosystem: A Retrospective from the Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve, Nepal – Research Report 2014/3

http://lib.icimod.org/record/29958

 In the Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve, land cover change and climate change have led to alterations of critical habitats for many threatened species. These drivers of change also challenge the capacity of the reserves’ ecosystems to provide goods and services essential for human wellbeing.

 This report documents the state of biodiversity, ecosystem goods and services, and the dependency of people on the ecosystems of the reserve. It also examines linkages between different drivers of change, identifies levels of vulnerability and the coping strategies of the surrounding communities, and recommends future strategies for adaptation based on the research. This report can be used as a valuable tool for researchers, development planners, and policy makers working on conservation and development in the Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve and its surrounding area.

Print copies can be requested from our Distribution Unit at distri@icimod.org.

 The full publication can also be downloaded from HIMALDOC at

http://lib.icimod.org/record/29958/files/Research_ReportKT14-3.pdf [1.69 MB]

 Research Insights on Climate and Water in the Hindu Kush Himalayas

http://lib.icimod.org/record/29963

 Managing water resources is one of the major challenges of our century. Nowhere could this be more so than for the waters emanating from the Hindu Kush Himalayas, which is already characterized by a situation of ‘too much and too little’ water. Floods and droughts are already common, and the economic damage from these hazards is already high. With a growing population, more urbanization, and increasing wealth, our demand for this resource is increasing. Yet with climate change, the situation of water supply remains uncertain with changing precipitation and snowmelt patterns.

 To realize the benefits of water resources, it is essential that more scientific results are generated and used to make more informed decisions about this crucial resource. This publication contributes to an improved understanding of the region’s water resources by drawing together knowledge from the eight research projects of the South Asia Water Initiative Small Grants Program. By bringing together researchers from different countries in the region, the Small Grants Program also promoted a shared vision of water resources management, which is essential for realizing the benefits of the water resources of the Hindu Kush Himalayas.

 Print copies can be requested from our Distribution Unit at distri@icimod.org.

 The full publication can also be downloaded from HIMALDOC at

http://lib.icimod.org/record/29963/files/SAWI.pdf [3.96 MB]

 Guidelines for Travelling Responsibly in the Kailash Sacred Landscape

http://lib.icimod.org/record/29960

 Each year, thousands of religious and spiritual pilgrims and tourists from around the world visit the sacred landscape of Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar in the remote southwestern portion of the Tibet Autonomous Region of China, travelling across ancient routs through India, Nepal, and the Tibetan Plateau. The region’s rich cultural heritage has become threatened by the impacts of poverty, globalization, and unregulated development, which are also challenging local livelihoods and ecosystems. The impacts of climate change have further compounded these challenges, demanding immediate action to safeguard the irreplaceable natural and cultural heritage of this vast mountain region.

 Visitors to the Kailash Sacred Landscape can play an important role in preserving the sanctity, culture, and nature of this unique landscape. This publication provides responsible tourism guidelines for pilgrims coming from South Asia. These guidelines were prepared by ICIMOD through concrete inputs from tour operators and other partners in the Kailash Sacred landscape.

 Print copies can be requested from our Distribution Unit at distri@icimod.org.

 The full publication can also be downloaded from HIMALDOC at

http://lib.icimod.org/record/29960/files/KailashTG.pdf [3.19 MB]
We hope that you find these publications useful and would be happy to receive your comments. 

 Happy reading!

 Best regards,

Shiva Hari Khatri

Communication and Distribution Associate

International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development

GPO Box 3226, Kathmandu, Nepal

Tel +977-1-5003222 Ext 112 Fax +977-1-5003277 Web www.icimod.org

Connect to ICIMOD:        

ICIMOD publications on-line — download or order direct at http://www.icimod.org/publications

Connect to ICIMOD:       

 Please note the change in email address!
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 14:58:10 +0200
Subject: Join webinar: NAMAs in Agriculture http://bit.ly/join_nama_ag – FAO – ‘Getting Ready for NAMAs in Agriculture’, 21 and 29 October 2014

Dear Colleagues, 

Welcome to the event on NAMAs in agriculture!

Thanks for sharing the invitation especially with policy-makers and climate negotiators; agriculture-, land-use- and climate-related project developers as well as researchers, civil society, private sector and international organizations actors involved in national NAMA processes. 

Best regards,  

Maria, MICCA team, FAO  

Getting ready for the Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions in Agriculture – Online learning event 

FAO welcomes everyone interested in NAMAs and agriculture to join an online learning event in late October 2014.  

 2 webinars and online discussions 

The learning event consists of 2 webinars of 2 hours, combined with online discussions. The participants will have the opportunity to ask questions from experts working with countries and within international agencies both during the webinar and between them via email-based forum. 

- Webinar 1: NAMAs in Agriculture Sectors – Getting ready – Tuesday 21 October 13:45–15:45 hrs (Time zone: UTC +2 – CEST) 

- Webinar 2: NAMA Finance and country cases in Agriculture Sectors – Wednesday October 29 12:45–14:45 hrs (Note change of clocks: UTC +1 – CET)

Please note that the clocks change between the webinars, and we will go back one hour on the 26 October. You can find the webinar calendar invitations attached.

  Key questions of the event 

1. Why are NAMAs needed in agriculture? 

2. What actions are required to realize Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions in agriculture sectors? 

3. How can these actions be financed? 

 Reserve your seat now: http://bit.ly/join_nama_ag 

The event is organized by the FAO’s MICCA Programme team in collaboration with colleagues and partners. Enrolled participants will receive invitations to the webinars and more details prior to the event. 

 Thank you for sharing this invitation with your networks! 

 On behalf of the organizing team, 

Maria Nuutinen 

FAO’s Climate change, energy and land tenure division  

Maria.Nuutinen@fao.org 

+39.06.57053284 

More information about the event: http://bit.ly/nama-in-ag 

 PS. Kindly share this invitation via email or through social media: 

Join #NAMAs in #Agriculture online learning event in October http://bit.ly/join_nama_ag @FAOclimate 


Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 11:33:03 +0200
Subject: NAMAs in Agriculture Webinar 1 – Tuesday 21 October (Time zone: UTC +2 – CEST)

Getting ready for the Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions in Agriculture – Online learning event

FAO welcomes everyone interested in NAMAs and agriculture to join an online learning event in late October 2014.

Prior to the webinar, kindly go through the connection test and update the necessary programmes on the computer you’ll be using during the webinar: https://na1cps.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm

 2 webinars and online discussions

The learning event consists of 2 webinars of 1,5 hours, combined with online discussions. The participants have opportunity to ask questions from experts working with countries and within international agencies.

- Webinar 1: NAMA in Agriculture Sectors – Getting ready – Tuesday 21 October (Time zone: UTC +2 – CEST)

 The event is organized by the FAO’s MICCA Programme team in collaboration with colleagues and partners. Enrolled participants will receive invitations to the webinars and more details prior to the event. 

 Thank you for sharing this invitation with your networks!

 On behalf of the organizing team,

Maria Nuutinen

FAO’s Climate change, energy and land tenure division

Support during the event through Skype: micca_fao

More information about the event: http://bit.ly/nama-in-ag

 Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 11:53:33 +0200
Subject: Webinar 2: NAMA Finance and country cases in Agriculture Sectors – Wednesday 29 October (Note change of clocks: UTC +1 – CET)

Getting ready for Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions in Agriculture – Online learning event

FAO welcomes everyone interested in NAMAs and agriculture to join an online learning event in late October 2014.

Prior to the webinar, kindly go through the connection test and update necessary programmes to the computer you’ll be using during the webinar: https://na1cps.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm

 2 webinars and online discussions

The learning event consists of 2 webinars of 1,5 hours, combined with online discussions. The participants have opportunity to ask questions from experts working with countries and within international agencies.

- Webinar 2: NAMA Finance and country cases in Agriculture and Forestry Sectors – Wednesday 29 October (Time zone: UTC +1 – CET)   

 The event is organized by the FAO’s MICCA Programme team in collaboration with colleagues and partners. Enrolled participants will receive invitations to the webinars and more details prior to the event. 

 Thank you for sharing this invitation with your networks!

 On behalf of the organizing team,

Maria Nuutinen

FAO’s Climate change, energy and land tenure division

 Support during the event through Skype: micca_fao

More information about the event: http://bit.ly/nama-in-ag

 Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 08:58:37 -0500
Subject: COP20 Newsletter N.2
Dear Sirs & Madams,
We are glad to share with you the COP20 Newsletter No. 2
http://www.cop20.pe/en/boletin-cop20/
Here you will find news about the presence of the Peruvian delegation at the Climate Summit organized by the United Nations in New York, as well as other notes on our progress and development at the COP20 organization, to be held from December the 1st to 12th in Lima, Peru.
Cordially,
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 12:24:32 -0500
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Date: Sat, 11 Oct 2014 00:00:04 -0500

CLIMATE-L Digest for Friday, October 10, 2014.
1. Climate change could go global
2. SEARCA Climate Change Photo Contest Announcement
3. International Conference on South-South Cooperation on Climate Change – Nov 9-11-Beijing
4. CliFiT – a new training curriculum on climate finance readiness
5. Improving access to international climate finance within sub-Saharan Africa
6. Webinar – Implications of the UN Climate Summit for vertically integrated climate action – October 14th
7. Standing Committee on Finance invites for inputs related to financing for forests
8. Climate Change Daily Feed – 10 October 2014 – Climate Change Policy & Practice
9. Climate Change Job Vacancies Update – 10 October 2014 – Climate Change Policy & Practice
10. Enroll in Climate Change Science & Negotiations – new online course from SDSN.edu
11. Call for Papers  Climate Change and Health: improving resilience and reducing risks
12. Free Webinar: District Heating and Cooling
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Date: Thu, 09 Oct 2014 23:24:03 -0500

 Subject: Climate change could go global

Hi all,

I wanted to draw your attention to a report West Coast Environmental Law (and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) released this morning.  Payback Time? What the internationalization of climate litigation could mean for Canadian oil and gas companies is written for a Canadian audience, but I think will have broader international application and interest.
Because the impacts and causes of climate change are global, climate damages litigation could take place in, and apply the laws of, any of the countries where damage occurs. These countries may also choose to adopt new laws clarifying the legal rules around climate damages litigation, much as Canadian provinces did to facilitate tobacco litigation. As a result, large-scale greenhouse gas producers and their shareholders are exposed to significant legal risks that will only grow into the future.
Press release – http://wcel.org/media-centre/media-releases/climate-damages-litigation-could-cost-canadian-oil-gas-companies-billion
The Report – http://wcel.org/resources/publication/payback-time
Opinion piece summarizing Payback Time: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/why-climate-litigation-could-soon-go-global/article21002326/
Blog post: http://wcel.org/resources/environmental-law-alert/what-transnational-climate-litigation-might-mean-fossil-fuel-compa.
Andrew Gage
Staff Lawyer
West Coast Environmental Law

Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2014 05:40:06 +0000
Subject: SEARCA Climate Change Photo Contest Announcement

 SEARCA PHOTO CONTEST 2014

Theme: Climate Change and Agriculture in Southeast Asia: Faces of Vulnerability and Resilience

SEARCA PHOTO CONTEST 2014 will award entries that best capture how vulnerable Southeast Asian agricultural communities are to climate change OR what these communities are doing to respond to the challenges of climate change. We are looking for photographs that emphasize climate change vulnerability and resilience initiatives at the individual, household, and community levels.

For more information on how to submit your entries, visit: http://photocontest.searca.org.

 Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2014 01:50:58 -0500
Subject: International Conference on South-South Cooperation on Climate Change – Nov 9-11-Beijing
Dear Climate-L Colleagues,

The National Development and Reform Commission of China (NDRC), UNEP, UNDP, SDC, UNFCCC and WWF China are pleased to invite you to an International Conference on South-South Cooperation on Climate Change which will be held in Beijing, China from 9-11 November, 2014.
More information: Please see flyer attached
The Conference seeks to contribute to a successful post 2015 climate change regime by promoting South-South Cooperation as an integral part of global action combating climate change. South-South Cooperation has been widely recognized as a new dimension of international cooperation on climate change, an increasingly important complement to the traditional North-South cooperation. The Conference is expected to reach consensus on a number of issues including; science and policy, adaptation and livelihood, capacity building and technology transfer, ecosystem-based adaptation and mitigation, policy setting, and financial and institutional mechanisms to enable rapid scaling up of South-South Cooperation.

For more information, please visit http://www.unep-iemp.org/node/14
All interested participants are requested to fill in the registration form (found on the website) and submit as soon as possible.
We look forward to your participation and and welcome you to share your experiences in the various panel sessions.
Best regards,

Ms. Karen Mrema
Communication Officer
International Ecosystem Management Partnership (IEMP)
United Nations Environment Programme
c/o Institute of Geography and Resources, Chinese Academy of Sciences
No. 11A Datun Rd. Beijing 100101, China
Tel: +86 135 212 55083  /  Email karen.mrema@unep-iemp.org

Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2014 11:53:29 +0000
Subject: CliFiT – a new training curriculum on climate finance readiness

 Dear Climate L-Readers,

 Climate change mitigation and adaptation will require enormous financial resources in the years to come. Funding, however, is not an end in itself. Accessing and using climate finance as effectively as possible poses a number of challenges.

 In order to help decision-makers and technical staff working on climate finance master the challenges related to climate finance, “CliFiT” – Climate Finance Readiness Training has been developed by adelphi, with financial support from GIZ’s Climate Finance Readiness Programme (CF Ready) on behalf of the BMZ.

 The overall objective of the training is to provide tailor-made support, strengthening the ability of countries to build a coherent national framework for climate finance, to access international climate finance and to spend funds effectively and transparently.

 The primary target group for CliFiT is staff of ministries and other public bodies in which climate finance is a relevant issue – but could also be applied for international think tanks and other governmental or non-governmental bodies interested in climate finance and climate finance readiness.

 Thanks to its modular design, CliFiT training can be structured according to requirements. Depending on the group and the desired intensity of training, a training course could last for Half day (executive briefing), three days (basic version) or five days (extended version).

 CliFiT training workshops should be conducted by qualified trainers who are familiar with the CliFiT training approach. 20 trainers were trained already. The training is already used by the GIZ and can – in consultation with GIZ and adelphi – also be used by other organisations and projects.

 If you are interested in using the training or training material for your organisation or wish further information, please visit our website www.clifit.org or contact the teams of adelphi (clifit@adelphi.de) or GIZ’s CF Ready Programme (cf-ready@giz.de).

 Best regards -  also on behalf of GIZ’s CF Ready Programme and the adelphi team -

 Dennis Tänzler

Director of International Climate Policy

Phone: +49 (30) 89 000 68 – 20  / Fax: +49 (30) 89 000 68 – 10
Mail: taenzler@adelphi.de  / Skype:dennis.taenzler / Web:http://www.adelphi.de
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Caspar-Theyß-Straße 14a, 14193 Berlin /  Geschäftsführer:
Alexander Carius, Walter Kahlenborn, Mikael P. Henzler
Sitz: Berlin, AG Charlottenburg HRB 81753; UST ID: DE 813281567

 Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2014 11:51:10 +0000
Subject: Improving access to international climate finance within sub-Saharan Africa

Dear Climate-L readers,

The Overseas Development Institute is pleased to announce the publication of a new study on access to climate finance.

 The paper ‘Improving access to international climate finance within sub-Saharan Africa’ provides an overview of how multilateral public funding is accessed by countries in order to secure public policy goals, and in particular the national response to climate change. It focuses on the concept of direct access, as it applies to funding originating from multilateral sources and considers how access might be improved and made more efficient. The paper takes a regional approach and examines how these issues are playing out in sub-Saharan Africa.

 http://www.odi.org/publications/8549-improving-access-international-climate-finance-within-sub-saharan-africa

 For further information please correspond directly with the author, Neil Bird (n.bird@odi.org.uk).

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Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2014 15:58:43 +0200
Subject: Webinar – Implications of the UN Climate Summit for vertically integrated climate action – October 14th

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Geschäftsführer:
Alexander Carius, Walter Kahlenborn, Mikael P. Henzler
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Dear colleagues,

As part of the webinar discussion series “Involving sub-national and city governments in national climate change mitigation strategies” we cordially invite you to the 6th webinar addressing the UN Climate Summit which took place in New York, in September 2014.

We will explore why this was such a key event and what will happen next, following the new initiatives launched for local and sub-national governments. This will be explored considering implications to vertically integrated climate action.

Webinar Series: GIZ Global Campus 21

Discussion Series 2014/2015:
Involving sub-national and city governments in national climate change mitigation strategies

Invitation to Webinar: “Implications of the UN Climate Summit for vertically integrated climate action”

14 October 2014, 11:00-12:00 Central European Summer Time (= 9:00–10:00 UTC)
Enter the Webinar (the earliest 30 minutes in advance – for technical requirements see below)

Programme

  • Welcome: Maryke van Staden (ICLEI), Axel Olearius (GIZ)
  • Main outcomes of the Summit relevant to sub-national governments: Yunus Arikan, Head of Global Policy and Advocacy, ICLEI
  • Implications of the Summit for vertically integrated climate action: Farhan Helmy, Manager of Indonesia Climate  Change Center (ICCC), formerly with the Indonesian National Council on Climate Change
  • Interactive discussion with audience

Target audience
We invite NAMA developers, representatives from all levels of government, financing institutions, and agencies interested in learning about and/or sharing relevant NAMA developments. Discussion results will be fed into a publication with recommendations and lessons learnt how to involve subnational stakeholders. Recordings and PDFs will be provided on: GIZ Global Campus 21.

Technical requirements
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  • Java: If you haven’t Java installed please visit java.com/en/download/ to download Java for free.
  • Headset: Please use a headset to ensure the best possible quality.
  • Further support: Please download our Quick-Guide or contact our technical support.

For further information, please check:

We are looking forward to welcoming you soon!
Yours sincerely,
Axel Olearius, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Head of V-NAMA Project 

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Bonn Center for Local Climate Action and Reporting (carbonn Center)

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability
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The ICLEI World Congress 2015 is taking place from 8 - 12 April 2015 in Seoul, Republic of Korea

under the subtitle ‘Sustainable Solutions for an Urban Future’.
Pre-register now! See www.iclei.org/worldcongress2015 for more information.

From: FTC Standing Committee <standingcommittee@unfccc.int>
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2014 16:40:11 +0200
Subject: Standing Committee on Finance invites for inputs related to financing for forests
 

Standing Committee on Finance invites for inputs related to financing for forests
Dear colleagues,
The Standing Committee on Finance (SCF) held its eighth meeting from 1 to 3 October 2014. In order to inform its work related to financing for forests, the SCF agreed to invite for submissions on the following topics:
1. Third SCF Forum in 2015: invitation for submissions on potential partnerships and eventsDear colleagues,
The Standing Committee on Finance (SCF) held its eighth meeting from 1 to 3 October 2014. In order to inform its work related to financing for forests, the SCF agreed to invite for submissions on the following topics:
1. Third SCF Forum in 2015: invitation for submissions on potential partnerships and events
In accordance with decision 2/CP.17 paragraph 121(a) and 9/CP.19 paragraph 20 and 21, the SCF had a discussion on the planning for third SCF Forum to be held in 2015 on the topic of financing for forests.Please click here for the background document on this subject used during the meeting.
For the first two SCF Forums held in 2012 and 2013, the SCF worked with partner organizations and held the Forum in conjunction with their events, such as Carbon Expo and Climate Investment Funds Partnership Forum. It was agreed by the SCF to further explore partnerships for the upcoming third SCF Forum in 2015.
Accordingly, the SCF agreed to invite its members and interested organizations to submit information on potential partnerships and events that the Forum could be held in conjunction with.
With the aim of advancing in the preparation for the SCF Forum, the SCF would appreciate receiving your submission by 31 October 2014 to this email address (standingcommittee@unfccc.int).
This invitation, as well as any received submissions will be posted online: http://unfccc.int/7561
2.  Working paper on coherence and coordination for financing for forests: invitation for submissions on relevant information/case studies
In accordance with decision 2/CP.17 paragraph 121 and 5/CP.19 paragraph 11, the SCF at its eighth meeting considered a revised background paper on the subject. The SCF decided to expand the background paper into a working paper, which could inform the SCF’s work on this topic, and also inform the design of the third SCF Forum in 2015 on financing for forests.
Based on the above, the SCF agreed to invite its members and interested observers to submit relevant information/case studies to inform the working paper on coherence and coordination for financing for forests. This might include:
a. Experience with use of resources/the transfer of payments in results-based approaches;
b. Experience with the provision of resources for alternative approaches such as payments for ecosystems services.
The SCF would appreciate your response by 10 November 2014 to this email address (standingcommittee@unfccc.int).
This invitation, as well as any received submissions will be posted online: http://unfccc.int/7561
More information on the SCF and the SCF Forum can be found at http://unfccc.int/SCF and http://unfccc.int/SCF/Forum, respectively. If you have any inquiries on this invitation, please contact us at standingcommittee@unfccc.int.
The SCF looks forward to your inputs, as well as to further cooperation with you in preparation for the Forum.
Best regards,
Climate Finance Team
UNFCCC Secretariat

Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2014 12:41:19 -0500
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Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2014 00:00:03 -0500
CLIMATE-L Digest for Thursday, October 09, 2014.


1. Adaptation Fund Board meeting 9-10 Oct – live webcast
2. NEW Blog on Value of Climate Information by CARE for CCDA-IV
3. Online Conference: Economics of Climate Change Mitigation Options in the Forestry Sector
4. Invitation to participate in online consultation on CSA knowledge products
5. Launch of 2014 World Disasters Report on “Culture and Risk”
6. Climate Change Daily Feed – 9 October 2014 – Climate Change Policy & Practice
7. Webinar: Review of US Forestry Compliance Offset Protocol Updates – Oct 14, 2014
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Date: Thu, 09 Oct 2014 05:08:01 -0500
Subject: Adaptation Fund Board meeting 9-10 Oct – live webcast
We have a full agenda of climate adaptation finance matters. Join us by tuning in to the Adaptation Fund’s 24th Board meeting here: http://archive.unccd.int/live/gef/  and access all the meeting documents here: http://bit.ly/1uARw2a .

Subject: NEW Blog on Value of Climate Information by CARE for CCDA-IV

Dear CLIMATE-L, 

To coincide with the fourth annual conference on Climate and Development in Africa (CCDA-IV) taking place in Morocco this week, we would like to share a new CARE International blog with you about the value of climate information for decision making written by Maurine Ambani, Climate Communications Advisor for CARE’s Adaptation Learning Programme for Africa (ALP) who is attending the conference. 

The theme of CCDA this year is: Africa can feed Africa now: Translating Climate Knowledge into Action. ALP have been working on translating climate information into action over the last 5 years, initiated by our work on Participatory Scenario Planning (PSP) – a multi-stakeholder platform for making seasonal climate forecasts useful for decision making by the most vulnerable.  

Maurine’s blog is based on reflections from ALP’s experiences of working with climate information over the last 5 years, as well the outcomes from a recent learning event on CBA and Resilience in East and Southern Africa drylands held in Ethiopia in September in conjunction with CARE Ethiopia, CCAFS and ICIPE. 

We hope you will find the points raised interesting and if you would like to find out more information about ALP’s approaches to working with climate information then please see our recent publication Facing Uncertainty: the value of climate information for adaptation, risk reduction and resilience in Africa .

 Many thanks,

Nicola Ward  |  CARE  |  Learning and Evidence Specialist |  Adaptation Learning Programme for Africa (ALP) 

London, UK  |  www.careclimatechange.org

T: +44 (0)77966 94360  | + 254 (0)726 710 567

email: nward@careclimatechange.org

skype: nicolaelizabethward 

Date: Thu, 9 Oct 2014 13:08:31 +0200
Subject: Online Conference: Economics of Climate Change Mitigation Options in the Forestry Sector

Registration now open for unique online climate change conference

Forestry policy makers, forest economists, scientists and researchers from all over the world can now register for a unique FAO-run online conference entitled Economics of Climate Change Mitigation Options in the Forestry Sector. A hundred free places are available for each session of the conference, which will take place 6 -27 February 2015. The conference will focus on the costs and benefits of ways in which the forestry sector can mitigate climate change, and examine how different countries and regions mitigate climate change through forest management interventions and improved use of wood. Discussions will also showcase lessons learned from mitigation efforts and their impacts on the value chain of forest products.

 Visit the Conference web page  www.fao.org/forestry/cc-mitigation-economics to read more, register, or submit a case study abstract.

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 Date: Thu, 9 Oct 2014 14:48:50 +0200
Subject: Invitation to participate in online consultation on CSA knowledge products

Dear colleagues,

 FAO and CGIAR’s  Research Programme on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)  invite you to share your ideas on key knowledge products to be developed for the wider implementation of the Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) approach. To do so, kindly participate in the following questionnaire: www.surveymonkey.com/s/58VRF6Q  

This questionnaire has been developed as a second step towards meeting knowledge needs for CSA, and builds on the results of our first questionnaire held in April 2014. Both previous and new respondents are welcome to participate in the current questionnaire, which will be open until Thursday, 16 October. It should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete. Thank you for your support!

 Please take the questionnaire today, and kindly share it widely among your networks. 

We look forward to receiving your inputs!

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Date: Thu, 9 Oct 2014 15:09:48 +0000
Subject: Launch of 2014 World Disasters Report on “Culture and Risk”

World Disasters Report 2014 – “Culture and Risk”

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) annual World Disasters Report is this year on the topic of Culture and Risk, and examines how culture must be included in climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction to make it more effective. The report will be free to download from 16th October at the website here: http://www.ifrc.org/publications-and-reports/world-disasters-report

 Launch events

Global launch is in Doha, Qatar (in English)

Thursday 16th October, and if you are in the region you are invited to attend, at Katara Village, Doha, Qatar, 11:30am – 15:30pm EDT.

 UK and web launch There will also be a launch in London on Monday 20th October hosted by British Red Cross and ODI

http://www.odi.org/events/4024-launch-world-disasters-report-2014-focus-culture-risk

This will also be broadcast on the website (with opportunities to send questions) and available for viewing after the event. Finland launch: Vanha ylioppilastalo, Mannerheimintie 3, Helsinki

Date and time: Friday 17th October 2014, 8:30-11:15 am.

 Austria launch:

28th October in Vienna (check Austrian Red Cross website).

 Other launches will be held in for example Norway, and Vietnam (Hanoi, 16th October): for details contact the national Red Cross office or check their website.

 For further information contact Terry Cannon (lead editor/ author): t.cannon@ids.ac.uk

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 Please join the American Carbon Registry, the California Air Resources Board, and the US Forest Service for a free webinar on US forestry compliance offset protocol updates. The webinar is scheduled for 2:30pm EST on October 14. You may click here to register. Additional information below.

 Best,

Paul

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 Tuesday, October 14, 2014
2:30 – 4:00pm EST / 11:30 – 1:00pm PST

Space is limited, so REGISTER NOW for this free webinar

 The California Air Resources Board (ARB) recently published proposed updates to the U.S. Forest Projects Compliance Offset Protocol. The proposed updates include the incorporation of several quantitative, administrative and implementation clarifications or corrections, as well as changes to the common practice values in the assessment area data file, and the site class groupings for high and low designations.

 On September 18, 2014, the California Air Resources Board voted to delay the implementation of the proposed updates to the assessment area data file and revised site class groupings  and to  include these proposed revisions in the upcoming Regulatory Update, which will be presented to the Board in advance of the December 11-12th 2014 Board meeting. This webinar is presented to allow interested parties to learn about these updates and ask questions. 

Please join the American Carbon Registry and guest speakers from the California ARB and the US Forest Service (USFS) Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program to learn about how the FIA data is collected and updated, how common practice values were generated within this dataset and why site class groups were reassigned. The presentation will also include an overview of the upcoming Regulatory Update process. The presentation will include a Q&A session.

 Please direct any questions regarding webinar registration to Paul Burman at pburman@winrock.org.

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Date: Thu, 09 Oct 2014 00:00:05 -0500
CLIMATE-L Digest for Wednesday, October 08, 2014.
1. Anouncement – Earth Care Awards – Excellence in CC Mitigation and Adaptation – SAARC region
2. First ‘Academy’ on  REDD+ to be hosted in Indonesia:
3. Student Opportunity: Duke University Hosts 5th Annual Inter-University Climate Change Negotiations Simulation
4. Watch and share Climate Heroes, a new climate action documentary
5. Yale Big Data & Climate Policy Survey
6. IDDRI materials on COP21
7. Call for concept notes: IFAD-CCAFS Learning Alliance
8. Climate Change Daily Feed – 8 October 2014 – Climate Change Policy & Practice 9. Reminder: CBD COP12 Event – Policies to tackle deforestation risks linked to private finance, Mon 13th October
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11. CBD COP12 Event: Using indigenous and local community information systems to monitor the CBD Aichi targets and REDD+ – the experience of three countries
12. Global Good Practice Analysis on LEDS, NAMAs and MRV now available in Spanish and French
13. 46th issue of Forest Cover, the newsletter of the Global Forest Coalition

Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2014 10:39:11 +0530
Subject: Anouncement – Earth Care Awards – Excellence in CC Mitigation and Adaptation – SAARC region

Announcement the 6th edition of the Earth Care Awards has been launched

EARTH CARE AWARDS

 Excellence in Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

The 2015 edition of the Awards is open to SAARC countries – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

 The Earth Care Award (ECA) seeks to recognize and foster actions and innovations for climate change mitigation and adaptation by communities, entrepreneurs, large scale industries and small and medium scale industries.
Severity of Climate change will highly impact the South Asian region as global warming is likely to surpass 2°C rise. Limiting the global warming would require substantial actions and initiatives in response to climate change. The Earth Care Awards endeavors to identify such initiatives which demonstrate actions with special reference to mitigation and adaptation to climate change. The ECA process recognizes locally evolved options to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, approaches to protect land and water resources and to upscale innovations for increasing energy efficiency.
The Award focuses on four important areas signifying actions by:

1. Communities: Climate Change Adaptation – Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry, and Water Resources
2. Innovation for Climate Protection
3. GHG Mitigation in Large Scale Enterprises
4. Energy Efficiency and Emission Reduction in Small & Medium Scale Enterprises
For further information on application forms and process you may visit http://gogreenindia.co.in

or https://www.facebook.com/earth.care.awards?ref=ts&fref=ts

 Email us on - praveen.prakash@ceeindia.org or eca@ceeindia.org.

 Last Date for receiving applications – 30th November 2014

 Praveen Prakash
Scientist D / Programme Coordinator
Sustainable Business and Climate Change Group
Centre for Environment Education
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Date: Wed, 08 Oct 2014 07:02:26 -0400
Subject: Student Opportunity: Duke University Hosts 5th Annual Inter-University Climate Change Negotiations Simulation

Invitation: 5th Annual Inter-University Climate Change Negotiations Simulation

 October 24th-25th, 2014

Duke University – Durham, NC – USA

 The Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University will host the 5th Annual Inter-University Climate Change Negotiations Simulation from October 24th to 25th.  The two-day simulation event is designed to replicate the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) process as COP20 in Lima, Peru approaches this December.  Student negotiators, each representing one of the 192 countries party to the UNFCCC, will meet at Duke University to begin the difficult work of crafting the foundation needed for a universal agreement to be finalized in 2015.  Students from Yale, Columbia, Georgetown, Duke, and MIT have made this a success over the past 4 years – and we are excited to invite additional schools to join us this year.

Participation is open to any student currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student.  To cover the cost of food for the event, registration is $20 per student until October 17th, and $25 per student from October 18th-20th.  Once registration is complete, students will be assigned a country to represent during the negotiations.  All interested students are encouraged to participate; resources will be available to bring students new to the UNFCCC up to speed.

 Free housing, offered by graduate students at Duke, is available for students coming from other universities.  Duke University is located in Durham, NC, easily reached by Megabus, Amtrak, Greyhound, and Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

 To register, go to: 

http://sites.duke.edu/duketolima/simulation-2014

Tentative Schedule

Friday, October 24th – 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Saturday. October 25th – 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

For more information or to ask questions, please e-mail dukeclimatenegotiations@gmail.com

 Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2014 13:36:26 +0200
Subject: Watch and share Climate Heroes, a new climate action documentary

Hi,
We just released an inspiring new documentary that highlights the growing
global momentum towards tackling climate change.
The 22-minute documentary, Climate Heroes: Stories of Change, takes the
viewer on a trip around the world to see on-the-ground action on climate
change, in communities large and small. The documentary is narrated by Ian
Somerhalder, an actor best known for his work on the international hit TV
series The Vampire Diaries and on the critically acclaimed drama Lost. Mr.
Somerhalder is also a UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Goodwill Ambassador.
Watch the documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nozdbgeZFxQ
Please check it out and let me know what you think. If you’d like to share
the documentary, I’ve included some sample social media updates below.You
can also find some graphical assets here, including web postcards, some
photos of Ian and a couple of the featured projects, as well as our press
release announcing the launch: http://ow.ly/BR9Ga
Sample Tweets
Get inspired! Watch this #ClimateAction doc from @Momentum_UNFCCC, narrated
by @IanSomerhalder: http://ow.ly/BXTd6 #Climate2014
Climate action is happening! Watch this inspiring documentary voiced by
@IanSomerhalder: http://ow.ly/BXTd6  #Climate 2014
Climate action creates jobs and improves lives. Watch this doc and get
inspired! http://ow.ly/BXTd6 #Climate2014
Sample Facebook Updates
If you’d like to tag our Facebook page, it is
https://www.facebook.com/unfcccmomentum
Climate action creates jobs and improves lives, and it’s already happening
all over the world!  Get inspired by this new documentary, voiced by Ian
Somerhalder. http://ow.ly/BXTd6
From Mexico to Bangladesh, Momentum for Change and actor and UNEP Goodwill
Ambassador Ian Somerhalder bring us these inspiring stories of climate
action. http://ow.ly/BXTd6
There’s an enormous groundswell of action already underway to fight climate
change. It’s happening right now, all over the world. Watch “Climate
Heroes: Stories of Change” for inspiring stories of climate action,
narrated by actor and UNEP Goodwill Ambassador Ian Somerhalder.
http://ow.ly/BXTd6
Any questions, let me know. Thanks. DB.

Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2014 08:08:04 -0400
Subject: Yale Big Data & Climate Policy Survey

What do the social networks of countries look like? And how do they affect climate policymaking? 

 To better understand how countries interact, the Environmental Performance Index (EPI), a project of the Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy, is conducting a survey to map the ‘social networks’ of countries, and we need your help!

Join us to create a growing global data set by completing our short, 3-question survey (https://yalesurvey.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eR7kaugnsC3ra85). As a bonus, based on your selections, the survey will generate an environmental performance scorecard of how your country performs against its peers. 

Please also pass along the survey to peers from countries other than your own (the survey is available in 10 languages).

Thank you for your time and participation!

 Whitney Johnson

Master of Environmental Management ’16 Candidate

Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

Research Assistant | Environmental Performance Index (EPI)

Skype: wracheljohnson | Phone: 361.798.6273


Dear Colleagues,

I would like to draw your attention to several publications by the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI), related to COP21.

I hope that they are useful.

Best regards,

Thomas Spencer and all the IDDRI team. 

IDDRI and SDSN, “Pathways to Deep Decarbonization: 2014 Report”, 2014: http://www.iddri.org/Publications/Rapports-and-briefing-papers/DDPP_2014%20report.pdf   

The DDPP is a collaborative initiative to understand and show how individual countries can transition to a low-carbon economy and how the world can meet the internationally agreed target of limiting the increase in global mean surface temperature to less than 2 degrees Celsius (°C). Achieving the 2°C limit will require that global net emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) approach zero by the second half of the century. In turn, this will require a profound transformation of energy systems by mid-century through steep declines in carbon intensity in all sectors of the economy, a transition we call “deep decarbonization”.

Thomas Spencer, FU Sha, ZOU JI, Michel Colombier, Teresa Ribera, “The mitigation framework in the 2015 climate change agreement: from targets to pathways”, IDDRI, 2014: http://www.iddri.org/Publications/Collections/Idees-pour-le-debat/WP0714_TS%20et%20al_mitigation%20framework%202015.pdf

This paper is the fruit of a collaboration between the National Centre for Climate Strategy and International Cooperation of China (NCSC) and IDDRI. It proposes a vision of one of the key elements of the negotiations of a new climate agreement in 2015 in Paris: the definition of a new mitigation framework. Under the new agreement, countries would put forward long-term low emissions pathways combined with a rolling, multi-year target framework. These targets would combine different elements, including aggregate GHG targets as well as sectoral indicators, targets or policy measures.

Alexandre Magnan, Teresa Ribera, Sébastien Treyer, Thomas Spencer, “What adaptation chapter in the New Climate Agreement?”, IDDRI, 2014: http://www.iddri.org/Publications/What-adaptation-chapter-in-the-New-Climate-Agreement

This paper intends to propose an overall structure for integrating adaptation into the 2015 agreement, with the aim to foster discussion and guide further definition of the different elements of this overall framework. It starts with the observation that the idea of a global adaptation goal has never been expressed as such, and thus not much has been done in terms of defining what a global adaptation goal may mean. As a consequence, the international community currently lacks a complete approach to achieve adaptation, in opposition to mitigation for which a global goal and a precise framework have been designed.

Program Director Energy and Climate 

Recent IDDRI publications on energy and climate:

http://www.iddri.org/Publications/Rapports-and-briefing-papers/DDPP_interim_2014_report.pdf 

Tous les courriers électroniques émis depuis la messagerie de Sciences Po doivent respecter les conditions d’usage.

Pour les consulter rendez-vous sur :

http://www.sciencespo.fr/ressources-numeriques/fr/content/regles-de-confidentialite

 Date: Wed, 08 Oct 2014 09:08:05 -0500
Subject: Call for concept notes: IFAD-CCAFS Learning Alliance

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to share a new call for concept notes from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). The IFAD-CCAFS Learning Alliance is calling for concept notes with the focus on economic valuation of climate risks and adaptation responses in agricultural development projects. View the online call for full details about the call, evaluation criteria and a submission template: http://ccafs.cgiar.org/about/careers-and-calls/call-concept-notes-ifad-ccafs-learning-alliance
Closing date: 10 November 2014, 08h00 CET.
Research purpose
The intention of this call is to create and utilise new knowledge on the economic value of climate risks and responses to agriculture in real cases. The selected research consortium will be expected to:
1) Deliver innovative scientific knowledge products on climate change that are relevant to development programming and investment (Outcome 1,70%)
2) Knowledge products and results are actively cited in key policy forums at global and national levels (Outcome 2,15%)
3) National research institutions and researchers have raised capacities and profiles on climate change research for development (Outcome 3,15%)
Timeline and funding
Concept notes should propose work that delivers all outputs between 1 January 2015 and 31 December 2016, with a total budget request of up to USD 500 thousand dollars.  No overhead may be included in the budget.
Submission process
This call is released on 7 October 2014.  Concept notes should use the template at this link and should be submitted by 08h00 CET on 10 November 2014 to Dhanush Dinesh <d.dinesh@cgiar.org>.  The final decision will be announced on 30 November 2014.  Work is expected to begin in January 2015.
About the IFAD-CCAFS Learning Alliance
IFAD and CCAFS have developed a Learning Alliance by which CGIAR and partners’ science can contribute to better practice in agricultural development under climate change, including in IFAD’s Adaptation in Smallholder Agriculture Programme (ASAP) and associated investments.  IFAD and CCAFS will co-fund research consortia, competitively selected, to investigate questions of scientific interest directly linked to ASAP priorities.
Regards,
Dhanush Dinesh
Global Policy and Engagement Manager
CGIAR Research Program on
Climate Change, Agriculture
and Food Security (CCAFS)
http://www.ccafs.cgiar.org

Date: Wed, 08 Oct 2014 13:24:23 -0500
Subject: Climate Change Daily Feed – 8 October 2014 – Climate Change Policy & Practice

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Subject: Reminder: CBD COP12 Event – Policies to tackle deforestation risks linked to private finance, Mon 13th October

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Join key public and private sector speakers from the Indonesian National REDD+ Agency, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, UNEP Finance Initiative, UNORCID and the Global Canopy Programme in an interactive discussion which will examine the following key issues: What role can risk policies play in reducing deforestation risk in bank and investor portfolios, and how can these policies help tropical forest countries shift private finance to reduce deforestation? Why should financial institutions use a policy framework to evaluate and manage exposure to deforestation and forest degradation risk? What is an appropriate finance sector policy framework? How do financial institutions compare? What can UN-REDD countries do to improve the environmental impact of private finance? Can policies alone make a difference?

To see a copy of the agenda click here.

REGISTRATION: Please register online or contact anders.nordheim@unep.org

CBD COP12 Event: Policies to tackle deforestation risks linked to private finance

Event hosted by the Natural Capital Declaration (NCD) in partnership with the United Nations Office for REDD+ Coordination in Indonesia (UNORCID)

 Date and time:  13 October 2014, 13.15 – 14.30 KST

Venue:  Rio Conventions Pavilion, CBD COP 12, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

Banks and investors financing agribusiness can contribute to deforestation linked to land conversion. Many are yet to tap into opportunities emerging from more sustainable commodities value chains. The NCD has developed a framework for banks and investors’ to benchmark policies on soft commodities, and identify areas for improvement to reduce exposure to financial risks linked to deforestation. For UN-REDD countries, these findings are significant as they demonstrate large differences in terms of sustainability of private finance flows into soft commodities such as palm oil, soy and beef. Appropriate policy measures in the finance sector can contribute to achieving REDD+ targets and reducing deforestation and forest degradation.

About the NCD

The NCD is an industry-led initiative signed by over 40 financial institutions committed to integrating natural capital factors into financial products and services. Convened by UNEP FI and Global Canopy Programme, the NCD is a CBD Biodiversity Champion. To find out more about the NCD visit http://www.naturalcapitaldeclaration.org/

Rachel Mountain

Head of Communications

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Global Canopy Programme
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This email is from the Global Canopy Programme (GCP). The contents of this email and any attachments are confidential to the intended recipient.  Contents may not be disclosed to, used by, or copied in any way by anyone other than the intended recipient. GCP does not accept any responsibility for viruses – please make sure your virus checks are robust.

 The Global Canopy Programme is a UK Charity (registered number 1089110) and operates globally from offices in the UK. A list of GCPs Trustees can be viewed at http://www.globalcanopy.org/about/people/trustees

GCP is a leading tropical forest think-tank working to demonstrate the scientific, political and business case for safeguarding tropical forests as natural capital.

 

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Discussion Series 2014/2015:

Involving sub-national and city governments in national climate change mitigation strategies

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 Invitation to Webinar

“Implications of the UN Climate Summit for vertically integrated climate action”

14 October 2014, 11:00-12:00 Central European Summer Time (=9:00–10:00 UTC)

Enter the Webinar (at the earliest 30 minutes in advance – for technical requirements see below)

Programme

·         Welcome: Maryke van Staden (ICLEI), Axel Olearius (GIZ)

·         Main outcomes of the Summit relevant to sub-national governments: Yunus Arikan, Head of Global Policy and Advocacy, ICLEI

·         Implications of the Summit for vertically integrated climate action: N.N., representative of National Government

·         Interactive discussion with audience

Dear colleagues,

As part of the webinar discussion series “Involving sub-national and city governments in national climate change mitigation strategies” we cordially invite you to the 6th webinar addressing the UN Climate Summit which took place in New York, in September 2014.

We will explore why this was such a key event and what will happen next, following the new initiatives launched for local and sub-national governments. This will be explored considering implications to vertically integrated climate action.

Target audience

We invite all NAMA developers, representatives from all levels of government, financing institutions, and agencies interested in learning about and/or sharing relevant NAMA developments. Discussion results will be fed into a publication with recommendations and lessons learnt how to involve subnational stakeholders. Recordings and PDFs will be provided on: GIZ Global Campus 21.

Technical requirements

Please check in advance if your computer meets the system requirements by clicking on this System Check at any time. Requirements are:

·         Java: If you haven’t Java installed please visit java.com/en/download/ to download Java for free.

·         Headset: Please use a headset to ensure the best possible quality.

·         Further support: Please download our Quick-Guide or contact our technical support.

For further information, please check:

·         Webinar Series: GIZ Global Campus 21

·         V-NAMA Project: International Mitigation Partnership and the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB)

·         Urban-LEDS project addressing urban low emission development in emerging economy countries

We are looking forward to welcoming you soon!

Yours sincerely,

Axel Olearius, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Head of V-NAMA Project

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AYICC Holds High Level Side Event at CCDA-IV. Save The Date – #ClimateWednesday

Dear Friends & Colleagues, 

Am please to info you that our Executive Coordinator, Ibrahim Ceesay, would be leading over 25 Team delegation to the forth edition of the conference on climate change and development in Africa (CCDA-IV) holding from 8-10 in Marrakesh, Morocco with the theme: “Africa Can Feed Africa Now: Translating Climate Knowledge into Action”. The conference is organised organised through a tripartite collaborative of the African Union Commission (AUC), the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) as part of the Climate for Development in Africa (ClimDev-Africa) programme. 
During the course of the event, the African Youth Initiative on Climate Change which is the umbrella body of youth organisations in Africa working on Climate change issues would be holding a high level side event tagged ‘Youth & Climate Change’ to showcase youth intervention on agricultural resilience using innovation to policy makers. See attached our provisional agenda. 

CCDA-IV will bring together policy makers, scientists and practitioners to deliberate on the above question under four sub-themes - http://www.climdev-africa.org/ccda4

AYICC delegates would be providing live tweets and Facebook post via: @AYICC & https://www.facebook.com/groups/144807255649025/ or https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-African-Youth-Initiative-on-Climate-Change-AYICC/161214162089 

Lastly, Ibrahim would be a guest on the foremost  #ClimateWednesday to speak about numerous opportunities for young people on Climate Smart Agriculture sharing experience on the field and working with innovative mind in the African continents. For more info - http://bit.ly/1rRThpq 

For more information, please contact Adams Anthony - adam.cres@gmail.com, AYICC Comms Liason for CCDA-IV. 

Best Regards, 

Comms Lead

@AYICC - www.ayicc.net

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JAPAN FOR SUSTAINABLE

JFS WEEKLY >>> 30 Sep. -  6 Oct. 2014
Corporate / CSR **
Japanese Investors Adopting New Stewardship Code (Principles for
Responsible Institutional Investors)
http://www.japanfs.org/en/news/archives/news_id035063.html
Japanese institutional investors such as pension funds and financial
institutions were once seen as “silent shareholders” or “sleeping
shareholders.” Companies would have cross-holdings of share with other
companies with which they did business, but these investors long
supported the management of the companies in which they held investments
(investees) without getting actively engaged, even when they were
underperforming. This situation has started to change drastically.
Japanese Financial Service Agency (FSA) launched a Japanese version of
“Stewardship Code” in February 2014, inviting institutional investors to
sign up. Modeled on the British Stewardship Code adopted in 2010, these
Principles for Responsible Institutional Investors were set out as a
code of behavior for institutional investors who hold corporate stocks.
In Japan’s stewardship code, “stewardship responsibility” is defined as
the responsibility of institutional investors to enhance the medium- to
long-term investment return for their clients and beneficiaries by
improving the investee companies’ corporate value and promoting
sustainable growth through constructive engagement or purposeful
dialogue based on in-depth understanding of the companies and their
business environment.
The code defines seven principles considered to be helpful for
institutional investors who behave as responsible institutional
investors in fulfilling their stewardship responsibilities, with due
regard both to clients/beneficiaries and to investee companies. The code
states: “By fulfilling their stewardship responsibilities properly in
line with this Code, institutional investors will also be able to
contribute to the growth of the economy as a whole.” Here is our summary
of the seven principles in the code.
To promote sustainable growth of the investee company and enhance the
medium- and long-term investment return of clients and beneficiaries,
institutional investors should
1. formulate and disclose a policy to fulfill their stewardship
responsibilities
2. formulate and disclose a policy on how they manage conflicts of
interest
3. monitor investee’s situations appropriately
4. understand in common with the investee and work to solve problems
through constructive engagement with the investee
5. have a policy on voting and disclosure voting activity
6. report periodically on how they fulfill their stewardship
responsibilities, including their voting responsibilities, to their
clients and beneficiaries
7. have knowledge of the investee and their business environment, and
consolidate skills and dialogue resources needed to make proper
judgments in fulfilling their stewardship activities.
Although the code is not a law or legally binding regulation, the FSA
expects to see progress in its implementation by compiling a list every
three months of institutional investors who have announced that they
have adopted the code. As of May 2014, three months after it was
launched, 127 institutional investors had announced their intention to
adopt it.
The Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF), managing about 130
trillion yen (about U.S.$1.29 trillion), is the biggest among them.
Also, in the private sector, some major life insurance companies and
trust banks have together indicated their acceptance of the code. In the
past, many of the institutional investors depended on investment
management companies for voting at the shareholder meetings of their
investees and did not disclose their policies on voting. With the code
principles, functions of monitoring investees’ management will be
strengthened, thanks to the code inducing institutional investors to
create voting policies or make standards more rigorous.
Until now, Japan has not been known as a leader in socially responsible
investment (SRI), in part due to the lack of proactive institutional
investors. With this new code, perhaps “activist shareholders” can play
a bigger role in supporting money flows that will create a sustainable
society.
Written by Junko Edahiro
** Corporate / CSR **
Aleph’s Eco-Friendly Rice Paddy Project Focuses on Biodiversity
Conservation
http://www.japanfs.org/en/news/archives/news_id035057.html
In March 2014, the Japan Committee for the United Nations Decade on
Biodiversity (UNDB-J) recognized the “Living-Things-Friendly Rice
Paddies” project as one of its official collaborative projects. This
project is implemented by Aleph Inc., a Japanese company that manages
“Bikkuri Donkey” and other family restaurants.
Through its project, Aleph aims to jointly conserve biodiversity in rice
paddies with farmers, clients, and a variety of other stakeholders, by
procuring rice grown using biodiversity-friendly farming methods,
serving the rice to customers at its restaurants, demonstrating the
growing of rice in winter-flooded paddies (“fuyumizu-tambo” in Japanese)
at its own facilities, offering hands-on experience at the paddies, and
conducting demonstration tests using these methods. These activities are
all aimed at enhancing the biodiversity of Hokkaido, located in the
northernmost part of Japan.
Winter-flooded rice paddies are flooded after the fall harvest season,
with the aim of helping sludge worms and other aquatic organisms perform
better in curbing the growth of weeds and in producing nutrients. In
these paddies, organisms are protected and nurtured while they help with
the growth of rice. This farming method takes advantage of the close
relationship between the living organisms in the paddies with
rice-growing.
Aleph plans to continue serving restaurant customers the rice grown in
these biodiversity-friendly paddies, in an effort to contribute to
biodiversity conservation through its core business activities. The
company will also conduct research with the participation of local
people and employees where rice is grown, and will work to raise public
awareness of the project both at its restaurants and online. Moreover,
it will continue with dialogue and demonstration tests with rice
producers and others, with the aim of establishing a more sustainable
organic cultivation technology.
What’s New This Week from Japan for Sustainability
30 Sep. -  6 Oct. 2014
- We updated two graphs on “Trends in various actors after nuclear
accident” page:
Decrease Rate of Electricity Sales and Operation Rate of Nuclear Power
Plants (2014/10/2)
http://www.japanfs.org/en/news/archives/news_id032737.html
Newly Arrived Articles from Japan for Sustainability
30 Sep. -  6 Oct. 2014
An Experiment From Green Valley in Kamiyama Town, Tokushima, Japan:
How to Make Depopulated Areas Attractive
JFS Newsletter No.145 (September 2014)
Kamiyama Town has advocated “creative depopulation,” a concept of
positively manipulating population characteristics that will be
sustainable for the region while accepting the realities of decreasing
population. The town has hosted many study tours from other regions and
its efforts have attracted a great deal of media attention. This article
introduces Kamiyama Town, focusing on the activities of an incorporated
nonprofit organization named Green Valley Inc.
http://www.japanfs.org/en/news/archives/news_id035053.html
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Miracle Report: What Do You Do with Clothes You Don’t Wear Anymore?
When they’re too small, or you simply don’t like them anymore, what do
you do with your old clothes? Leave them in the closet? Give them away
to friends, relatives or neighbors? Maybe there are better ways to get
rid of old clothes.
http://miracle-kids.net/en/report/2014/rpt_id000132.html
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Subject: climate-l digest: October 06, 2014
CLIMATE-L Digest for Monday, October 06, 2014.
1. Climate Change Daily Feed – 6 October 2014 – Climate Change Policy & Practice
2. 3 Reasons Small Business Must Play a Large Role in Climate Change Resilience
3. World Bank Group’s Carbon Finance News – October newsletter
Date: Mon, 06 Oct 2014 14:11:31 -0500
Subject: Climate Change Daily Feed – 6 October 2014 – Climate Change Policy & Practice  

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Subject: 3 Reasons Small Business Must Play a Large Role in Climate Change Resilience

NEW BLOG: 3 Reasons Small Businesses Must Play a Large Role in Climate Change Resilience

By Lisa Dougherty-Choux – October 03, 2014

One of the biggest outcomes of the recent UN Climate Summit came from the private sector, where, side by side with world leaders, 1,042 multinational corporations (MNCs) pledged their support for carbon pricing. Twenty-five of these companies—including Nestle, Unilever, and Philips—even committed to price their own carbon internally to reduce emissions themselves. (Read WRI’s blog on other outcomes from the UN Climate Summit.)

This move is significant, as MNCs have a central role in planning for the impacts of climate change. However, if they are not already doing so, business leaders can go a step further by also making their supply chains—often made up of small businesses in developing countries—more resilient.

In most of the developed world, large corporations, such as those who pledged at the UN Climate Summit, are the main driver of economic growth and job creation. But that is not the case in most of the developing world, where micro- and small-sized businesses are the economic engines. Ensuring that the whole private sector has the capacity to adapt to climate change can support the resilience of populations everywhere.

Here’s a look at the reasons why small businesses have to play a significant role in mitigating and adapting to climate change:

1) Small businesses are best suited to reach vulnerable communities in low-income countries.

Despite their large financial and operational resources, MNCs do not have the same impact as small businesses in preparing the most vulnerable communities to be more resilient to extreme weather. The populations who will and already are experiencing the worst social and economic effects of climate change are the marginalized and poor populations who live in low-income countries. The World Trade Organization estimates that about 60 percent of all employees in developing countries work in micro and small businesses. In Sub-Saharan Africa, for example, these businesses account for 90 percent of all firms and make up about 25 percent of GDP. Because the majority of vulnerable populations rely on these businesses for their livelihoods, it is vital that they become climate-resilient and are given more priority in climate discussions.

2) If small businesses are resilient, so are communities.

Micro and small businesses are oftentimes the most direct contributors to a stable economy in low-income countries, providing a strong labor force, access to markets, and steady incomes. Climate-proofing the private sector—particularly at the small business level—will not only benefit business-owners, but also employees, households, and others in the extended value chain. For example, in Cambodia, farmers learned new techniques to increase their crop yields while managing scarce resources. By installing irrigation systems and planting new varieties, farmers produced more crops, ensuring food security to the nearby community even when faced with the impacts of climate change.

These businesses could also provide resilient goods and services to their communities—such as offering drought-resistant cassava instead of maize or corn, which are sensitive to climate variability—contributing to household adaptation. As such, the private sector would become a valuable ally in building climate-resilient communities and societies from the bottom up.

3) Vulnerable populations have the fewest resources to adapt to climate change.

The poor in developing countries are oftentimes highly dependent on the natural environment and have few savings and safety nets to adapt to a changing climate. In Africa, for example, at least 80 percent of the rural poor derive their primary income from employment in small businesses in agriculture, a sector highly susceptible to climate change because of its reliance on natural resources. Without proper risk management and planning, climate impacts like droughts and floods could have long-term impacts on development, creating chronic hunger, displacement, and an uneducated or unhealthy population. Without a strong private sector to support local livelihoods, vulnerable communities are even more exposed to the effects of climate change.

Creating Resilient Small Businesses

MNCs can help in these efforts by strengthening the resilience of their suppliers. However, many more micro- and small businesses not linked to MNCs will also need support. Thus, the public sector becomes an important player in implementing policies and providing financial resources, incentives, and support to help small businesses to adapt to climate change.

WRI’s Vulnerability and Adaptation team is currently researching ways that the private sector—including small businesses—can help create climate-resilient communities. Stay tuned for new research on this topic in 2015.

  • LEARN MORE: For more information on the recent UN Climate Summit, check out WRI’s LiveBlog.

 
Subject: World Bank Group’s Carbon Finance News – October newsletter

Dear Climate-L Colleagues,

 

Please find the latest issue of the World Bank Group’s Carbon Finance Newsletter: http://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/climatechange/brief/carbon-finance-world-bank-newsletters

 In this issue we cover events at the UN Climate Summit in New York last month as well as news from the Pilot Auction Facility, the Partnership for Market Readiness, the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility, the BioCarbon Fund, the Carbon Initiative for Development, the IFC as well as a number of blogs and web stories.

 Feel free to click on “Join our Mailing List” in the newsletter to receive it directly to your mailbox.

Isabel Hagbrink
Senior Communications Officer  /  Climate and Carbon Finance Unit Climate Change Group

T: 1-202-458 0422 F: 1-202-522 7464   /  E: ihagbrink@worldbank.org   / Skype: isabel.hagbrink  @wbclimatechange

www.worldbank.org/climate    /  1818 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20433 USA

 

-L Digest for Monday, October 06, 2014.
1. Climate Change Daily Feed – 6 October 2014 – Climate Change Policy & Practice
2. 3 Reasons Small Business Must Play a Large Role in Climate Change Resilience
3. World Bank Group’s Carbon Finance News – October newsletter

 

Climate-l digest: October 04, 2014


Date: Sun, 05 Oct 2014 00:00:05 -0500
CLIMATE-L Digest for Saturday, October 04, 2014.
1. The 2014 October 1st updates of the UNEP DTU CDM, PoA, JI, NAMA Pipelines are now available
Date: Fri, 03 Oct 2014 08:39:05 -0500
Subject: The 2014 October 1st updates of the UNEP DTU CDM, PoA, JI, NAMA Pipelines are now available
Dear Climate-L reader                             1. October 2014
UNEP Risoe has changed name to UNEP DTU.
This is because we have left the peninsular Risoe and moved into the UN-City in Copenhagen, and because we are still part of the Danish Technical University DTU.
The CDM/JI Pipeline Analysis and Database of the CDM & JI projects has been updated at www.cdmpipeline.org and the NAMAPipeline on www.namapipeline.org
CDM news:
In September 9 new CDM projects were submitted. Four of these projects were hosted by India, 3 from Lao PDR, 1 from Mozambique, and 1 from United Arab Emirates. In addition 2 projects from India and 2 from Lao PDR were resubmitted. The all used the new version 5.0 of the CDM PDD were the section B8 on the PDD consultant are added.
8 CDM projects got their registration action in September, bringing the total number of registered CDM project up to 7562, or 87% of the 8690 of the CDM projects that are alive. Only 1122 projects are still at validation and 10 have requested registration.
For 1888 CDM projects the DOEs terminated validation, and for 267 the DOEs gave a negative validation. 270 projects were rejected by the EB, and 63 projects were withdrawn.
September had a monthly issuance of 10.9 MCERs. The total issuance is now 1491 MCERs.  The average issuance success is 89.5%.
According to the “Annual compilation and accounting report for Annex B Parties under the Kyoto Protocol for 2013″ FCCC/KP/CMP/2013/6 the total Voluntary Cancellation until the end of 2012 was 4.9 MCERS, and it could easily be the double now. Since the Voluntary Cancelations in the central registry is now 1.1 MCERs, the Voluntary cancelation in the national registries must be around 10 MCERs. However, it is secret how much was canceled for which projects in the national registries.
We have added a new table 7 at the bottom of the “Analysis2″ sheet shoving the number of CDM projects using the SD-tool in each host country for each CDM type. The SD-Tool has now been used for 14 CDM projects (4 of these are PoAs).
We have added a new sheet called “TOC_Analysis” containing a Table Of Content for all the many tables and charts in the Analysis sheet. Click on the title of the table or chart you want to see and the macro will bring you there.
We have added a new column in the “Analysis” sheet called “Host country use”. In this column you can now see the 144 Chinese CDM projects
that have applied to be registered in the domestic pilot compliance market (they are marked with the text “CCER val.”). In addition 32 CDM projects have got CCERs verified (they are marked with the text “CCER ver.”). In the 4 columns in the far right-hand side of the “CDM_Project” sheet we show the amount of verified CCERs and the monitored period for these projects. In total 386 projects have been submitted to the Chinese domestic pilot compliance market until now.
PoA news:
Two new PoAs were submitted in September:
“Dissemination of improved cook stoves and generation of charcoal” in India and
“UAE Small Scale Solar Programme of Activities” in the first PoA hosted by the United Arab Emirates.
Subtracting the 42 PoAs that the DOEs terminated validation of, the 3 PoAs rejected by the EB, the 3 PoAs withdrawn, and the 22 resubmitted PoAs we now have 390 PoAs in the Pipeline: 123 at validation, 5 have requested registration, and 262 are registered.
61 new CPAs were submitted in September for 4 PoAs (This is the highest number of new CPAs since March 2011):
“The National CFL Project, Pakistan” got 52 new CPA,
“DelAgua Public Health Program in Eastern Africa” in Rwanda got 6 new CPA,
“African Improved Cooking Stoves Programme of Activities” in Nigeria got 2 new CPAs, and
“Promotion of renewable energy generation in India- Programme of Activities” got 1 new CPA.
We have added a new column in table 2 and 5 in the “PoAanalysis” sheet. It shows how many CPAs have been submitted by each host country, and how many CPAs have used each sub-type. In total 1806 CPAs exist hosted by 64 countries.
One PoAs had two issuances of CERs in September.
“SASSA Low Pressure Solar Water Heater Programme” got 14.227 kCERs for the first of its CPAs and 50.194 kCERs for its first 2 CPAs. The total issuance from the 8 PoAs with issuance is now 0.87 MCERs.
JI news:
No new JI projects were submitted in September.
Excluding the 26 withdrawn projects and 1 rejected project the JIPipeline contains 761 projects (555 in track 1 and 206 in track 2).
No JI projects had issuance in September.
The total sale of hot air is estimated to be 453 Million AAUs
NAMApipeline news: see www.namapipeline.org
The UNFCCC NAMA Registry can be accessed by the public at the webpage:  www4.unfccc.int/sites/nama
One new NAMA was submitted in September:
“Santiago Transport Green Zone (STGZ)” from Chile, and
This information is used as input to our NAMAPipeline, which now contains 54
NAMAs (including 1 NAMA that was withdrawn) and 10 support programmes.
We had added a new column in table 1 in the “Analysis” sheet showing the annual GHG reduction in 2020 in reported in the NAMAs. The total GHG reduction reported from all the NAMA are now 59 MtCO2e. Another column in the same table shows that the total request for financial assistance is 5051 MUS$.
PledgePipeline news:
The UNEP Emission Gap Report 2013 was published, see http://www.unep.org/emissionsgapreport2013/
The UNEP Emission Gap Report 2014 will be published mid-November 2014
UNEP Risoe is one of the teams that delivered emission data to this report. We regularly update our PledgePipeline on the web-site: www.unep.org/climatechange/pledgepipeline
Joergen Fenhann, Rasmus Saldern Antonsen and Thor Nyborg Bendsen
UNEP DTU (formerly known as UNEP Risoe)
Danish Technical University
UN City in Copenhagen, Denmark
Phone: (+45) 40 20 27 89
jqfe@dtu.dk

 Subject: climate-l digest: October 04, 2014

Date: Sun, 05 Oct 2014
CLIMATE-L Digest for Saturday, October 04, 2014.
1. The 2014 October 1st updates of the UNEP DTU CDM, PoA, JI, NAMA Pipelines are now available

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Subject: climate-l digest: October 05, 2014
CLIMATE-L Digest for Sunday, October 05, 2014.
1. =?Windows-1252?Q?Zurich_CMA_Workshop_=93Escaping_from_the_CDM_doldrums__?= =?Windows-1252?Q?=96_CER_purchase_above_market_prices_and_conversion_of_C?= =?Windows-1252?Q?DM_into_NAMAs=94,_30_October_201
From: Axel Michaelowa <michaelowa@perspectives.cc>

 

Date: Sun, 5 Oct 2014 12:19:57 +0000
Subject: Zurich CMA Workshop “Escaping from the CDM doldrums – CER purchase above market prices and conversion of C =?Windows-1252?Q?DM_into_NAMAs=94,_30_October_201

Dear colleagues,

 the Zürich Carbon Market Association (ZCMA) is happy to invite you to our next Workshop:

 Escaping from the CDM doldrums  – CER purchase above market prices and conversion of CDM into NAMAs

 Date: Thursday, 30 October 2014

Time: 5:15-7:15 pm,
Venue: Zürich, Switzerland, Room RZ F 21, ETH Zurich, Clausiusstrasse 59, Zurich (not in the ETH main building!)

 Costs and Registration: CHF 50 // CHF 20 for members of EnAW, swisscleantech and students // Free of charge for members of the Zurich CMA. Please register with event@zurich-cma.org

 For over two years, the market price for credits from the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) has remained below 1 Euro/CER, leading to freezing of CDM projects, bankruptcies of CDM developers, legal fights on validity of contracts and a rapid loss of market know how. This is due to a variety of reasons, not least lack of CER demand from industrialized countries. Given this bleak situation, various ways are explored to prevent that all experience from the CDM vanishes. While the UNFCCC Secretariat tries to mobilize new demand for CERs, including from the voluntary market, some governments have set up programmes acquiring CERs at a premium. Moreover, the concept of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) is seen as “lifeboat” by some CDM market players who want to mobilize NAMA financing to continue activities that started under the CDM. Our workshop discusses which of these paths are most promising to keep critical CDM expertise alive and whether they might reinforce each other.  

 Speakers:

 Niclas Svenningsen, UNFCCC Secretariat: CDM towards COP 21

Ulrika Raab, Swedish Energy Agency: The Swedish CER purchase programme (to be confirmed)

Adrian Rimmer, Gold Standard: CER demand from voluntary markets

Matt Spannagle, DelAgua: From PoAs to NAMAs – Experience from Rwanda

Matthias Honegger, Perspectives: “Nesting” CDM in NAMAs

Markus Ohndorf, ETH Zurich: A researcher’s perspective on the role of price for the effective allocation of funds

Moderation: Axel Michaelowa

 After the presentation and the panel discussion there will be an informal dinner gathering at the participants own cost in a nearby restaurant at around 7:45 pm.

 We are looking forward to fruitful discussions!

 Best regards,

 Axel Michaelowa

President of Zurich Carbon Market Association

Managing Director

Perspectives GmbH  /  Zurich Office

Klosbachstrasse 103  / 8032 Zurich  /  Switzerland

Phone + 41 448204208  / Mobile +41 762324004  / Fax +41 448204206

michaelowa@perspectives.cc  /  www.perspectives.cc

Amtsgericht Hamburg , HRB 88480

 

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UN CBD Updates – “Biodiversity for Sustainable Development”

Dear Colleagues,   

To bring you up to date on our CBD activities, our organization offered a training course for lawyers on “Building Legal, Frameworks to Implement the Nagoya Protocol”, July 2014 Rome, italy. The Protocol, an addition to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), calls for a radical shift: under it, countries must ensure that users of genetic resources – the raw materials for innovation in medicine, biotechnology, cosmetics, food and beverages – share the benefits fairly and equitably with the communities which provide them.

To learn more read the summary report: ”Biodiversity: A Legal Grounding in Benefit Sharing”, http://www.idlo.int/news/highlights/biodiversity-legal-grounding-benefit-sharing

The CBD COP/ MOP will be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea October 6 – 17, 2014, http://www.cbd.int/cop2014/default.shtml   Note there will be on-demand webcasting.  To view the side events and their sponsors, http://www.cbd.int/register/side-events/list.aspx?mtg=COP-12

 Kind Regards,
Mr. Freedom-Kai Phillips B.Sc., M.A., LL.B.
Chief Operating Officer, Bionomos Ltd. 

Legal Research Fellow, Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL) corroboro@gmail.com

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Subject: Introducing the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance

Dear Colleague,
The Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance is a new, global initiative comprised of leaders from governments, pension funds, investment banks, project developers, and development finance institutions that aim to drive billions of dollars of private investment into climate change mitigation and adaptation in developing countries.
Well-designed financial instruments and appropriate public support that reduce private investors’ risks and improve their financial returns could play a central role in global efforts to address climate change. The Lab is working to identify, test, and pilot the next generation of climate finance instruments.
Please join us for a webinar on Tuesday, October 7 at 10am EST / 4pm CEST for a discussion of The Lab’s goals, the initial set of ideas and instruments it has identified for analysis and further testing, and its next steps. The half hour presentation by CPI, The Lab’s Secretariat, will be followed by an opportunity for participants to ask questions.
Thank you,
Dr. Barbara Buchner
Senior Director, Climate Policy Initiative
Secretariat, The Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance

Subject: New book – The United States in a Warming World: The Political Economy of Government, Business, and Public…

Dear Climate-l Readers:

 My new book, The United States in a Warming World: The Political Economy of Government, Business, and Public Responses to Climate Change, has been published by Cambridge University Press. My web site, www.usclimatechange.com, includes updates and other supplementary materials for the individual chapters.

Regards, Tom Brewer

                                               Subject: Call for Climate Smart Agriculture technologies and services: Apply now for an SME Voucher to assess additional market opportunities for your technology

Dear Climate-L readers,

Climate-KIC Switzerland is issuing this call aimed at European companies developing innovative agriculture techniques with climate smart potential. The companies can gain SME vouchers in partnership with the CSA-Booster, covering a broad range of Europe’s leading experts in Agriculture and climate.
The SME vouchers will help technology developers to identify market opportunities, by providing in-kind support of up to 40,000 EUR for a feasibility study of technology introduction with carbon finance support. This study shall help companies to understand the opportunities available to benefit from local climate funds, to participate in carbon related incentive schemes such as agricultural sector NAMAs or to be registered as emission reduction project activities in any of the world’s major carbon markets. The studies will be performed by a project team consisting of experts form the South Pole Group and Alterra, both members of the CSA-Booster consortium. The vouchers are open to all European SMEs (i.e. companies with less than 250 employees) that have a GHG reducing technology or are planning to roll-out an activity which reduces, or allows for low-cost efficient monitoring of, GHG emissions in the agricultural sector anywhere in the world. Each application will be pre-screened by the project team  (to ensure that the required information is available), then evaluated by a jury composed of members of Wageningen UR, INRA, IBIMET, ETH and South Pole Group and moderated by Climate-KIC. A maximum of three vouchers will be granted in 2014.
How to apply:
Applicants have to submit a completed PIN template available at
 http://southpolecarbon.com/_downloads/140926_PIN_SME_for_CSA.doc  to csa-sme-voucher@southpolecarbon.com. Applications should be made in German, English or Spanish language.
Timeline:
Applications have to be submitted by October 12 2014. The winners will be announced by October 15 2014.
If you have questions, please contact: Christian Dannecker, Director Land Use & Forestry, 
c.dannecker@southpolecarbon.com. Phone: +41 43 501 35 50.
For details and more information, please visit:
http://southpolecarbon.com/_downloads/140926_SME_Voucher_Southpole_ClimateKiC.pdf
Kind regards

Christian Dannecker

Director Forestry and Land Use

South Pole Group | Best Project Developer 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 (Environmental Finance)

Calle 10a # 34-11 Office 4005 | Medellin | Colombia | c.dannecker@southpolecarbon.com |www.southpolecarbon.com

Phone: +57 4 352 44 28 | Mobile: +57 311 7870 924 | Skype: danneckc

 

Subject: Invitation to webinar on: “Implications of the UN

 Dear colleagues,

As part of the webinar discussion series “Involving sub-national and city governments in national climate change mitigation strategies” we cordially invite you to the 6th webinar addressing the UN Climate Summit which took place in New York, in September 2014.
We will explore why this was such a key event and what will happen next, following the new initiatives launched for local and sub-national governments. This will be explored considering implications to vertically integrated climate action.

Discussion Series 2014/2015:
Involving sub-national and city governments in national climate change mitigation strategies

Invitation to Webinar: “Implications of the UN Climate Summit for vertically integrated climate action”

14 October 2014, 11:00-12:00 Central European Summer Time (=9:00–10:00 UTC)
Enter the Webinar (the earliest 30 minutes in advance – for technical requirements see below)
Programme

  • Welcome: Maryke van Staden (ICLEI), Axel Olearius (GIZ)
  • Main outcomes of the Summit relevant to sub-national governments: Yunus Arikan, Head of Global Policy and Advocacy, ICLEI
  • Implications of the Summit for vertically integrated climate action: tbc, representative of National Government
  • Interactive discussion with audience

Target audience
We invite NAMA developers, representatives from all levels of government, financing institutions, and agencies interested in learning about and/or sharing relevant NAMA developments. Discussion results will be fed into a publication with recommendations and lessons learnt how to involve subnational stakeholders. Recordings and PDFs will be provided on: GIZ Global Campus 21.

Technical requirements
Please check in advance if your computer meets the system requirements by clicking on this System Check at any time. Requirements are:

  • Java: If you haven’t Java installed please visit java.com/en/download/ to download Java for free.
  • Headset: Please use a headset to ensure the best possible quality.
  • Further support: Please download our Quick-Guide or contact our technical support.

For further information, please check:

We are looking forward to welcoming you soon!
Yours sincerely,
Axel Olearius, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Head of V-NAMA Project

Mona Ludigkeit
Officer Low Carbon Cities

Bonn Center for Local Climate Action and Reporting (carbonn Center)

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability
World Secretariat
Kaiser-Friedrich-Str. 7
53113 Bonn
Germany
Tel.
+49-228 / 97 62 99-23         Fax +49-228 / 97 62 99-01
www:
www.iclei.org/lowcarboncity
Twitter: @ICLEI_carbonn
Subscribe!:
Subscribe to our regular Low Carbon City News

Skype: iclei.mona.ludigkeit

ICLEI is the world’s leading network of 12 mega-cities, 100 super-cities and urban regions,
450 large cities, and 450 small and medium-sized cities and towns in 86 countries.

 

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CLIMATE-L Digest for Friday, October 03, 2014.

Subject: Climate Change Daily Feed – 3 October 2014 – Climate Change Policy & Practice

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Yale Climate Connections – Interview with Ed. Caucus Member

Dear Friends, 

I’m very pleased to share with you this interview just published about our work with music and climate change! 

http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2014/10/singer-turns-voice-to-climate-education/

The writer, Sara Peach, contacted us out of the blue. That’s the beauty of the internet, facilitating our finding each other. It feels great when things like this happen. Just had to share.

Hoping you’re enjoying this fall season! (Unusually warm for us. Hmmm…Well, we’re allowing ourselves to enjoy the weather anyway.)

Sharon Abreu

Executive & Artistic Director

Irthlingz Arts-Based Environmental Education 501(c)(3)
POB 969, Eastsound, WA 98245
(360) 376-5773  
(917) 626-5781 (cell)

www.irthlingz.org    /  www.irthlingz.com

www.PenguinsOnThinIce.com  /   www.ClimateMonologues.com

 

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Youtube Climate Change/ Solar Energy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnUNnW2DH_M#t=40

Herocolubus Or Red Planet ( V. M. Rabolu )

http://hercolubus.tv/

Youtube  Climate Song:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UAihKz_XVQ

 

CLIMATE PROMO: https://www.facebook.com/joinundesa?ref=stream

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UAihKz_XVQ#t=135

 

UNESCO UN ECCOSOC Youtube : http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrMK9V62QSnjztVN7Go7AXQ

Reflections on NYC, UN corporate partnerships and more

 WM 2014_0929clima

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qs585zaaMbM

 

 

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Corporations Are Not Going to Save Us From Climate Disruption

Monday, 29 September 2014 14:31By Rachel Smolker, Truthout | News Analysis

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Subject: Special Request: 2014 Reader Survey 
 

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A PetrolHead as Climate Boss? The pressure is working!!

“Incredible news! This was a done deal, but our 400,000 voices rang out through MEPs in the hearing and no agreement was reached on Cañete’s nomination. Now we need to ramp up the pressure on the three political leaders who will decide the vote. Click here to send an urgent message.”

The EU is about to give the most important climate job to a man who is a champion for dirty energy. There is only one way to stop this crazy appointment: to persuade key MEPs to ditch Cañete and find a strong climate leader that represents us allWe only have days – sign the petition and tell everyone:

Dear friends across Europe,

In days a Spanish oil ‘baron’ could be chosen as our European Commissioner on Climate. And only we can stop this shocking appointment!
It would be absurd to leave the leadership of Europe’s energy policy and global climate talks to a man who The Sunday Times has named “Señor Petrolhead”. But MEPs can reject the appointment and while some are threatening to accept him in return for political favours, with enough public backing, progressive MEPs could lead the charge to block him.
Last week we created the largest march ever for 100% clean energy. Let’s build on that momentum now and demand a strong climate leader for this crucial post. Public outrage has pushed MEPs to reject controversial candidates at the last minute before. It’s up to us to do it again now — Click to say NO to Arias Cañete and tell everyone — our petition will be delivered directly to the MEPs:
https://secure.avaaz.org/en/canete_climate_pa_sam/?bSPCVgb&v=47262
The new EU Energy and Climate Commissioner will be responsible for delivering ambitious emissions cuts and leading us towards a new green, low carbon EU economy. Yet after weeks of horse trading and political brinkmanship, our leaders have struck a deal that includes giving this crucial portfolio to one of the most unsuitable candidates for the job.
Cañete is a man with deep connections to the oil sector, and although he has sold his shares in two oil companies and claims he is clean, serious conflicts of interest remain. He is not only the former chairman of both companies, but his son and brother-in-law still hold powerful positions in both companies! He also has an appalling record as the Spanish environment minister who greenlighted oil explorations in the pristine waters off the Canary Islands. This history alone should automatically exclude him from this post, but he is also renowned for sexism during the last EU elections.
Luckily, there is still a last hurdle Mr. Cañete needs to clear: right now he is facing tough hearings in two parliamentary committees in Brussels, and if they issue a negative opinion, they will force EU President Juncker to revisit the deal and find a better candidate for this position. Experts say that the main party leaders are afraid of making changes, but if the committee feels empowered enough by us to reject him, Juncker can be forced to reshuffle portfolios or to go back to the Spanish government to present a new candidate.
In 2004 after a big wave of protests, MEPs successfully used their power to replace the ultra-conservative Rocco Buttiglione. Progressive MEPs are poised to speak out, but they need to urgently get a mandate from hundreds of thousands of us from every corner of Europe to do the right thing. We only have days – sign now and tell everyone and our voices will be delivered right into the hearings:
https://secure.avaaz.org/en/canete_climate_pa_sam/?bSPCVgb&v=47262
Last week 675,000 people marched in 2000 events globally in the People’s Climate March, and we got our leaders’ attention. We know ambition and leadership are critical from the EU now to get the deal we need to save the planet. We cannot now leave what the EU does on climate to someone whose interests directly contradict everything we worked for, and everything the scientists are telling us. Let’s demand strong leadership to confront the biggest crisis of our time.


With hope,


Luis, Anna, Patri, Christoph, Nick, Andrea and the rest of the Avaaz team.
More information:
And the EU climate commissioner is: Señor Petrolhead (The Sunday Times)
http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/world_news/Europe/article1464563.ece
Cañete faces protests before EU confirmation hearing (Euractiv)
http://www.euractiv.com/sections/eu-priorities-2020/canete-faces-protests-eu-confirmation-hearing-30…
Cañete’s conflicts of interests continue to concern (Friends of the Earth Europe)
http://foeeurope.org/Canete-conflicts-interests-continue-concern-230914
New EU energy and climate commissioner ‘must drop oil shares’ (The Guardian)
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/12/new-eu-energy-and-climate-commissioner-must-drop-oil-shares
Grave concerns of environmental NGOs – open letter to President Juncker (WWF)
http://www.wwf.eu/?228651/New-Commission-sidelining-environment
A chronology of alleged conflicts of interests of Miguel Arias Cañete (Friends of the Earth Europe)
http://foeeurope.org/sites/default/files/press_releases/chronology_canete_conflicts_interest_sep2014…

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CLIMATE-L Digest for Thursday, September 25, 2014.
1. [JCM (Indonesia-Japan)] Call for public comments on one proposed JCM project for Indonesia (September 25 to October 24, 2014)
2. Green Infrastructure Guide for Water Management – now available for download
3. Release of IEA’s Key World Energy Statistics, 2014 edition
4. New FAO peatland guidebook on responsible management practices
5. Climate Change Daily Feed – 25 September 2014 – Climate Change Policy & Practice

Subject: [JCM (Indonesia-Japan)] Call for public comments on one proposed JCM project for Indonesia (September 25 to October 24, 2014)

Dear Climate-L readers,

The Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) secretariat between Indonesia and Japan cordially invites all the stakeholders to provide their comments on the following proposed JCM project:

“Energy Saving for Air-Conditioning and Process Cooling by Introducing High-efficiency Centrifugal Chiller”

For details of the public comments, please visit:

https://www.jcm.go.jp/id-jp/information/60

http://www.jcmindonesia.com/id/proyek/pdd

For more information on the JCM between Indonesia and Japan, please visit:

https://www.jcm.go.jp/id-jp

http://www.jcmindonesia.com/

Kind regards,

The JCM secretariat between Indonesia and Japan

The Japanese side secretariat: id-pdd-pi@jcm.go.jp (for public comments)

The Indonesian side secretariat: secretariat@jcmindonesia.com

Subject: Green Infrastructure Guide for Water Management – now available for download

 

Dear colleagues, 

 The publication “Green Infrastructure Guide for Water Management: Ecosystem-based management approaches for water-related infrastructure projects” is now available for download.

 The aim of this Guide is to raise awareness of the benefits of Green Infrastructure (GI) solutions for water resources management. It takes a pragmatic approach to water management, and shows that GI can provide significant water management benefits and co-benefits.

GI plays a significant role in climate change adaptation, and the capacity of GI to build resilience to climate shocks and variability has already proven to be effective in a multitude of cases. In addition, GI can support benefits from  existing grey water infrastructure when using a mutually complimentary mix of green and grey solutions. The Green Infrastructure Guide provides an overview of GI solutions for water management, and includes an outline methodology for water management options assessment, as well as a risk and uncertainty analysis. The guide concludes with a brief overview of practical tools to support the evaluation of appropriate solutions.

The Green Infrastructure Guide was launched at World Water Week in Stockholm, and is a product of collective effort by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), UNEP-DHI Partnership – Centre on Water and Environment, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and the World Resources Institute (WRI).

 Read the official press release: http://www.unep.org/newscentre/Default.aspx?DocumentId=2796&ArticleId=10970
Download the full report:  http://www.unepdhi.org/-/media/microsite_unepdhi/publications/documents/unep/web-unep-dhigroup-green-infrastructure-guide-en-20140814.pdf
Translations of the Executive summary are available in following languages: French, Arabic, Russian, Spanish and Chinese.

Kind regards,

Maija Bertule

Programme Advisor

Agern Allé 5 ,              Tel:     +45 4516 9200  DK-2970 Hørsholm     Direct: +45 4516 9176

Denmark                       Fax:    +45 4516 9292

mabe@dhigroup.com
www.unepdhi.org

www.dhigroup.com  

Subject: Release of IEA’s Key World Energy Statistics, 2014 edition

 

Dear climate-l colleagues,


An electronic version of the 2014 edition of the Key World Energy Statistics – the International Energy Agency’s free, easy-to-consult reference tool – is now available for download, offering the most important statistics on production, transformation and consumption of energy, as well as CO2 emissions, in more than 140 countries and regions, with global and regional overviews.
Published each year since 1997, the booklet presents 16 different headline statistics for each country, from gross domestic product to total primary energy supply to energy production to CO2 emissions per capita. Overview sections offer graphs showing energy output, generation or refining, and consumption by region, fuel or sector from 1973 through to 2013, with pie charts demonstrating differences for these two time periods. Other sections present energy-related CO2 emissions, energy projections, and various market and retail prices for select fuels and countries.
To download the new Key World Energy Statistics, please click here<
http://www.iea.org/publications/freepublications/publication/key-world-energy-statistics-2014.html>. Many more detailed statistics by country, including energy balance Sankey flow animations, are also available for free on the IEA website’s statistics page<http://www.iea.org/statistics/>. The site has been recently updated to incorporate the most recent data available.
Pierre Boileau
Section Head, Non-member countries
Energy Data Centre
+33 (0)1 40 57 66 04

 

Subject: New FAO peatland guidebook on responsible management practices

Dear Colleague,

The latest guidebook from FAO’s Mitigation of Climate Change in Agriculture (MICCA) Programme Towards climate-responsible peatlands management is now available. 

Responsible management practices of peatlands can help maintain peatland ecosystem services while sustaining and improving local livelihoods. This publication provides guidance and presents case studies of responsible management practices from different climatic regions. Such practices include rewetting, paludiculture, degraded pasture restoration and forestry. It is particularly aimed at land managers and other decision makers.

Peatlands are delicate ecosystems that are drained and used for agriculture and forestry in many parts of the world. When drained, peatlands become net sources of greenhouse gas emissions.

Even though drained peatlands cover only 0.2 percent of the global land area, they are the third largest emitter of greenhouse gasesin the agriculture, forestry and land use sectors. In addition, draining peatlands changes vegetation cover, erodes biodiversity, worsens water quality, increases the frequency of fires, causes land subsidence, and can also lead to other environmental problems.

Click here to download the publication: http://bit.ly/cc_peat_guide

For hard copies of the publication, kindly complete the online order form via the following link: http://bit.ly/MICCA9_orderform

Discussions on the content of the guidebook will be carried-out during a webinar on Wednesday 1 October 2014. We welcome all interested to enrol through: http://bit.ly/enrol_peat_webinar_micca

Kind regards,

Armine Avagyan and the MICCA team

MICCA – Mitigation of Climate Change in Agriculture Programme
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
+39 06 570 53764
armine.avagyan@fao.org

http://bit.ly/peat_cc_mitigation_micca

Subject: Climate Change Daily Feed – 25 September 2014 – Climate Change Policy & Practice

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Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 20:51:43 +0000
Subject: Introducing the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance

Dear Colleague,
The Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance is a new, global initiative comprised of leaders from governments, pension funds, investment banks, project developers, and development finance institutions that aim to drive billions of dollars of private investment into climate change mitigation and adaptation in developing countries.
Well-designed financial instruments and appropriate public support that reduce private investors’ risks and improve their financial returns could play a central role in global efforts to address climate change. The Lab is working to identify, test, and pilot the next generation of climate finance instruments.
Please join us for a webinar on Tuesday, October 7 at 10am EST / 4pm CEST for a discussion of The Lab’s goals, the initial set of ideas and instruments it has identified for analysis and further testing, and its next steps. The half hour presentation by CPI, The Lab’s Secretariat, will be followed by an opportunity for participants to ask questions.
Thank you,
Dr. Barbara Buchner
Senior Director, Climate Policy Initiative
Secretariat, The Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance

Subject: New book – The United States in a Warming World: The Political Economy of Government, Business, and Public…

Dear Climate-l Readers:

 

My new book, The United States in a Warming World: The Political Economy of Government, Business, and Public Responses to Climate Change, has been published by Cambridge University Press. My web site, www.usclimatechange.com, includes updates and other supplementary materials for the individual chapters.

Regards, Tom Brewer

                                              

Subject: Call for Climate Smart Agriculture technologies and services: Apply now for an SME Voucher to assess additional market opportunities for your technology

Dear Climate-L readers,

Climate-KIC Switzerland is issuing this call aimed at European companies developing innovative agriculture techniques with climate smart potential. The companies can gain SME vouchers in partnership with the CSA-Booster, covering a broad range of Europe’s leading experts in Agriculture and climate.
The SME vouchers will help technology developers to identify market opportunities, by providing in-kind support of up to 40,000 EUR for a feasibility study of technology introduction with carbon finance support. This study shall help companies to understand the opportunities available to benefit from local climate funds, to participate in carbon related incentive schemes such as agricultural sector NAMAs or to be registered as emission reduction project activities in any of the world’s major carbon markets. The studies will be performed by a project team consisting of experts form the South Pole Group and Alterra, both members of the CSA-Booster consortium. The vouchers are open to all European SMEs (i.e. companies with less than 250 employees) that have a GHG reducing technology or are planning to roll-out an activity which reduces, or allows for low-cost efficient monitoring of, GHG emissions in the agricultural sector anywhere in the world. Each application will be pre-screened by the project team  (to ensure that the required information is available), then evaluated by a jury composed of members of Wageningen UR, INRA, IBIMET, ETH and South Pole Group and moderated by Climate-KIC. A maximum of three vouchers will be granted in 2014.
How to apply:
Applicants have to submit a completed PIN template available at
 http://southpolecarbon.com/_downloads/140926_PIN_SME_for_CSA.doc  to csa-sme-voucher@southpolecarbon.com. Applications should be made in German, English or Spanish language.
Timeline:
Applications have to be submitted by October 12 2014. The winners will be announced by October 15 2014.
If you have questions, please contact: Christian Dannecker, Director Land Use & Forestry, 
c.dannecker@southpolecarbon.com. Phone: +41 43 501 35 50.
For details and more information, please visit:
http://southpolecarbon.com/_downloads/140926_SME_Voucher_Southpole_ClimateKiC.pdf
Kind regards

Christian Dannecker

Director Forestry and Land Use

South Pole Group | Best Project Developer 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 (Environmental Finance)

Calle 10a # 34-11 Office 4005 | Medellin | Colombia | c.dannecker@southpolecarbon.com |www.southpolecarbon.com

Phone: +57 4 352 44 28 | Mobile: +57 311 7870 924 | Skype: danneckc

 

Subject: Invitation to webinar on: “Implications of the UN

 

Dear colleagues,

As part of the webinar discussion series “Involving sub-national and city governments in national climate change mitigation strategies” we cordially invite you to the 6th webinar addressing the UN Climate Summit which took place in New York, in September 2014.
We will explore why this was such a key event and what will happen next, following the new initiatives launched for local and sub-national governments. This will be explored considering implications to vertically integrated climate action.

Discussion Series 2014/2015:
Involving sub-national and city governments in national climate change mitigation strategies

Invitation to Webinar: “Implications of the UN Climate Summit for vertically integrated climate action”

14 October 2014, 11:00-12:00 Central European Summer Time (=9:00–10:00 UTC)
Enter the Webinar (the earliest 30 minutes in advance – for technical requirements see below)
Programme

  • Welcome: Maryke van Staden (ICLEI), Axel Olearius (GIZ)
  • Main outcomes of the Summit relevant to sub-national governments: Yunus Arikan, Head of Global Policy and Advocacy, ICLEI
  • Implications of the Summit for vertically integrated climate action: tbc, representative of National Government
  • Interactive discussion with audience

Target audience
We invite NAMA developers, representatives from all levels of government, financing institutions, and agencies interested in learning about and/or sharing relevant NAMA developments. Discussion results will be fed into a publication with recommendations and lessons learnt how to involve subnational stakeholders. Recordings and PDFs will be provided on: GIZ Global Campus 21.

Technical requirements
Please check in advance if your computer meets the system requirements by clicking on this System Check at any time. Requirements are:

  • Java: If you haven’t Java installed please visit java.com/en/download/ to download Java for free.
  • Headset: Please use a headset to ensure the best possible quality.
  • Further support: Please download our Quick-Guide or contact our technical support.

For further information, please check:

We are looking forward to welcoming you soon!
Yours sincerely,
Axel Olearius, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Head of V-NAMA Project

Mona Ludigkeit
Officer Low Carbon Cities

Bonn Center for Local Climate Action and Reporting (carbonn Center)

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability
World Secretariat
Kaiser-Friedrich-Str. 7
53113 Bonn
Germany
Tel.
+49-228 / 97 62 99-23         Fax +49-228 / 97 62 99-01
www:
www.iclei.org/lowcarboncity
Twitter: @ICLEI_carbonn
Subscribe!:
Subscribe to our regular Low Carbon City News

Skype: iclei.mona.ludigkeit

ICLEI is the world’s leading network of 12 mega-cities, 100 super-cities and urban regions,
450 large cities, and 450 small and medium-sized cities and towns in 86 countries.

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The ICLEI World Congress 2015 is taking place from 8 - 12 April 2015 in Seoul, Republic of Korea

under the subtitle ‘Sustainable Solutions for an Urban Future’.
Pre-register now! See 
www.iclei.org/worldcongress2015 for more information.

 

Subject: Climate Change and Diarrheal Disease Session at the 2014 Water and Health Conference
Registration is still open for the
2014 Water and Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy
October 13-17, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
The Water and Health Conference considers drinking water supply, sanitation, hygiene and water resources in both the developing and developed worlds with a strong public health emphasis. This year’s conference offers learning and networking opportunities including verbal and poster presentations, side events, and the chance to interact with a diverse group of international leaders in WaSH, health and development.
Highlighted here is just one of the side events:
“Climate Change and Diarrheal Disease,” convened Yale University’s Climate and Energy Institute and the Center for Global Safe Water at Emory University
Recent estimates indicate that climate change may increase the risk of diarrhea by 22-29% by the end of the century (Kolstad and Johansson, 2011). Despite this, little attention has been paid to this potential crisis in the WASH sector and there are major gaps in our understanding of the climate drivers of diarrhea incidence.
For more information or to register for the conference, please go to: 
http://whconference.unc.edu
Subject: Opportunities for Renewable Energy in Kazakhstan – Webinar – 7 October 2014

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OPPORTUNITIES FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY IN KAZAKHSTAN

October 7, 2014

10:00 London / 15:00 Almaty / 17:00 Manila

As part of its Green Economy Strategy, the Government of Kazakhstan has committed to increase the share of renewable energy to 3% by 2020 requiring the installation of more than 3,000 MW of renewable energy capacity. By 2050, Kazakhstan has set a target for 50% of its electricity production to come from renewables by 2050. Reaching these targets means that significant new development of renewable energy is needed.

One step towards furthering RE development was achieved with the recent adoption of a national policy regarding pricing of renewable energy.  Even so, some barriers remain.

Join experts to hear about potential for renewable energy in Kazakhstan, the impact of new tariffs on the sale of renewable energy, and options for addressing some of the remaining barriers. 

Speakers:                                                                                                  

  • ·        Cindy Tiangco, Energy Specialist, ADB – Renewable Energy potential in KZ
  • ·        Ainur Sospanova, Head, Department of Renewable Energy, Kazakhstan Ministry of Energy – Republic of Kazakhstan regulatory framework and incentives for Renewable Energy
  • ·        Pedro Robiou, Senior Energy Specialist, IFC – Investment in RE projects – Barriers and Opportunities

Who should join the webinar?

  • ·        Renewable energy investors
  • ·        Renewable energy companies
  • ·        Companies active in Kazakhstan
  • ·        Other interested parties

Register for this free webinar at https://kazccmp.clickwebinar.com/RE_in_KZ/register

Space is limited; register today!

 

# # #

This webinar is organized by the USAID Kazakhstan Climate Change Mitigation Program.

The USAID Kazakhstan Climate Change Mitigation Program (KCCMP) is designed to help Kazakhstan achieve long-term sustained reductions in greenhouse gas emissions intensity.  The KCCMP supports the Kazakh government and business community in implementing policies to reduce greenhouse gases at the national and at the corporate level. In addition, the Program provides specialized training to help build the next generation of climate and energy professionals in Kazakhstan.

For more information, visit www.kazccmp.org.

 

Robyn Camp | Deputy Chief of Party

USAID Kazakhstan Climate Change Mitigation Program (KCCMP)

Main: +7 7172 790 385 | Mobile: +7 778 602 9312
robyn.camp@tetratech.com

Tetra Tech | Complex World, Clear Solutions:

6 Saryarka Avenue, Arman Business Center, Office 320 | Astana, Kazakhstan 010000 | www.tetratech.com

 

Subject: climate-l digest: September 27, 2014
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CLIMATE-L Digest for Saturday, September 27, 2014.
1. Introducing the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance
2. New book – The United States in a Warming World: The Political Economy of Government, Business, and Public…
3. Call for Climate Smart Agriculture technologies and services: Apply now for an SME Voucher to assess additional market opportunities for your technology
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5. Climate Change and Diarrheal Disease Session at the 2014 Water and Health Conference
6. Opportunities for Renewable Energy in Kazakhstan – Webinar – 7 October 2014
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Subject: Introducing the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance

Dear Colleague,

The Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance is a new, global initiative comprised of leaders from governments, pension funds, investment banks, project developers, and development finance institutions that aim to drive billions of dollars of private investment into climate change mitigation and adaptation in developing countries.
Well-designed financial instruments and appropriate public support that reduce private investors’ risks and improve their financial returns could play a central role in global efforts to address climate change. The Lab is working to identify, test, and pilot the next generation of climate finance instruments.
Please join us for a webinar on Tuesday, October 7 at 10am EST / 4pm CEST for a discussion of The Lab’s goals, the initial set of ideas and instruments it has identified for analysis and further testing, and its next steps. The half hour presentation by CPI, The Lab’s Secretariat, will be followed by an opportunity for participants to ask questions.
Thank you,
Dr. Barbara Buchner
Senior Director, Climate Policy Initiative
Secretariat, The Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance

Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 16:47:25 -0400
Subject: New book – The United States in a Warming World: The Political Economy of Government, Business, and Public…

Dear Climate-l Readers:

My new book, The United States in a Warming World: The Political Economy of Government, Business, and Public Responses to Climate Change, has been published by Cambridge University Press. My web site, www.usclimatechange.com, includes updates and other supplementary materials for the individual chapters.

Regards, Tom Brewer

 

Subject: Call for Climate Smart Agriculture technologies and services: Apply now for an SME Voucher to assess additional market opportunities for your technology

Dear Climate-L readers,

Climate-KIC Switzerland is issuing this call aimed at European companies developing innovative agriculture techniques with climate smart potential. The companies can gain SME vouchers in partnership with the CSA-Booster, covering a broad range of Europe’s leading experts in Agriculture and climate.
The SME vouchers will help technology developers to identify market opportunities, by providing in-kind support of up to 40,000 EUR for a feasibility study of technology introduction with carbon finance support. This study shall help companies to understand the opportunities available to benefit from local climate funds, to participate in carbon related incentive schemes such as agricultural sector NAMAs or to be registered as emission reduction project activities in any of the world’s major carbon markets. The studies will be performed by a project team consisting of experts form the South Pole Group and Alterra, both members of the CSA-Booster consortium. The vouchers are open to all European SMEs (i.e. companies with less than 250 employees) that have a GHG reducing technology or are planning to roll-out an activity which reduces, or allows for low-cost efficient monitoring of, GHG emissions in the agricultural sector anywhere in the world. Each application will be pre-screened by the project team  (to ensure that the required information is available), then evaluated by a jury composed of members of Wageningen UR, INRA, IBIMET, ETH and South Pole Group and moderated by Climate-KIC. A maximum of three vouchers will be granted in 2014.
How to apply:
Applicants have to submit a completed PIN template available at
 http://southpolecarbon.com/_downloads/140926_PIN_SME_for_CSA.doc  to csa-sme-voucher@southpolecarbon.com. Applications should be made in German, English or Spanish language.
Timeline:
Applications have to be submitted by October 12 2014. The winners will be announced by October 15 2014.
If you have questions, please contact: Christian Dannecker, Director Land Use & Forestry, 
c.dannecker@southpolecarbon.com. Phone: +41 43 501 35 50.
For details and more information, please visit:
http://southpolecarbon.com/_downloads/140926_SME_Voucher_Southpole_ClimateKiC.pdf
Kind regards

Christian Dannecker

Director Forestry and Land Use

South Pole Group | Best Project Developer 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 (Environmental Finance)

Calle 10a # 34-11 Office 4005 | Medellin | Colombia | c.dannecker@southpolecarbon.com |www.southpolecarbon.com

Phone: +57 4 352 44 28 | Mobile: +57 311 7870 924 | Skype: danneckc

Subject: Invitation to webinar on: “Implications of the UN

Dear colleagues,
As part of the webinar discussion series “Involving sub-national and city governments in national climate change mitigation strategies” we cordially invite you to the 6th webinar addressing the UN Climate Summit which took place in New York, in September 2014.
We will explore why this was such a key event and what will happen next, following the new initiatives launched for local and sub-national governments. This will be explored considering implications to vertically integrated climate action Discussion Series 2014/2015:
Involving sub-national and city governments in national climate change mitigation strategies
Invitation to Webinar: “Implications of the UN Climate Summit for vertically integrated climate action”
14 October 2014, 11:00-12:00 Central European Summer Time (=9:00–10:00 UTC)
Enter the Webinar (the earliest 30 minutes in advance – for technical requirements see below)
Programme

  • Welcome: Maryke van Staden (ICLEI), Axel Olearius (GIZ)
  • Main outcomes of the Summit relevant to sub-national governments: Yunus Arikan, Head of Global Policy and Advocacy, ICLEI
  • Implications of the Summit for vertically integrated climate action: tbc, representative of National Government
  • Interactive discussion with audience

Target audience
We invite NAMA developers, representatives from all levels of government, financing institutions, and agencies interested in learning about and/or sharing relevant NAMA developments. Discussion results will be fed into a publication with recommendations and lessons learnt how to involve subnational stakeholders. Recordings and PDFs will be provided on: GIZ Global Campus 21.
Technical requirements
Please check in advance if your computer meets the system requirements by clicking on this System Check at any time. Requirements are:

  • Java: If you haven’t Java installed please visit java.com/en/download/ to download Java for free.
  • Headset: Please use a headset to ensure the best possible quality.
  • Further support: Please download our Quick-Guide or contact our technical support.

For further information, please check:

Urban-LEDS project addressing urban low emission development in emerging economy countries

We are looking forward to welcoming you soon!
Yours sincerely,
Axel Olearius, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Head of V-NAMA Project

Mona Ludigkeit
Officer Low Carbon Cities

Bonn Center for Local Climate Action and Reporting (carbonn Center)

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability
World Secretariat
Kaiser-Friedrich-Str. 7
53113 Bonn
Germany
Tel.
+49-228 / 97 62 99-23         Fax +49-228 / 97 62 99-01
www:
www.iclei.org/lowcarboncity
Twitter: @ICLEI_carbonn
Subscribe!:
Subscribe to our regular Low Carbon City News

Skype: iclei.mona.ludigkeit

ICLEI is the world’s leading network of 12 mega-cities, 100 super-cities and urban regions,
450 large cities, and 450 small and medium-sized cities and towns in 86 countries.

 

The ICLEI World Congress 2015 is taking place from 8 - 12 April 2015 in Seoul, Republic of Korea

under the subtitle ‘Sustainable Solutions for an Urban Future’.
Pre-register now! See 
www.iclei.org/worldcongress2015 for more information.

 

Subject: Climate Change and Diarrheal Disease Session at the 2014 Water and Health Conference
Registration is still open for the
2014 Water and Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy
October 13-17, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
The Water and Health Conference considers drinking water supply, sanitation, hygiene and water resources in both the developing and developed worlds with a strong public health emphasis. This year’s conference offers learning and networking opportunities including verbal and poster presentations, side events, and the chance to interact with a diverse group of international leaders in WaSH, health and development.
Highlighted here is just one of the side events:
“Climate Change and Diarrheal Disease,” convened Yale University’s Climate and Energy Institute and the Center for Global Safe Water at Emory University
Recent estimates indicate that climate change may increase the risk of diarrhea by 22-29% by the end of the century (Kolstad and Johansson, 2011). Despite this, little attention has been paid to this potential crisis in the WASH sector and there are major gaps in our understanding of the climate drivers of diarrhea incidence.
For more information or to register for the conference, please go to: 
http://whconference.unc.edu
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 20:11:14 +0000

Subject: Opportunities for Renewable Energy in Kazakhstan – Webinar – 7 October 2014

Webinar

OPPORTUNITIES FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY IN KAZAKHSTAN

October 7, 2014

10:00 London / 15:00 Almaty / 17:00 Manila

As part of its Green Economy Strategy, the Government of Kazakhstan has committed to increase the share of renewable energy to 3% by 2020 requiring the installation of more than 3,000 MW of renewable energy capacity. By 2050, Kazakhstan has set a target for 50% of its electricity production to come from renewables by 2050. Reaching these targets means that significant new development of renewable energy is needed.

One step towards furthering RE development was achieved with the recent adoption of a national policy regarding pricing of renewable energy.  Even so, some barriers remain.

Join experts to hear about potential for renewable energy in Kazakhstan, the impact of new tariffs on the sale of renewable energy, and options for addressing some of the remaining barriers. 

Speakers:

  • ·        Cindy Tiangco, Energy Specialist, ADB – Renewable Energy potential in KZ
  • ·        Ainur Sospanova, Head, Department of Renewable Energy, Kazakhstan Ministry of Energy – Republic of Kazakhstan regulatory framework and incentives for Renewable Energy
  • ·        Pedro Robiou, Senior Energy Specialist, IFC – Investment in RE projects – Barriers and Opportunities

Who should join the webinar?

  • ·        Renewable energy investors
  • ·        Renewable energy companies
  • ·        Companies active in Kazakhstan
  • ·        Other interested parties

Register for this free webinar at https://kazccmp.clickwebinar.com/RE_in_KZ/register

Space is limited; register today!

This webinar is organized by the USAID Kazakhstan Climate Change Mitigation Program.

The USAID Kazakhstan Climate Change Mitigation Program (KCCMP) is designed to help Kazakhstan achieve long-term sustained reductions in greenhouse gas emissions intensity.  The KCCMP supports the Kazakh government and business community in implementing policies to reduce greenhouse gases at the national and at the corporate level. In addition, the Program provides specialized training to help build the next generation of climate and energy professionals in Kazakhstan.

For more information, visit www.kazccmp.org.

Robyn Camp | Deputy Chief of Party

USAID Kazakhstan Climate Change Mitigation Program (KCCMP)

Main: +7 7172 790 385 | Mobile: +7 778 602 9312
robyn.camp@tetratech.com 

Tetra Tech | Complex World, Clear Solutions:

6 Saryarka Avenue, Arman Business Center, Office 320 | Astana, Kazakhstan 010000 | www.tetratech.com 

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Guidelines for Considering Traditional Knowledges in Climate Change Initiatives 

Climate and Traditional Knowledges Workgroup (CTKW) releases Guidelines for Considering Traditional Knowledges in Climate Change Initiatives. 

On September 23, 2014, Guidelines for Considering Traditional Knowledges (TKs) in Climate Change Initiatives was released as an informational resource for tribes, agencies, and organizations across the United States interested in understanding traditional knowledges in the context of climate change.

The Third National Climate Assessment issued in May 2014 contained a chapter dedicated to the impact of climate change on tribal peoples. In light of the increasing recognition of the significance of traditional knowledges (TKs) in relation to climate change, a self-organized, informal group of indigenous persons, staff of indigenous governments and organizations, and experts with experience working with issues concerning traditional knowledges (The Climate and Traditional Knowledges Workgroup – CTKW), felt compelled to develop a framework to increase understanding of issues relating to access and protection of TKs in climate initiatives and interactions between holders of TKs and non-tribal partners. 

The Guidelines were originally developed to inform the Department of Interior’s Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science (ACCCNRS) in May 2014. An annotated bibliography is also provided for reference and further information. These Guidelines are not intended to promote the exchange of Traditional Knowledges. Rather, they are to increase understanding of the role of and protections for TKs in climate initiatives, provide provisional guidance to those engaging in efforts that encompass TKs and increase mutually beneficial and ethical interactions between tribes and non-tribal partners. 

The Guidelines are a work in progress and intended to spur active deliberation and discussion for further development.  For more information and a question/comment form, visit: http://climatetkw.wordpress.com/ or contact:

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Subject: climate-l digest: October 02, 2014

CLIMATE-L Digest for Thursday, October 02, 2014.

1. Innovative Finance for Sustainable Development Measuring and Valuing Co-benefits
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3. Call for applications: International Climate Protection Fellowships
4. Interviews with Latin America Specialists on Sustainable Cities
5. Climate Change Daily Feed – 2 October 2014 – Climate Change Policy & Practice
6. New paper ‘Not a panacea: private-sector engagement in adaptation and adaptation finance in developing countries’ (Climate Policy, open access)
7. Climate Investments Funds Communications Update: New CIF Blogs and News Articles on the CIF from global media outlets
8. Join us for an EbA and the Post-2015 Development Agenda Side Event at the Rio Conventions Pavilion at CBD COP 12 on October 9, from 4:45 – 6:00 pm

Subject: Innovative Finance for Sustainable Development Measuring and Valuing Co-benefits 

Nexus Carbon for Development, in collaboration with The Gold Standard Foundation, will hold a conference on Results Based Finance focusing on innovative financing mechanisms and measuring development impacts.

This 2-day conference will bring together investors, donors, business and nonprofit leaders eager to find innovative and powerful finance mechanisms such as Results Based Financing to support climate and development organizations. 

Here are some thought-provoking content we are going to cover:

  • ·         Discussion on the state of development finance, investigating the success and examining the gaps.
  • ·         Matching of public/private sector interests and project developer needs: How can they team up to facilitate new finance mechanisms such as Results Based Finance? And how are risks valued and allocated among those partners?
  • ·         Why Measuring, Reporting and Verifying impacts is one of the key success factors of a Results Based Finance approach?
  • ·         Can Results-based finance tackle the challenges of communicating sustainability?

This event will also provide a platform for the public and private sector to interact with project developers.

 

AGENDA

Official Agenda: http://www.nexus-c4d.org/EDM2/Agenda-IFSD2014.pdf

DAY 1
Day 1 of #IFSD2014 conference is packed with high-level discussions on the state and future for Results based Financing mechanisms to maximize economic and social benefits of climate and development projects. The day shall open with an introduction to the basics of Results Based Financing (RBF) in Mobilizing funding for development impacts: Results Based Financing 101, followed by a discussion on the advantages that RBF have over conventional mechanism in Pushing the Envelope: Untapped potential for monetizing Impacts.

The afternoon session starts with an investigation into The Importance of Rigorous Monitoring and Reporting and ends with an analysis on the re-allocation of risks amongst stakeholders present in RBF approach with Managing Risks in Results Based Finance approach.

NEXUS 5th Anniversary
Nexus is turning 5! Come celebrate with us after the first day of the #IFSD2014 conference for a special cocktail/networking session. To register, just indicate that you would wish to attend the Cocktail event during registration.

DAY 2
Day 2 will focus on the roles and expectations of the stakeholders involved in a Results-based finance approach. Connecting the dots: Who finances what stage in project development kickstarts the day with an interactive session on how different investor profiles fits into a development project cycle. The respective roles of Governmental Agencies, Corporate Philanthrophy, Impact Investors and Family Offices have in the RBF approach shall be explored during the breakout sessions before the late lunch.

A networking/matchmaking session is scheduled after lunch to help participants establish valuable contacts within the industry. This session will also be an opportunity for project Developers to showcase their project.

The registration fee will all proceeds to cover the costs of the event. Your ticket includes entrance to all sessions for 1 day or 2 days as well as coffee-breaks, lunch and the evening cocktail.

CALL FOR SPEAKERS
#IFSD2014 is currently looking for speakers! If you are interested to share your wealth of knowledge and experience within the sector, drop us a mail at events@nexus-c4d.org and we will get in touch with you!

CALL FOR PARTNERS
If you are looking for the unique opportunity to increase visibility and recognition within the sector, create an extensive network with business community and non-profit actors and demonstration of corporate citizenship for your stakeholders/clients, then become a #IFSD2014 sponsor/partner! Our Nexus team has prepared a variety of sponsorship packages which offer a variety of benefits, such as presentation rights or preferred speaker status.

Outreach and Media Partners are also welcome to attend our event at special rates.
Interested parties can mail in to events@nexus-c4d.org for more information.

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For ten years, The Gold Standard Foundation has pioneered the way climate change is addressed. Its ‘results based finance’ approach – in which individuals, corporations and governments buy credits against verified emission reductions and sustainable development outcomes – has channelled more billions of Euros into 1000 low carbon development projects. The Gold Standard was established in 2003 by WWF and has more than 80 NGO partners worldwide. http://www.goldstandard.org/

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Subject: UN-REDD Programme October Newsletter is out

 

Dear Colleagues,

In the October 2014 edition of the UN-REDD Programme newsletter, we invite you to:

  • Get forest action area updates from the 2014 Climate Summit
  • Read about strengthening forest monitoring efforts in Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America
  • Read about how children of community forest Members are benefiting from the wide-ranging and ambitious awareness-raising programme on REDD+ in Cambodia.

Get latest REDD+ updates from Cambodia, Fiji, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar and Nepal.

For regular news and information updates from the UN-REDD Programme, follow us on Twitter, read opinion articles from leading REDD+ experts on our blog, and connect with us on our Facebook page


Subject: Call for applications: International Climate Protection Fellowships

 WERELDBOL unnamed

For young climate experts from transition and developing countries interested in conducting a project in Germany

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s fellowship programme allows future leaders to spend a year in Germany working on a research-related project of their own choice in the field of climate protection. Fellows are free to choose their own hosts. Submit an application if you come from a non-European transition or developing country and are active in any of the following areas: scientific, engineering-based, legal, economic, health-related or social aspects of climate change. Up to 20 fellowships will be granted, funded under the Federal Environment Ministry’s International Climate Initiative.

Requirements

- Bachelor’s or equivalent university degree completed less than 12 years ago

- theme-related professional experience or further academic or professional qualification

- mentoring agreement signed by a host in Germany

- clearly visible leadership potential

Benefits

- monthly fellowship amount between 2,150 EUR – 2,750 EUR

- three-week introductory seminar, several-day training course, reception at the Federal Environment Ministry

- up to 2 months intensive German course

- family allowances, lump sum for travel expenses

The closing date for applications is 15 March 2015. The fellowship will commence on 1 March 2016.

For detailed information please visit: www.humboldt-foundation.de/ICF

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Jean-Paul-Str. 12    /  53173 Bonn    /  Germany

info@avh.de   /  www.humboldt-foundation.de


Subject: Interviews with Latin America Specialists on Sustainable Cities
Dear Colleagues,

We want to share with you some interviews we made to Latin American specialists that participated during the Public Forum “Sustainable Cities”organized by the Ministry of Environment and held in Peru, on September 2014.
Ricardo Montezuma, Director of Ciudad Humana Foundation, described the critical characteristics a sustainable city needs
http://www.cop20.pe/en/ck/que-se-necesita-para-tener-ciudades-sostenibles/
Gerardo Ardila, Secretary of Planning for the city of Bogota, discussed the important role cities play in adapting to climate change impacts
http://www.cop20.pe/en/ck/el-rol-de-la-ciudades-en-la-reduccion-de-los-impactos-del-cambio-climatico/
For more information on climate change visit: http://www.cop20.pe/en/ck/
Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook (COP20 Lima) and twitter (@LimaCop20) for up to date information on COP20 events and visit us on Flickr (COP20 Lima).
Sincerely,

Subject: Climate Change Daily Feed – 2 October 2014 – Climate Change Policy & Practice

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Subject: New paper ‘Not a panacea: private-sector engagement in adaptation and adaptation finance in developing countries’ (Climate Policy, open access)

CLIMATE POLOCY unnamed

Dear all,

Climate Policy just published my new paper on the role of the private sector in climate change adaptation and adaptation finance, with Zambia’s agricultural sector as a case study. It is entitled ‘Not a panacea: private-sector engagement in adaptation and adaptation finance in developing countries’ and freely available to all under this link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14693062.2014.953906

Please feel free to forward the paper to others that might be interested.

Abstract of the paper:

The role of the private sector in climate finance is increasingly emphasised in international political debates. Knowledge of private engagement in mitigating climate change and in more advanced economies is growing, but the evidence base for private sector engagement in climate change adaptation in developing countries remains weak. Starting from the premise that the private sector’s role in adaptation is often inevitable and potentially significant, this paper first analyses the potential of private sector engagement in adaptation and adaptation financing in developing countries by conceptualising the private sector’s roles and motivation therein. For further inquiry, and for a discussion based on a developing-country context, interviews were conducted with key stakeholders for adaptation of Zambia’s agricultural sector, including on ways in which the government can incentivize private sector engagement in adaptation.

How much private sector adaptation and adaptation finance can be identified depends on the interpretation of the concept of adaptation. Under a broad interpretation, the domestic private sector in particular can contribute substantially to adaptation, both directly and indirectly, through its investments and activities. However, the international private sector’s role in financing adaptation should be analysed under a strict interpretation of adaptation and appears limited.

This is highly policy relevant, given that international political debates increasingly stress the importance of private climate finance, yet are constrained by vagueness around the private sector’s role in adaptation finance. This paper conceptualises and scrutinizes private sector engagement in adaptation and adaptation finance in developing countries. It concludes that the domestic private sector in particular can contribute substantially to adaptation in direct and indirect ways, and that domestic policies incentivize such contributions. However, international private financing of adaptation is more limited and its analysis requires a stricter interpretation of adaptation. Private sector engagement in adaptation and adaptation finance can supplement, but not substitute, public investments in adaptation. These limitations are particularly important when discussing private adaptation finance as part of the developed countries’ pledge to mobilize USD 100 billion of climate finance per annum from 2020 onwards.

Please contact me or visit the DIE website for more publications on climate finance.

Best regards,

Pieter Pauw

German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)

Subject: Climate Investments Funds Communications Update: New CIF Blogs and News Articles on the CIF from global media outlets

Dear CIF Partners,

We would like to share with you recent updates to the CIF Voices blog  and news articles on CIF projects.
CIF Voices (Blogs)

EBRD: Joining forces to accelerate climate investments
Oct 2
Addressing the challenges of climate change requires cooperation, collaboration, and commitment. The EBRD has responded to calls to finance clean energy projects through its own investments and by participating in the implementation of multi-donor funds such as the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF).
Galleries and Buses: Engaging Stakeholders with Tajikistan’s PPCR Scorecards
 
Sept 30
Tajikistan is considered the country most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change in Central Asia, not to mention one of the poorest. Building adaptive capacity for climate change is one of the main activities of Tajikistan’s Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) and in early May, a broad range of stakeholders gathered in the capital Dushanbe to share, discuss and assess the progress being made in this area.
Climate Finance: Lessons from the Front Lines
Sept 2
Climate change presents serious and growing risks to the global economic system, with a number of recent studies showing the impact that climate change is already having on livelihoods and business models. For example, extreme weather, which can be exacerbated by climate change, caused economic losses of US$2.6 trillion from 1980 to 2012
International public finance supports South Africa’s deployment of concentrated solar power
Aug 20
Among emerging economies, South Africa has particular potential for solar power because of the country’s excellent solar resources. While fossil fuel power generation currently provides over 90% of its electricity, South Africa is seeking to reduce its reliance on carbon-intensive coal-based energy.
Brazil aims to lower carbon emissions using new agriculture technologies in the Cerrado Biome
Aug 7
The world population is on track to reach 9.7 billion people by 2050. With this in mind, Brazilian agriculture experts are urgently trying to develop a sustainable system capable of addressing a strain on the global food supply through new agriculture technologies to increase productivity with low carbon emissions.
CIF News from MDB partners
World Bank Group Climate Lending Grows to Over $11 Billion
IBRD, Sept 9
To scale up resources for climate action, the World Bank Group is also demonstrating innovative ways to mobilize and leverage finance and markets.Climate finance plays a key role here, providing resources to address risks and build readiness. The World Bank Group has successfully facilitated access to a menu of climate finance instruments, as seen by growing commitments to projects from the Global Environment Facility as well as in carbon finance and the Climate Investment Funds (CIF)
EBRD invests in hydropower in Tajikistan
EBRD, Sept 2
After careful study, the EBRD has committed itself to investing approximately US$ 75.7 million, which includes US$ 21 million in donor funds – a US$ 10 million loan and a US$ 11 million grant from the Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience.
Ghana and Mexico to Explore Forest Accounts
Waves Partnership
Ghana and Mexico are two of eight countries that are part of the Forest Investment Program (FIP), a targeted program of the Strategic Climate Fund (SCF), which is one of two funds within the framework of the Climate Investment Funds (CIF). The FIP supports developing country efforts to reduce deforestation and forest degradation and promote sustainable forest management that leads to emissions reductions and enhancement of forest carbon stocks (REDD+).
CIF News from other global media outlets
From Rio to New York – the (long) path towards a safer planet

The Guardian, Sept 29
On 23 September 2014, U

N secretary general Ban Ki-moon convened more than 100 heads of state and other world leaders in New York City to develop a concrete climate action plan. GEF’s commitment to international action was also announced in New York and includes promoting renewable energy, energy efficiency, sustainable land and forest management, oceans’ health and sustainable cities, as well as reducing short-lived climate forcers and removing deforestation from the global commodity supply chains. To expand our impact, we will strengthen our collaboration with partner entities such as the World Bank’s Climate Investment Funds and the recently established Green Climate Fund, following Ban Ki-moon’s leadership to increase the volume, effectiveness and reach of climate finance.
Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture
US Department of State, Sept 25
U.S. support to the international Climate Investment Funds (CIF), including the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR), helps the most vulnerable countries protect their economies and citizens from the negative effects of climate change. Agriculture and land management are one of the key sectors supported by the PPCR. The Forest Investment Program (FIP) is providing more than $600 million for activities to address reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation – often with significant agriculture components – in Brazil, Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Indonesia, Laos, Mexico, and Peru.
The deepest cuts
Economist, September 20
So The Economist has made a stab at a global comparison of carbon-mitigation efforts. Chart 1 is the result. It ranks 20 policies and courses of action according to how much they have done to reduce the atmosphere’s stock of greenhouse gases. We have used figures from governments, the EU and UN agencies. As far as we know, this exercise has not been carried out before.
Waste to Energy Taking Off in Nepal with CIF Investment
WMW, September 19
The project will receive $8 million from the ‘Scaling up Renewable Energy’ programme run by the CIF, itself a $7.6 billion international financing mechanism to support low-carbon development and adaptation to climate change in developing countries.
MDBs Pledge to Enhance Climate Finance Action
IISD, September 15
On leveraging resources, the statement notes that the MDBs’ sound financial structures and long-term loans are increasing other investors’ confidence to participate in climate finance projects, thereby increasing the scale of finance provided. As an example of the donors’ role in catalyzing finances, the statement informs that US$8 billion in public funds issued under the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) are expected to mobilize a total of US$55 billion from private and public source

Africa Practice: Media Monitor and Intelligence Update
 Sept 3
“The additional donor support for energy transformation is a clear sign of confidence in the success we have already seen taking place in low-income countries in Africa and other regions, and a sign of developing countries continuing enthusiasm to commit to Climate Investment Funds-style transformation,” – Erastus Wahome, Kenyan representative and co-chair of the Climate Investment Funds – Scaling Up Renewable Energy in Low Income Countries Program (SREP).
Africa on the Rise
Energy Digital,  Sept 3
At the semi-annual Climate Investment Funds governing body meeting, funding and operational support for nine low-income African countries to transform their renewable energy services was announced.  The countries gaining this support are Benin, Ghana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Uganda, and Zambia. This is a big step forward for the continent, as these 9 countries join the ranks of 16 others in piloting the CIF’s climate-smart investment scheme.
Please look out for further updates soon.
Sincerely,
Steven Shalita
Senior Communications Officer
Administrative Unit
Climate Investment Funds


Subject: Join us for an EbA and the Post-2015 Development Agenda Side Event at the Rio Conventions Pavilion at CBD COP 12 on October 9, from 4:45 – 6:00 pm

 Dear colleagues,

Join us for our exciting EbA Side Event at the Rio Conventions Pavilion at CBD COP 12 in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea, on October 9, 4:45 – 6:00 PM.

This side event is organized by UNDP on behalf of the BMUB-UNEP-UNDP-IUCN EbA in Mountains programme and we will look at how ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) can contribute to the broader Post-2015 development agenda.

Healthy ecosystems deliver critical goods and services that underpin socio-economic development. People depend on their services for their wellbeing and livelihoods. However, due to climate change and other impacts, many ecosystems have become degraded or negatively affected. For example, melting of glaciers are causing temporary flooding and later droughts and intense rainfalls are causing frequent landslides. EbA uses sustainable management, conservation and restoration of natural and agro-ecosystems, taking into account anticipated climate change impact trends, to reduce the vulnerability and improve the resilience of ecosystems and people to climate change impacts.

To set the stage, the first presentation will briefly present the current status of the new Sustainable Development Goals. Then the following two presentations will highlight some concrete examples of how two different EbA programmes are contributing towards key SDG foci, namely food security and disaster risk reduction. A fourth presentation will outline a broader perspective on ecosystem-based adaptation as an integral part of climate resilient development.

The presentations will segue into a moderated expert panel discussion that will take its point of departure from the following questions:

  • EbA – Is it business-as-usual natural resources management and conservation, or is it contributing something new to broader sustainable development? If yes, how? 
  • Can we achieve the SDGs / sustainable development without EbA?

 16:45   Opening remarks

            Caroline Petersen, Senior Technical Advisor – UNDP-GEF Ecosystems and Biodiversity / Head UNDP Biodiversity Programme a.i.   

16:50   Setting the stage: The current status of the future Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

            Tine Rossing, Knowledge Manager, BMUB-UNDP-UNEP-IUCNB Mountain EbA Programme 

17:00   How the BMUB/UNDP/UNEP/IUCN Ecosystem-based Adaptation in Mountain Ecosystems Programme is contributing towards food security in Uganda, Peru and Nepal

            Ronald Kaggwa, Environmental Economist, Uganda National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) 

17:10   How the EU/UNEP Coastal Ecosystems-based Adaptation Project in SIDS is contributing towards the disaster risk reduction in the Seychelles and Grenada

            Aria R. St. Louis, Head of Environment Division, Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Forestry, Fisheries and Environment, Government of Grenada 

17:20   Ecosystem-based adaptation as an integral part of climate resilient development

            Valerie Hickey, Practice Manager for Global Programs in the Environment and Natural Resources Global Practice, World Bank 

17:30   Panel discussion (facilitated by Tine Rossing)

Caroline Petersen, Senior Technical Advisor – UNDP-GEF Ecosystems and Biodiversity / Head UNDP Biodiversity Programme a.i, UNDP  

Jacqueline Alder, Head, Marine Ecosystems Branch (FMEB), UNEP

Karin Zaunberger, Policy Officer, Environment Department, European Commission

Luis Antonio Sanchez Perales, Project Coordinator and Lead Expert on Public Finances / Peru Focal Point, BIOFIN, UNDP Peru

Oscar J. Guevara, Climate Change Adaptation Specialist, Programa Subregional Amazonas Norte & Choco Darien, WWF Colombia

  Coffee/tea with biscuits will be provided after the event

Tine Rossing 

UNDP Knowledge Manager (Consultant)

BMUB-UNDP-UNEP-IUCN Global Ecosystems-Based Adaptation in Mountain Ecosystems Program

Working from Vancouver, Canada

T: +1 604 271 4615  

Email: tine.rossing@undp.org

Mobile: +1 778 888 2609

Skype: tine.rossing

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climate-l digest: September 26, 2014

Subject: climate-l digest: September 26, 2014

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CLIMATE-L Digest for Friday, September 26, 2014.
1. Announcing @IISDRS Summary of #Climate2014
2. Announcing @IISDRS Summary and Video of the CCAC High-Level Assembly
3. #climate2014 photos and citation information
4. Climate Change Daily Feed – 26 September 2014 – Climate Change Policy & Practice

Climate Summit 2014, 23 September 2014 | New York, United States of America  http://www.iisd.ca/climate/cs/2014/

Climate Summit 2014 convened at UN Headquarters in New York, US, on 23 September 2014. The Summit brought together 100 Heads of State, together with government ministers and leaders from international organizations, business, finance, civil society and local communities, to mobilize the political support and momentum necessary to reach a global agreement on climate change in 2015 and galvanize action on the ground across all sectors.

The Summit began with a high-level opening ceremony, followed by three parallel plenaries hearing national action and ambition announcements by Heads of State and Government. The morning ended with a joint conclusion and a private sector forum high-level luncheon took place thereafter. National action and ambition announcements by ministers took place in two parallel plenaries in the afternoon.

During the afternoon, multilateral and multi-stakeholder action announcements took place in three parallel sessions addressing eight action areas: finance; energy; forests; agriculture; resilience; industry; transport; and cities. Thematic discussions also took place in parallel, on: climate science; voices from the climate front lines; climate, health and jobs; and the economic case for action.

A number of major initiatives, coalitions and commitments were announced or launched during the Summit, such as: the adoption of a New York Declaration on Forests, which contains commitments to halve the loss of natural forests by 2020 and strive to end it by 2030; a total pledge of US$2.3 billion made to the Green Climate Fund (GCF); the launch of the Global Alliance of Climate-Smart Agriculture; the announcement by the insurance industry of intention to create a climate risk investment framework by 2015 in Paris; and the launch of a new Compact of Mayors.

The Summary of this meeting is now available

in PDF format at http://www.iisd.ca/download/pdf/sd/crsvol172num18e.pdf   

and in HTML format at http://www.iisd.ca/climate/cs/2014/html/crsvol172num18e.html

Coverage of this meeting by IISD Reporting Services was funded by the Executive Office of the UN Secretary-General.

Langston James “Kimo” Goree VI
Vice President, Reporting Services and United Nations Liaison
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) – United Nations Office
300 E 56th St. Apt. 11D – New York, NY 10022  USA
Direct Line: +1 973 273 5860 Plaxo public business card: http://kimogoree.myplaxo.com  

Email: kimo@iisd.org Mobile phone: +12128107701 Skype: kimogoree Twitter: @kimogoree

Where: NYC through 30 September, 2-6 October Pyeongchang, 7 Bangkok, 8-12 cycling Joburg to Durban, 14-17 Pyeongchang

Subject: Announcing @IISDRS Summary and Video of the CCAC High-Level Assembly.

Fifth High-Level Assembly of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC)

22 September 2014 | New York, United States of America 

http://www.iisd.ca/climate/ccac/hla/

The fifth High-Level Assembly of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC) took place on 22 September 2014 in New York, US, ahead of the UN Climate Summit that took place on 23 September 2014 in New York. Attracting 197 representatives and partners, the Assembly convened at the New York Marriott East Side Hotel for a two-hour session on Monday 22 September.

The CCAC High Level Assembly opened with a pre-recorded message from the UN Secretary-General before proceeding to consider a number of initiatives to be presented on the floor of the UN Climate Summit. Participants also heard an update on the science of Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCPs), considered a summary of the CCAC’s highlights and progress during 2014 and key deliverables for the future, and discussed its deliverables for consideration at the Summit. The Coalition also appointed new Working Group Co-Chairs, approved its Steering Committee membership, and extended its mandate for another five years.

Members accepted an invitation from Switzerland to host the next High-Level Assembly in Geneva in May 2015 on the margins of the World Health Assembly, when members will invite their health counterparts to join them in a dialogue on mutual concerns.

The Summary of this meeting is now available

in PDF format at http://www.iisd.ca/download/pdf/sd/crsvol172num17e.pdf

and in HTML format at http://www.iisd.ca/climate/ccac/hla/html/crsvol172num17e.html

Our CCAC video is available at: http://www.iisd.ca/videos/climate/ccac-hla/

Coverage of this meeting by IISD Reporting Services was funded by the CCAC.

Langston James “Kimo” Goree VI
Vice President, Reporting Services and United Nations Liaison
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) – United Nations Office
300 E 56th St. Apt. 11D – New York, NY 10022  USA
Direct Line: +1 973 273 5860 Plaxo public business card: http://kimogoree.myplaxo.com  

Email: kimo@iisd.org Mobile phone: +12128107701 Skype: kimogoree Twitter: @kimogoree

Where: NYC through 30 September, 2-6 October Pyeongchang, 7 Bangkok, 8-12 cycling Joburg to Durban, 14-17 Pyeongchang

 

Subject: #climate2014 photos and citation information

 

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Vice President, Reporting Services and United Nations Liaison
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) – United Nations Office
300 E 56th St. Apt. 11D – New York, NY 10022  USA
Direct Line: +1 973 273 5860 Plaxo public business card: http://kimogoree.myplaxo.com  

Email: kimo@iisd.org Mobile phone: +12128107701 Skype: kimogoree Twitter: @kimogoree

Where: NYC through 30 September, 2-6 October Pyeongchang, 7 Bangkok, 8-12 cycling Joburg to Durban, 14-17 Pyeongchang

Subject: climate-l digest: September 26, 2014

 CLIMATE-L Digest for Friday, September 26, 2014.
1. Announcing @IISDRS Summary of #Climate2014
2. Announcing @IISDRS Summary and Video of the CCAC High-Level Assembly
3. #climate2014 photos and citation information
4. Climate Change Daily Feed – 26 September 2014 – Climate Change Policy & Practice

 

Subject: Announcing @IISDRS Summary of #Climate2014

Climate Summit 2014, 23 September 2014 | New York, United States of America

http://www.iisd.ca/climate/cs/2014/         

Climate Summit 2014 convened at UN Headquarters in New York, US, on 23 September 2014. The Summit brought together 100 Heads of State, together with government ministers and leaders from international organizations, business, finance, civil society and local communities, to mobilize the political support and momentum necessary to reach a global agreement on climate change in 2015 and galvanize action on the ground across all sectors.

The Summit began with a high-level opening ceremony, followed by three parallel plenaries hearing national action and ambition announcements by Heads of State and Government. The morning ended with a joint conclusion and a private sector forum high-level luncheon took place thereafter. National action and ambition announcements by ministers took place in two parallel plenaries in the afternoon.

During the afternoon, multilateral and multi-stakeholder action announcements took place in three parallel sessions addressing eight action areas: finance; energy; forests; agriculture; resilience; industry; transport; and cities. Thematic discussions also took place in parallel, on: climate science; voices from the climate front lines; climate, health and jobs; and the economic case for action.

A number of major initiatives, coalitions and commitments were announced or launched during the Summit, such as: the adoption of a New York Declaration on Forests, which contains commitments to halve the loss of natural forests by 2020 and strive to end it by 2030; a total pledge of US$2.3 billion made to the Green Climate Fund (GCF); the launch of the Global Alliance of Climate-Smart Agriculture; the announcement by the insurance industry of intention to create a climate risk investment framework by 2015 in Paris; and the launch of a new Compact of Mayors.

The  Summary of this meeting is now available 

in PDF format at http://www.iisd.ca/download/pdf/sd/crsvol172num18e.pdf   

and in HTML format at http://www.iisd.ca/climate/cs/2014/html/crsvol172num18e.html

Coverage of this meeting by IISD Reporting Services was funded by the Executive Office of the UN Secretary-General.

 

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CLIMATE-L Digest for Tuesday, September 30, 2014.
1. Blog post: new submissions on the 2015 climate agreement and a missing part
2. Invitation to TERI’s national conference on Climate Resilient Coastal Cities- 10 October 2014
3. ICSEA Programme of Activities wins the 2014 international award
4. ON THE WAY TO LIMA AND PARIS: THE EU’S ROLE IN INTERNATIONAL CLIMATE POLICY – Recording available
5. CDC Climat Research ||  SUMO  |  What incentives to climate change mitigation through harvested wood products in the current french policy framework?   |  Annual Conference CEC   |   ICAP
6. ‘Adapting to an Uncertain Climate – Lessons From Practice’ – NOW AVAILABLE
7. New publication: “Downstream Voices” on wetland solutions to reducing disaster risk
8. China Carbon Forum Insights
9. UPCOMING EVENT: ICCG International Lecture given by R. A. Houghton and 2013 ICCG Climate Think Tank Ranking Award ceremony, October 2, h. 5:00 pm
10. Climate Change Daily Feed – 30 September 2014 – Climate Change Policy & Practice
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Subject: Blog post: new submissions on the 2015 climate agreement and a missing part

In this new blog post Joy Hyvarinen comments on recent Party submissions to the ADP and argues that the 2015 agreement could be badly flawed.

http://www.field.org.uk/blog/2014/09/29/new-country-submissions-on-the-2015-climate-agreement-and-a-missing-part

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Subject: Invitation to TERI’s national conference on Climate Resilient Coastal Cities- 10 October 2014
Dear All,
As part of its ‘Climate Resilient Infrastructure Services’ (CRIS) Program under the larger ‘Climate Change Resilient Development (CCRD)’ Project, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is supporting low-lying and coastal cities in developing countries to increase the climate resilience of their infrastructure services. In India, USAID is supporting The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) under the CRIS program in helping the cities of Panaji, Goa and Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh to plan for and implement climate risk management strategies as an integral part of city development.
In order to share the outcomes and learning of this program, TERI is organising a National Conference on ‘Climate Resilient Coastal Cities’ on 10 October, 2014 in New Delhi. The conference intends to generate awareness and dialogue on climate change issues and resilience planning of coastal cities in developing countries. It is also intended as a platform for peer knowledge exchange and dissemination of the experiences and learning from the CRIS program as part of the larger CCRD project in India and beyond for up scaling and replication of such initiatives.
Conference Highlights:
*Release of TERI’s documentary on impact of climate change on infrastructure and assets in coastal cities.
*Release of case study briefs and a working paper on TERI’s year long study in Panaji and Visakahapatnam.
For attending the conference, please register here:
http://www.teriin.org/events/climateresilient.php
Refer to the attached agenda of the program or visit our page:
http://www.teriin.org/index.php?option=com_events&task=details&sid=722&Itemid=110
Best Regards,
Rozita Singh
Research Associate
Sustainable Habitat Division, TERI
rozita.singh@teri.res.in

Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:25:35 +0200
Subject: ICSEA Programme of Activities wins the 2014 international award

ICSEA PoA: AEE Awards Announcement

Dear colleagues and friends!

We are pleased to inform you that our pioneering programme Improved Cook Stoves for East Africa (ICSEA) has been selected by the Awards Committee of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) to receive the 2014 Innovative Energy Project of the Year International Award. The award will be presented on October 1 at the World Energy Engineering Congress (WEEC) in Washington DC.

ICSEA is a CDM/Gold Standard Programme of Activities (PoA) developed and implemented by the Uganda Carbon Bureau (UCB); the world’s first multi-country PoA, that operates on an open-access fair trade basis. ICSEA’s first Component Project Activity (CPA) is the stove programme of the International Lifeline Fund in northern Uganda. A video about ICSEA and the first CPA can be seen on the webpage of the UNFCCC’s CDM Sights and Sounds 2014 (CDM PoA 7014).

We gratefully thank our many supporters for the confidence they have shown in us. This success would not have been achieved without them: Nordic Climate Facility, KfW, GIZ, Bundesministerium für Umwelt (BMU), DFID, CARE Denmark, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, Nexus Carbon for Development, CTI Private Financing Advisory Network , World Bank.

More about the AEE International Awards can be found in the AEE official press release.

On behalf of the Uganda Carbon Bureau and the International Lifeline Fund,

Saša Eichberger (MBA;MSE; CMVP®)   

sashaeich@live.com

Subject: ON THE WAY TO LIMA AND PARIS: THE EU’S ROLE IN INTERNATIONAL CLIMATE POLICY – Recording available
IES WEBINAR:
‘ON THE WAY TO LIMA AND PARIS: THE EU’S ROLE IN INTERNATIONAL CLIMATE POLICY’
Recording of the debate available now:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJUf5zB7fXY.
On 22 September 2014, 12-13h CEST, the Institute for European Studies (IES), Vrije Universiteit Brussel, organised the webinar ‘On the way to Lima and Paris: the EU’s role in international climate policy.’
In this webinar, Maurizio Di Lullo (General Secretariat, Council of the EU), Lisanne Groen (Institute for European Studies), Sebastian Oberthür (Institute for European Studies) and Thomas Spencer (IDDRI), presented their thoughts about the EU’s role in the negotiations within the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) towards a new global agreement to be adopted in Paris in December 2015.
The speakers touched upon various issues, such as: looking back at previous UNFCCC meetings, identifying steps to take towards a 2015 Paris agreement and core objectives of the EU for Paris, the current constellation of interests of negotiating parties within the UNFCCC, EU internal dynamics (including the ratification process of the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol), what the EU can do to play a leadership role, and the possible/necessary contents of a Paris agreement. After the presentations, the speakers answered questions that were posed by the audience, which participated online.
Feel free to watch and listen to the recording of the debate by following this link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJUf5zB7fXY.
Subject: CDC Climat Research || SUMO | What incentives to climate change mitigation through harvested wood products in the current french policy framework? | Annual Conference CEC | ICAP

Publications written by CDC Climat Research

Tendances Carbone n°94 – September 2014

SUMO policies: smart monetary policies aimed at giving a boost to green investments

By Camille Ferron and Romain Morel

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Our analysis: Funding for the energy transition was one of the key themes of the summit organised by Ban Ki-moon, held in New York on September 23. An approach increasingly discussed is the use of green monetary policies – or SUMO policies (Smart Unconventional Monetary policies).

 This acronym covers several kinds of non-conventional monetary policies: (i) the use of Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) issued by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), (ii) green quantitative easing, and (iii) the issue of carbon certificates.

These mechanisms have a high potential to offer attractive financing conditions for green projects, while reducing the specific risks to which they are exposed. In addition, they may be accompanied by joint macro-economic benefits such as reinvigorate investment, credit and growth. However, the implementation of such mechanisms requires a certain number of issues to be resolved beforehand. These issues might include: guaranteeing that they will not lead to any further inflation, reaching multilateral agreements, mobilizing the private sector, insuring the ex-ante and ex-post environmental integrity of eligible projects, etc…

Other Key Subjects Covered:

  • New EU Commissioner: Miguel Arias Cañete (Spain) has been appointed as the new energy and climate commissioner.
  • EU ETS Reform: Denmark, Latvia, Slovenia, and Sweden support Germany’s proposal for the mechanism becoming operational ahead of schedule as from 2017.
  • Climate and Energy package 2030: the European Commission has published a new proposal at the end of July with the goal of improving energy efficiency by 30% in 2030

Climate Report n°47September 2014

What incentives to climate change mitigation through harvested wood products in the current french policy framework?

By Mariana Deheza, Carmen N’Goran and Valentin Bellassen

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  • Beyond the important role that forests play in the fight against climate change through the sequestration of carbon in their biomass, wood products also contribute to climate change mitigation  through three channels: material substitution, energy substitution and carbon sequestration in the wood products
  • This Climate Report identifies French policies that have an impact on climate change mitigation by wood products through these three mitigation channels. Our analysis asserts that similar to the context at the EU level, the current national policy framework incentives are mostly directed to the “energy wood” sector. These incentives include fiscal and financial instruments.  Material substitution is less encouraged, the few associated incentives are rarely binding and significant public or private resources are still lacking.
  • Future measures planned in both the National Action Plan for the Future of Wood Industry and the future law for the agriculture and forestry sector could potentially balance this disequilibrium.

Events and news from CDC Climat Research

  Annual Conference of the Climate Economics Chair – October 15, 2014

Economic instruments in the climate negotiations

For further information

 CDC Climat is pleased to invite you to the Annual Conference of the Climate Economics Chair – a joint initiative by Paris-Dauphine University, CDC Climat and Total, under the aegis of the Europlace Institute of Finance.

ICAP Summer School – International Carbon Action Partnership

6th edition organised by the French Ministry of Ecology

For further information

CDC Climat hosted the 6th ICAP Summer School, plateform for dialogue launched in 2007 for the public authorities engaging in the implementation of carbon markets. During two weeks, this Summer School brought together French and European experts and around thirty decision makers, professionals and researchers from emerging and developing countries (China, India, Turkey, Kazakhstan, etc…)

Emilie Alberola and Benoît Leguet (CDC Climat Research) presented their expertise on carbon markets and the role of its mechanisms in the perspective of the COP21.

As always, don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or comments which you may have via the following address: research@cdcclimat.com

 We wish you happy reading,

Benoît Leguet

Managing Director, Head of Research / Directeur de la recherche

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To receive regular updates on our publications, send your contact information to research@cdcclimat.com

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Subject: ’Adapting to an Uncertain Climate – Lessons From Practice’ – NOW AVAILABLE


Dear Colleagues,


On behalf of the editors it is a pleasure to announce the publication of the book ‘Adapting to an Uncertain Climate – Lessons from Practice’ which I believe can be relevant and useful to your work.
The book intends to benefit a wide suit of decision-makers, policy developers, advisors, knowledge brokers, practitioners, researchers and others interested in dealing with uncertainty in climate adaptation decision-making, by using real life cases to provide lessons and insights on how to address distinct and relevant uncertainties.
It aims to assist informed decision-making and provides the reader with guidance and recommendations that emanate from situations were uncertainties had to be addressed in real climate adaptation decisions.
This book is one of the multiple outcomes of the CIRCLE-2 Joint Initiative on Climate Uncertainties (you can find more information at
www.circle-era.eu).
You can also find it available online in paperback and e-book format at
www.springer.com.
Feel free to disseminate the book to colleagues you think may find it interesting and relevant to their own work.  I hope you enjoy the reading!
Best regards,
Tiago Capela Lourenço
Subject: New publication: “Downstream Voices” on wetland solutions to reducing disaster risk

 Dear all,

I would like to notify you of a new publication that Wetlands International launched last week, called “Downstream Voices” – Wetland solutions to Reducing Disaster Risk.

In this new publication, internationally renowned author Fred Pearce takes you along his journey to three large river basins in India, Mali and Senegal where Wetlands International improves water resource management and the condition of wetlands to make communities more resilient to extreme weather events and impacts from climate change.

This report makes the case for addressing ecosystem degradation as one of the root causes of risk and vulnerability and for opting for ecosystem-based solutions as a way to reduce disaster risk, adapt to climate change and build community resilience.  It focuses on water-related hazards in particular, as they make up a vast majority of risks, and are often exacerbated by inadequate water and natural resource management. 

Jane Madgwick, CEO of Wetlands International: “We are thrilled to launch ‘Downstream Voices’ which shares some of our experiences and illustrates how improving the management of wetlands helps to reduce water-related disaster risks, from the village level all the way up to the wider landscape and watershed. With this book we hope to open the eyes of governments, development and aid organisations, environmental experts and engineers. We invite them to embrace this new way of thinking and to collaborate better for a safer world”.

 Download “Downstream Voices” here. I hope you enjoy reading it!

 With best regards,

Susanna Tol

Senior Communications and Advocacy Officer

Wetlands International

P.O. Box 471, 6700AL Wageningen, The Netherlands / Tel: +31(0)318 660927

www.wetlands.org

“We safeguard and restore wetlands for people and nature”

Subject: China Carbon Forum Insights

Dear colleagues,

Last week China Carbon Forum began a new initiative: CCF Insights. CCF Insights is aimed at enhancing engagement with our network and will be distributed regularly, covering topical and relevant issues relating to climate change policy in China.
If you would like receive CCF Insights as well as other updates from China Carbon Forum, including reports from our most recent events, please notify us at: forum@chinacarbon.info
Please follow the link to the first of the CCF Insights series, 
China’s ‘War on Pollution’ and its impact on climate change mitigation.
Sincerely,

Huw Slater,

Research & Projects Manager,

China Carbon Forum 中国碳

www.chinacarbon.info 

Subject: UPCOMING EVENT: ICCG International Lecture given by R. A. Houghton and 2013 ICCG Climate Think Tank Ranking Award ceremony, October 2, h. 5:00 pm

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Upcomingevent

ICCG INTERNATIONAL LECTURE
Beyond REDD+: What management of land can and cannot do to help control atmospheric CO2

Given by: Richard A. Houghton, acting president of the Woods Hole Research Center, 2013 ICCG Climate Think Tank Ranking Award’s winner
October 2nd 2014 – 5:00 pm
ICCG, Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice – Italy
The lecture will be also broadcasted via live streaming 
at this link
REDD+ is a good start for reducing the emissions of carbon from land, but there are more ambitious management practices that might be needed to stabilize the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere almost immediately. Stopping deforestation and degradation (1 PgC/yr), letting forests grow and substituting harvested wood products for energy intensive products (steel, concrete) in construction (1-3 PgC/yr), and re-establishing forests on unproductive lands that once supported forests (1 PgC/yr) could, all together, stabilize the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere for a long enough period (about 50 years) to develop renewable alternatives to replace fossil fuels. Even such an ambitious program, however, might not succeed if the warming of the earth changes current carbon sinks to sources, such as might be expected if permafrost thaws or if tropical forests suffer die-off from repeated droughts. We need a mechanism of debits and credits not only for managed lands, but for lands (and oceans) that are not actively managed, but which may, nevertheless, affect atmospheric CO2.

During the event, the Director of the International Center for Climate Governance, Carlo Carraro, will be pleased to reward the winner of the contest “2013 ICCG Climate Think Tank Ranking Award“. The competition was created as part of the ICCG Think Thank Map observatory in 2013. With the aim of recognizing the excellence of the main Institutions addressing the climate issue worldwide, ICCG every year publishes a ranking of the best think tanks active in the field of climate change economics and policy. The ranking takes into account the quality of a think tank in conducting research and its role in influencing climate and energy policy.
*A cocktail will follow.
**Admission free subject to availability. Registration is required.
Contact:
events@iccgov.org (Silvia Nevi).

About the “ICCG Newsletter”
The ICCG newsletter is the informative report on national and international events, important deadlines and web
updates from the International Center for Climate Governance. It provides an easy-to-read brief on ICCG activities
and research.

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Subject: Climate Change Daily Feed – 30 September 2014 – Climate Change Policy & Practice

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 Subject: climate-l digest: September 29, 2014
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CLIMATE-L Digest for Monday, September 29, 2014.
1. New Book on Sea Level Rise, Coastal Climate Change Adaptation and Integrated Coastal Zone Management Law
2. New Video: #PeoplesClimate March – Action4Climate Featured
3. range shifts in India
4. Sustainability Science Congress October 22-24
5. Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Training Kit available online!
6. Request for Expression of Interest: Private Financing Advisory Network – Asia
7. Climate Change Daily Feed – 29 September 2014 – Climate Change Policy & Practice
8. Special Request: 2014 Reader Survey

 

Subject: New Book on Sea Level Rise, Coastal Climate Change Adaptation and Integrated Coastal Zone Management Law

 Dear Climate-l Readers:

My new book, Towards Sustainable Coastal Development: Institutionalizing Integrated Coastal Zone Management and Coastal Climate Change Adaptation in South Asia, has been published by Martinus Nijhoff/Bill as vol. 20 of the Legal Aspects of Sustainable Development Series. Please see the back cover blurb and the preface, highlighted below. More details can be accessed at: 

http://www.brill.com/products/book/towards-sustainable-coastal-development

Kind regards,

Tony George Puthucherril

Research Associate

Marine & Environmental Law Institute

Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada

BACK COVER BLURB:

Coastal areas around the world are severely stressed due to a myriad of human activities and marine pollution. They are now being affected detrimentally by climate change and sea level rise as well. One major theater most acutely impacted by these phenomena is coastal South Asia, an overcrowded region with low adaptive capacities. Drawing on the experiences of coastal countries and regions beyond South Asia, Towards Sustainable Coastal Development: Institutionalizing Integrated Coastal Zone Management and Coastal Climate Change Adaptation in South Asia recommends operationalizing integrated coastal zone management and linking the same with coastal climate change adaptation under appropriately crafted coastal laws to facilitate a move towards sustainable coastal development    

Series Editor’s Preface

This is the twentieth volume in the Martinus Nijhoff series on Legal Aspects of Sustainable Development published under my General Editorship. The aim of this series is to publish works at the cutting edge of legal scholarship that address both the practical and the theoretical aspects of this important concept.

I am very pleased to be able to include this work by Dr Tony George Puthucherril in this series. It is in fact his second volume in the series. The previous volume, published in 2010, was the first major assessment of the 2009 International Maritime Organization’s International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships.[1] The industry he discussed in that work is based mainly in South Asia, with notoriously hazardous working conditions. He returns to the South Asia region in this volume – which is the revised version of his doctoral thesis at the Dalhousie University Law School.

Dr Puthucherril starts his work with a quotation from The Mahabharata, an ancient Hindu text, which relates vividly how the ocean overwhelmed Lord Krishna’s city of Dwaraka. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in its 2014 Assessment Report predicts sea level rises over the next century which although more gradual seem likely to have similarly apocalyptic impacts on low lying areas and cities of the world, particularly in the Pacific and South Asia.  The only long term solution is of course global agreement on hard hitting greenhouse gas mitigation measures, but in the meantime there is a lot that can be done to manage and adapt to coastal changes. The main tools are integrated coastal zone management and establishing linkage to systematic adaptation measures. International funding for this is being developed through bilateral mechanisms as well as from the Global Environment Facility and the new UNFCCC Green Climate Fund.  

This volume contains an encyclopedic treatment of the state of coastal zone law and coastal management regimes in South Asia. The author’s basic premise is that a proactive approach will be necessary in the region to address the large scale climatic impacts that can be expected. Obviously a great deal remains to be done. Based on a scholarly assessment of lessons to be learned from other regions, the work provides a comprehensive blueprint for regional action. It is also an important contribution to our understanding of sustainability in the context of coastal development in the age of climate change. 

David Freestone

Washington DC

[1] Tony George Puthucherril, From Shipbreaking to Sustainable Ship Recycling: Evolution of a Legal Regime. (Legal Aspects of Sustainable Development, Vol. 5), Brill, Leiden and Boston, 2010.

Subject: New Video: #PeoplesClimate March – Action4Climate Featured

Dear all,
a quick note to present Connect4Climate’s latest video:

http://www.connect4climate.org/blog/action4climate-films-featured-in-poem-that-brought-world-leaders-to-tears
On September 21st, from Manhattan to Melbourne, more than half a million people took to the streets to demand that world leaders make ambitious commitments to address the climate crisis.
See the highlights
WM unnamed

Connect4Climate has also put out a short video on the #PeoplesClimate March – see it here: http://youtu.be/da_oHXHYe2I

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJuRjy9k7GA

Action4Climate filmmakers contributed their footage to a moving presentation by Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner of her poem “Dear Matefele Peinam” at the opening of the UN Climate Summit, which triggered a standing ovation in the UN General Assembly.

Read more…

Best,

Max Thabiso Edkins
m:
+1 2026603676
medkins@worldbank.org
connect4climate.org

Subject: range shifts in India
My overview of shifts and extensions in species’ range in India due to
global warming has just been published yesterday in the Economic and
Political Weekly (EPW), India’s premier social sciences journal.
The link to the article is given below.
http://www.epw.in/insight/moving-home.html
Nagraj Adve
India Climate Justice
nagraj.adve@gmail.com
09910476553
Subject: Sustainability Science Congress October 22-24

Global Challenges: Achieving Sustainability
Sustainability Science Congress
October 22-24

By the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU)
Copenhagen, Denmark

 Scientists from more than 50 countries have already signed up to discuss global challenges and sustainable solutions. You can get the latest insight on water and food security, biodiversity, urbanisation, global governance, sustainable economy and other fundamental issues for sustainable development.

 With 15 parallel sessions and several keynote talks, the congress invites experts across disciplines to break down academic barriers and jumpstart a broader collaboration on sustainable solutions relevant for society. Also targeting businesses and policy makers, the congress aims to provide a platform for science-policy interface relevant for global challenges. The full programme is available here: http://sustainability.ku.dk/iarucongress2014/

The political interest is high with attendance of the Danish Prime Minister, the EU Climate Commissioner, the Executive Director of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network and the Danish Minister for Climate, Energy and Building.

Peter Bakker, President of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development will join an on-stage dialogue with leading scientists Johan Rockström from the Stockholm Resilience Center and Shiyi Chen from the China Center for Economic Studies focusing on solutions for growing societies sustainably.

It is a coalition of top research universities from all continents (The International Alliance of Research Universities) that is behind the congress. It is hosted by the University of Copenhagen in the capital of Denmark that has been awarded European Green Capital 2014.

For more information and registration visit http://sustainability.ku.dk/iarucongress2014/

Press has free entrance upon registration in advance.  

We hope to see you there!

Global Challenges: Achieving Sustainability

IARU Sustainability Science Congress

22 -24 October 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark

@GlobChallenges #iaru2014

Subject: Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Training Kit available online!

Dear Colleagues and Friends,  

We are pleased to inform you that the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Training Kit (CTK) is online at:

www.climatecentre.org/training (first-time users need to register, but will get immediate access).

We would be grateful if you could share this link widely within your networks.
The Climate Training Kit has been compiled in a collaboration between the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ (IFRC) Community Preparedness and Risk Reduction team with contributions from around the world. We thank all those who contributed to the products.

The interactive and flexible modules contain exercises, games, film clips, presentations, reading materials, and examples from many Red Cross Red Crescent National Societies.  The resources in this kit can be used to help understand and address climate-related risks in programming and activities in disaster risk reduction (DRR) and management, health, and in humanitarian diplomacy. The training materials can be used flexibly, for full climate change trainings but also small add-ons to workshops on other themes. 

While the kit has a Red Cross Red Crescent focus, we feel that the contents will be useful for practitioners more widely.

In addition, we have also created a short (1/2 hour) introductory online module about the humanitarian implications of climate change on the IFRC Learning Platform. This learning platform is also available free to anyone who registers on the welcome page: https://ifrc.csod.com/client/ifrc/default.aspx 

We will continue to update and strengthen the different modules.  We would be grateful for any feedback, new approaches, tools and insights that might strengthen the kit.

For such feedback please contact us at: kit@climatecentre.org

We hope you’ll find it useful!

Kind regards,

Climate Centre & IFRC CPRR team 

Rebecca McNaught

Senior Climate Advisor – Pacific
Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre
Mob Vanuatu:
+678 5345404
Mob Australia:
+61 412933212
PO BOX 3041, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
Skype: becmcnaught
mcnaught@climatecentre.org

Subject: Request for Expression of Interest: Private Financing Advisory Network – Asia
Greetings colleagues,
The Private Financing Advisory Network –Asia (PFAN-Asia) is issuing a Request for Expressions of Interest (REOI) to operate PFAN-Asia and develop innovative revenue streams to make it sustainable with minimal donor funding in the long term.  The Private Financing Advisory Network –Asia (PFAN-Asia) is a regional clean energy finance program that coordinates with a broad network of investors, entrepreneurs, and advisors to facilitate the accelerated development and financing of clean energy projects and companies throughout South and Southeast Asia.
Active in many regions worldwide, the Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN) is a global program network of clean energy finance mobilization activities that began in 2006.  PFAN was created by the Climate Technology Initiative (CTI) in cooperation with the Expert Group on Technology Transfer (EGTT) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
The REOI is the first step in a two-stage selection process designed to identify a regionally-based organization that possesses the will and the capacity to take over operations of PFAN-Asia on a sustained basis. The selected organization will receive financial and technical support from Deloitte and USAID in order to perform PFAN-Asia activities successfully.
The Request for Expressions of Interest document contains background information on PFAN-Asia and detailed instructions for potential Respondents. We encourage you to distribute the REOI document to any Southeast Asia-based group with the organizational wherewithal and technical capacity to perform and innovate-upon PFAN-Asia activities.
Warm regards,
The PFAN-Asia Project Team
Subject: Climate Change Daily Feed – 29 September 2014 – Climate Change Policy & Practice

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Climate change for Indigenous women

Dear all,

Please find following an opinion pice from Alina Saba on the relevance of the Climate Summit for Indigenous Women. Please share and consider commenting at the HP to show support for these kind of opinions from grassroots women getting media space.

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What Climate Change Means for Indigenous Peoples

Huffington Post

When I was born in an Indigenous Limbu village of Eastern Nepal, no one had heard of climate change. Our communities struggled to make their.

 

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CLIMATE DIGEST  climate-l digest: October 01, 2014

Date: Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:00:04 -0500

CLIMATE-L Digest for Wednesday, October 01, 2014.

1. IDRC – Climate Change and Water news
2. Novartis and Centre de Suivi Ecologique win annual climate Adaptation Prize 3. Web app for coastal cities and sea level rise and software tool for students
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5. 2014 U.S. Coal Mine Methane Conference
6. Call for abstracts: Climate Change and Sustainable Development Communication in SIDS
7. Climate Change Daily Feed – 1 October 2014 – Climate Change Policy & Practice
8. Newsletter 3/2014 The German contribution to international climate finance
9. Global Resilience Challenge announced; call for applications
10. New analysis: Will China Save the World, Or Destroy It?
11. Climate Policy Observer,  the new website on climate and energy policies
12. Asia Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum: Strengthening Partnerships for a Climate Resilient Asia Pacific
13. WORLD OCEAN RADIO: A monthly summary
14. New Report on REDD in Peru
15. Deep Decarbonization report: Australia, 15 countries – UN SDSN


Subject: IDRC – Climate Change and Water news
Dear colleagues,
Attached is the latest issue of the CCW Bulletin, quarterly updates from the Climate Change and Water program at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC).
In this issue:
- Securing food and water in Pakistan’s vulnerable Indus River basin
- Interview series: IDRC-funded research on climate change adaptation
- Community perceptions of climate change risks in South America’s Atlantic coasts
- River Plate communities build resilience in the face of climate change
- Climate change threats and adaptation for mangrove ecosystems in Peru
For more information about IDRC’s Climate Change and Water program, please visit: www.idrc.ca/ccw
Kind regards,
Nicole Lulham
Program Management Officer
Climate Change and Water program
International Development Research Centre

 

Subject: Novartis and Centre de Suivi Ecologique win annual climate Adaptation Prize

Dear Colleagues, 

Please join ND-Global Adaptation Index in congratulating the 2014 winners of the ND-Global Adaptation Index Corporate Adaptation Prize, honored at an event last week hosted by Baker & McKenzie in connection with Climate Week NYC and the United Nations Climate Summit:

  • ·         The Centre de Suivi Ecologique, based in Senegal, for its projects in three urban coastal areas with economic importance for fisheries and tourism and affected by coastal erosion. The project is a partnershipbetween the Centre, the Senegalese government and Dynamique Femmes, among others, and is financed by the Adaptation Fund.
  • ·         Novartis International AG for creating Social Ventures – shared-value business models that complement philanthropic and zero-profit initiatives – and its Healthy Family initiative that usesboth social and business components working together to create sustainable solutions.

Submissions were received representing projects in more than 30 countries and more than 20 topics from forestry, water and food to energy and health. Submissions were evaluated on their measurable adaptation progress, scalability, market impact and partnerships.  In addition to the award winners selected by the judges, there were several projects to watch, including:

1.      Abbott, in partnership with Partners in Health, for their Nourimanba social enterprise nutrition initiative in Haiti. 

2.      Andean Health and Development for their health training initiative in Ecuador.

3.      BASF, in partnership with Grameen Limited, for their mosquito net innovation in Bangladesh.

4.      Climate Change Unit of Delta State for their eco-cook stove initiative in Nigeria.

5.      Engility Corporation, in partnerships with local non-profits and USAID, creating the multi-sector Climate Change Resistant Development initiative in several countries including Kajikastan, Nepal and the Philippines.

6.      HSBC India, in partnership with the Jal Bhagirathi Foundation, for their potable water harvesting projects in India.

7.      Royal Green Technology Co., in partnership with the Animal Development Society, for their biofertilizer project in Egypt.

8.      South Pole Carbon, in partnership with Evidence Action, for facilitating investments in water purification projects in Kenya and Uganda 

The ND-Global Adaptation Index Corporate Adaptation Prize Winners and projects to watch demonstrate that scalable, corporate-driven climate adaptation is happening around the world and can inspire leaders from all sectors to galvanize initiatives that save lives and improve livelihoods in the face of global shifts. 

PRESS RELEASE | Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index honors unique climate-linked projects

Join us on November 5 in D.C. to discuss What’s New: Adapting to Global Shifts around the Globe  

Joyce Coffee  /   Managing Director

Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index, www.nd-gain.org

jcoffee@nd.edu 312 894 9028 (m) | 574 807 9322 (o)

@joycecoffee | climateadaptationexchange.com


Subject: Web app for coastal cities and sea level rise and software tool for students
 

Dear All,

Coastal cities are rapidly growing and sea levels are rising. The planning and disaster risk implications are profound. To encourage discussion of the issue a free web app was recently released as part of the Esri Global Disaster Resilience App Challenge. The app has a fantastic searchable database so you can access the potential sea level rise for virtually any place on any coastline of the world. The app applies the latest CMIP5 data and includes vertical land movement as a component and monthly anomalies. There is plenty of on-line documentation. 

As the judges of the competition noted: “Visually, this app was extremely compelling. It was an outstanding display of complicated data in a way that turned it into useful information at a glance. The judging team felt it was an exceptional tool for “science communication”, a strong example of how to take difficult phenomena like vertical land movement and sea-level rise and present it in a way that people can make sense of it. The judges unanimously commented that the exposure of the complex and rarely-discussed topic of vertical land movement made the app most intriguing.”

It is freely available at http://slr-cities.climsystems.com/

Also freely available for the growing number of students doing on-line climate courses is SimCLIM Lite. It is a comprehensive modeling system that includes limited GCM data for the world and a region and also site data so that students can explore extreme event analysis and other impact models. Quick start guides are included. The free software can be downloaded from: http://www.climsystems.com/simclim/lite/

We welcome feedback on these important tools for policy makers, planners and students.
Regards,

Dr. Peter B. Urich

Managing Director

CLIMsystems Ltd.  / P.O. Box 638 / Hamilton 3240 / New Zealand

Skype: climateproof / Office Phone: (64) (7)  834-2999 – Mobile: (64) 27-316-9777

Email: peter@climsystems.com   /   Online: http://climsystems.com/

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Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/CLIMsystems

Awards:

CLIMsystems 2014: Highly Commended: Climate Change Resilience Category: IPWEA, Tweed Heads, Australia.

http://www.ipwea.org/newzealand/blogs/pwpro/2014/08/13/sustainable-solutions-in-public-works-award-winners-revealed

CLIMsystems: 2013 Special Achievement Award in GIS, Esri UC, San Diego, CA.

http://events.esri.com/conference/sagList/?fa=Detail&SID=1729

CLIMsystems: 2011 Business Achievement Award Winner, Climate Change Business Journal

http://climsystems.com/about/news.php?view=29

CLIMsystems: 2009 Bayer Innovator of the Year

http://climsystems.com/about/award.php

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Subject: Stepping up towards UN climate neutrality – UNOPS to publish CERs ITB soon

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is planning to publish an Invitation to Bid (ITB) for Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) within the next few weeks.

UNOPS invites all project developers and carbon offsets traders to respond to the invitation to bid and offer credits that satisfy the quality requirements spelled out in the technical specifications.

During last week’s Climate Summit Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced that the entire United Nations system is stepping up its efforts to minimize its environmental impact: “The United Nations is doing its part. We will be climate neutral by 2020.”

The Invitation to Bid will be published at this link so interested parties should monitor this page frequently in the next weeks. 

 
Subject: 2014 U.S. Coal Mine Methane Conference
Apologies for any cross-postings
Coal mines are one of the largest sources of methane emissions, and
coal mine methane capture and use projects produce significant
environmental, safety and energy benefits.   The United States is
expected to become the most active market for coal mine
methane projects with the adoption of the California Air Resources
Board (CARB) Mine Methane Capture (MMC) protocol.
Please join us for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 2014
U.S. Coal Mine Methane Conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA from
November 18-20th this year as we explore the impact of the California
Cap-and-Trade program on mine methane capture projects.  In addition,
the conference will address other key technical, policy and program
issues affecting mine gas capture and use.
What:        The 2014 U.S. Coal Mine Methane (CMM) Conference.
When:       18-20 November 2014
Where:      Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA
Host:         The USEPA Coalbed Methane Outreach Program (CMOP)
Website:    http://www.cmm2014usconference.com
The full conference program, including a workshop on the CARB Mine Methane
Capture Protocol on Day 1, is available on the conference website.
For more information, please visit the conference website at
http://www.cmm2014usconference.com or
contact Mr. Clark Talkington or Ms. Elizabeth Olson,
Advanced Resources International (contractor to EPA), at
ctalkington@adv-res.com or eolson@adv-res.com.
Telephone:  +1 703 528 8420.
Best Regards,
Clark Talkington
Clark Talkington
Advanced Resources International, Inc. (contractor to USEPA)
4501 Fairfax Dr., Su. 910
Arlington, VA USA
22203
ctalkington@adv-res.com
+1 703 528 8421 ext 217

Subject: Call for abstracts: Climate Change and Sustainable Development Communication in SIDS
Environmental Communication Division at International Communication Association invites extended abstracts of 1,000 words for the High Density Session on Climate Change and Sustainable Development Communication in Small Island Developing States (SIDS).
The aim of the High Density Session is to promote research on climate change and sustainable development communication in low-lying coastal areas, in line with the UN effort to raise awareness about the unique challenges of climate change and sustainable development in SIDS. In this context, the UN has declared 2014 the International Year of Small Island Developing States. The venue of ICA 2015 is especially appropriate for this special session—Puerto Rico, a SIDS, and a member of the Alliance of Small Island Nations (AOSIS). Completed papers are due in mid-April.
The session will be divided into two parts: the 8 speakers will present their work first, and then, the participants will be split into small groups for discussions with the speaker of their choice. For additional details, please contact the session organizer, Jagadish Thaker at: cnmtjj@nus.edu.sg.
More info: http://enviro.icahdq.org/ohana/website/?p=88962387

Subject: Climate Change Daily Feed – 1 October 2014 – Climate Change Policy & Practice

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Subject: Newsletter 3/2014 The German contribution to international climate finance

Dear colleagues,

the website www.germanclimatefinance.de (in German: www.deutscheklimafinanzierung.de), jointly hosted by the Heinrich Böll Foundation, Oxfam Germany, Bread for the World and Germanwatch, offers background information, up to date analysis and a project database (database currently in German only) on Germany’s contribution to international climate finance.

Recent blog posts on www.germanclimatefinance.de:

We are more than happy to receive your critique, comments and ideas. Enjoy the reading!

Warm regards,

LiliFuhr
ReferentinInternationaleUmweltpolitik/
DepartmentHeadEcologyandSustainableDevelopment
Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung
Schumannstraße8
D-10117Berlin
T.+49(0)3028534304
F.+49-(0)30285345304
M.+49(0)15140201775
E: fuhr@boell.de / www.boell.de

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Subject: Global Resilience Challenge announced; call for applications

On Friday, September 19, John Kerry, the US Secretary Of State, announced the launch of the Global Resilience Challenge. 

The Challenge is a three-stage grant competition focused on developing and implementing locally driven, high-impact solutions that build resilience in three focal regions: the Horn of Africa, the Sahel and South & Southeast Asia. 

Learn more at GlobalResiliencePartnership.org.   

In the first stage of the Global Resilience Challenge, diverse, cross-sector teams will assemble and submit proposals that demonstrate a locally-driven understanding of the barriers to building resilience in their focal region. Teams that advance to the second stage will receive up to $200,000 to further develop their problem statement and to develop a bold, innovative, scalable solution and implementation plan. And in the third and final stage, teams who have built the most promising solutions will receive initial funding on the order of $1 million to implement their transformative proposal–turning their ideas into reality.

The Challenge guidelines and FAQ can be downloaded at http://www.globalresiliencepartnership.org/

From the website, you can sign up for Challenge information updates, email alerts, and other information events hosted by the Global Resilience Partnership (go to the website, scroll down to the very bottom, and input your email address on the left). 

Follow us on twitter: @GRP_resilience

The Global Resilience Partnership is a collaboration between The U.S. Agency for International Development, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Swedish International Development Agency. 
Click for USAID news release

Best regards,

Pete Epanchin, Ph.D. 

Science & Technology Policy Fellow

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Office of the Global Climate Change Coordinator

Economic Growth, Education and Environment Bureau (E3) 

USAID | Washington, D.C.

tel: 202-216-3528 

Team up. Collaborate. Join the Challenge.

www.globalresiliencepartnership.org

Subject: New analysis: Will China Save the World, Or Destroy It? 

Dear Colleagues

China’s greenhouse gas emissions now surpass the combined total of the United Sates and the European Union. Unless China soon stops and reverses the rampant growth of its carbon emissions there will be no chance of preventing the descent into an unliveable planet. So global hopes for preventing climatic catastrophe, or at least avoiding the worst, now depend on how China’s political and economic system responds to the deafening alarm bells being rung by the world’s climate scientists. To think about this question it might help to pose it in a more historical form: “Can communism succeed where capitalism failed?” To read the post please go to:

http://clivehamilton.com/will-china-save-the-world-or-destroy-it/ 

Clive Hamilton
Professor of Public Ethics
Charles Sturt University
www.clivehamilton.com

Subject: Climate Policy Observer, the new website on climate and energy policies

Climate Policy Observer,  the new website on climate and energy policies
The International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG)
announces the birth of its Climate Policy Observer website, a new tool for understanding and investigating current international events on climate change in their political, economic and social implications
The new Climate Policy Observer website replaces the previous web platform, launched in 2012, and gathers ICCG studies on the evolution of climate policy, providing country by country news updates, summaries on climate and energy policies, and access to data, publications and official documents.
The new structure, with its fresh graphic design, enables rapid consultation of all the content available on individual Countries or specific topics ranging from international climate negotiations to the deployment of emissions trading, the development of renewable energy and low carbon emissions.
The goal is to provide clear and accessible information even to a non-specialized public, and to promote a broad dissemination of knowledge about what is happening nationally and internationally in regard to climate change. At the same time, the constant updating and accurate coverage of relevant topics make the new site a useful tool for specialists in the field too: researchers, policy makers, journalists and NGOs who seek a timely summary of often fragmented data.
The new online platform was presented at the Second Annual Conference of the Italian Society for Climate Sciences, two days of dialogue among scientists, researchers and policy makers, held at Ca ‘Foscari University in Venice.
To visit the website: climateobserver.org

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Subject: Asia Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum: Strengthening Partnerships for a Climate Resilient Asia Pacific

Dear colleagues,

Over 600 climate change adaptation scientists, government officials, representatives from civil society organizations, businesses and donors from more than 30 nations in the Asia and the Pacific region met in Kuala Lumpur today, to find new solutions to address the impacts of climate change.

Ø  Visit: http://www.asiapacificadapt.net/adaptationforum/2014  

Organized by the Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN), the three-day Asia Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum, now in its fourth year, is the largest gathering of adaptation practitioners in the region. These practitioners are meeting under the theme ‘Fostering strong partnerships to build a climate resilient Asia Pacific’, aligned with the “genuine and durable partnerships” theme of the UN Conference on Small Island Developing States held earlier in September this year.

Seven out of ten countries most vulnerable to climate change are from Asia Pacific. Extreme weather events, which have increased in frequency and intensity in the region, account for hundreds of billions of dollars in loss and damages. It is expected that by 2050, the number of people vulnerable to the effects of climate change will reach two billion, and will put natural and economic capital at high risk.

“Asia Pacific countries are generators of adaptation solutions. This Asia Pacific Adaptation Forum is a place to showcase these solutions. It is also the place to learn from others generating and implementing innovative ideas and practices to reduce the vulnerability of our region and its people from the all too evident impacts of a changing climate,” said Kaveh Zahedi, UNEP Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific.  

The Forum is taking place less than two weeks after the high level Climate Summit in New York. It serves as a regional platform for countries and institutions to respond to the call to action from the Summit with concrete actions to strengthen climate resilience and to mobilize political will for a meaningful legal agreement in 2015. It will address the role of governments, civil society and businesses in addressing climate change adaptation, the types of knowledge these actors use and need, and the forms of partnerships that are important for successful adaptation to climate change. It will also cover topics such as mainstreaming, finance, water-food-energy nexus, security, disaster risk reduction, ecosystems, cities and sea-level rise.

“The Honourable Prime Minister of Malaysia has stressed that new partnerships are critical for climate resilient development and in this context the relationship between government, business and society has to be pursued with greater intensity and seriousness to build resilience in Asia and the Pacific”, said Emeritus Professor Dr. Zakri Abdul Hamid, Science Advisor to the Prime Minister of Malaysia and Founding Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. The Office of the Science Advisor to the Prime Minister of Malaysia is hosting this event with technical support from the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, the National University of Malaysia.

APAN is a network supported by UNEP and regional partners that work to equip government officials with critical knowledge to design climate change adaptation measures, access needed finance and technologies, and build capacity to integrate climate change adaptation into national development policies.

For more information:

Bangkok: Ms. Satwant Kaur, Regional Information Officer, UNEP Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Tel: + (66 2) 2882127; Mobile: + (66 8) 17001376. E-mail: satwant.kaur@unep.org
Kuala Lumpur: Ms. Esther Lake, Knowledge Management Specialist, UNEP / UNDP, Email: esther.lake@undp.org  

About APAN: The Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN) has grown to one of the most recognizable adaptation network not only regionally but globally, under the Global Adaptation Network (GAN) initiated by UNEP. UNEP has been supporting APAN since its inception in 2009. APAN operates through its regional hub located in Bangkok. Sub-regional activities of APAN are carried out by the sub-regional nodes and thematic nodes of APAN located in the five sub-regions of Central Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Northeast Asia and the Pacific. The sub-regional nodes operate with the help of national implementing partners located in the countries falling within each sub-region. The core partners are the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), the Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific (RRC.AP) located at the Asian Institute for Technology (AIT), the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). In addition, UNEP acts as APAN Secretariat guided by the Steering Committee of the Network.

Esther Lake

Knowledge Management Specialist

National Adaptation Plan Global Support Programme (NAP-GSP)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
United Nations Service Building, Rajdamnern Nok Avenue, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
esther.lake@undp.org
Mob.: +66 (0)909 163 440
Skype: esther.lake

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Must-check websites and information about climate change

Dear Friends and Colleagues, 

The spreadsheet below (located under the “Reference” folder) lists links to the latest news, information, and movements on climate change to keep ourselves updated for the upcoming COPs. I will keep adding information here and also when you found useful websites/information, feel free to add them to share with our COP 20 Lima, Peru team .
https://docs.google.com/a/umich.edu/spreadsheets/d/1BbNDeZjJjiG8W0Dwyu68d9nHP9yIYH8mneE97BS_0YM/edit#gid=0

Short inspiring, powerful, and stunning movie
illUmiNations: Protecting our planet
http://blogs.un.org/blog/2014/09/26/illuminations-protecting-our-planet/#sthash.7g5beMIi.dpbs

Thank you,
Fumi

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  UNEP-CLIMATE SUMMIT: Commitment to decarbonize $100 billion of investment

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United Nations and Leading Investors Launch Coalition to Decarbonize Institutional Investment Worldwide at UN Summit

Commitment to Decarbonize $100 Billion of Investment

 
NAIROBI / NEW YORK, 23 September 2014 – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has invited leaders from government, finance, business and civil society to bring bold announcements and actions on climate change to the Climate Summit. In response, a group of leading institutional investors – including two of the largest asset managers, and pension funds in Europe – have joined forces with the United Nations Environment Programme and its Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), to substantially reduce the carbon footprint of US$100 billion of institutional investment worldwide. Institutional investors are owners of large segments of the global economy. Therefore, it is expected that having a critical mass of them decarbonize their portfolios will send a strong and unequivocal signal to carbon-intensive companies that carbon-efficiency is now center-stage.

Co-founded by the UNEP and its Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), the fourth National Pension Fund of Sweden-AP4, Europe’s largest asset manager Amundi and CDP, the most important mechanism for climate disclosure worldwide, the Portfolio Decarbonization Coalition (PDC) was announced today by AP4 CEO Mats Andersson during UN Secretary-General Bank Ki-moon’s Climate Summit.

A growing number of investors from around the world recognize that GHG emissions are an unprecedented threat to economic stability and, therefore, to their portfolios and ultimate beneficiaries. In response, the PDC will convene a critical mass of investors committed to measuring and disclosing the carbon footprint of a minimum of $500 billion of investment. Subsequently, investors will commit to the PDC to substantially reduce their carbon footprint with an intermediate target of $100 billion by December 2015. As a result investors who join the Coalition will lessen their carbon exposure with regards to current annual emissions and potential emissions from current fossil fuel reserves.

The Coalition will reach out to institutional investors worldwide and it will be aided by the largest global network of investors focused on sustainable development – the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) – as well as other relevant networks.

Mats Andersson, CEO of AP4, said: “We are both proud and honoured to receive the trust of the UN Secretary-General to take the lead of this Coalition to support our peers in taking climate action. Climate change is more and more recognized as a financial risk and it is our duty, as trustees, to take concrete steps to reduce this risk.

“USD 100 billion is a significant amount but it is absolutely feasible. And we hope that by reaching this target, investors can show that a different course of action is possible, where institutional investors’ goals are aligned with, and support the common good,” he added.

“Institutional investors often have long-term investment horizons and are diversified across the economy. They have an interest in the long-term stability of the whole system rather than the short-term performance of individual market actors. That is why avoiding disruptive climate change, a truly systemic threat, is of such intrinsic interest to them,” said Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UNEP.

“For long institutional investors have been consistent advocates of ambitious climate-change policies. This Coalition, established by UNEP FI and key partners, now enables them to take concerted and ambitious action themselves, through their own portfolios,” he continued.

Yves Perrier, CEO of Amundi, commented, “Amundi is honored to be part of this coalition which reflects its commitment to come up with practical advices to make sustainable finance a reality.” He added: “Finance can work for the good. And this association of climate leaders is an excellent illustration of our will to consistently support our clients interest, and take full responsibility in our role in society as a global financial entity.”

The PDC is also supported by the China International Capital Corporation whose Chairman, Jin Liqun, declared “CICC is committed to promote the decarbonization of investment portfolios and the use of low carbon indexes, particularly in Asia and in China.”

Also in attendance of the launch was Paul Dickinson, Executive Chairman, CDP, who said.: “For over 10 years, CDP has been working with the world’s largest institutional investors to engage with companies on reducing emissions. This Coalition represents the next logical step for investors as they look to reduce their carbon impact at a portfolio level. We fully support the initiative and look forward to equipping investors with our rigorous data to make the best decisions when managing the carbon footprint of their investments.”

For more information, please contact:

Shereen Zorba, Head of News and Media, UNEP +254 788 526000Shereen.Zorba@unep.org

Niamh Brannigan, News and Media, UNEP +254 717733348Niamh.Brannigan@unep.org

James Sniffen, Programme Officer, UNEP New York, +1-212-963-8094sniffenj@un.org

Natacha Sharp, Head of Press Relations and Digital CommunicationAmundi +33176378605, Natacha.Sharp@amundi.com

Ashleigh Lezard, Financial Communications Manager, +447811428030ashleigh.lezard@cdp.net or Chris Thorpe, +44 7582 785472,Chris.Thorpe@cdp.net

About UNEPCreated in 1972, UNEP’s mission is to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations. Visit: www.unep.org

About UNEP FIUNEP FI is a global partnership between UNEP and the financial sector. Over 230 institutions, including banks, insurers and fund managers, work with UNEP to understand the impacts of environmental and social considerations on financial performance. Through its Climate Change Advisory Group (CCAG), UNEP FI aims to understand the roles, potentials and needs of the finance sector in addressing climate change, and to advance the integration of climate change factors – both risks and opportunities – into financial decision-making. Visit: http://www.unepfi.org/

About AP4The Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund’s (AP4) brief is to contribute to the stability of the national pension system through managing Fund capital with the aim of generating the best possible return over time. AP4 is one of five buffer funds in the national pension system. AP4 is managing about SEK 276 billion in assets. More information about AP4 is available at www.ap4.se.

About AmundiAmundi ranks first in Europe and in the “Top 10″ worldwide in the asset management industry with AUM of more than €800 billion worldwide[[1] Amundi Group figures as of 30 June 2014.1]. Located at the heart of the main investment regions in more than 30 countries, Amundi offers a comprehensive range of products covering all asset classes and major currencies. Amundi has developed savings solutions to meet the needs of more than 100 million retail clients worldwide and designs innovative, high-performing products for institutional clients which are tailored specifically to their requirements and risk profile. The Group contributes to funding the economy by orienting savings towards company development.

About CDP: CDP is an international, not-for-profit organization providing the only global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage and share vital environmental information. CDP works with market forces, including 767 institutional investors with assets of US$92 trillion, to motivate companies to disclose their impacts on the environment and natural resources and take action to reduce them. CDP now holds the largest collection globally of primary climate change, water and forest risk commodities information and puts these insights at the heart of strategic business, investment and policy decisions. Please visit www.cdp.net or follow us @CDP to find out more. Jim Sniffen
Programme Officer
UN Environment Programme
New York
tel: +1-212-963-8094
sniffenj at un.org/jsniffen88 at gmail.com
www.unep.org

 

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DGs: Small thinking Won’t Achieve Big Results 

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Here is an interesting article asking hard questions about the MDGs as we transform into the SDGs, especially in terms of targets, measurements/indicators, long-term impact,

https://www.devex.com/news/mdgs-small-thinking-won-t-achieve-big-results-84411

 

All the best,

Pam Puntenney and Bremley Lyngdoh
UN SD Education Caucus Co-Chairs

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 Guidelines for Considering Traditional Knowledges in Climate Change Initiatives 

Climate and Traditional Knowledges Workgroup (CTKW) releases Guidelines for Considering Traditional Knowledges in Climate Change Initiatives.  

On September 23, 2014, Guidelines for Considering Traditional Knowledges (TKs) in Climate Change Initiatives was released as an informational resource for tribes, agencies, and organizations across the United States interested in understanding traditional knowledges in the context of climate change. 

The Third National Climate Assessment issued in May 2014 contained a chapter dedicated to the impact of climate change on tribal peoples. In light of the increasing recognition of the significance of traditional knowledges (TKs) in relation to climate change, a self-organized, informal group of indigenous persons, staff of indigenous governments and organizations, and experts with experience working with issues concerning traditional knowledges (The Climate and Traditional Knowledges Workgroup – CTKW), felt compelled to develop a framework to increase understanding of issues relating to access and protection of TKs in climate initiatives and interactions between holders of TKs and non-tribal partners.  

The Guidelines were originally developed to inform the Department of Interior’s Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science (ACCCNRS) in May 2014. An annotated bibliography is also provided for reference and further information. These Guidelines are not intended to promote the exchange of Traditional Knowledges. Rather, they are to increase understanding of the role of and protections for TKs in climate initiatives, provide provisional guidance to those engaging in efforts that encompass TKs and increase mutually beneficial and ethical interactions between tribes and non-tribal partners.  

The Guidelines are a work in progress and intended to spur active deliberation and discussion for further development.  For more information and a question/comment form, visit: http://climatetkw.wordpress.com/ or contact:

 

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Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Training Kit available online

Dear Colleagues and Friends,  

We are pleased to inform you that the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Training Kit (CTK) is online at:

www.climatecentre.org/training (first-time users need to register, but will get immediate access).

We would be grateful if you could share this link widely within your networks.
The Climate Training Kit has been compiled in a collaboration between the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ (IFRC) Community Preparedness and Risk Reduction team with contributions from around the world. We thank all those who contributed to the products.

The interactive and flexible modules contain exercises, games, film clips, presentations, reading materials, and examples from many Red Cross Red Crescent National Societies.  The resources in this kit can be used to help understand and address climate-related risks in programming and activities in disaster risk reduction (DRR) and management, health, and in humanitarian diplomacy. The training materials can be used flexibly, for full climate change trainings but also small add-ons to workshops on other themes. 

While the kit has a Red Cross Red Crescent focus, we feel that the contents will be useful for practitioners more widely.

In addition, we have also created a short (1/2 hour) introductory online module about the humanitarian implications of climate change on the IFRC Learning Platform. This learning platform is also available free to anyone who registers on the welcome page: https://ifrc.csod.com/client/ifrc/default.aspx 

We will continue to update and strengthen the different modules.  We would be grateful for any feedback, new approaches, tools and insights that might strengthen the kit.

For such feedback please contact us at: kit@climatecentre.org

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Europarl TVEuroparlTV Video – Parliament backs long-awaited   EU-Ukraine Association Agreement16-09-2014 08:05 PM EESTThe Ukrainian and EU parliaments   have sealed a momentous agreement but delay free-trade rules until 2016 to   give space for negotiations. MEPs give their firm approval for the   long-awaited EU-Ukraine Association Agreement and join with Petro Poroshenko   in celebrating the momentous occasion.Source : © European Union, 2014 – EPEuroparlTV Video – Ebola epidemic / Digital single   market / European Youth Initiative16-09-2014 07:39 PM EEST

MEPs urge EU countries to strengthen   the fight against ebola, debate Google antitrust violations and question the   future of the European Youth Initiative.

Source : © European Union, 2014 – EPEuropean Parliament Videos – Speeches and debates16-09-2014You are subscribed to Videos – Speeches and debates for   European Parliament. This information has recently been updated, and is now   available.Video of a plenary debate – Digital single market   (debate) – Tuesday, 16 September 2014 – 17:07 – Strasbourg16-09-2014 09:32 PM EESTLength of video : 126′
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Source : © European Union, 2014 – EPEuropean Parliament Fisheries: Meeting documents17-09-2014You are subscribed to Fisheries: Meeting documents for   European Parliament. This information has recently been updated, and is now   available.Notice to members – Fight against illegal fishing (IUU)   – PE 537.408v02-00 – Committee on Fisheries16-09-2014 11:10 PM EESTNOTICE TO MEMBERS – Fight against illegal fishing (IUU)
Committee on FisheriesSource : © European Union, 2014 – EPEuropean Parliament Budgetary Control: Meeting documents17-09-2014You are subscribed to Budgetary Control: Meeting documents   for European Parliament. This information has recently been updated, and is   now available.Working document – on European Court of Auditors’   Special Report No 3/2014 (2013 Discharge) “Lessons from the European   Commission’s development of the second generation Schengen Information System   (SIS II)” – PE 537.479v03-00 – Committee on Budgetary Control16-09-2014 11:10 PM EESTWORKING DOCUMENT on European Court of Auditors’ Special   Report No 3/2014 (2013 Discharge) “Lessons from the European   Commission’s development of the second generation Schengen Information System   (SIS II)”
Committee on Budgetary Control
Monika HohlmeierSource : © European Union, 2014 – EPEuropean Parliament Videos – Speeches and debates17-09-2014You are subscribed to Videos – Speeches and debates for   European Parliament. This information has recently been updated, and is now   available.Video of a plenary debate – Agenda of the next sitting –   Tuesday, 16 September 2014 – 22:37 – Strasbourg17-09-2014 12:11 AM EESTLength of video : 10”
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Source : © European Union, 2014 – EPVideo of a plenary debate – Access to life-saving   medicines in Europe – Tuesday, 16 September 2014 – 22:04 – Strasbourg17-09-2014 12:11 AM EEST

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Video of a plenary debate – EU-Canada free trade agreement   (CETA) – Tuesday, 16 September 2014 – 20:42 – Strasbourg

16-09-2014 11:55 PM EEST

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Video of a plenary debate – Closure of the sitting –   Tuesday, 16 September 2014 – 22:37 – Strasbourg

16-09-2014 11:44 PM EEST

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Video of a plenary debate – UN Climate summit 2014 (23   September 2014 – New York) – Tuesday, 16 September 2014 – 19:14 – Strasbourg

16-09-2014 10:39 PM EEST

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Source : © European Union, 2014 – EPEuropean Parliament Petitions: Meeting documents17-09-2014You are subscribed to Petitions: Meeting documents for   European Parliament. This information has recently been updated, and is now   available.Notice to members – Petition 1707/2013 by Sabine Kurjo   McNeill (German), on behalf of Association of McKenzie Friends, on Abolition   of Adoptions without Parental Confirm (forced adoption) over 2500 supporters   – PE 536.123v01-00 – Committee on Petitions16-09-2014 11:25 PM EESTNOTICE TO MEMBERS – Petition 1707/2013 by Sabine Kurjo   McNeill (German), on behalf of Association of McKenzie Friends, on Abolition   of Adoptions without Parental Confirm (forced adoption) over 2500 supporters
Committee on PetitionsSource : © European Union, 2014 – EPNotice to members – Petition No 1379/2013 by Bernd Fritz   (German) on the unequal pension treatment of widows in the case couples with   a major age difference in Germany – PE 537.450v01-00 – Committee on Petitions16-09-2014 11:25 PM EEST

NOTICE TO MEMBERS – Petition No 1379/2013 by Bernd Fritz   (German) on the unequal pension treatment of widows in the case couples with   a major age difference in Germany
Committee on Petitions

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Notice to members – Petition No 1336/2013 by Marta   Schiattarella (Italian), on production offshoring outside the EU – PE   537.445v01-00 – Committee on Petitions

16-09-2014 11:25 PM EEST

NOTICE TO MEMBERS – Petition No 1336/2013 by Marta   Schiattarella (Italian), on production offshoring outside the EU
Committee on Petitions

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Notice to members – Petition No 1378/2013 by Maria Luisa   Quintana (Spanish) on personal problems arising from a fixed-term contract –   PE 537.448v01-00 – Committee on Petitions

16-09-2014 11:25 PM EEST

NOTICE TO MEMBERS – Petition No 1378/2013 by Maria Luisa   Quintana (Spanish) on personal problems arising from a fixed-term contract
Committee on Petitions

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Notice to members – Petition No 1436/2013 by A.T.   (Spanish), on unilateral changes to mortgage conditions in Spain – PE   537.456v01-00 – Committee on Petitions

16-09-2014 11:25 PM EEST

NOTICE TO MEMBERS – Petition No 1436/2013 by A.T.   (Spanish), on unilateral changes to mortgage conditions in Spain
Committee on Petitions

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Notice to members – Petition No 1427/2013 by Helena   Nandin de Carvalho (Portuguese), on providing adequate protection, on the   basis of legislation, for people working at the European institutions who   should be free of conflicts of interest – PE 537.455v01-00 – Committee on   Petitions

16-09-2014 11:25 PM EEST

NOTICE TO MEMBERS – Petition No 1427/2013 by Helena Nandin   de Carvalho (Portuguese), on providing adequate protection, on the basis of   legislation, for people working at the European institutions who should be   free of conflicts of interest
Committee on Petitions

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Notice to members – Petition No 1601/2013 by Tanya   Ivanova (Bulgarian), on alleged pollution caused by a timber processing plant   in Gorno Sahrane, Bulgaria – PE 537.472v01-00 – Committee on Petitions

16-09-2014 11:25 PM EEST

NOTICE TO MEMBERS – Petition No 1601/2013 by Tanya Ivanova   (Bulgarian), on alleged pollution caused by a timber processing plant in   Gorno Sahrane, Bulgaria
Committee on Petitions

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Notice to members – Petition No 1609/2013 by Yahiaoui   Boualem (German), on alleged neglect of the wellbeing of his child by the   Jugendamt – PE 537.473v01-00 – Committee on Petitions

16-09-2014 11:25 PM EEST

NOTICE TO MEMBERS – Petition No 1609/2013 by Yahiaoui   Boualem (German), on alleged neglect of the wellbeing of his child by the   Jugendamt
Committee on Petitions

Source : © European Union, 2014 – EPEuropean Parliament Plenary Documents: Motions for   resolutions17-09-2014You are subscribed to Plenary Documents: Motions for   resolutions for European Parliament. This information has recently been   updated, and is now available.Motion for a resolution on Israel-Palestine after the   Gaza war and the role of the EU – B8-2014-013917-09-2014 12:25 AM EESTMOTION FOR A RESOLUTION
to wind up the debate on the statement by the Vice-President of the   Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and   Security Policy
pursuant to Rule 123(2) of the Rules of Procedure
on Israel-Palestine after the Gaza war and the role of the EU
(2014/2845(RSP))
Cristian Dan Preda, Arnaud Danjean, Jacek Saryusz-Wolski, Elmar Brok, Michèle   Alliot-Marie, Andrej Plenković, David McAllister, Mariya Gabriel, Philippe   Juvin, Davor Ivo Stier, Dubravka Šuica
on behalf of the PPE GroupSource : © European Union, 2014 – EPMotion for a resolution on the situation in Ukraine –   B8-2014-012717-09-2014 12:25 AM EEST

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION
to wind up the debate on the statement by the Vice-President of the   Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and   Security Policy
pursuant to Rule 123(2) of the Rules of Procedure
on the situation in Ukraine
(2014/2841(RSP))
Rebecca Harms, Tamás Meszerics, Heidi Hautala, Bas Eickhout, Indrek Tarand
on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group

Source : © European Union, 2014 – EP

Motion for a resolution on Iraq and Syria, and the ISIS   offensive, including the persecution of minorities – B8-2014-0134

17-09-2014 12:10 AM EEST

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION
to wind up the debate on the statement by the Vice-President of the   Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and   Security Policy
pursuant to Rule 123(2) of the Rules of Procedure
on Iraq and Syria, and the ISIS offensive, including the persecution of   minorities
(2014/2843(RSP))
Javier Nart, Robert Rochefort, Andrus Ansip, Marielle de Sarnez, Juan Carlos   Girauta Vidal, Ramon Tremosa i Balcells, Frédérique Ries, Petr Ježek, Gérard   Deprez, Petras Auštrevičius, Johannes Cornelis van Baalen, Ivan Jakovčić,   Fredrick Federley, Marietje Schaake, Louis Michel
on behalf of the ALDE Group

Source : © European Union, 2014 – EP

Motion for a resolution on the situation in Iraq and   Syria, and the ISIS offensive, including the persecution of minorities –   B8-2014-0137

17-09-2014 12:10 AM EEST

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION
to wind up the debate on the statement by the Vice-President of the   Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and   Security Policy
pursuant to Rule 123(2) of the Rules of Procedure
on the situation in Iraq and Syria, and the ISIS offensive, including the   persecution of minorities
(2014/2843(RSP))
Fabio Massimo Castaldo, Ignazio Corrao, Valentinas Mazuronis
on behalf of the EFDD Group

Source : © European Union, 2014 – EP

Motion for a resolution on Israel-Palestine after the   Gaza war and the role of the EU – B8-2014-0141

17-09-2014 12:10 AM EEST

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION
to wind up the debate on the statement by the Vice-President of the   Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and   Security Policy
pursuant to Rule 123(2) of the Rules of Procedure
on Israel-Palestine after the Gaza war and the role of the EU
(2014/2845(RSP))
Annemie Neyts-Uyttebroeck, Louis Michel, Marietje Schaake, Javier Nart, Ramon   Tremosa i Balcells, Marielle de Sarnez, Gérard Deprez
on behalf of the ALDE Group

Source : © European Union, 2014 – EP

Motion for a resolution on Israel and Palestine after   the Gaza war and the role of the EU – B8-2014-0116

17-09-2014 12:10 AM EEST

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION
to wind up the debate on the statement by the Vice-President of the   Commission/High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security   Policy
pursuant to Rule 123(2) of the Rules of Procedure
on Israel and Palestine after the Gaza war and the role of the EU
(2014/2845(RSP))
Fabio Massimo Castaldo, Ignazio Corrao
on behalf of the EFDD Group

Source : © European Union, 2014 – EP

Motion for a resolution on Iraq and Syria, and the ISIS   offensive, including the persecution of minorities – B8-2014-0121

17-09-2014 12:10 AM EEST

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION
to wind up the debate on the statement by the Vice-President of the   Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and   Security Policy
pursuant to Rule 123(2) of the Rules of Procedure
on Iraq and Syria, and the ISIS offensive, including the persecution of   minorities
(2014/2843(RSP))
Cristian Dan Preda, Arnaud Danjean, Jacek Saryusz-Wolski, Elmar Brok, Mariya   Gabriel, Andrej Plenković, Tunne Kelam, Francisco José Millán Mon, David   McAllister, Michèle Alliot-Marie, László Tőkés, Esther de Lange, Lars   Adaktusson, Monica Luisa Macovei, Dubravka Šuica, Jarosław Leszek Wałęsa,   György Hölvényi, Davor Ivo Stier, Emil Radev, Philippe Juvin, Gabrielius   Landsbergis, Francesc Gambús
on behalf of the PPE Group

Source : © European Union, 2014 – EP

Motion for a resolution on the situation in Ukraine and   the state of play of EU-Russia relations – B8-2014-0125

17-09-2014 12:10 AM EEST

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION
to wind up the debate on the statement by the Vice-President of the   Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and   Security Policy
pursuant to Rule 123(2) of the Rules of Procedure
on the situation in Ukraine and the state of play of EU-Russia relations
(2014/2841(RSP))
Helmut Scholz, Miloslav Ransdorf, Pablo Iglesias, Kateřina Konečná, Sofia   Sakorafa, Emmanouil Glezos, Georgios Katrougkalos, Jiří Maštálka, Martina   Michels
on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group

Source : © European Union, 2014 – EP

Motion for a resolution on the situation in Iraq and   Syria and the ISIS offensive – B8-2014-0110

17-09-2014 12:10 AM EES

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION
to wind up the debate on the statement by the Vice-President of the   Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and   Security Policy
pursuant to Rule 123(2) of the Rules of Procedure
on the situation in Iraq and Syria and the ISIS offensive
(2014/2843(RSP))
Barbara Lochbihler, Alyn Smith, Klaus Buchner, Bodil Ceballos, Heidi Hautala,   Jean Lambert, Tamás Meszerics, Michel Reimon, Judith Sargentini, Ernest   Urtasun, Jordi Sebastià
on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group

Source : © European Union, 2014 – EP

Motion for a resolution on the situation in Ukraine –   B8-2014-0122

16-09-2014 11:55 PM EEST

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION
to wind up the debate on the statement by the Vice-President of the   Commission/High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security   Policy
pursuant to Rule 123(2) of the Rules of Procedure
on the situation in Ukraine
(2014/2841(RSP))
Charles Tannock, Ryszard Antoni Legutko, Anna Elżbieta Fotyga, Ryszard   Czarnecki, Tomasz Piotr Poręba, Geoffrey Van Orden, Roberts Zīle, Ruža   Tomašić, Zdzisław Krasnodębski, Valdemar Tomaševski, Bastiaan Belder
on behalf of the ECR Group

Source : © European Union, 2014 – EP

Motion for a resolution on the EU’s response to the Ebola   outbreak – B8-2014-0115

16-09-2014 11:55 PM EEST

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION
to wind up the debate on the statements by the Council and the Commission
pursuant to Rule 123(2) of the Rules of Procedure
on the EU’s response to the Ebola outbreak
(2014/2842(RSP))
Ignazio Corrao, Fabio Massimo Castaldo, Valentinas Mazuronis
on behalf of the EFDD Group

Source : © European Union, 2014 – EP

Motion for a resolution on the EU’s response to the   Ebola outbreak – B8-2014-0114

16-09-2014 11:55 PM EEST

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION
to wind up the debate on the statements by the Council and the Commission
pursuant to Rule 123(2) of the Rules of Procedure
on the EU’s response to the Ebola outbreak
(2014/2842(RSP))
Knut Fleckenstein, Kathleen Van Brempt, Norbert Neuser, Matthias Groote,   Enrique Guerrero Salom, Linda McAvan, Maria Arena, Marlene Mizzi, Tonino   Picula, Nicola Caputo, Christel Schaldemose, Gilles Pargneaux, Kashetu   Kyenge, Liisa Jaakonsaari, Glenis Willmott, Andi Cristea, Vilija   Blinkevičiūtė
on behalf of the S&D Group

Source : © European Union, 2014 – EP

Motion for a resolution on the situation in Iraq and   Syria, and the ISIS offensive, including the persecution of minorities –   B8-2014-0138

16-09-2014 11:25 PM EEST

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION
to wind up the debate on the statement by the Vice-President of the   Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and   Security Policy
pursuant to Rule 123(2) of the Rules of Procedure
on the situation in Iraq and Syria, and the ISIS offensive, including the   persecution of minorities
(2014/2843(RSP))
Victor Boştinaru, Richard Howitt, Ana Gomes, Kati Piri, Liisa Jaakonsaari,   Gilles Pargneaux, Boris Zala, Goffredo Maria Bettini, Elena Valenciano   Martínez-Orozco, Silvia Costa, Nicola Caputo, Andi Cristea, Demetris   Papadakis, Miroslav Poche
on behalf of the S&D Group

Source : © European Union, 2014 – EP

Motion for a resolution on the EU’s response to the   Ebola outbreak – B8-2014-0119

16-09-2014 11:25 PM EEST

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION
to wind up the debate on the statements by the Council and the Commission
pursuant to Rule 123(2) of the Rules of Procedure
on the EU’s response to the Ebola outbreak
(2014/2842(RSP))
Charles Goerens, Gérard Deprez, Maite Pagazaurtundúa Ruiz, Louis Michel,   Marietje Schaake, Javier Nart, Dita Charanzová, Catherine Bearder, Robert   Rochefort, Frédérique Ries, Marielle de Sarnez, José Inácio Faria, Nathalie   Griesbeck, Ramon Tremosa i Balcells, Juan Carlos Girauta Vidal, Martina   Dlabajová, Petr Ježek, Fredrick Federley, Andrus Ansip, Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy,   Ivan Jakovčić, Johannes Cornelis van Baalen
on behalf of the ALDE Group

Source : © European Union, 2014 – EP

Motion for a resolution on the situation in Iraq and   Syria, and the ISIS offensive, including the persecution of minorities –   B8-2014-0109

16-09-2014 11:25 PM EEST

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION
to wind up the debate on the statements by the Council and the Commission
pursuant to Rule 123(2) of the Rules of Procedure
on the situation in Iraq and Syria, and the ISIS offensive, including the   persecution of minorities
(2014/2843(RSP))
Charles Tannock, Jana Žitňanská, Ruža Tomašić, Anna Elżbieta Fotyga, Peter   van Dalen, Ryszard Czarnecki, Ryszard Antoni Legutko, Tomasz Piotr Poręba,   Geoffrey Van Orden, Bas Belder, Beatrix von Storch
on behalf of the ECR Group

Source : © European Union, 2014 – EP

Motion for a resolution on the EU response to the Ebola   outbreak – B8-2014-0126

16-09-2014 11:10 PM EEST

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION
to wind up the debate on the statements by the Council and the Commission
pursuant to Rule 123(2) of the Rules of Procedure
on the EU response to the Ebola outbreak
(2014/2842(RSP))
Davor Ivo Stier, Peter Liese, Giovanni La Via, Bogdan Brunon Wenta,   Gabrielius Landsbergis, Teresa Jiménez-Becerril Barrio, Françoise Grossetête,   Annie Schreijer-Pierik, Philippe Juvin, Cristian Dan Preda, Mariya Gabriel,   Francesc Gambús
on behalf of the PPE Group

Source : © European Union, 2014 – EP

Motion for a resolution on Israel-Palestine after the   Gaza war and the role of the EU – B8-2014-0112

16-09-2014 11:10 PM EEST

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION
to wind up the debate on the statement by the Vice-President of the   Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and   Security Policy
pursuant to Rule 123(2) of the Rules of Procedure
on Israel-Palestine after the Gaza war and the role of the EU
(2014/2845(RSP))
Martina Anderson, Neoklis Sylikiotis, Patrick Le Hyaric, Ángela Vallina,   Teresa Rodriguez-Rubio, Younous Omarjee, Miguel Viegas, Marisa Matias, Pablo   Iglesias, Lola Sánchez Caldentey, Malin Björk, Merja Kyllönen,   Marie-Christine Vergiat, João Ferreira, Inês Cristina Zuber, Dimitrios   Papadimoulis, Sofia Sakorafa, Lynn Boylan, Matt Carthy, Liadh Ní Riada,   Kostadinka Kuneva, Iosu Juaristi Abaunz, Javier Couso Permuy, Marina Albiol   Guzmán, Paloma López, Kostas Chrysogonos, Takis Hadjigeorgiou, Kateřina   Konečná, Lidia Senra Rodríguez, Emmanouil Glezos, Eleonora Forenza
on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group

Source : © European Union, 2014 – EP

Motion for a resolution on the situation in Ukraine and   state of play of EU-Russian relations – B8-2014-0118

16-09-2014 10:40 PM EEST

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION
to wind up the debate on the statement by the Vice-President of the   Commission/High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security   Policy
pursuant to Rule 123(2) of the Rules of Procedure
on the situation in Ukraine and state of play of EU-Russian relations
(2014/2841(RSP))
Knut Fleckenstein, Victor Boştinaru, Richard Howitt, Ana Gomes, Pier Antonio   Panzeri, Ioan Mircea Paşcu, Tonino Picula, Boris Zala, Kati Piri, Marju   Lauristin, Liisa Jaakonsaari, Goffredo Maria Bettini, Nicola Caputo, Jo   Leinen, Arne Lietz, Francisco Assis, Miroslav Poche, Vilija Blinkevičiūtė,   Vincent Peillon,
on behalf of the S&D Group

Source : © European Union, 2014 – EP

Motion for a resolution on the situation in Ukraine and   the state of play of EU-Russia relations – B8-2014-0129

16-09-2014 10:10 PM EEST

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION
to wind up the debate on the statement by the Vice-President of the   Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and   Security Policy
pursuant to Rule 123(2) of the Rules of Procedure
on the situation in Ukraine and the state of play of EU-Russia relations
(2014/2841(RSP))
Valentinas Mazuronis, Iveta Grigule
on behalf of the EFDD Group

Source : © European Union, 2014 – EP

Motion for a resolution on the situation in Libya –   B8-2014-0136

16-09-2014 09:25 PM EEST

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION
to wind up the debate on the statement by the Vice-President of the   Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and   Security Policy
pursuant to Rule 123(2) of the Rules of Procedure
on the situation in Libya
(2014/2844(RSP))
Fabio Massimo Castaldo, Ignazio Corrao, Valentinas Mazuronis
on behalf of the EFDD Group

Source : © European Union, 2014 – EP

Motion for a resolution on the situation in Libya –   B8-2014-0133

16-09-2014 09:25 PM EEST

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION
to wind up the debate on the statement by the Vice-President of the   Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and   Security Policy
pursuant to Rule 123(2) of the Rules of Procedure
on the situation in Libya
(2014/2844(RSP))
Javier Couso Permuy, Neoklis Sylikiotis, Pablo Iglesias, Marina Albiol   Guzmán, Paloma López, Miloslav Ransdorf, Sabine Lösing, Fabio De Masi, Kostas   Chrysogonos, Sofia Sakorafa, Georgios Katrougkalos
on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group

Source : © European Union, 2014 – EP

Motion for a resolution on Israel-Palestine after the   Gaza war and the role of the EU – B8-2014-0117

16-09-2014 09:25 PM EEST

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION
to wind up the debate on the statement by the Vice-President of the   Commission/High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security   Policy
pursuant to Rule 123(2) of the Rules of Procedure
on Israel-Palestine after the Gaza war and the role of the EU
(2014/2845(RSP))
Gianni Pittella, Victor Boştinaru, Knut Fleckenstein, Elena Valenciano   Martínez-Orozco, Richard Howitt, Pier Antonio Panzeri, Nicola Caputo, Gilles Pargneaux,   Vincent Peillon, Boris Zala, Miltiadis Kyrkos
on behalf of the S&D Group

Source : © European Union, 2014 – EP

Motion for a resolution on Israel-Palestine after the   Gaza war and the role of the EU – B8-2014-0113

16-09-2014 09:25 PM EEST

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION
to wind up the debate on the statement by the Vice-President of the   Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and   Security Policy
pursuant to Rule 123(2) of the Rules of Procedure
on Israel-Palestine after the Gaza war and the role of the EU
(2014/2845(RSP))
Tamás Meszerics, Margrete Auken, Keith Taylor, Bart Staes, Ernest Maragall,   Ernest Urtasun, Bodil Ceballos, Judith Sargentini, Barbara Lochbihler, Jordi   Sebastià
on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group

Source : © European Union, 2014 – EPEuropean Parliament Plenary Documents: By language17-09-2014You are subscribed to Plenary Documents: By language for   European Parliament. This information has recently been updated, and is now   available.Motion for a resolution on Israel-Palestine after the   Gaza war and the role of the EU – B8-2014-013917-09-2014 12:25 AM EESTMOTION FOR A RESOLUTION
to wind up the debate on the statement by the Vice-President of the   Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and   Security Policy
pursuant to Rule 123(2) of the Rules of Procedure
on Israel-Palestine after the Gaza war and the role of the EU
(2014/2845(RSP))
Cristian Dan Preda, Arnaud Danjean, Jacek Saryusz-Wolski, Elmar Brok, Michèle   Alliot-Marie, Andrej Plenković, David McAllister, Mariya Gabriel, Philippe   Juvin, Davor Ivo Stier, Dubravka Šuica
on behalf of the PPE GroupSource : © European Union, 2014 – EPMotion for a resolution on the situation in Ukraine –   B8-2014-012717-09-2014 12:25 AM EEST

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION
to wind up the debate on the statement by the Vice-President of the   Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and   Security Policy
pursuant to Rule 123(2) of the Rules of Procedure
on the situation in Ukraine
(2014/2841(RSP))
Rebecca Harms, Tamás Meszerics, Heidi Hautala, Bas Eickhout, Indrek Tarand
on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group

Source : © European Union, 2014 – EP

Motion for a resolution on Iraq and Syria, and the ISIS   offensive, including the persecution of minorities – B8-2014-0134

17-09-2014 12:10 AM EEST

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION
to wind up the debate on the statement by the Vice-President of the   Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and   Security Policy
pursuant to Rule 123(2) of the Rules of Procedure
on Iraq and Syria, and the ISIS offensive, including the persecution of   minorities
(2014/2843(RSP))
Javier Nart, Robert Rochefort, Andrus Ansip, Marielle de Sarnez, Juan Carlos   Girauta Vidal, Ramon Tremosa i Balcells, Frédérique Ries, Petr Ježek, Gérard   Deprez, Petras Auštrevičius, Johannes Cornelis van Baalen, Ivan Jakovčić,   Fredrick Federley, Marietje Schaake, Louis Michel
on behalf of the ALDE Group

Source : © European Union, 2014 – EP

Motion for a resolution on Israel-Palestine after the   Gaza war and the role of the EU – B8-2014-0141

17-09-2014 12:10 AM EEST

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION
to wind up the debate on the statement by the Vice-President of the   Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and   Security Policy
pursuant to Rule 123(2) of the Rules of Procedure
on Israel-Palestine after the Gaza war and the role of the EU
(2014/2845(RSP))
Annemie Neyts-Uyttebroeck, Louis Michel, Marietje Schaake, Javier Nart, Ramon   Tremosa i Balcells, Marielle de Sarnez, Gérard Deprez
on behalf of the ALDE Group

Source : © European Union, 2014 – EP

Motion for a resolution on the situation in Iraq and   Syria, and the ISIS offensive, including the persecution of minorities –   B8-2014-0137

17-09-2014 12:10 AM EEST

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION
to wind up the debate on the statement by the Vice-President of the   Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and   Security Policy
pursuant to Rule 123(2) of the Rules of Procedure
on the situation in Iraq and Syria, and the ISIS offensive, including the   persecution of minorities
(2014/2843(RSP))
Fabio Massimo Castaldo, Ignazio Corrao, Valentinas Mazuronis
on behalf of the EFDD Group

Source : © European Union, 2014 – EP

Motion for a resolution on the situation in Ukraine and   the state of play of EU-Russia relations – B8-2014-0125

17-09-2014 12:10 AM EEST

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION
to wind up the debate on the statement by the Vice-President of the Commission   / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
pursuant to Rule 123(2) of the Rules of Procedure
on the situation in Ukraine and the state of play of EU-Russia relations
(2014/2841(RSP))
Helmut Scholz, Miloslav Ransdorf, Pablo Iglesias, Kateřina Konečná, Sofia   Sakorafa, Emmanouil Glezos, Georgios Katrougkalos, Jiří Maštálka, Martina   Michels
on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group

Source : © European Union, 2014 – EP

Motion for a resolution on Iraq and Syria, and the ISIS   offensive, including the persecution of minorities – B8-2014-0121

17-09-2014 12:10 AM EEST

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION
to wind up the debate on the statement by the Vice-President of the   Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and   Security Policy
pursuant to Rule 123(2) of the Rules of Procedure
on Iraq and Syria, and the ISIS offensive, including the persecution of   minorities
(2014/2843(RSP))
Cristian Dan Preda, Arnaud Danjean, Jacek Saryusz-Wolski, Elmar Brok, Mariya   Gabriel, Andrej Plenković, Tunne Kelam, Francisco José Millán Mon, David   McAllister, Michèle Alliot-Marie, László Tőkés, Esther de Lange, Lars   Adaktusson, Monica Luisa Macovei, Dubravka Šuica, Jarosław Leszek Wałęsa,   György Hölvényi, Davor Ivo Stier, Emil Radev, Philippe Juvin, Gabrielius   Landsbergis, Francesc Gambús
on behalf of the PPE Group

Source : © European Union, 2014 – EP

Motion for a resolution on Israel and Palestine after   the Gaza war and the role of the EU – B8-2014-0116

17-09-2014 12:10 AM EEST

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION
to wind up the debate on the statement by the Vice-President of the   Commission/High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security   Policy
pursuant to Rule 123(2) of the Rules of Procedure
on Israel and Palestine after the Gaza war and the role of the EU
(2014/2845(RSP))
Fabio Massimo Castaldo, Ignazio Corrao
on behalf of the EFDD Group

Source : © European Union, 2014 – EP

Motion for a resolution on the situation in Iraq and   Syria and the ISIS offensive – B8-2014-0110

17-09-2014 12:10 AM EEST

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION
to wind up the debate on the statement by the Vice-President of the   Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and   Security Policy
pursuant to Rule 123(2) of the Rules of Procedure
on the situation in Iraq and Syria and the ISIS offensive
(2014/2843(RSP))
Barbara Lochbihler, Alyn Smith, Klaus Buchner, Bodil Ceballos, Heidi Hautala,   Jean Lambert, Tamás Meszerics, Michel Reimon, Judith Sargentini, Ernest   Urtasun, Jordi Sebastià
on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group

Source : © European Union, 2014 – EP

Motion for a resolution on the EU’s response to the   Ebola outbreak – B8-2014-0115

16-09-2014 11:55 PM EEST

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION
to wind up the debate on the statements by the Council and the Commission
pursuant to Rule 123(2) of the Rules of Procedure
on the EU’s response to the Ebola outbreak
(2014/2842(RSP))
Ignazio Corrao, Fabio Massimo Castaldo, Valentinas Mazuronis
on behalf of the EFDD Group

Source : © European Union, 2014 – EP

Motion for a resolution on the situation in Ukraine –   B8-2014-0122

16-09-2014 11:55 PM EEST

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION
to wind up the debate on the statement by the Vice-President of the   Commission/High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security   Policy
pursuant to Rule 123(2) of the Rules of Procedure
on the situation in Ukraine
(2014/2841(RSP))
Charles Tannock, Ryszard Antoni Legutko, Anna Elżbieta Fotyga, Ryszard   Czarnecki, Tomasz Piotr Poręba, Geoffrey Van Orden, Roberts Zīle, Ruža   Tomašić, Zdzisław Krasnodębski, Valdemar Tomaševski, Bastiaan Belder
on behalf of the ECR Group

Source : © European Union, 2014 – EP

Motion for a resolution on the EU’s response to the   Ebola outbreak – B8-2014-0114

16-09-2014 11:55 PM EEST

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION
to wind up the debate on the statements by the Council and the Commission
pursuant to Rule 123(2) of the Rules of Procedure
on the EU’s response to the Ebola outbreak
(2014/2842(RSP))
Knut Fleckenstein, Kathleen Van Brempt, Norbert Neuser, Matthias Groote,   Enrique Guerrero Salom, Linda McAvan, Maria Arena, Marlene Mizzi, Tonino   Picula, Nicola Caputo, Christel Schaldemose, Gilles Pargneaux, Kashetu   Kyenge, Liisa Jaakonsaari, Glenis Willmott, Andi Cristea, Vilija   Blinkevičiūtė
on behalf of the S&D Group

Source : © European Union, 2014 – EP

Motion for a resolution on the situation in Iraq and   Syria, and the ISIS offensive, including the persecution of minorities –   B8-2014-0138

16-09-2014 11:25 PM EEST

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION
to wind up the debate on the statement by the Vice-President of the   Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and   Security Policy
pursuant to Rule 123(2) of the Rules of Procedure
on the situation in Iraq and Syria, and the ISIS offensive, including the   persecution of minorities
(2014/2843(RSP))
Victor Boştinaru, Richard Howitt, Ana Gomes, Kati Piri, Liisa Jaakonsaari,   Gilles Pargneaux, Boris Zala, Goffredo Maria Bettini, Elena Valenciano   Martínez-Orozco, Silvia Costa, Nicola Caputo, Andi Cristea, Demetris   Papadakis, Miroslav Poche
on behalf of the S&D Group

Source : © European Union, 2014 – EP

Motion for a resolution on the situation in Iraq and   Syria, and the ISIS offensive, including the persecution of minorities –   B8-2014-0109

16-09-2014 11:25 PM EEST

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION
to wind up the debate on the statements by the Council and the Commission
pursuant to Rule 123(2) of the Rules of Procedure
on the situation in Iraq and Syria, and the ISIS offensive, including the   persecution of minorities
(2014/2843(RSP))
Charles Tannock, Jana Žitňanská, Ruža Tomašić, Anna Elżbieta Fotyga, Peter   van Dalen, Ryszard Czarnecki, Ryszard Antoni Legutko, Tomasz Piotr Poręba,   Geoffrey Van Orden, Bas Belder, Beatrix von Storch
on behalf of the ECR Group

Source : © European Union, 2014 – EP

Motion for a resolution on the EU’s response to the   Ebola outbreak – B8-2014-0119

16-09-2014 11:25 PM EEST

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION
to wind up the debate on the statements by the Council and the Commission
pursuant to Rule 123(2) of the Rules of Procedure
on the EU’s response to the Ebola outbreak
(2014/2842(RSP))
Charles Goerens, Gérard Deprez, Maite Pagazaurtundúa Ruiz, Louis Michel,   Marietje Schaake, Javier Nart, Dita Charanzová, Catherine Bearder, Robert   Rochefort, Frédérique Ries, Marielle de Sarnez, José Inácio Faria, Nathalie   Griesbeck, Ramon Tremosa i Balcells, Juan Carlos Girauta Vidal, Martina   Dlabajová, Petr Ježek, Fredrick Federley, Andrus Ansip, Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy,   Ivan Jakovčić, Johannes Cornelis van Baalen
on behalf of the ALDE Group

Source : © European Union, 2014 – EP

Motion for a resolution on the EU response to the Ebola   outbreak – B8-2014-0126

16-09-2014 11:10 PM EEST

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION
to wind up the debate on the statements by the Council and the Commission
pursuant to Rule 123(2) of the Rules of Procedure
on the EU response to the Ebola outbreak
(2014/2842(RSP))
Davor Ivo Stier, Peter Liese, Giovanni La Via, Bogdan Brunon Wenta,   Gabrielius Landsbergis, Teresa Jiménez-Becerril Barrio, Françoise Grossetête,   Annie Schreijer-Pierik, Philippe Juvin, Cristian Dan Preda, Mariya Gabriel,   Francesc Gambús
on behalf of the PPE Group

Source : © European Union, 2014 – EP

Motion for a resolution on Israel-Palestine after the   Gaza war and the role of the EU – B8-2014-0112

16-09-2014 11:10 PM EEST

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION
to wind up the debate on the statement by the Vice-President of the   Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and   Security Policy
pursuant to Rule 123(2) of the Rules of Procedure
on Israel-Palestine after the Gaza war and the role of the EU
(2014/2845(RSP))
Martina Anderson, Neoklis Sylikiotis, Patrick Le Hyaric, Ángela Vallina,   Teresa Rodriguez-Rubio, Younous Omarjee, Miguel Viegas, Marisa Matias, Pablo   Iglesias, Lola Sánchez Caldentey, Malin Björk, Merja Kyllönen,   Marie-Christine Vergiat, João Ferreira, Inês Cristina Zuber, Dimitrios   Papadimoulis, Sofia Sakorafa, Lynn Boylan, Matt Carthy, Liadh Ní Riada,   Kostadinka Kuneva, Iosu Juaristi Abaunz, Javier Couso Permuy, Marina Albiol   Guzmán, Paloma López, Kostas Chrysogonos, Takis Hadjigeorgiou, Kateřina   Konečná, Lidia Senra Rodríguez, Emmanouil Glezos, Eleonora Forenza
on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group

Source : © European Union, 2014 – EP

Motion for a resolution on the situation in Ukraine and   state of play of EU-Russian relations – B8-2014-0118

16-09-2014 10:40 PM EEST

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION
to wind up the debate on the statement by the Vice-President of the   Commission/High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security   Policy
pursuant to Rule 123(2) of the Rules of Procedure
on the situation in Ukraine and state of play of EU-Russian relations
(2014/2841(RSP))
Knut Fleckenstein, Victor Boştinaru, Richard Howitt, Ana Gomes, Pier Antonio   Panzeri, Ioan Mircea Paşcu, Tonino Picula, Boris Zala, Kati Piri, Marju   Lauristin, Liisa Jaakonsaari, Goffredo Maria Bettini, Nicola Caputo, Jo   Leinen, Arne Lietz, Francisco Assis, Miroslav Poche, Vilija Blinkevičiūtė,   Vincent Peillon,
on behalf of the S&D Group

Source : © European Union, 2014 – EP

Motion for a resolution on the situation in Ukraine and   the state of play of EU-Russia relations – B8-2014-0129

16-09-2014 10:10 PM EEST

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION
to wind up the debate on the statement by the Vice-President of the   Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and   Security Policy
pursuant to Rule 123(2) of the Rules of Procedure
on the situation in Ukraine and the state of play of EU-Russia relations
(2014/2841(RSP))
Valentinas Mazuronis, Iveta Grigule
on behalf of the EFDD Group

Source : © European Union, 2014 – EP

Motion for a resolution on the situation in Libya –   B8-2014-0136

16-09-2014 09:25 PM EEST

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION
to wind up the debate on the statement by the Vice-President of the   Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and   Security Policy
pursuant to Rule 123(2) of the Rules of Procedure
on the situation in Libya
(2014/2844(RSP))
Fabio Massimo Castaldo, Ignazio Corrao, Valentinas Mazuronis
on behalf of the EFDD Group

Source : © European Union, 2014 – EP

Motion for a resolution on Israel-Palestine after the   Gaza war and the role of the EU – B8-2014-0113

16-09-2014 09:25 PM EEST

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION
to wind up the debate on the statement by the Vice-President of the   Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and   Security Policy
pursuant to Rule 123(2) of the Rules of Procedure
on Israel-Palestine after the Gaza war and the role of the EU
(2014/2845(RSP))
Tamás Meszerics, Margrete Auken, Keith Taylor, Bart Staes, Ernest Maragall,   Ernest Urtasun, Bodil Ceballos, Judith Sargentini, Barbara Lochbihler, Jordi   Sebastià
on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group

Source : © European Union, 2014 – EP

Motion for a resolution on Israel-Palestine after the   Gaza war and the role of the EU – B8-2014-0117

16-09-2014 09:25 PM EEST

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION
to wind up the debate on the statement by the Vice-President of the   Commission/High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security   Policy
pursuant to Rule 123(2) of the Rules of Procedure
on Israel-Palestine after the Gaza war and the role of the EU
(2014/2845(RSP))
Gianni Pittella, Victor Boştinaru, Knut Fleckenstein, Elena Valenciano   Martínez-Orozco, Richard Howitt, Pier Antonio Panzeri, Nicola Caputo, Gilles   Pargneaux, Vincent Peillon, Boris Zala, Miltiadis Kyrkos
on behalf of the S&D Group

Source : © European Union, 2014 – EP

Motion for a resolution on the situation in Libya –   B8-2014-0133

16-09-2014 09:25 PM EEST

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION
to wind up the debate on the statement by the Vice-President of the Commission   / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
pursuant to Rule 123(2) of the Rules of Procedure
on the situation in Libya
(2014/2844(RSP))
Javier Couso Permuy, Neoklis Sylikiotis, Pablo Iglesias, Marina Albiol   Guzmán, Paloma López, Miloslav Ransdorf, Sabine Lösing, Fabio De Masi, Kostas   Chrysogonos, Sofia Sakorafa, Georgios Katrougkalos
on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group

Source : © European Union, 2014 – EPBriefing – Involvement of National Parliaments in SCP and   NRP – 2013 and 201417-09-2014You are subscribed to Think Tank for European Parliament.   This information has recently been updated, and is now available.Briefing – Involvement of National Parliaments in SCP   and NRP – 2013 and 201416-09-2014 01:00 AM EESTThis table provides information on the form of involvement   of the national parliaments as specified in the text of the respective SCPs   and the NRPs in 2013.Source : © European Union, 2014 – EPBriefing – Parliamentary hearings of the   Commissioners-designate: A decisive step in the investiture process17-09-2014You are subscribed to Think Tank for European Parliament.   This information has recently been updated, and is now available.Briefing – Parliamentary hearings of the   Commissioners-designate: A decisive step in the investiture process15-09-2014 01:00 AM EESTPDF Version The hearings of the Commissioners-designate   before the European Parliament’s committees are a necessary ingredient in   informing Parliament’s decision to give its consent to, or reject, the   proposed College. Each Commissioner-designate appears before a single   hearing, involving one or a few parliamentary committees, after responding to   a questionnaire. Due to some national governments’ delay in nominating   candidates, this time around Commissioners-designate will have only 10 days   to prepare for the hearings.Source : © European Union, 2014 – EPEuropean Parliament Economic and Monetary Affairs: Meeting   documents17-09-2014You are subscribed to Economic and Monetary Affairs:   Meeting documents for European Parliament. This information has recently been   updated, and is now available.Briefing – Involvement of National Parliaments in SCP and   NRP – 2013 and 2014 – PE 497.743 – Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs16-09-2014 01:00 AM EESTThis table provides information on the form of involvement   of the national parliaments as specified in the text of the respective SCPs   and the NRPs in 2013.Source : © European Union, 2014 – EPEuropean Parliament All Press Releases17-09-2014You are subscribed to All Press Releases for European   Parliament. This information has recently been updated, and is now available.Press release – Debate on European Youth Initiative17-09-2014 10:00 AM EESTPlenary sessions : EU member states’ progress in   implementing the European Youth Initiative, a set of measures to combat youth   unemployment in regions where it exceeds 25%, will be debated with Commission   and Council on Wednesday, starting at 10.00. Parliament has already criticised   the slow roll-out of the necessary national policies, in a resolution voted   on 17 July.Source : © European Union, 2014 – EPEuropean Parliament Press Releases: Plenary17-09-2014

 

 

Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 20:51:43 +0000
Subject: Introducing the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance

Dear Colleague,

The Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance is a new, global initiative comprised of leaders from governments, pension funds, investment banks, project developers, and development finance institutions that aim to drive billions of dollars of private investment into climate change mitigation and adaptation in developing countries.

Well-designed financial instruments and appropriate public support that reduce private investors’ risks and improve their financial returns could play a central role in global efforts to address climate change. The Lab is working to identify, test, and pilot the next generation of climate finance instruments.

Please join us for a webinar on Tuesday, October 7 at 10am EST / 4pm CEST for a discussion of The Lab’s goals, the initial set of ideas and instruments it has identified for analysis and further testing, and its next steps. The half hour presentation by CPI, The Lab’s Secretariat, will be followed by an opportunity for participants to ask questions.

Thank you,

Dr. Barbara Buchner
Senior Director, Climate Policy Initiative
Secretariat, The Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance

 Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 16:47:25 -0400
Subject: New book – The United States in a Warming World: The Political Economy of Government, Business, and Public…

Dear Climate-l Readers:

 

My new book, The United States in a Warming World: The Political Economy of Government, Business, and Public Responses to Climate Change, has been published by Cambridge University Press. My web site, www.usclimatechange.com, includes updates and other supplementary materials for the individual chapters.

 

Regards, Tom Brewer

 

Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 12:22:58 +0200
Subject: Call for Climate Smart Agriculture technologies and services: Apply now for an SME Voucher to assess additional market opportunities for your technology

Dear Climate-L readers,

Climate-KIC Switzerland is issuing this call aimed at European companies developing innovative agriculture techniques with climate smart potential. The companies can gain SME vouchers in partnership with the CSA-Booster, covering a broad range of Europe’s leading experts in Agriculture and climate.

The SME vouchers will help technology developers to identify market opportunities, by providing in-kind support of up to 40,000 EUR for a feasibility study of technology introduction with carbon finance support. This study shall help companies to understand the opportunities available to benefit from local climate funds, to participate in carbon related incentive schemes such as agricultural sector NAMAs or to be registered as emission reduction project activities in any of the world’s major carbon markets. The studies will be performed by a project team consisting of experts form the South Pole Group and Alterra, both members of the CSA-Booster consortium. The vouchers are open to all European SMEs (i.e. companies with less than 250 employees) that have a GHG reducing technology or are planning to roll-out an activity which reduces, or allows for low-cost efficient monitoring of, GHG emissions in the agricultural sector anywhere in the world. Each application will be pre-screened by the project team  (to ensure that the required information is available), then evaluated by a jury composed of members of Wageningen UR, INRA, IBIMET, ETH and South Pole Group and moderated by Climate-KIC. A maximum of three vouchers will be granted in 2014.

How to apply:

Applicants have to submit a completed PIN template available at http://southpolecarbon.com/_downloads/140926_PIN_SME_for_CSA.doc  to csa-sme-voucher@southpolecarbon.com. Applications should be made in German, English or Spanish language.

Timeline:

Applications have to be submitted by October 12 2014. The winners will be announced by October 15 2014.

If you have questions, please contact: Christian Dannecker, Director Land Use & Forestry, c.dannecker@southpolecarbon.com. Phone: +41 43 501 35 50.

For details and more information, please visit:

http://southpolecarbon.com/_downloads/140926_SME_Voucher_Southpole_ClimateKiC.pdf

Kind regards

Christian Dannecker

Director Forestry and Land Use

 

South Pole Group | Best Project Developer 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 (Environmental Finance)

Calle 10a # 34-11 Office 4005 | Medellin | Colombia | c.dannecker@southpolecarbon.com |www.southpolecarbon.com

Phone: +57 4 352 44 28 | Mobile: +57 311 7870 924 | Skype: danneckc

 

Dear colleagues,

As part of the webinar discussion series “Involving sub-national and city governments in national climate change mitigation strategies” we cordially invite you to the 6th webinar addressing the UN Climate Summit which took place in New York, in September 2014.

We will explore why this was such a key event and what will happen next, following the new initiatives launched for local and sub-national governments. This will be explored considering implications to vertically integrated climate action.

Discussion Series 2014/2015:
Involving sub-national and city governments in national climate change   mitigation strategiesInvitation to Webinar: “Implications of the UN Climate Summit for   vertically integrated climate action”14 October   2014, 11:00-12:00 Central European Summer Time (=9:00–10:00 UTC)
Enter the Webinar (the earliest 30 minutes in   advance – for technical requirements see below)Programme
  • Welcome: Maryke van Staden (ICLEI), Axel   Olearius (GIZ)
  • Main outcomes of the Summit   relevant to sub-national governments: Yunus Arikan, Head of Global Policy and Advocacy,   ICLEI
  • Implications of the Summit for   vertically integrated climate action: tbc, representative of National Government
  • Interactive discussion with   audience

Target audience
We invite NAMA developers, representatives from all levels of government,   financing institutions, and agencies interested in learning about and/or   sharing relevant NAMA developments. Discussion results will be fed into a   publication with recommendations and lessons learnt how to involve   subnational stakeholders. Recordings and PDFs will be provided on: GIZ Global Campus 21.

Technical requirements
Please check in advance if your computer meets the system requirements by   clicking on this System Check at any time.   Requirements are:

  • Java: If you haven’t Java   installed please visit java.com/en/download/ to   download Java for free.
  • Headset: Please use a headset to   ensure the best possible quality.
  • Further support: Please download   our Quick-Guide or contact   our technical support.

For further information, please check:

We are looking forward to welcoming you soon

Yours sincerely,

Axel Olearius, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Head of V-NAMA Project

 

Mona Ludigkeit
Officer Low Carbon Cities

Bonn Center for Local Climate Action and Reporting (carbonn Center)


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Germany

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The ICLEI World Congress 2015 is taking place from 8 - 12 April 2015 in Seoul, Republic of Korea

under the subtitle ‘Sustainable Solutions for an Urban Future’.

Pre-register now! See www.iclei.org/worldcongress2015 for more information.

 

 

Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:02:57 -0500
Subject: Climate Change and Diarrheal Disease Session at the 2014 Water and Health Conference
Registration is still open for the
2014 Water and Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy
October 13-17, Chapel Hill, NC, USA

The Water and Health Conference considers drinking water supply, sanitation, hygiene and water resources in both the developing and developed worlds with a strong public health emphasis. This year’s conference offers learning and networking opportunities including verbal and poster presentations, side events, and the chance to interact with a diverse group of international leaders in WaSH, health and development.

Highlighted here is just one of the side events:

“Climate Change and Diarrheal Disease,” convened Yale University’s Climate and Energy Institute and the Center for Global Safe Water at Emory University

Recent estimates indicate that climate change may increase the risk of diarrhea by 22-29% by the end of the century (Kolstad and Johansson, 2011). Despite this, little attention has been paid to this potential crisis in the WASH sector and there are major gaps in our understanding of the climate drivers of diarrhea incidence.

For more information or to register for the conference, please go to:  http://whconference.unc.edu


Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 20:11:14 +0000
Subject: Opportunities for Renewable Energy in Kazakhstan – Webinar – 7 October 2014

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Webinar 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY IN KAZAKHSTAN 

October 7, 2014

10:00 London / 15:00 Almaty / 17:00 Manila 

As part of its Green Economy Strategy, the Government of Kazakhstan has committed to increase the share of renewable energy to 3% by 2020 requiring the installation of more than 3,000 MW of renewable energy capacity. By 2050, Kazakhstan has set a target for 50% of its electricity production to come from renewables by 2050. Reaching these targets means that significant new development of renewable energy is needed. 

One step towards furthering RE development was achieved with the recent adoption of a national policy regarding pricing of renewable energy.  Even so, some barriers remain.  

Join experts to hear about potential for renewable energy in Kazakhstan, the impact of new tariffs on the sale of renewable energy, and options for addressing some of the remaining barriers.   

Speakers:

  • ·        Cindy Tiangco, Energy Specialist, ADB – Renewable Energy potential in KZ
  • ·        Ainur Sospanova, Head, Department of Renewable Energy, Kazakhstan Ministry of Energy – Republic of Kazakhstan regulatory framework and incentives for Renewable Energy
  • ·        Pedro Robiou, Senior Energy Specialist, IFC – Investment in RE projects – Barriers and Opportunities  

Who should join the webinar?

  • ·        Renewable energy investors
  • ·        Renewable energy companies
  • ·        Companies active in Kazakhstan
  • ·        Other interested parties

Register for this free webinar at https://kazccmp.clickwebinar.com/RE_in_KZ/register

Space is limited; register today!

This webinar is organized by the USAID Kazakhstan Climate Change Mitigation Program.

The USAID Kazakhstan Climate Change Mitigation Program (KCCMP) is designed to help Kazakhstan achieve long-term sustained reductions in greenhouse gas emissions intensity.  The KCCMP supports the Kazakh government and business community in implementing policies to reduce greenhouse gases at the national and at the corporate level. In addition, the Program provides specialized training to help build the next generation of climate and energy professionals in Kazakhstan. 

For more information, visit www.kazccmp.org. 

Robyn Camp | Deputy Chief of Party

USAID Kazakhstan Climate Change Mitigation Program (KCCMP)

Main: +7 7172 790 385 | Mobile: +7 778 602 9312
robyn.camp@tetratech.com

Tetra Tech | Complex World, Clear Solutions:

6 Saryarka Avenue, Arman Business Center, Office 320 | Astana, Kazakhstan 010000 | www.tetratech.com  

Climate Change Info Mailing List digest 

Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 00:00:03 -0500

CLIMATE-L Digest for Saturday, September 27, 2014.

1. Introducing the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance
2. New book – The United States in a Warming World: The Political Economy of Government, Business, and Public…
3. Call for Climate Smart Agriculture technologies and services: Apply now for an SME Voucher to assess additional market opportunities for your technology
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5. Climate Change and Diarrheal Disease Session at the 2014 Water and Health Conference
6. Opportunities for Renewable Energy in Kazakhstan – Webinar – 7 October 2014
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Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 20:51:43 +0000
Subject: Introducing the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance

Dear Colleague,

The Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance is a new, global initiative comprised of leaders from governments, pension funds, investment banks, project developers, and development finance institutions that aim to drive billions of dollars of private investment into climate change mitigation and adaptation in developing countries.

Well-designed financial instruments and appropriate public support that reduce private investors’ risks and improve their financial returns could play a central role in global efforts to address climate change. The Lab is working to identify, test, and pilot the next generation of climate finance instruments.

Please join us for a webinar on Tuesday, October 7 at 10am EST / 4pm CEST for a discussion of The Lab’s goals, the initial set of ideas and instruments it has identified for analysis and further testing, and its next steps. The half hour presentation by CPI, The Lab’s Secretariat, will be followed by an opportunity for participants to ask questions.
Thank you,

Dr. Barbara Buchner
Senior Director, Climate Policy Initiative
Secretariat, The Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance

Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 16:47:25 -0400
Subject: New book – The United States in a Warming World: The Political Economy of Government, Business, and Public…

Dear Climate-l Readers:

My new book, The United States in a Warming World: The Political Economy of Government, Business, and Public Responses to Climate Change, has been published by Cambridge University Press. My web site, www.usclimatechange.com, includes updates and other supplementary materials for the individual chapters. 

Regards, Tom Brewer 

Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 12:22:58 +0200
Subject: Call for Climate Smart Agriculture technologies and services: Apply now for an SME Voucher to assess additional market opportunities for your technology
 

Dear Climate-L readers,

Climate-KIC Switzerland is issuing this call aimed at European companies developing innovative agriculture techniques with climate smart potential. The companies can gain SME vouchers in partnership with the CSA-Booster, covering a broad range of Europe’s leading experts in Agriculture and climate.

The SME vouchers will help technology developers to identify market opportunities, by providing in-kind support of up to 40,000 EUR for a feasibility study of technology introduction with carbon finance support. This study shall help companies to understand the opportunities available to benefit from local climate funds, to participate in carbon related incentive schemes such as agricultural sector NAMAs or to be registered as emission reduction project activities in any of the world’s major carbon markets. The studies will be performed by a project team consisting of experts form the South Pole Group and Alterra, both members of the CSA-Booster consortium. The vouchers are open to all European SMEs (i.e. companies with less than 250 employees) that have a GHG reducing technology or are planning to roll-out an activity which reduces, or allows for low-cost efficient monitoring of, GHG emissions in the agricultural sector anywhere in the world. Each application will be pre-screened by the project team  (to ensure that the required information is available), then evaluated by a jury composed of members of Wageningen UR, INRA, IBIMET, ETH and South Pole Group and moderated by Climate-KIC. A maximum of three vouchers will be granted in 2014.

How to apply:

Applicants have to submit a completed PIN template available at http://southpolecarbon.com/_downloads/140926_PIN_SME_for_CSA.doc  to csa-sme-voucher@southpolecarbon.com. Applications should be made in German, English or Spanish language.

 

Timeline:
Applications have to be submitted by October 12 2014. The winners will be announced by October 15 2014.

If you have questions, please contact: Christian Dannecker, Director Land Use & Forestry, c.dannecker@southpolecarbon.com. Phone: +41 43 501 35 50.

 

For details and more information, please visit:

http://southpolecarbon.com/_downloads/140926_SME_Voucher_Southpole_ClimateKiC.pdf

Kind regards

Christian Dannecker

Director Forestry and Land Use

South Pole Group | Best Project Developer 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 (Environmental Finance)

Calle 10a # 34-11 Office 4005 | Medellin | Colombia | c.dannecker@southpolecarbon.com |www.southpolecarbon.com

Phone: +57 4 352 44 28 | Mobile: +57 311 7870 924 | Skype: danneckc 

Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 17:58:30 +0200
Subject: Invitation to webinar on: “Implications of the UN 
 

Dear colleagues,

As part of the webinar discussion series “Involving sub-national and city governments in national climate change mitigation strategies” we cordially invite you to the 6th webinar addressing the UN Climate Summit which took place in New York, in September 2014.

We will explore why this was such a key event and what will happen next, following the new initiatives launched for local and sub-national governments. This will be explored considering implications to vertically integrated climate action

Discussion Series 2014/2015:
Involving sub-national and city governments in national climate change mitigation strategies

Invitation to Webinar: “Implications of the UN Climate Summit for vertically integrated climate action”
14 October 2014, 11:00-12:00 Central European Summer Time (=9:00–10:00 UTC)
Enter the Webinar (the earliest 30 minutes in advance – for technical requirements see below)

Programme
  • Welcome: Maryke van Staden (ICLEI), Axel   Olearius (GIZ)
  • Main outcomes of the Summit   relevant to sub-national governments: Yunus Arikan, Head of Global Policy and Advocacy,   ICLEI
  • Implications of the Summit for   vertically integrated climate action: tbc, representative of National Government
  • Interactive discussion with   audience

Target audience
We invite NAMA developers, representatives from all levels of government,   financing institutions, and agencies interested in learning about and/or   sharing relevant NAMA developments. Discussion results will be fed into a   publication with recommendations and lessons learnt how to involve   subnational stakeholders. Recordings and PDFs will be provided on: GIZ Global Campus 21.

Technical requirements
Please check in advance if your computer meets the system requirements by   clicking on this System Check at any time.   Requirements are:

  • Java: If you haven’t Java   installed please visit java.com/en/download/ to   download Java for free.
  • Headset: Please use a headset to   ensure the best possible quality.
  • Further support: Please download   our Quick-Guide or contact   our technical support.

For further information, please check:

We are looking forward to welcoming you soon!
Yours sincerely,
Axel Olearius, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Head of V-NAMA Project 

Mona Ludigkeit
Officer Low Carbon Cities

Bonn Center for Local Climate Action and Reporting (carbonn Center) 

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability
World Secretariat
Kaiser-Friedrich-Str. 7
53113 Bonn
Germany

Tel. +49-228 / 97 62 99-23         Fax +49-228 / 97 62 99-01
www: www.iclei.org/lowcarboncity
Twitter: @ICLEI_carbonn
Subscribe!:
Subscribe to our regular Low Carbon City News

Skype: iclei.mona.ludigkeit 

ICLEI is the world’s leading network of 12 mega-cities, 100 super-cities and urban regions,
450 large cities, and 450 small and medium-sized cities and towns in 86 countries.

The ICLEI World Congress 2015 is taking place from 8 - 12 April 2015 in Seoul, Republic of Korea

under the subtitle ‘Sustainable Solutions for an Urban Future’.

Pre-register now! See www.iclei.org/worldcongress2015 for more information. 

Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:02:57 -0500
Subject: Climate Change and Diarrheal Disease Session at the 2014 Water and Health Conference
Registration is still open for the
2014 Water and Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy
October 13-17, Chapel Hill, NC, USA

The Water and Health Conference considers drinking water supply, sanitation, hygiene and water resources in both the developing and developed worlds with a strong public health emphasis. This year’s conference offers learning and networking opportunities including verbal and poster presentations, side events, and the chance to interact with a diverse group of international leaders in WaSH, health and development.

Highlighted here is just one of the side events:

“Climate Change and Diarrheal Disease,” convened Yale University’s Climate and Energy Institute and the Center for Global Safe Water at Emory University

Recent estimates indicate that climate change may increase the risk of diarrhea by 22-29% by the end of the century (Kolstad and Johansson, 2011). Despite this, little attention has been paid to this potential crisis in the WASH sector and there are major gaps in our understanding of the climate drivers of diarrhea incidence.

For more information or to register for the conference, please go to:  http://whconference.unc.edu

 

Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 20:11:14 +0000
Subject: Opportunities for Renewable Energy in Kazakhstan – Webinar – 7 October 2014
 

Webinar

OPPORTUNITIES FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY IN KAZAKHSTAN

October 7, 2014

10:00 London / 15:00 Almaty / 17:00 Manila 

As part of its Green Economy Strategy, the Government of Kazakhstan has committed to increase the share of renewable energy to 3% by 2020 requiring the installation of more than 3,000 MW of renewable energy capacity. By 2050, Kazakhstan has set a target for 50% of its electricity production to come from renewables by 2050. Reaching these targets means that significant new development of renewable energy is needed. 

One step towards furthering RE development was achieved with the recent adoption of a national policy regarding pricing of renewable energy.  Even so, some barriers remain.

Join experts to hear about potential for renewable energy in Kazakhstan, the impact of new tariffs on the sale of renewable energy, and options for addressing some of the remaining barriers. 

Speakers:

  • ·        Cindy Tiangco, Energy Specialist, ADB – Renewable Energy potential in KZ
  • ·        Ainur Sospanova, Head, Department of Renewable Energy, Kazakhstan Ministry of Energy – Republic of Kazakhstan regulatory framework and incentives for Renewable Energy
  • ·        Pedro Robiou, Senior Energy Specialist, IFC – Investment in RE projects – Barriers and Opportunities  

Who should join the webinar?

  • ·        Renewable energy investors
  • ·        Renewable energy companies
  • ·        Companies active in Kazakhstan
  • ·        Other interested parties

Register for this free webinar at https://kazccmp.clickwebinar.com/RE_in_KZ/register

Space is limited; register today! 

This webinar is organized by the USAID Kazakhstan Climate Change Mitigation Program.

The USAID Kazakhstan Climate Change Mitigation Program (KCCMP) is designed to help Kazakhstan achieve long-term sustained reductions in greenhouse gas emissions intensity.  The KCCMP supports the Kazakh government and business community in implementing policies to reduce greenhouse gases at the national and at the corporate level. In addition, the Program provides specialized training to help build the next generation of climate and energy professionals in Kazakhstan.

For more information, visit www.kazccmp.org.

Robyn Camp | Deputy Chief of Party

USAID Kazakhstan Climate Change Mitigation Program (KCCMP)

Main: +7 7172 790 385 | Mobile: +7 778 602 9312
robyn.camp@tetratech.com

Tetra Tech | Complex World, Clear Solutions:

6 Saryarka Avenue, Arman Business Center, Office 320 | Astana, Kazakhstan 010000 | www.tetratech.com

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Climate change for Indigenous women

Dear all,

Please find following an opinion pice from Alina Saba on the relevance of the Climate Summit for Indigenous Women. Please share and consider commenting at the HP to show support for these kind of opinions from grassroots women getting media space.

Thanks Kate
Subject: Google Alert – “Alina Saba”
“Alina Saba”

Daily update ⋅ September 27, 2014

What Climate Change Means for Indigenous Peoples

Huffington Post

When I was born in an Indigenous Limbu village of Eastern Nepal, no one had heard of climate change. Our communities struggled to make their …

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 WE DID IT!! Largest. Climate. March. In History

Dear amazing Avaazers,

Months ago, our community decided on a crazy goal - the largest mobilisation on climate change in history. Yesterday, we blew past our wildest expectations, with a climate march *6 times* the size of anything before it!!! This was 80 city blocks of New York

WM WE DID IT BANNER PICS

 

And this was London, Berlin, Bogota, Paris, Delhi, and Melbourne

wm climate we did it pics banner

 

Over 675,000 of us marched around the world. It was a beautiful expression of our love for all that climate change threatens, and our hope that we can save this world and build a society powered by 100% safe, clean energy. Click to see more pictures from the day:

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/climate_march_reportback/?bSPCVgb&v=46379

Together, we made history, but it’s just the beginning. The crucial Paris climate summit is 15 months from now — that’s where we need a global deal. By March next year, countries have pledged to make their national commitments — so our movement will divide to focus on these national targets. But every few months until Paris we’ll come together globally again and again, bigger and bigger, to beat a drum for change, for 100% clean energy, that our leaders can only follow. The movement we’ve been waiting for has begun.

With gratitude, Ricken, Emma, Alice, Iain, Nataliya, Patri, Oliver, Diego, Rewan and the whole Avaaz team

PS – We worked with thousands of organisations to make this day happen and particularly love our friends at 350. But our community deserves to celebrate the step we’ve taken. The Avaaz team and community played a central role in almost all the marches and events held. The Guardian called it “an organising triumph” for Avaaz and the BBC said “the marches brought more people on to the streets than ever before, thanks to the organisational power of the social media site Avaaz.” We fielded hundreds of organisers and thousands of volunteers, and donations from our community provided millions in funding to the effort. The challenges of our time call us to be better, and together we’ve done that, growing and changing into a new and more effective kind of movement, a movement that is now both online, and offline. Huge gratitude to everyone who made it happen.

Avaaz.org is a 38-million-person global campaign network that works to ensure that the views and values of the world’s people shape global decision-making. (“Avaaz” means “voice” or “song” in many languages.) Avaaz members live in every nation of the world; our team is spread across 18 countries on 6 continents and operates in 17 languages. Learn about some of Avaaz’s biggest campaigns here, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

 

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climate-l digest: September 26, 2014

Subject: climate-l digest: September 26, 2014
From: “Climate Change Info Mailing List digest” <climate-l@lists.iisd.ca>
Reply-To: “Climate Change Info Mailing List” <climate-l@lists.iisd.ca>
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2014 00:00:02 -0500

CLIMATE-L Digest for Friday, September 26, 2014.

1. Announcing @IISDRS Summary of #Climate2014
2. Announcing @IISDRS Summary and Video of the CCAC High-Level Assembly
3. #climate2014 photos and citation information
4. Climate Change Daily Feed – 26 September 2014 – Climate Change Policy & Practice

Climate Summit 2014 

23 September 2014 | New York, United States of America

 

http://www.iisd.ca/climate/cs/2014/         

Climate Summit 2014 convened at UN Headquarters in New York, US, on 23 September 2014. The Summit brought together 100 Heads of State, together with government ministers and leaders from international organizations, business, finance, civil society and local communities, to mobilize the political support and momentum necessary to reach a global agreement on climate change in 2015 and galvanize action on the ground across all sectors.

The Summit began with a high-level opening ceremony, followed by three parallel plenaries hearing national action and ambition announcements by Heads of State and Government. The morning ended with a joint conclusion and a private sector forum high-level luncheon took place thereafter. National action and ambition announcements by ministers took place in two parallel plenaries in the afternoon.

During the afternoon, multilateral and multi-stakeholder action announcements took place in three parallel sessions addressing eight action areas: finance; energy; forests; agriculture; resilience; industry; transport; and cities. Thematic discussions also took place in parallel, on: climate science; voices from the climate front lines; climate, health and jobs; and the economic case for action.

A number of major initiatives, coalitions and commitments were announced or launched during the Summit, such as: the adoption of a New York Declaration on Forests, which contains commitments to halve the loss of natural forests by 2020 and strive to end it by 2030; a total pledge of US$2.3 billion made to the Green Climate Fund (GCF); the launch of the Global Alliance of Climate-Smart Agriculture; the announcement by the insurance industry of intention to create a climate risk investment framework by 2015 in Paris; and the launch of a new Compact of Mayors.

The  Summary of this meeting is now available 

in PDF format at http://www.iisd.ca/download/pdf/sd/crsvol172num18e.pdf   

and in HTML format at http://www.iisd.ca/climate/cs/2014/html/crsvol172num18e.html

 

Coverage of this meeting by IISD Reporting Services was funded by the Executive Office of the UN Secretary-General.

 

Langston James “Kimo” Goree VI
Vice President, Reporting Services and United Nations Liaison
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) – United Nations Office
300 E 56th St. Apt. 11D – New York, NY 10022  USA
Direct Line: +1 973 273 5860 Plaxo public business card: http://kimogoree.myplaxo.com  

Email: kimo@iisd.org Mobile phone: +12128107701 Skype: kimogoree Twitter: @kimogoree

Where: NYC through 30 September, 2-6 October Pyeongchang, 7 Bangkok, 8-12 cycling Joburg to Durban, 14-17 Pyeongchang 

 

Subject: Announcing @IISDRS Summary and Video of the CCAC High-Level Assembly 

Fifth High-Level Assembly of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC) 

22 September 2014 | New York, United States of America

 http://www.iisd.ca/climate/ccac/hla/         

The fifth High-Level Assembly of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC) took place on 22 September 2014 in New York, US, ahead of the UN Climate Summit that took place on 23 September 2014 in New York. Attracting 197 representatives and partners, the Assembly convened at the New York Marriott East Side Hotel for a two-hour session on Monday 22 September.

The CCAC High Level Assembly opened with a pre-recorded message from the UN Secretary-General before proceeding to consider a number of initiatives to be presented on the floor of the UN Climate Summit. Participants also heard an update on the science of Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCPs), considered a summary of the CCAC’s highlights and progress during 2014 and key deliverables for the future, and discussed its deliverables for consideration at the Summit. The Coalition also appointed new Working Group Co-Chairs, approved its Steering Committee membership, and extended its mandate for another five years.

Members accepted an invitation from Switzerland to host the next High-Level Assembly in Geneva in May 2015 on the margins of the World Health Assembly, when members will invite their health counterparts to join them in a dialogue on mutual concerns.

The  Summary of this meeting is now available 

in PDF format at http://www.iisd.ca/download/pdf/sd/crsvol172num17e.pdf  

and in HTML format at http://www.iisd.ca/climate/ccac/hla/html/crsvol172num17e.html

 

Our CCAC video is available at: http://www.iisd.ca/videos/climate/ccac-hla/

 

Coverage of this meeting by IISD Reporting Services was funded by the CCAC.

 

Langston James “Kimo” Goree VI
Vice President, Reporting Services and United Nations Liaison
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) – United Nations Office
300 E 56th St. Apt. 11D – New York, NY 10022  USA
Direct Line: +1 973 273 5860 Plaxo public business card: http://kimogoree.myplaxo.com  

Email: kimo@iisd.org Mobile phone: +12128107701 Skype: kimogoree Twitter: @kimogoree

Where: NYC through 30 September, 2-6 October Pyeongchang, 7 Bangkok, 8-12 cycling Joburg to Durban, 14-17 Pyeongchang

 
Subject: #climate2014 photos and citation information


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http://www.un.org/sg/

 Langston James “Kimo” Goree VI
Vice President, Reporting Services and United Nations Liaison
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) – United Nations Office
300 E 56th St. Apt. 11D – New York, NY 10022  USA
Direct Line: +1 973 273 5860 Plaxo public business card: http://kimogoree.myplaxo.com  

Email: kimo@iisd.org Mobile phone: +12128107701 Skype: kimogoree Twitter: @kimogoree

Where: NYC through 30 September, 2-6 October Pyeongchang, 7 Bangkok, 8-12 cycling Joburg to Durban, 14-17 Pyeongchang  

Climate Change Info Mailing List digest 

Subject: climate-l digest: September 26, 2014

Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2014 00:00:02 -0500

CLIMATE-L Digest for Friday, September 26, 2014.

1. Announcing @IISDRS Summary of #Climate2014
2. Announcing @IISDRS Summary and Video of the CCAC High-Level Assembly
3. #climate2014 photos and citation information
4. Climate Change Daily Feed – 26 September 2014 – Climate Change Policy & Practice
 Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 10:00:43 +0000
Subject: Announcing @IISDRS Summary of #Climate2014
 

Climate Summit 2014 

23 September 2014 | New York, United States of America 

http://www.iisd.ca/climate/cs/2014/

Climate Summit 2014 convened at UN Headquarters in New York, US, on 23 September 2014. The Summit brought together 100 Heads of State, together with government ministers and leaders from international organizations, business, finance, civil society and local communities, to mobilize the political support and momentum necessary to reach a global agreement on climate change in 2015 and galvanize action on the ground across all sectors.

The Summit began with a high-level opening ceremony, followed by three parallel plenaries hearing national action and ambition announcements by Heads of State and Government. The morning ended with a joint conclusion and a private sector forum high-level luncheon took place thereafter. National action and ambition announcements by ministers took place in two parallel plenaries in the afternoon.

During the afternoon, multilateral and multi-stakeholder action announcements took place in three parallel sessions addressing eight action areas: finance; energy; forests; agriculture; resilience; industry; transport; and cities. Thematic discussions also took place in parallel, on: climate science; voices from the climate front lines; climate, health and jobs; and the economic case for action.

A number of major initiatives, coalitions and commitments were announced or launched during the Summit, such as: the adoption of a New York Declaration on Forests, which contains commitments to halve the loss of natural forests by 2020 and strive to end it by 2030; a total pledge of US$2.3 billion made to the Green Climate Fund (GCF); the launch of the Global Alliance of Climate-Smart Agriculture; the announcement by the insurance industry of intention to create a climate risk investment framework by 2015 in Paris; and the launch of a new Compact of Mayors.

The  Summary of this meeting is now available 

in PDF format at http://www.iisd.ca/download/pdf/sd/crsvol172num18e.pdf   

and in HTML format at http://www.iisd.ca/climate/cs/2014/html/crsvol172num18e.html  

Coverage of this meeting by IISD Reporting Services was funded by the Executive Office of the UN Secretary-General.

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CLIMAT DIGEST 25 SEPT

Subject: climate-l digest: September 25, 2014
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2014

CLIMATE-L Digest for Thursday, September 25, 2014.

1. [JCM (Indonesia-Japan)] Call for public comments on one proposed JCM project for Indonesia (September 25 to October 24, 2014)
2. Green Infrastructure Guide for Water Management – now available for download
3. Release of IEA’s Key World Energy Statistics, 2014 edition
4. New FAO peatland guidebook on responsible management practices
5. Climate Change Daily Feed – 25 September 2014 – Climate Change Policy & Practice

Subject: [JCM (Indonesia-Japan)] Call for public comments on one proposed JCM project for Indonesia (September 25 to October 24, 2014)

Dear Climate-L readers,

The Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) secretariat between Indonesia and Japan cordially invites all the stakeholders to provide their comments on the following proposed JCM project:

“Energy Saving for Air-Conditioning and Process Cooling by Introducing High-efficiency Centrifugal Chiller”

For details of the public comments, please visit:

https://www.jcm.go.jp/id-jp/information/60

http://www.jcmindonesia.com/id/proyek/pdd

For more information on the JCM between Indonesia and Japan, please visit:

https://www.jcm.go.jp/id-jp

http://www.jcmindonesia.com/

Kind regards,

The JCM secretariat between Indonesia and Japan

The Japanese side secretariat: id-pdd-pi@jcm.go.jp (for public comments)

The Indonesian side secretariat: secretariat@jcmindonesia.com

 

Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2014
Subject: Green Infrastructure Guide for Water Management – now available for download

Dear colleagues,

The publication “Green Infrastructure Guide for Water Management: Ecosystem-based management approaches for water-related infrastructure projects” is now available for download.

The aim of this Guide is to raise awareness of the benefits of Green Infrastructure (GI) solutions for water resources management. It takes a pragmatic approach to water management, and shows that GI can provide significant water management benefits and co-benefits.

GI plays a significant role in climate change adaptation, and the capacity of GI to build resilience to climate shocks and variability has already proven to be effective in a multitude of cases. In addition, GI can support benefits from  existing grey water infrastructure when using a mutually complimentary mix of green and grey solutions. The Green Infrastructure Guide provides an overview of GI solutions for water management, and includes an outline methodology for water management options assessment, as well as a risk and uncertainty analysis. The guide concludes with a brief overview of practical tools to support the evaluation of appropriate solutions.

The Green Infrastructure Guide was launched at World Water Week in Stockholm, and is a product of collective effort by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), UNEP-DHI Partnership – Centre on Water and Environment, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and the World Resources Institute (WRI).

Read the official press release: http://www.unep.org/newscentre/Default.aspx?DocumentId=2796&ArticleId=10970


Download the full report:  http://www.unepdhi.org/-/media/microsite_unepdhi/publications/documents/unep/web-unep-dhigroup-green-infrastructure-guide-en-20140814.pdf
Translations of the Executive summary are available in following languages: French, Arabic, Russian, Spanish and Chinese.

Kind regards,

Maija Bertule

Programme Advisor

Agern Allé 5
DK-2970 Hørsholm
Denmark /  Tel: +45 4516 9200  / Direct: +45 4516 9176  / Fax: +45 4516 9292

mabe@dhigroup.com   /  www.unepdhi.orgwww.dhigroup.com 

 

Subject: Release of IEA’s Key World Energy Statistics, 2014 edition
Dear climate-l colleagues,

An electronic version of the 2014 edition of the Key World Energy Statistics – the International Energy Agency’s free, easy-to-consult reference tool – is now available for download, offering the most important statistics on production, transformation and consumption of energy, as well as CO2 emissions, in more than 140 countries and regions, with global and regional overviews.

Published each year since 1997, the booklet presents 16 different headline statistics for each country, from gross domestic product to total primary energy supply to energy production to CO2 emissions per capita. Overview sections offer graphs showing energy output, generation or refining, and consumption by region, fuel or sector from 1973 through to 2013, with pie charts demonstrating differences for these two time periods. Other sections present energy-related CO2 emissions, energy projections, and various market and retail prices for select fuels and countries.

To download the new Key World Energy Statistics, please click here<http://www.iea.org/publications/freepublications/publication/key-world-energy-statistics-2014.html>. Many more detailed statistics by country, including energy balance Sankey flow animations, are also available for free on the IEA website’s statistics page<http://www.iea.org/statistics/>. The site has been recently updated to incorporate the most recent data available.

Pierre Boileau
Section Head, Non-member countries
Energy Data Centre
+33 (0)1 40 57 66 04

 

Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2014
Subject: New FAO peatland guidebook on responsible management practices

Dear Colleague,

The latest guidebook from FAO’s Mitigation of Climate Change in Agriculture (MICCA) Programme Towards climate-responsible peatlands management is now available. 

Responsible management practices of peatlands can help maintain peatland ecosystem services while sustaining and improving local livelihoods. This publication provides guidance and presents case studies of responsible management practices from different climatic regions. Such practices include rewetting, paludiculture, degraded pasture restoration and forestry. It is particularly aimed at land managers and other decision makers.

Peatlands are delicate ecosystems that are drained and used for agriculture and forestry in many parts of the world. When drained, peatlands become net sources of greenhouse gas emissions.

Even though drained peatlands cover only 0.2 percent of the global land area, they are the third largest emitter of greenhouse gasesin the agriculture, forestry and land use sectors. In addition, draining peatlands changes vegetation cover, erodes biodiversity, worsens water quality, increases the frequency of fires, causes land subsidence, and can also lead to other environmental problems.

Click here to download the publication: http://bit.ly/cc_peat_guide

For hard copies of the publication, kindly complete the online order form via the following link: http://bit.ly/MICCA9_orderform

Discussions on the content of the guidebook will be carried-out during a webinar on Wednesday 1 October 2014. We welcome all interested to enrol through: http://bit.ly/enrol_peat_webinar_micca

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Subject: Climate Change Daily Feed – 25 September 2014 – Climate Change Policy & Practice

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Title : TWN Climate Info: G77+China statement at the Climate Summit delivered by President Evo Morales of Bolivia

Contents:

TWN Info Service on Climate Change (Sep14/03)
24 September 2014
Third World Network
www.twn.my

 

Dear friends and colleagues,

The UN Secretary-General’s Climate Summit took place on 23 September at the UN headquarters in New York.

Below is the statement of the Group of 77 and China that was delivered by President Evo Morales of Bolivia, current chair of the Group.

In the closing of the day-long event, UNSG Ban Ki-moon presented his Chair’s Summary of the announcements made by leaders, the financial pledges made by the private sector and governments, and the initiatives launched at the Summit. The link to the UNSG Chair’s Summary is here:   http://www.un.org/climatechange/summit/2014/09/2014-climate-change-summary-chairs-summary/

The link to the speeches made by the heads of state/government and ministers of countries yesterday can be found here: https://papersmart.unmeetings.org/secretariat/eosg/un-climate-summit-2014/statements/

With best wishes,

Third World Network

G77+CHINA STATEMENT DELIVERED BY H.E. Mr. EVO MORALES AYMA, PRESIDENT OF THE PLURINATIONAL STATE OF BOLIVIA AND CHAIR OF THE GROUP OF 77 AT THE CLIMATE SUMMIT (23 SEPTEMBER 2014, NEW YORK)

 

Mr. Secretary General,

1. Climate change is one of the most serious global challenges of our times. We underscore the fact that developing countries continue to suffer the most from the adverse impacts of climate change, the increasing frequency and intensity of extreme weather events and the impact of response measures, even though they are historically the least responsible for climate change. Accordingly, we call for developed countries to take the lead in responding to climate change. Climate change threatens not only the development prospects of developing countries and their achievement of sustainable development but also the very existence and survival of countries, societies and the ecosystems of our Mother Earth.

2. We affirm that the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is the primary international, intergovernmental forum for negotiating the global response to climate change. In this regard, we stress that the international response to climate change must fully respect the principles, provisions and ultimate objective of the Convention, in particular the principles of equity and of common but differentiated responsibilities.

3. Fulfilling the ultimate objective of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change will require strengthening the multilateral, rules-based regime under the Convention and we therefore further reaffirm the importance of continuing the negotiations on climate change under the Convention. We therefore further reaffirm the importance of the negotiations on climate change under the Convention in accordance with its principles and provisions and of adopting, in 2015, a protocol, another legal instrument or an agreed outcome with legal force under the Convention applicable to all parties. The new agreement must address all elements of the Convention including adaptation in a balanced manner and be ambitious, equitable and firmly based on science.

Mr. Secretary General;

4. Developed countries; given their historical responsibility; need to take the lead in addressing this challenge in accordance with the principles and provisions of t h e United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

5. There is an urgent need to close the ambition gap. We express concern about the lack of fulfilment of commitments by developed countries. In addressing this gap, the focus must not be limited to mitigation only but also address gaps relating to finance; technology and support for capacity-building; balanced with a focus on adaptation to climate change. We emphasize that developed countries must take robust and ambitious mitigation commitments; with ambitious quantitative targets for limiting and reducing emissions.

6. The Kyoto Protocol remains an important instrument to contribute to close the ambition gap and to addressing the climate crisis. In Doha (Qatar) we took a fundamental step to further enhance the international climate change regime; through the historic adoption of a fully ratifiable amendment to the Kyoto Protocol for its second commitment period. We have reached concrete provisions for ensuring the environmental integrity of the Kyoto Protocol.

Mr. Secretary General;

7. The Group of 77 and China urges Annex I Parties to fully implement the decisions achieved in Doha on the second commitment period. This will be essential for allowing the Kyoto Protocol to continue to serve as a cornerstone of the multilaterally-agreed rules based system under the Convention and a full reflection of its principles, in particular the principles of equity and common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities.

8. Increasing pre-2020 ambition must be primarily achieved through the implementation of the 2nd commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol and the outcome of the Bali Action Plan in accordance with principles and provisions of the Convention, with developed country Parties taking the lead. The pre-2020 mitigation gap would not even have existed if the developed countries had committed to an emission reduction of 40% below their 1990 levels by 2020.

9. We emphasize our extreme disappointment and concern over those developed country Parties that are not Parties to the Kyoto Protocol, have withdrawn from the KP or that have not yet ratified the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol. We believe that the failure of any developed country Party to ratify a legally-binding, quantified commitment under the Kyoto Protocol for the post-2020 period raises serious concerns about its credibility and sincerity in combating climate change. We urge all Parties to the Kyoto Protocol to revisit and increase the ambition of their second commitment period targets and ratify these enhanced commitments. We further urge all developed country Parties, whether they are Parties to the Kyoto Protocol or not, to revisit and increase the level of their mitigation ambition for the pre- 2020 period under the Convention, without conditionally.

10. The full ratification of the Doha amendment by Annex I Parties will be crucial to build trust. Ratification of the second commitment period is an important stepping stone towards the new 2015 Agreement and its entry into force and implementation from 2020.

11. The extent to which developing countries will effectively implement their commitments under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change will depend on the effective implementation by developed countries of their commitments under the Convention related to financial resources and transfer of technology and will take fully into account that economic and social development and poverty eradication are the first and overriding priorities of developing countries.

Mr. Secretary General,

12. There is an urgent need to have a clear commitment of Developed country Parties to provide at least USD70 billion per year by 2016 rising to USDIOO billion per year by 2020 as a floor for accounting, and leading to further increased commitments on the provision of financial support for the post-2020 period.

13. The efforts of developing countries for contributing with mitigation actions should be undertaken through the provision of finance, development and transfer of technology and capacity-building, taking into account the imperatives of equitable access to sustainable development, the right to development, the survival of countries and protecting the integrity of Mother Earth.

Mr. Secretary General,

14. The adverse impacts of climate change are devastating societies in the developing world, threating the right to development and survival of peoples and nations. Developing countries are suffering the permanent hits of extreme events, eroding drastically our advances in the process of poverty eradication and sustainable development. We need structural solutions to climate crisis as well as immediate measures in order to address the impacts of extreme events. The Group welcomes the outcome of the C0P19 decision of the Warsaw international mechanism for loss and damage associated with climate change impacts, and the need to make this mechanism functional is paramount. This mechanism must address the needs of developing countries emerging from extreme and slow-onset events, and the urgency for this mechanism has only increased. We call for the operationalization of the Mechanism established by this decision, taking into account the principles of the Convention and the national development processes. Carrying out such actions requires the provision of adequate support and creating the appropriate arrangements and for meaningful activities.

Mr. Secretary General,

15. The objective of the Convention, as set out in Article 2, is to achieve the stabilization of GHG concentrations in the atmosphere. It further provides for the parameters of the timeframe in which this ultimate objective should be achieved, to allow ecosystems to adapt naturally to climate change, to ensure that food production is not threatened and to enable economic development to proceed in a sustainable manner.

16. We all have to contribute to the solutions to climate change, it is true, but in accordance with the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities. We underscore that Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) need to be seen in a balanced and comprehensive context of the 2015 agreement, and therefore have to include and equally address mitigation, adaptation, finance, technology, transfer, capacity building and transparency of action and support. Developing countries will also require provision of support for their domestic preparations for their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions.

Mr. Secretary General,

17. The twenty-first century is the time for the countries and the peoples from the South to develop their economies and societies in order to fulfill human needs sustainably, in harmony with nature and respect for Mother Earth and its ecosystems.

I8. The Earth and its ecosystems are our home and we are convinced that, in order to achieve a just balance among the economic, social and environmental needs of present and future generations, it is necessary to promote harmony with nature and the Earth.

19. We consider that mitigation of and adaptation to climate change are contingent upon different sociocultural contexts, taking particular account of indigenous peoples and local communities and their traditional knowledge systems and practices, including their holistic view of community and environment, as a major means of adapting to climate change.

20. Sustainable development involves a change in the order of priorities from the generation of material wealth to the satisfaction of human needs in harmony with nature. The excessive orientation towards profit neither respects Mother Earth nor takes into account human needs. The continuation of this unequal system will lead to further inequality.+

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WMG response to Report of the Sus. Development Financing Committee

Dear all,

I’m happy to share with you our collective analysis of the Report of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing, which was published in August. 

We hope that you’ll find this to be a useful tool in your analysis and advocacy during the upcoming GA session and beyond (including in relation to the next global Financing for Development Conference to be held in July 2015).

Many thanks to all who contributed. 

Warmest wishes, 

Tessa Khan
Programme Officer
Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD)
Ph:+66 53 284 527
Skype:apwldsec

http://youtu.be/1I2cEDbIW04

WMG ICESDF Report analysis FINAL      

 

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TWN Climate Info: Will the upcoming Climate Summit be another talkathon?

Title : TWN Climate Info: Will the upcoming Climate Summit be another talkathon?

Contents:

TWN Info Service on Climate Change (Sep14/02)
19 September 2014
Third World Network
www.twn.my

Will the upcoming Climate Summit be another talkathon?

Penang, 17 Sep (IPS/Meenakshi Raman*) — As the United Nations hosts a Climate Summit September 23, the lingering question is whether the meeting of world leaders will wind up as another talk fest.

It is most likely that it could go that way. The problem is that developed countries are pressuring developing countries to indicate their pledges for emissions reductions post-2020 under the Paris deal which is currently under negotiation, without any indication of whether they will provide any finance or enable technology transfer – which are current commitments under the Convention.

What is worse is that many developed countries – especially the US and its allies – are delaying making their contributions to the Green Climate Fund (GCF).

The GCF was launched in 2011 and it was agreed in Cancun, Mexico in 2010 that developed countries will mobilise 100 billion dollars per year by 2020. The GCF has yet to receive any funds that can be disbursed to developing countries to undertake their climate actions.

Worse, there is a grave reluctance to indicate the size and scale of the resources that will be put into the GCF for its initial capitalisation. Only Germany so far has indicated that it is willing to contribute one billion dollars to the Fund. Others have been deafeningly silent.

The G77 and China, had in Bonn, Germany in June, called for at least 15 billion dollars to be put into the GCF as its initial capital. The Climate Summit must focus on this to get developed countries to announce their finance commitments to the Fund.

If it does not, the UNFCCC meeting in Lima will be in jeopardy, as this is an existing obligation of developed countries that must be met latest by November.

This is the most important issue in confidence building to enable developing countries to meet their adaptation and mitigation needs. Otherwise, without real concrete and finance commitments, the New York summit will be meaningless.

Asking developing countries to undertake more commitments without any financial resources or technology transfer is not only contrary to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change but is also immoral.

In Cancun, many developing countries already indicated what they were willing to do in terms of emissions reductions for the pre-2020 time frame and many of them had conditioned those actions on the promise of finance and technology transfer.

Despite this, the GCF remains empty and no technology transfer has really been delivered.

The other issue is whether developed countries will raise their targets for emissions reductions, as currently, their pledges are very low. In 2012 in Doha, Qatar, developed countries that are in the Kyoto Protocol (such as the European Union, Norway, Australia, New Zealand. Switzerland and others but not including the US, Canada and Japan) agreed to re-visit the commitments they made for a second commitment period from 2013-2020.

The total emissions that they had agreed to was a reduction of only 17 percent by 2020 for developed countries, compared to 1990 levels. This was viewed by developing countries as very low, given that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) had in their 4th Assessment Report referred to a range of 25-40 percent emissions reductions by 2020 compared to 1990 levels for developed countries.

It was agreed in Doha that the developed countries in the Kyoto Protocol (KP) would revisit their ambition by 2014. Hence, whether this will be realised in Lima remains to be seen. So whatever announcements are made in New York will not amount to much if the cuts do not amount to at least 40 percent reductions by 2020 on the part of developed countries.

Developed countries that are not in the Kyoto Protocol such as the United States, Canada and Japan were urged to do comparable efforts in emissions reductions as those in the KP.

It is not likely at all that these countries will raise their ambition level at all, given that both Japan and Canada announced that they will actually increase their emission levels from what they had announced previously in Cancun!

For the US, the emission reduction pledge that they put forth is very low, amounting to only a reduction of about three percent by 2020 compared to 1990 levels. For the world’s biggest historic emitter, this is doing too little, too late.

It is against this backdrop that the elements for a new agreement which is to take effect post-2020 is to be finalised in Lima, with a draft negotiating text to be ready early next year.

If the pre-2020 ambition is very low both in terms of the emission reductions of developed countries and the lack of resources in the GCF, the basis for the 2015 agreement will be seriously jeopardised.

Without any leadership shown by developed countries, developing countries will be reluctant to undertake more ambitious action. Hence, the race to the bottom in climate action is real.

If the Climate Summit does not address the failure of developed countries to meet their existing obligations which were agreed to under the UNFCCC, it will indeed turn into a mere talk-shop that attempts to provide a smokescreen for inaction on their part.

Another lingering question: Can the private sector, which is expected to play a key role in the summit, be trusted on climate change?

It is the private sector in the first place that got us into this climate mess. Big corporations cannot be trusted to bring about the real changes that are needed as there will be much green-washing.

Companies are profit-seeking and they would only engage in activities that will bring them profits. There are huge lobbies in the climate arena who are pushing false approaches such as trading in carbon and other market mechanisms and instruments through which they seek to make more profits.

For example, there is a big push for ‘Climate Smart Agriculture” with big corporations and the World Bank in the forefront.

There is no definition yet on what is ‘climate smart’ and there are grave concerns from civil society and farmers’ movements that such policies being pushed by big corporations who are in the frontline of controversial genetic engineering, industrial chemicals and carbon markets.

Many criticise the CSA approach which does not exclude any practices – which means that GMOs, pesticides, and fertilisers, so long as they contribute to soil carbon sequestration, would be permissible and even encouraged.

Such approaches not only contribute to environmental and social problems but they also undermine one of the most important social benefits of agroecology: reducing farmers’ dependence on external inputs. Yet CSA is touted as a positive initiative at the New York Summit – a clear cut case of green-washing.

Real solutions in agriculture are those which are sustainable and based on agroecology in the hands of small farmers and communities – not in the hands of the big corporations who were responsible for much of the emissions in industrial agriculture.

The same can be said about the Sustainable Energy for All – with big corporations driving the agenda – where the interests of those who really are deprived of energy access will not be prioritised.

This is because the emphasis is on centralised modern energy systems that are expensive and not affordable to those who need them the most and undermines the very objective it is set to serve in terms of ensuring universal access to modern energy services.

If these initiatives are touted as ‘solutions’ to climate change, then we are in big trouble – for they are not the real kind of solutions needed.

A lot is being said about creating enabling environments in developing countries to attract private investments.

It is for developing countries to put in place their national climate plans and in that context, gauge which private sector can play a role, in what sector and how to do so, including the involvement of small and medium entrepreneurs, including farmers, fisherfolk, indigenous peoples etc.

But developed countries are pushing the interests of their big corporations in the name of attracting new types of green foreign investments. Such approaches are new conditionalities.

Any role of the private sector is only supplemental and cannot be a substitute for the provision of real financial resources and technology transfer to developing countries to undertake their action. This clearly cannot be classified as climate finance.

Developed country governments in passing on the responsibility for addressing climate change to the private sector are abdicating the commitments that they have under the climate change Convention. This is irresponsible and reprehensible.

(* Meenakshi Raman is coordinator of the Climate Change Programme at the Malaysia-based Third World Network.) +

 

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TWN Climate Info: Corporate-Smart Greenwash: Why We Reject the Global Alliance on Climate-Smart Agriculture

TWN Info Service on Climate Change (Sept14/03)
24 September 2014
Third World Network
www.twn.my

 Corporate-Smart Greenwash:

Why we reject the Global Alliance on Climate-Smart Agriculture

We, the undersigned civil society organisations, hereby manifest our rejection of the proposed Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture to be launched at the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Change Leaders’ Summit. This proposed alliance is a deceptive and deeply contradictory initiative.

Food producers and providers – farmers, fisherfolk, and pastoralists – together with our food systems are on the front lines of climate change. We know that urgent action must be taken to cool the planet, to help farming systems – and particularly small-scale farmers – adapt to a changing climate, and to revive and reclaim the agroecological systems on which future sustainable food production depends.

The Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture, however, will not deliver the solutions that we so urgently need. Instead, “climate-smart” agriculture provides a dangerous platform for corporations to implement the very activities we oppose. By endorsing the activities of the planet’s worst climate offenders in agribusiness and industrial agriculture, the Alliance will undermine the very objectives that it claims to aim for.

Although some organizations have constructively engaged in good faith for several months with the Alliance to express serious concerns,[1] the concerns have been ignored. Instead, the Alliance is clearly being structured to serve big business interests, not to address the climate crisis.

We reject “climate-smart” agriculture and the Global Alliance for a number of reasons already articulated in previous efforts to interface with the promoters,[2] including:

1. No environmental or social criteria

The final framework of the Alliance does not contain any criteria or definitions for what can – or cannot – be considered  “climate-smart agriculture.” Industrial approaches that increase greenhouse gas emissions and farmers’ vulnerability by driving deforestation, using genetically modified (GM) seeds, increasing synthetic fertiliser use or intensifying industrial livestock production, are all apparently welcome to use the “climate-smart” label to promote their practices as solutions to climate change.

2. Carbon trading

The originators of “climate-smart” agriculture – the FAO and the World Bank – have a vision that “climate-smart” projects will be funded in part by carbon offset schemes. Many of our groups question the environmental and social integrity of carbon offsetting. Carbon sequestration in soils is not permanent and is easily reversible, and should be especially excluded from schemes to offset emissions. Carbon offset schemes in agriculture will create one more driver of land dispossession of smallholder farmers, particularly in the Global South, and unfairly place the burden of mitigation on those who are most vulnerable to, but have least contributed to, the climate crisis.

3. A new space for promoting agribusiness and industrial agriculture

Companies with activities resulting in dire social impacts on farmers and communities, such as those driving land grabbing or promoting GM seeds, already claim that they are “climate-smart.”  Yara (the world’s largest fertilizer manufacturer), Syngenta (GM seeds), McDonald’s, and Walmart are all at the “climate-smart” table. Climate-smart agriculture will serve as a new promotional space for the planet’s worst social and environmental offenders in agriculture. The proposed Global Alliance on Climate-Smart Agriculture seems to be yet another strategy by powerful players to prop up industrial agriculture, which undermines the basic human right to food. It is nothing new, nothing innovative, and not what we need.

We do urgently need climate action! Unfortunately, the Alliance seriously misses the mark. Real climate solutions are already out there in farmers’ fields – based on agroecological practices and the relocalisation of food systems to effectively fight hunger. Instead of creating one more body for business-as-usual, governments, funding agencies, and international organizations should be taking bold action: committing to shift resources away from climate-damaging practices of chemical-intensive industrial agriculture and meat production and towards investment in and commitment to agroecology, food sovereignty, and support to small-scale food producers.

The International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development concluded in 2008 that business-as-usual in agriculture is not an option; instead, a thorough and radical overhaul of present international and agricultural policies is essential to meet the challenges of the future.

We reject the Global Alliance as one more step by a small percentage of the UN’s total membership to promote industrial agriculture against all the evidence of its destructive impacts on people, biodiversity, seed, water, soils, and climate. It is merely one more attempt to block the real change needed to fix our broken food systems and our broken climate, change which instead must be based on food sovereignty and agroecological approaches for agriculture and food production andthe effective reduction of greenhouse gases.


International Organisations & Farmers’ Movements

ActionAid International

Centro de Estudios Internacionales y de Agricultura Internacional (CERAI)

CIDSE

Coalition pour la Protection du Patrimoine Genetique African (COPAGEN)

Corporate Europe Observatory

Earth in Brackets

Foro Rural Mundial (FRM)

Friends of the Earth International

IBON International

Inades-Formation

International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM)

International-Lawyers.Org (INTLawyers)

GRET

LDC Watch

Mesa de Coordinación Latinoamericana de Comercio Justo

Send a Cow

South Asia Alliance for Poverty Eradication (SAAPE)

South Asia Peasants Coalition

Third World Network


National Organisations & Farmers’ Movements

Abalimi Bezekhaya (Farmers of Hope), South Africa

ACRA-CCS Foundation, Italy

Action Contre la Faim, France

Africa Europe Faith & Justice Network (AEFJN), Brussels

Agrosolidaria Federacion el Tambo Cauca, Colombia

Alliance International sur les OMD (AIOMD), Niger

All Nepal Peasants Federation (ANPFa), Nepal

Antenne Nationale du Niger (AAIOMD-Niger)

Asemblea Nacional Ambiental (ANA), República Dominicana

Asociacion de Prosumidores Agroecologicos “Agrosolidaria Seccional Viani” Colombia

Asociacion Nacional de Produtores Ecologistas del Peru (ANPE)

Asociacion Viva Amazonica de San Martin, Peru

Association Malienne pour la Sécurité et la Souverainté Alimentaires (AMASSA)

Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC)

Beyond Copenhagen, India

Biofuelwatch, UK

Biowatch South Africa

Bolivian Platform on Climate Change, Bolivia

Campaign for Climate Justice Nepal (CCJN)

Carbon Market Watch, Belgium

CCFD-Terre Solidaire, France

Centre for community economics and development consultants society (CECOEDECON), India

Cecosesola, Barquisimeto, Venezuela

Centre d’Actions et de Réalisations Internationales (CARI), France

Centre for Learning on Sustainable Agriculture (ILEIA), the Netherlands

Community Development Association (CDA), Bangladesh

Community Empowerment for Progress Organization (CEPO), South Sudan

CONCEPT ONG, Sénégal

EcoFrut, Colombia

EcoNexus, UK

Equity and Justice Working Group Bangladesh (EquityBD).

Family Farmers’ Association, UK

Farm & Garden Trust, South Africa

Farms Not Factories, UK

Féderation des Eglises Evangéliques des Frères (FEEF), the Central African Republic

Federacion Nacional de Cooperativas Agropecuarias y Agroindustriales de Nicaragua (FENACOOP)

Find Your Feet, UK

Food First Information and Action Network (FIAN) Nepal 

Forum des Femmes Africaines pour l’Education (FAWECOM), Comoros

Friends of Siberian Forests, Russia

Friends of the Earth – England, Wales & Northern Ireland

Friends of the Earth – Latvia

Fundación Caminos de Indentidad (FUCAI) Colombia

Fundación Lonxanet para la Pesca Sostenible, Spain

Fundación Solidaridad, Bolivia

Harvest of Hope, South Africa

Gramya Resource Centre for Women, India

Groupe d’Action de Paix et de Formation pour la Transformation (GAPAFOT), Central African Republic

Human Rights (HR) Alliance, Nepal

Human Rights Organisation of Bhutan (HUROB)

INHURED International, Nepal

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP), USA

Instituto de Cultura Popular, Argentina

Jagaran Nepal

Jubilee South Asia/Pacific Movement on Debt and Development (JSAPMDD), Philippines

Karnataka State Red Gram Growers Association, India

Labour, Health and Human Rights Development Centre, Nigeria

L’Association des Jeunes Filles Pour la Promotion de l’Espace Francophone (Membre du CNOSCG), Republic of Guinea

MADGE Australia

MASIPAG, Philippines

National Civic Forum, Sudan

National Federation of Youth Organisations in Bangladesh

National Network on Right to Food, Nepal (RtFN)

Organización Casa de Semillas Criollas Atenas, Costa Rica 

Pakistan Fisher Folk Forum (PFF), Pakistan

Partners for the Land & Agricultural Needs of Traditional Peoples (PLANT), USA

People’s Alliance of Central-East India (PACE-India)

PHE Ethiopia Consortium

Plateforme Haïtienne de Plaidoyer pour un Développement Alternatif (PAPDA), Haïti

Plateforme pour le Commerce Equitable, France

Public Advocacy Initiatives for Rights and Values in India (PAIRVI)

Red Ecologista Autónoma de la Cuenca de México

Red Nicaraguense de Comercio Comunitario (RENICC)

Red Peruana de Comercio Justo y Consumo Ético, Perú

Rural Reconstruction Nepal (RRN)

SADF ONG, Democratic Republic of Congo

Sanayee Development Organisation, Afghanistan

Secours Catholique (Caritas), France

SOCDA (Somali Organization for Community Development Activities)

Sudan Peace and Education Development Program (SPEDP), South Sudan

Texas Drought Project, USA

Unión Nacional de Agricultores y Ganaderos de Nicaragua (UNAG)

Unión LatinoAmerica de Technicos Rurales y Agrarios, Argentina

UK Food Group, UK

Vicaria del Sur, Diócesis de Florencia, Colombia

Voluntary Action for the fight against climate change and the adverse effects of Sulfur Diesel, (AVOCHACLISD), Burundi

World Development Movement, UK

Youth Network for MDGs, Madagascar 

[1]  Civil society organisations have sought to engage with the Alliance through a number of different routes including a sign-on letter signed by over 80 organisations, participation in the Friends of the Alliance conference calls, and attending a meeting of the Alliance in the Hague in July 2014.

[2]  http://www.climatesmartagconcerns.info

 

 

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AlertNet Climate – This week’s top climate change news from the Thomson Reuters Foundation

AlertNet Climate – This week’s top climate change news from the Thomson Reuters Foundation

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CLIMATE WEEK

FOCUS: UN Climate Summit 2014
http://www.trust.org/spotlight/climatesummit2014

Marches, prayer, mayors: What to expect at the UN climate summit
http://www.trust.org/item/20140917120211-amau8

UN chief detects ‘sense of anxiety’ on climate change
http://www.trust.org/item/20140922210848-go3db

Hold governments, businesses to climate promises – activists
http://www.trust.org/item/20140916150152-dr29r

European marchers urge climate action ‘before it’s too late’
http://www.trust.org/item/20140921174208-iwpai

SLIDESHOW: Marchers take to the streets to demand action on climate change
http://www.trust.org/slideshow/?id=61347478-ce0a-4d87-ae84-946eac6970bf&source=jtPlaylistSlideshow

ONLINE DEBATE ROUND-UP: Can Ban Ki-moon’s summit help build a global movement for climate change?
http://www.trust.org/item/20140916095115-t8kdo/

Money speaks louder than words in climate change fight
http://www.trust.org/item/20140922153238-p7a82

There’s big bucks in going green, business leaders say
http://www.trust.org/item/20140923085057-ixzfn

Don’t expect too much from leaders at climate summit, experts warn
http://www.trust.org/item/20140919135007-vzkoh

Climate change: finally something to get excited about
http://www.trust.org/item/20140921203849-5pbq0

‘We’re here for the climate march’: developing world activists
http://www.trust.org/item/20140919194431-a8d7f

PACIFIC

With ‘even the fish confused’, Solomons seek new weather data
http://www.trust.org/item/20140918120924-nz3d6

ASIA

Climate-smart farmers get tech saavy to save India’s bread basket
http://www.trust.org/item/20140916120012-jvac5

Kashmir flood disaster worsened by risks being ignored – experts
http://www.trust.org/item/20140911111311-blijv

SLIDESHOW: Kashmir struggles with record floods
http://www.trust.org/slideshow/?id=52c497b3-d335-451b-91c8-8f28af98e83b

Questions raised about planning as floods again swamp Pakistan
http://www.trust.org/item/20140910072833-ry805

South Asia to get new drought monitoring tool
http://www.trust.org/item/20140912102522-35ja0

AFRICA

As forest losses rise, Zambia plans a timber moratorium
http://www.trust.org/item/20140917114116-76mpv

Thirsty Serengeti wildlife to get new water hole: Lake Victoria
http://www.trust.org/item/20140914213238-8yrtf

Zimbabwe’s solar energy ambitions founder as government cancels tenders
http://www.trust.org/item/20140910104555-29gzt

Drought-hit Kenyan farmers bank on goats as new currency
http://www.trust.org/item/20140909160635-h7gpu

WORLD
Floods, storms and quakes uproot 22 million in 2013, numbers to rise
http://www.trust.org/item/20140916230109-xthnl

Stingy climate aid leaves poor nations digging deep – report
http://www.trust.org/item/20140922132805-xlivl

Want to clear the city air? Ditch the car and hop on a bus or bike
http://www.trust.org/item/20140916230039-b750b

China, India pivotal for any climate deal – experts
http://www.trust.org/item/20140919222157-cj1yh

Food versus fuel in U.S. renewable energy showdown
http://www.trust.org/item/20140918171107-eljxp

Sweden backs new global fund to secure community land rights
http://www.trust.org/item/20140918121627-8teqa

Hunger is falling but climate and conflict threaten progress – report
http://www.trust.org/item/20140916134921-ty890

Grassroots pressure needed to beat climate change and poverty – experts
http://www.trust.org/item/20140912161513-2y17m

OPINION

A look at 24 hours of (encouraging) climate reality – Jeff Barbee
http://www.trust.org/item/20140922111242-xkor7

Ethics missing in debate on climate change – Lisa Anderson, Thomson Reuters Foundation
http://www.trust.org/item/20140918111959-kb2h3

Here’s the smart way to feed Africa in 2050 – Dominic MacSorley, Concern Worldwide
http://www.trust.org/item/20140919124250-hobsu

Disasters dominate TV coverage of climate reports, study finds
http://www.trust.org/item/20140922150003-vp9c8

A three-point plan to help people on the climate change frontline – Robert Glasser, CARE International
http://www.trust.org/item/20140920180612-6hyxk

Tackle trash for the climate, economy and human dignity
http://www.trust.org/item/20140918083458-njzb1

Amazon forest may become ‘impoverished savannah’ as climate shifts
http://www.trust.org/item/20140918061622-f5psl

FOCUS ON

UN Climate Summit 2014
http://www.trust.org/spotlight/climatesummit2014

Farmers adapt to climate change
http://www.trust.org/spotlight/farmers-adapt-to-climate-change

Coal and climate change
http://www.trust.org/spotlight/coal-and-climate-change/

AlertNet Climate, a daily news website of the Thomson Reuters Foundation, focuses on the humanitarian and development impacts of climate change. The site combines on-the-ground reports, analysis and blogs by freelance writers around the developing world, Reuters and Thomson Reuters Foundation staff, leading climate thinkers, researchers,policy makers and aid workers.

All of our stories can be reproduced free of charge with credit to Thomson Reuters Foundation and a link back to our website:http://www.trust.org/climate/

You can also hear versions of these stories, translated into languages such as Kiswahili and Urdu, on our Audioboo site:http://audioboo.fm/channel/alertnetclimate

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Guidelines for Considering Traditional Knowledges in Climate Change Initiatives

 Climate and Traditional Knowledges Workgroup (CTKW) releases Guidelines for Considering Traditional Knowledges in Climate Change Initiatives. 

On September 23, 2014, Guidelines for Considering Traditional Knowledges (TKs) in Climate Change Initiatives was released as an informational resource for tribes, agencies, and organizations across the United States interested in understanding traditional knowledges in the context of climate change.

The Third National Climate Assessment issued in May 2014 contained a chapter dedicated to the impact of climate change on tribal peoples. In light of the increasing recognition of the significance of traditional knowledges (TKs) in relation to climate change, a self-organized, informal group of indigenous persons, staff of indigenous governments and organizations, and experts with experience working with issues concerning traditional knowledges (The Climate and Traditional Knowledges Workgroup – CTKW), felt compelled to develop a framework to increase understanding of issues relating to access and protection of TKs in climate initiatives and interactions between holders of TKs and non-tribal partners.  

The Guidelines were originally developed to inform the Department of Interior’s Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science (ACCCNRS) in May 2014. An annotated bibliography is also provided for reference and further information. These Guidelines are not intended to promote the exchange of Traditional Knowledges. Rather, they are to increase understanding of the role of and protections for TKs in climate initiatives, provide provisional guidance to those engaging in efforts that encompass TKs and increase mutually beneficial and ethical interactions between tribes and non-tribal partners.  

The Guidelines are a work in progress and intended to spur active deliberation and discussion for further development.  For more information and a question/comment form, visit: http://climatetkw.wordpress.com/ or contact:

 

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Thema: GEF – US $3 billion for Climate Actions

Dear colleagues,

Today, during the UN Climate Summit in New York, the GEF CEO Ms. Naoko Ishii has announced that the Global Environment Facility (GEF) will support developing countries with over US$3 billion for financing actions to mitigate and adapt to climate change over the next four years.

Ms. ishii also announced three pilot innovative approaches, thorough which the GEF will provide dedicated financing for high-impact integrated programs for Sustainable Cities, Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa, and eliminating deforestation from commodity supply chains.  

More information is available on the GEF website https://www.thegef.org/gef/node/10822

Regards, 

Patrizia Cocca

GEF Communications Officer, pcocca@thegef.org

 Stay Connected with the GEF

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SGs High Level Climate Change Summit

Hi team,

The climate summit is been held at the UN headquarters in NY gathering more than 120 world leaders today and you can see it live here or if you missed it, you can watch at your leisure. 

http://webtv.un.org/live-now/watch/climate-summit-2014-1-opening-ceremony-2-national-action-and-ambition-announcements-plenary-3-national-announcements-and-heads-of-state-and-government-3-joint-conclusion-of-the-morning-national-action-and-ambition-announcements/2730069555001 

These are some key movies you should check taking only 5 minutes.

The History of Climate Change Negotiations among countries in 83 seconds (funny and very brief movie!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B11kASPfYxY
3-minute film watched by world leaders in the summit this morning

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lyn-lear/the-story-of-a-3minute-fi_b_5863998.html

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UNEP-SUMMIT NEWS: Governments, Business, Civil Society and Indigenous Leaders Pledge to End Loss of Forests

Governments, Business, Civil Society and Indigenous Leaders Pledge to End Loss of Forests

Declaration Would End Billions of Tons of Climate Pollution per Year, Backed With More Than $1 Billion Down Payment, Restore 350 Million Hectares of Forest

NEW YORK, 23 September 2014 - An innovative public-private partnership of multinationals, Governments, civil society and indigenous peoples today pledged to cut the loss of forests in half by 2020 and end it a decade later in 2030 – a move that will eliminate the emission of between 4.5 and 8.8 billion tons of carbon dioxide each year. That is equivalent to removing the carbon emissions produced by the one billion cars that are currently on the world’s roads. 

At today’s Climate Summit, the New York Declaration on Forests was endorsed by countries in the developed and developing world – including the United States, the EU and a large number of tropical forest countries – as well as by multinationals from the food, paper, finance and other industries, civil society organizations and indigenous peoples from Peru to Nepal. For the first time, 155 of these global leaders agreed on a date to end deforestation, and the need for large-scale economic incentives for countries that reduce the loss of their forests. Deforestation is a frequently overlooked source of carbon dioxide emissions and a significant contributor to climate change, as trees, which store carbon, instead release it when they are burned during slash-and-burn land clearing of forests.

The Declaration, which was driven by a group of countries and companies with input from civil society and indigenous peoples, aims to change politics going into next year’s Paris climate talks and accelerate action by companies to eliminate deforestation from their supply chains. The Declaration also calls for the restoration of over 350 million hectares of forests and croplands, an area greater than the size of India, which would bring significant climate benefits and take pressure off primary forests. It builds on announcements made at the Climate Summit and over the past months.

“I asked for countries and companies to bring bold pledges, and here they are,” said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. “The New York Declaration aims to reduce more climate pollution each year than the United States emits annually, and it doesn’t stop there. Forests are not only a critical part of the climate solution – the actions agreed today will reduce poverty, enhance food security, improve the rule of law, secure the rights of indigenous peoples and benefit communities around the world.”

“Today’s declaration is a remarkable step forward towards reducing the CO2 emissions resulting from deforestation – the second leading contributor of carbon emissions worldwide. Cutting forest loss by half by 2020 and ending it by 2030 may appear a mammoth undertaking. But the commitments pledged by such a diverse and influential group of actors reflect the determination required to make this a reality. With the total yearly forest loss averaging 13 million hectares, addressing deforestation will also require the development of meaningful incentives to encourage countries to incorporate forest conservation and rehabilitation in their national development planning. Resource efficiency, natural capital investment, financial policies and the equitable distribution of benefits need all to be part of a holistic approach enabling countries – through schemes such as REDD+ – pursue a more sustainable pathway to development through the conservation, restoration and sustainable management of forests,” said Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

“The New York Declaration sends an unmistakable signal going into Paris 2015,” said Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway. “Science tells us we won’t limit global warming to two degrees without massive efforts on forests. Today, forward-thinking leaders in government, business and civil society together have begun the push to enact policies, change practices and put in place appropriate incentives to end deforestation.”

“This is a serious commitment for a serious challenge,” said Heru Prasetyo, head of Indonesia’s REDD+ Agency. “With the strong partnership of key actors from Governments, industry, indigenous and local communities as well as the international community I am confident we can achieve this ground-breaking vision.”

The Declaration’s endorsement comes as the forest sector is transformed by new policies and shifting demand from consumer goods companies and consumers, stronger land rights for indigenous peoples and greater advocacy by civil society. Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon is down 75 per cent since 2004, and in the past nine months alone 60 per cent of the world’s highly carbon-intensive palm oil trade has come under commitments to go deforestation-free.

“Our planet is losing forests at a rate of eight football fields every ten seconds,” said Carter Roberts, President and CEO of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). “Today we’ve seen important commitments from companies, Governments, civil society and indigenous peoples to halt this trend. Now it is time for urgent collaboration to see these commitments realized on the ground.”

“The last few months have seen a welcome race to the top,” said Paul Polman, Chief Executive Officer of Unilever, a consumer products company. “Consumers have sent companies a clear signal that they do not want their purchasing habits to drive deforestation and companies are responding. Better still, companies are committing to working in partnership with suppliers, Governments and NGOs to strengthen forest governance and economic incentives. It can be done and this Declaration signals a real intention to accelerate action.”

“Forests are not solely economic resources, but are the centre of spiritual life and cultural integration for indigenous peoples,” said Abdon Nababan, Secretary-General of the Indigenous Peoples Alliance of Indonesia’s Archipelago (AMAN). “The New York Declaration is a long-awaited show of political will by all countries to support indigenous peoples as we fight to defend our forests.”

To support the New York Declaration, several specific commitments to action were announced today, including:

  • ·        Three of the world’s largest palm oil companies – Wilmar, Golden Agri-Resources and Cargill, all of which recently announced deforestation-free sourcing policies and who jointly make up more than half of global palm oil trade – committed to work together on implementation, and joined the Indonesian Business Council in asking incoming Indonesian President Joko Widodo to support their efforts through legislation and policies.
  • ·        Germany, Norway and the United Kingdom announced they would push for large-scale economic incentives as part of the Paris climate talks in 2015, and in the next couple of years pledged to enter into up to 20 new programmes to pay countries for reduced deforestation rates, if credible programmes were put forward. The three countries also pledge to consider funding additional, credible programs thereafter, if REDD+ countries deliver the results. A global coalition of indigenous peoples spanning Asia, Africa, Central America and the Amazon Basin pledged to protect the more than 400 million hectares of tropical forests under their management. This represents the storage of over 70 gigatons of carbon dioxide.
  • ·        Peru and Liberia presented groundbreaking new forest policies, that see Peru getting up to US$300 million in funding from Norway and additional support from Germany, and Liberia receiving up to US$150 million from Norway, depending on results. Norway also announced support in the amount of US$100 million for indigenous peoples, as part of Norway’s total pledge of $3 billion for climate and forest purposes in the years through 2020.
  • ·        26 governors from provinces covering a quarter of tropical forests pledged to do more than their fair share on climate change – to cut deforestation by 80 percent – if developed countries create new economic incentives.
  • ·        The DRC, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Uganda and several other countries are set to make national pledges to restore over 30 million hectares of degraded lands, more than doubling the 20 million hectares already pledged to date under the Bonn Challenge.
  • ·        The Consumer Goods Forum, a coalition of 400 companies with combined sales over US$3 trillion, called on Governments to pass a legally binding climate deal in Paris next year that includes large-scale payments to countries that reduce deforestation.
  • ·        Several of Europe’s largest countries committed to develop new public procurement policies to sustainably source forest-intensive commodities like palm oil, soy, beef and timber. This is expected to have a significant market impact by leveraging the buying power of some of the world’s largest economies.

These announcements form part of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s call for action to keep global temperature increases to less than 2 degrees Celsius by reducing emissions, moving money, pricing pollution, strengthening resilience and mobilizing new coalitions. Forests are one of eight areas identified as critical in the fight against climate change.

Further Resources

For more information, please contact:

Shereen Zorba, Head of News and Media, UNEP +254 788 526000hereen.Zorba@unep.org

James Sniffen, Programme Officer, UNEP New York, +1-212-963-8094sniffenj@un.org

Tim Christophersen, UNEP Senior Programme Officer, Forests and Climate Change, +254 723 284 204, tim.christophersen@unep.org

New York Declaration on Forests

Forests are essential to our future. More than 1.6 billion people depend on them for food, water, fuel, medicines, traditional cultures and livelihoods. Forests also support up to 80% of terrestrial biodiversity and play a vital role in safeguarding the climate by naturally sequestering carbon. Yet, each year an average of 13 million hectares of forest disappear, often with devastating impacts on communities and indigenous peoples. The conversion of forests for the production of commodities-such as soy, palm oil, beef and paper, accounts for roughly half of global deforestation. Infrastructure, urban expansion, energy, mining and fuel wood collection also contribute in varying degrees.

We share the vision of slowing, halting and reversing global forest loss while simultaneously enhancing food security for all. Reducing emissions from deforestation and increasing forest restoration will be extremely important in limiting global warming to 2°C. Forests represent one of the largest, most cost-effective climate solutions available today. Action to conserve, sustainably manage and restore forests can contribute to economic growth, poverty alleviation, rule of law, food security, climate resilience and biodiversity conservation. It can help secure respect for the rights of forest dependent indigenous peoples, while promoting their participation and that of local communities in decision-making.

With our varying mandates, capabilities and circumstances, collectively we commit to doing our part to achieve the following outcomes in partnership, including by ensuring that strong, large-scale economic incentives are in place commensurate with the size of the challenge:

  • ·        At least halve the rate of loss of natural forests globally by 2020 and strive to end natural forest loss by 2030.
  • ·        Support and help meet the private-sector goal of eliminating deforestation from the production of agricultural commodities such as palm oil, soy, paper and beef products by no later than 2020, recognizing that many companies have even more ambitious targets.
  • ·        Significantly reduce deforestation derived from other economic sectors by 2020.
  • ·        Support alternatives to deforestation driven by basic needs (such as subsistence farming and reliance on fuel wood for energy) in ways that alleviate poverty and promote sustainable and equitable development.
  • ·        Restore 150 million hectares of degraded landscapes and forestlands by 2020 and significantly increase the rate of global restoration thereafter, which would restore at least an additional 200 million hectares by 2030.
  • ·        Include ambitious, quantitative forest conservation and restoration targets for 2030 in the post-2015 global development framework, as part of new international sustainable development goals.
  • ·        Agree in 2015 to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation as part of a post-2020 global climate agreement, in accordance with internationally agreed rules and consistent with the goal of not exceeding 2°C warming.
  • ·        Provide support for the development and implementation of strategies to reduce forest emissions.
  • ·        Reward countries and jurisdictions that, by taking action, reduce forest emissions-particularly through public policies to scale-up payments for verified emission reductions and private-sector sourcing of commodities.
  • ·        Strengthen forest governance, transparency and the rule of law, while also empowering communities and recognizing the rights of indigenous peoples, especially those pertaining to their lands and resources.

Achieving these outcomes could reduce emissions by 4.5¬8.8 billion tons per year by 2030. By working in partnership, we can achieve these goals and chart a new course toward conserving, restoring, and managing healthy forests for the benefit of all. We invite others to join us in committing to a world where people and forests grow together.

Jim Sniffen
Programme Officer
UN Environment Programme
New York
tel: +1-212-963-8094
sniffenj at un.org/jsniffen88 at gmail.com
www.unep.org

Youtubu: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NX8HByqA4aE

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Subject: climate-l digest: September 15, 2014

 

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CLIMATE-L Digest for Monday, September 15, 2014.

1. THE CLIMATE SUMMIT 2. Weather report for 4 December 2050: TV5, The Philippines 3. Jean Galbraith on form & structure of 2015 agreement 4. Energy law at University of Eastern Finland 5. 3 new industrial case studies on implementing ISO 50001 6. INVITATION: POLIMP 2nd Stakeholder Workshop- Climate and Finance 7. Climate Change Daily Feed – 15 September 2014 – Climate Change Policy & Practice 8. Save the Date: The State of the ETS report launch – 15th October 9. Event Notification | Ensuring a positive contribution of trade policy to climate action towards COP 21 10. Adaptation Community meeting highlighting the Future Earth initiative: DC; free live streaming 11. World Bank and partners launching a new design to support projects that reduce emissions

Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:35:29 +0530

Subject: THE CLIMATE SUMMIT

 

Dear friends,

The new climate regime will need to balance universal ism with diversity in the legal and/or political commitments that countries at different levels of development agree to.

You might find the attached article of interest.http://www.indiaenvironmentportal.org.in/content/399965/the-paris-summit-universality-and-diversity/

Best regards 

Mukul Sanwal

Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:22:47 +0200

Subject: Weather report for 4 December 2050: TV5, The Philippines

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3cXR0aD5mw&feature=youtu.be

http://www.wmo.int/media/climatechangeimpact.html

Michael Williams    

Chief, Communications and Public Affairs

World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

CP 2300, CH-1211 Geneva 2, Switzerland

+41-22-730-8315 // +41-79-406-4730 (cell)

Follow us on TwitterFacebook and www.wmo.int 

Subject: Jean Galbraith on form & structure of 2015 agreement

In this guest blog for FIELD Professor Jean Galbraith explains why the US prefers a soft law agreement and considers the importance of balancing effectiveness and flexibility, and of getting the right structure for the future climate agreement.

(http://www.field.org.uk/news/guest-blog-jean-galbraith-on-us-role-and-form-and-structure-of-2015-climate-agreement)

FIELD – Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development

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Subject: Energy law at University of Eastern Finland

The University of Eastern Finland Law School is the Finnish hub for research and teaching in national and international energy, environment and climate change law. 

We offer a specialised LL.M. Diploma Program focused solely on international and European energy law. This comprehensive diploma program covers the most significant legal and policy issues in energy investments, trade, international disputes and international geopolitics of energy. 

Application period for the academic year of 2015 is now open. The final date for the receipt of applications is Saturday, October 4th, 2014.

The program is primarily intended for those with a legal background, though it is also suitable for students with an interest in energy law but with a first degree from another discipline. For more information, go to www.uef.fi/energyllm

Subject: 3 new industrial case studies on implementing ISO 50001

 

Dear Climate-L members,

Learn about ISO 50001 implementation and results in three industrial plants, featured in new case studies from the Global Superior Energy Performance (GSEP) Energy Management Working Group. These latest entries in the growing GSEP series explain how two Canadian plants, IBM and Lincoln Electric, and one U.S. plant, HARBEC, Inc., deployed ISO 50001-compliant energy management systems and their resulting savings. GSEP, an initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial and International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation, publishes the series in an effort to improve energy efficiency and mitigate carbon emissions around the globe.

U.S. Case Study Working toward carbon neutrality, HARBEC, Inc.’s small-scale, specialty plastics manufacturing facility in upstate New York implemented an energy management system that earned both ISO 50001 certification and Platinum certification through Superior Energy Performance (SEP), which administered through the U.S. Department of Energy.  View the Harbec case study: http://www.cleanenergyministerial.org/Portals/2/pdfs/GSEP_EMWG_harbec_case_study.pdf

The USD$127,000 invested to implement SEP was paid back by the resulting operational energy cost savings within 2.4 years. The EnMS now saves the plant 6 billion Btu (6,300 gigajoules) annually and lowers energy costs by USD$52,000 each year at prevailing energy prices. HARBEC’s real-time automated system continuously monitors plant equipment to sustain and continuously improve energy performance. The case study provides the cost-benefit analysis for implementing SEP, details about implementation of ISO 50001, and the measurement and verification of the energy performance improvement.

Canadian Case Studies IBM implemented an EnMS at its manufacturing facility in Bromont, Quebec, which helped it to reduce energy consumption by 9.2% and save CAD$550,000 in 2013. The savings came from 36 energy efficiency projects implemented as part of the EnMS. Tool modifications generated approximately 27% of the savings, while heating, ventilation, and air conditioning and exhaust reduction projects generated the other 73%. Equipment throughout the plant is now monitored using dashboards that show real-time energy use. View IBM case study: http://www.cleanenergyministerial.org/Portals/2/pdfs/GSEP_EMWG_IBMCaseStudy.pdf.

IBM implemented an EnMS at its manufacturing facility in Bromont, Quebec, which helped it to reduce energy consumption by 9.2% and save CAD$550,000 in 2013. With the support of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), IBM Bromont was certified for conformance with CAN/CSA ISO 50001 in 2013. NRCan’s Canadian Industry Program for Energy Conservation provided plant staff with various energy conservation tools and services that assisted with EnMS development and certification.

Lincoln Electric became CAN/CSA ISO 50001 certified after implementing an EnMS at its facility in Toronto, Ontario, which manufactures steel welding wire and industrial diesel-driven DC generator welding machines. With the help of NRCan, Lincoln Electric developed an EnMS that reduced the facility’s energy consumption by 22% in 2013. View Lincoln Electric case study: http://www.cleanenergyministerial.org/Portals/2/pdfs/GSEP_EMWG_LincolnElectricCaseStudy.pdf.

Lincoln Electric became CAN/CSA ISO 50001 certified after implementing an EnMS at its facility in Toronto, Ontario. The EnMS reduced the facility’s energy consumption by 22% in 2013. Plant management was initially interested in an EnMS as a means to maintain competitiveness and reduce risks associated with volatile energy prices. The company learned that its successful EnMS implementation owes much to its corporate culture that actively encourages the identification of energy improvements and conservation measures. The plant expects its EnMS to lead to continuous improvement in overall plant energy consumption.

These three case studies, along with other EnMS case studies and resources, are available through the GSEP EMWG website at www.cleanenergyministerial.org/EnergyManagement.

About GSEP GSEP aims to significantly cut global energy use by encouraging the industrial and commercial buildings sectors to continually improve their energy efficiency. GSEP’s Energy Management Working Group (EMWG) seeks to accelerate broad EnMS use in industry and commercial buildings worldwide. The EMWG’s 11 member countries share their knowledge and expertise, strategies, and best practices. The governments participating in the EMWG are Australia, Canada, Denmark, the European Commission, India, Japan, Mexico, the Republic of Korea, South Africa, Sweden, and the United States. The GSEP initiative was launched in 2010 by the Clean Energy Ministerial and the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation.

Best regards, Tracy

Tracy Evans tevans@energetics.com Energetics Incorporated

Subject: INVITATION: POLIMP 2nd Stakeholder Workshop- Climate and Finance

 

Dear All,

On behalf of the POLIMP project consortium (please see below for more details on the POLIMP research project), Climate Strategies has the pleasure to invite you to participate in the 2nd Stakeholder Workshop ‘Climate and Finance:  Financing Renewable Energy for Europe’ to be held on Wednesday, 15th of October, 2014 in London, UK.

Our aim is to discuss the current status of renewable energy in Europe, focusing on the most recent developments in the financial and policy environments that facilitate its deployment.

Please follow this link to download the event’s Agenda (constantly updated) and register for the event.

We look forward to your participation,

On behalf of the POLIMP consortium,

Eleonora Arcese

Climate Strategies Research Associate

c/o UCL Energy Institute, Central House

14 Upper Woburn Place, London WC1H 0NN

T: +44 (0) 203 108 5936

E: eleonora.arcese@climatestrategies.org

W: www.climatestrategies.org

Subject: Climate Change Daily Feed – 15 September 2014 – Climate Change Policy & Practice

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Subject: Save the Date: The State of the ETS report launch – 15th October 

15th October – 13.00-15.00

Sandbag’s Annual Report: The state of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme

The Emissions Trading Scheme is at a crossroads. New legislation has been tabled to tackle the mounting oversupply of carbon allowances and a steeper trajectory has been proposed under the 2030 framework. But are these fixes enough to make Europe’s flagship climate policy relevant again?

As policymakers consider these new changes to the EU carbon market, we examine how the last major set of changes to the ETS legislation fared in 2013, the first year they were implemented. We document where things have improved, where the new measures have proved inadequate, and explore further options for reform.

Please join us on Wednesday 15th October, at the European Parliament in Brussels, to discuss the issues with a cross-party panel of MEPs.

Register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1VAP5T5f0Vq0EnwxbQcOKKmwLslBwfWgf83dlZ11f-RI/viewform 

Thanks

phil@sandbag.org.uk

Sandbag Climate Campaign 

Please note our new address: Second Floor, 40 Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 3UD

Subject: Event Notification | Ensuring a positive contribution of trade policy to climate action towards COP 21

Dear Climate-L readers,

We are hosting an event during Climate Week NYC next week Wednesday, 24 September. If you want to know more about how trade policy can contribute to climate action towards COP 21, we warmly invite you to watch the live webcast of the event here. Those wishing to attend the event in person, please contact Ms Ingrid Jegou at ijegou@ictsd.ch to request an invitation.

Best regards,

Sonja Hawkins

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Subject: World Bank and partners launching a new design to support projects that reduce emissions

Dear Climate-L Colleagues,

Today, the World Bank Group together with several partners announced the design of the Pilot Auction Facility for Methane and Climate Change Mitigation (PAF), an innovative climate finance instrument that will use auctions to maximize the use of limited public resources for climate change mitigation while leveraging private sector financing.  

The facility has a target capitalization of $100 million, with several donors considering pledges, including Germany, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States. In its first phase, the facility will focus on methane reducing projects, possibly including landfill, animal waste, and wastewater projects. Buyers will bid to receive a tradable put option for a guaranteed price for each ton of methane emissions that such projects reduce.

This price guarantee provides private investors with a financial incentive to fund projects, using the competitive nature of the auction to determine the value of the guarantee, maximizing the efficient use and impact of public funds.

The World Bank Group continues to lead development of innovative financial instruments that mitigate climate change.  The pilot’s auction will be the first of its kind for financing climate-friendly investments.

Please see our feature story for more details on the new facility: http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2014/09/15/pioneering-new-financial-instrument

Isabel Hagbrink Senior Communications Officer

Climate and Carbon Finance Unit

Climate Change Group

T: 1-202-458 0422 F: 1-202-522 7464

E: ihagbrink@worldbank.org

Skype: isabel.hagbrink                          @wbclimatechange

www.worldbank.org/climate    

1818 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20433 USA

  

Dear friends,

The new climate regime will need to balance universal ism with diversity in the legal and/or political commitments that countries at different levels of development agree to.

You might find the attached article of interest.

http://www.indiaenvironmentportal.org.in/content/399965/the-paris-summit-universality-and-diversity/

Best regards

Mukul Sanwal

Subject: Weather report for 4 December 2050: TV5, The Philippines

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3cXR0aD5mw&feature=youtu.be

http://www.wmo.int/media/climatechangeimpact.html

Michael Williams    

Chief, Communications and Public Affairs

World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

CP 2300, CH-1211 Geneva 2, Switzerland

+41-22-730-8315 // +41-79-406-4730 (cell)

Follow us on TwitterFacebook and www.wmo.int 

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 CILMATE DIGEST 23 SEPTEMBER

CLIMATE-L Digest for Tuesday, September 23, 2014.

1. New Report on Link between Strengthening Local Rights and Achieving Forest Mitigation Goals 2. Live webcast: Colloquium on Forests & Climate, 24 Sept, 1.30 EDT on cifor.tv 3. CDM Loan Scheme: call for applications – NEXT DEADLINE: 30 September 2014 4. 2014 REDD+ Questionnaire for Financing, Actions and Results 5. Climate Summit – side event 25 sept – Climate Change, Displacement & Migration 6. New report from business groups outlines unprecedented joint call for climate leadership 7. AlertNet Climate – This week’s top climate change news from the Thomson Reuters Foundation 8. Watch CO2 emissions bury the UN Climate Summit: 9. Who supports carbon pricing? Over 1,000 companies and 73 countries! 10. NY climate week and beyond: **NEW CARE brief on gender equality and climate change in post 2015 frameworks** 11. Climate Change Daily Feed – 23 September 2014 – Climate Change Policy & Practice 12. GEF – US$ 3 billion for Climate Actions

 

Subject: New Report on Link between Strengthening Local Rights and Achieving Forest Mitigation Goals

 Dear Colleagues,

The USAID Tenure and Global Climate Change (TGCC) Project is pleased to distribute a new study and briefing note that explores the links between devolving rights to local levels and improvement in forest condition. This research, undertaken by Michigan State University (MSU) for TGCC, comes at a time when countries, donors, business and civil society are seeking approaches to implement REDD+, as well as secure and protect the rights of local communities who face pressures on their land and resource base.

 

Key findings and recommendations include:

  • ·         There is limited empirical evidence on a consistent direct relationship between devolving rights and improved forest condition outcomes (instead, other local governance and biophysical indicators frequently influenced outcomes);
  • ·         While there are many examples of devolving rights to local levels, few cases handover the full bundle of rights to local levels to use, manage and transfer resources;
  • ·         Few studies compare the efficacy of different local level devolution options, including individual ownership, management by local municipalities, and co-management arrangements; and
  • ·         There is a need to assemble and examine the long-term social and biophysical datasets to build this evidence-base.

 

Please visit the following links to learn more:

Briefing Note: Increasing Community Rights to Forests: A Solution to Forest Degradation? (http://usaidlandtenure.net/content/increasing-community-rights-forests-solution-forest-degradation)

 

Review: Empirical Linkages between Devolved Tenure and Forest Condition (http://usaidlandtenure.net/content/empirical-linkages-between-devolved-tenure-systems-and-forest-conditions-literature-review)

 

Thanks very much for your interest in this important topic at the intersection of forests, climate change and land rights.

Sincerely,

 

Matt Sommerville | Chief of Party

Tenure and Global Climate Change Project

Tenure and Global Climate Change – a USAID funded project implemented by Tetra Tech

Subject: Live webcast: Colloquium on Forests & Climate, 24 Sept, 1.30 EDT on cifor.tv

Dear all,

You can watch the live webcast of the Colloquium on Forests and Climate on CIFOR TV (URL: cifor.tv) on Wednesday 24 September from 1.30 pm EDT.

Videos and transcripts of the talks will also be made available on CIFOR.tv or through CIFOR.org in the days following the event. 

For more information about the Colloquium, see www.cifor.org/colloquium

THE PROGRAM: 

1.30 pm: Welcome addresses: 

Lisa Goddard, Director, International Research Institute for Climate & Society, Earth Institute, Columbia University

Peter Holmgren, Director General, Center for International Forestry Research 

1.50 pm – 3.20 pm: Six big ideas 

John Holdren, US President Obama’s Science Advisor

Energy 

Carlos Nobre, National Secretary for R&D Policies, MCTI, Brazil

Climate variability 

Cheryl Palm, Director of Research, Agriculture and Food Security Center, Columbia University

Agriculture 

Pushpam Kumar, Chief, Ecosystem Services Economics Unit, UNEP

Green economy 

Eduardo Brondízio, Professor of Anthropology, Indiana University Bloomington

Governance 

Dan Nepstad,Executive Director, Earth Innovation Institute

Land use 

3.30 pm: Discussion

Moderator: Christine Padoch, Research Director, Forests and Livelihoods, Center for International Forestry Research 

4.45 pm: Closing

Lisa Goddard, Director, International Research Institute for Climate & Society, Earth Institute, Columbia University

Peter Holmgren, Director General, Center for International Forestry Research

For a preview of what the speakers have to say, please visit blog.cifor.org.Imogen Badgery-Parker

Outreach Manager

Center for International Forestry Research

e: i.badgery-parker@cgiar.org 

t: +62 (0) 251 8622 622 x318  / m: +62 (0) 811 847 7157

s: i.badgery.parker  / cifor.org | blog.cifor.org

CIFOR is a member of the CGIAR Consortium

 

Subject: CDM Loan Scheme: call for applications – NEXT DEADLINE: 30 September 2014

 

Dear Colleagues,

 Since its inception in 2012, the CDM Loan Scheme has approved 50 loan applications for CDM projects in 29 countries. The next application phase for the CDM Loan Scheme is closing in one week and the last day for submitting applications for this period is the 30th September, 2014.

(http://www.cdmloanscheme.org/procedure/application-timeline).

 Loan applications may be submitted on an on-going basis, but two annual deadlines are set for subsequent processing and decision at the Technical Review Committee meetings.

 Loans are offered to provide financing for development of the Project Design Development (PDD), validation and 1st verification process. This includes: a) the preparation and development of the PDD, b) the validation by a Designated Operational Entity (DOE), c) the verification of the first issuance of Certified Emissions Reductions (CERs).

 Please visit www.cdmloanscheme.org for more information on the CDM Loan Scheme and to apply for a loan. The loans are interest-free.

 We are looking forward to receiving your applications.

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 Subject: 2014 REDD+ Questionnaire for Financing, Actions and Results

The REDD+ Partnership is pleased to announce the launch of the 2014 REDD+ Questionnaire for Financing, Actions and Results. Data submission will take place through an online questionnaire (available in English, French and Spanish) until 31 October 2014.

The Voluntary REDD+ Database (VRD; www.reddplusdatabase.org) provides information on REDD+ financing, actions and results that has been reported to the REDD+ Partnership. It aims to improve effectiveness, efficiency, transparency and coordination of REDD+ initiatives, and support efforts to identify and analyze REDD+ financing gaps and overlaps. The Database relies solely on data voluntarily submitted by countries and institutions. 

To date, the VRD contains data submitted by 16 funder countries, 40 recipient countries and 15 institutions reporting more than 1,600 ‘REDD+ arrangement’ records. If you are working on REDD+, either as a funder or as a recipient entity, and wish to contribute to the VRD dataset, we would welcome your data submission.

Please contact the Voluntary REDD+ Database team at vrd@reddpluspartnership.org for more information.

Best regards,

Co Chairs

REDD+ Partnership 

  Subject: Climate Summit – side event 25 sept – Climate Change, Displacement & Migration

Dear all,

Please find attached the invitation for the side event during the Climate week on Climate Change, Displacement & Migration

Ensuring Effective Adaptation Policies and Solutions.

Thursday, September 25th at 8:00 to 9:30 am

UNDP Offices

304 East 45th Street (btw 1st and 2nd Ave)

New York, NY 10017  /  10th floor – Amartya Sen room

A light breakfast will be served.

To register, please RSVP to aida-bianca.balamaci@undp.org. Please advise in your response whether you have a UN badge or will need an escort.

Please feel free to share with relevant colleagues.

Warm regards

Marine FRANCK

Climate Change Officer

Divison of International Protection

UNHCR Headquarters   /  franckm@unhcr.org

+41 22 739 8643

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Subject: New report from business groups outlines unprecedented joint call for climate leadership

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to share “The Climate Has Changed,” a report for business leaders and policymakers that highlights how bold climate action makes sense for the private sector.

The report urges business leaders to take climate science seriously, to aggressively reduce emissions, and to call on governments for bold climate action. It asks policymakers to help businesses go further by implementing climate policies that create market signals which enable companies to make investments in deep, long-term emissions reductions.

The report is published by We Mean Business, an unprecedented collaboration that brings together high-profile business sustainability groups to unify and amplify the international business voice for bold climate action. The groups include BSR, CDP, Ceres, The Climate Group, The Prince of Wales Corporate Leaders Group, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, and the B Team.

An article with a link to the report is here: http://www.bsr.org/en/our-insights/blog-view/we-mean-business-calls-for-climate-action-on-opening-day-of-cwnyc

Best wishes,

Ryan Schuchard

Associate Director, Climate Change

BSR

88 Kearny Street, 12th Floor / San Francisco, CA 94108 USA

+1 415 984 3264  / www.twitter/ryanschuchard /  www.bsr.org

BSR Conference 2014

Transparency and Transformation

November 4-6, New York

www.bsr.org/conference

Subject: AlertNet Climate – This week’s top climate change news from the Thomson Reuters Foundation AlertNet Climate – This week’s top climate change news from the Thomson Reuters Foundation
http://www.trust.org/climate/
@alertnetclimate
CLIMATE WEEK
FOCUS: UN Climate Summit 2014
http://www.trust.org/spotlight/climatesummit2014
Marches, prayer, mayors: What to expect at the UN climate summit
http://www.trust.org/item/20140917120211-amau8
UN chief detects ‘sense of anxiety’ on climate change
http://www.trust.org/item/20140922210848-go3db
Hold governments, businesses to climate promises – activists
http://www.trust.org/item/20140916150152-dr29r
European marchers urge climate action ‘before it’s too late’
http://www.trust.org/item/20140921174208-iwpai
SLIDESHOW: Marchers take to the streets to demand action on climate change
http://www.trust.org/slideshow/?id=61347478-ce0a-4d87-ae84-946eac6970bf&source=jtPlaylistSlideshow
ONLINE DEBATE ROUND-UP: Can Ban Ki-moon’s summit help build a global movement for climate change?
http://www.trust.org/item/20140916095115-t8kdo/
Money speaks louder than words in climate change fight
http://www.trust.org/item/20140922153238-p7a82
There’s big bucks in going green, business leaders say
http://www.trust.org/item/20140923085057-ixzfn
Don’t expect too much from leaders at climate summit, experts warn
http://www.trust.org/item/20140919135007-vzkoh
Climate change: finally something to get excited about
http://www.trust.org/item/20140921203849-5pbq0
‘We’re here for the climate march’: developing world activists
http://www.trust.org/item/20140919194431-a8d7f
PACIFIC
With ‘even the fish confused’, Solomons seek new weather data
http://www.trust.org/item/20140918120924-nz3d6
ASIA
Climate-smart farmers get tech saavy to save India’s bread basket
http://www.trust.org/item/20140916120012-jvac5
Kashmir flood disaster worsened by risks being ignored – experts
http://www.trust.org/item/20140911111311-blijv
SLIDESHOW: Kashmir struggles with record floods
http://www.trust.org/slideshow/?id=52c497b3-d335-451b-91c8-8f28af98e83b
Questions raised about planning as floods again swamp Pakistan
http://www.trust.org/item/20140910072833-ry805
South Asia to get new drought monitoring tool
http://www.trust.org/item/20140912102522-35ja0
AFRICA
As forest losses rise, Zambia plans a timber moratorium
http://www.trust.org/item/20140917114116-76mpv
Thirsty Serengeti wildlife to get new water hole: Lake Victoria
http://www.trust.org/item/20140914213238-8yrtf
Zimbabwe’s solar energy ambitions founder as government cancels tenders
http://www.trust.org/item/20140910104555-29gzt
Drought-hit Kenyan farmers bank on goats as new currency
http://www.trust.org/item/20140909160635-h7gpu
WORLD Floods, storms and quakes uproot 22 million in 2013, numbers to rise
http://www.trust.org/item/20140916230109-xthnl
Stingy climate aid leaves poor nations digging deep – report
http://www.trust.org/item/20140922132805-xlivl
Want to clear the city air? Ditch the car and hop on a bus or bike
http://www.trust.org/item/20140916230039-b750b
China, India pivotal for any climate deal – experts
http://www.trust.org/item/20140919222157-cj1yh
Food versus fuel in U.S. renewable energy showdown
http://www.trust.org/item/20140918171107-eljxp
Sweden backs new global fund to secure community land rights
http://www.trust.org/item/20140918121627-8teqa
Hunger is falling but climate and conflict threaten progress – report
http://www.trust.org/item/20140916134921-ty890
Grassroots pressure needed to beat climate change and poverty – experts
http://www.trust.org/item/20140912161513-2y17m
OPINION
A look at 24 hours of (encouraging) climate reality – Jeff Barbee
http://www.trust.org/item/20140922111242-xkor7
Ethics missing in debate on climate change – Lisa Anderson, Thomson Reuters Foundation
http://www.trust.org/item/20140918111959-kb2h3
Here’s the smart way to feed Africa in 2050 – Dominic MacSorley, Concern Worldwide
http://www.trust.org/item/20140919124250-hobsu
Disasters dominate TV coverage of climate reports, study finds
http://www.trust.org/item/20140922150003-vp9c8
A three-point plan to help people on the climate change frontline – Robert Glasser, CARE International
http://www.trust.org/item/20140920180612-6hyxk
Tackle trash for the climate, economy and human dignity
http://www.trust.org/item/20140918083458-njzb1
Amazon forest may become ‘impoverished savannah’ as climate shifts
http://www.trust.org/item/20140918061622-f5psl
FOCUS ON
UN Climate Summit 2014
http://www.trust.org/spotlight/climatesummit2014
Farmers adapt to climate change
http://www.trust.org/spotlight/farmers-adapt-to-climate-change
Coal and climate change
http://www.trust.org/spotlight/coal-and-climate-change/
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Subject: Watch CO2 emissions bury the UN Climate Summit: Why Carbon Capture and Storage is a critical part of the solution to climate change Follow this link-
http://www.wbcsd.org/Pages/eNews/eNewsDetails.aspx?ID=16323&NoSearchContextKey=true As global leaders meet in New York – see in real time the true scale of fossil fuel use and carbon emissions they are facing. Yesterday, WBCSD launched an immersive short animation-movie on Carbon Capture & Storage – an important part of the solution to climate change. The animation, which illustrates actual quantities, brings home the sheer scale of global carbon emissions and the urgency for action.
Subject: Who supports carbon pricing? Over 1,000 companies and 73 countries!

Who supports carbon pricing? Over 1,000 companies and 73 countries

Dear Climate-L Colleagues,

The World Bank Group and partners yesterday announced a growing list of government and business supporters of carbon pricing, considered one of the most effective ways to bring down greenhouse gas emissions. Here’s a quick look at the numbers:

1,000+ companies and investors support carbon pricing

   along with

73 countries and 22 states, provinces and cities representing:

– 54 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions

– 52 percent of global GDP

– almost half the global population

Read more at the World Bank climate website, watch the animation on carbon pricing around the world, and read what business and government supporters from Germany to Vietnam are saying about their support for carbon pricing.

News story:

http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2014/09/22/governments-businesses-support-carbon-pricing

Animation:  http://youtu.be/PQPDGfeRoS8

Quotes from CEOs and Heads of State:

http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2014/09/22/quotes-why-governments-companies-support-price-carbon

Blog posts from business and government leaders:

http://blogs.worldbank.org/climatechange/category/tags/price-carbon

Partners involved in this effort include: World Bank Group, We Mean Business Coalition, World Economic Forum, Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group, International Emissions Trading Association, CDP, UN Global Compact, the Climate Group, and investor groups AIGCC, INCR, IGCC, IIGCC, PRI, and UNEP FI.

For questions or more information, please contact Robert Bisset, Senior Communications Officer, at email: rbisset@worldbank.org

Subject: NY climate week and beyond: **NEW CARE brief on gender equality and climate change in post 2015 frameworks**

 

Dear all,

We’re pleased to share a new CARE paper on gender and climate change with you:

New CARE briefing paper on gender and climate change: “2015 and beyond: Action for a just, gender-equitable and sustainable future”

In the context of the UN climate summit today in New York we’re pleased to share this new CARE briefing paper on gender and climate change which was officially released last night by our colleagues in New York. The briefing paper outlines CARE’s recommendations for promoting gender-equitable and sustainable development in the face of climate change for the ongoing 2015 policy processes, including the Sustainable Development Goals, the UNFCCC climate change negotiations, and the post-2015 disaster risk reduction framework. 

The paper is attached and also available here: 

http://www.careclimatechange.org/files/Gender_equality_and_climate_justice.pdf 

For any queries about CARE’s delegation and activities this week in New York, please find us on Twitter @CAREClimate or @harmeling

Best wishes

Sven Harmeling

Sven Harmeling  |  CARE  |  Climate Change Advocacy Coordinator

Poverty Environment and Climate Change Network (PECCN) 

c/o CARE Deutschland-Luxemburg, Dreizehnmorgenweg 6, 53175 Bonn

T: +49 (0)228-97563-61  |  M: +49 (0)177-6136431

Twitter: @CareClimate | www.careclimatechange.org

email: sharmeling@careclimatechange.org

skype: svani18

LinkedIn: de.linkedin.com/pub/sven-harmeling/10/957/765/

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IBON Climate Update 3

Dear all, 

Here is IBON’s take on the just concluded 2014 Climate Summit.

Posted just now:
http://www.iboninternational.org/page/whats_new/317

PDF version attached.

tetet

Maria Theresa Nera-Lauron

Peoples’ Movement on Climate Change

IBON International

3F IBON Center, 114 Timog Avenue, Quezon City

Philippines

Tel. No. +632 9277060-62

Skype: tetet.lauron  /  www.iboninternational.org

 IBON Intl Update 2014-3 Climate Justice

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[ClimateSummit] Green Climate Fund contributions from Summit

copying CAN Finance list)

So something like this then:

 

France: US$ 1 billion over 3 years
Korea US$ 100 million including   existing $50 million
Denmark US$70 million
Norway US $33 million in 2015, and   complemented by pledging conference in November
Switzerland Considering $100m to GCF
Mexico $10 million
Luxembourg US6.8 million
Colombia, Monaco, Finland Stated intention to   contribute

Japan committed to $6 billion over 3 years, but not through the GCF. They said their contribution to the GCF would await the definition of a mechanism – not sure which mechanism they are referring to.

 Mark Lutes

Senior Global Climate Policy Advisor; WWF Global Climate and Energy Initiative

Especialista em Mudanças Climáticas, Programa Mudanças Climáticas e Energia, WWF Brasil

Landline: (55 11) 2597-1477
mobile: (55
11) 97029 8211

email: marklutes@wwf.panda.org

             (Note: email mark.lutes@wwf.panda.org no longer functions)

twitter: @MarkLutes

skype: MarkLutes

 Assunto: RE: [ClimateSummit] Climate Summit Update

Hang on i think the 600.000 are not for the GCF – or are they? Then I missed it.

Jan Kowalzig

Klimawandel & Klimapolitik

Oxfam Deutschland / Am Köllnischen Park 1  / 10179 Berlin

Tel.: +49-30-453069-614 / Mobil: +49-177-4917135  / Fax:  +49-30-453069-401 

 Für eine gerechte Welt ohne Armut.

From: CAN-talk [mailto:can-talk-bounces@listi.jpberlin.de] On Behalf Of Sven Harmeling

 

Subject: Re: [CAN-talk] [ClimateSummit] Climate Summit Update

 Luxemburg 6.8 million

Liechtenstein 600,000

And I think there was sth from Monaco? But not sure

 Subject: RES: [ClimateSummit] Climate Summit Update

 Hi folks,

 So is this what we’ve got so far here at the Summit? 

France: US$ 1 billion over 3 years
Korea US$ 100 million including   existing $50 million
Denmark US$70 million
Norway US$33 million for 2015, to   be complemented by pledging conference in November
Switzerland Considering $100m to GCF
Mexico $10 million

 

Previous commitments include Germany’s $1 billion and a small contribution from Sweden.

Anything else? 

Mark Lutes

Senior Global Climate Policy Advisor; WWF Global Climate and Energy Initiative

Especialista em Mudanças Climáticas, Programa Mudanças Climáticas e Energia, WWF Brasil

Landline: (55 11) 2597-1477
mobile: (55
11) 97029 8211

email: marklutes@wwf.panda.org

 (Note: email mark.lutes@wwf.panda.org no longer functions)

twitter: @MarkLutes

skype: MarkLutes

  Em nome de Tim Gore
Enviada em: terça-feira, 23 de setembro de 2014 16:27
Para: Sandra Guzman
Cc: Can-talk;
climatesummit@googlegroups.com; Ria Voorhaar
Assunto: Re: [ClimateSummit] Climate Summit Update

5 years after the Mexican Proposal – Mexico get to make their pledge to a Green Fund!

Timothy Gore
Head of Policy, Advocacy and Research

GROW Campaign

Oxfam International

0046 723 037 212

tim.gore@oxfaminternational.org
www.oxfam.org

 Subject: Re: [ClimateSummit] Climate Summit Update

Mexico will support with 10 millions USD the capitalization of the Green Climate Fund!!!

 

Dear folks 

Thanks to those of you who joined us at the meeting at the Harvard Club this morning. For those that were unable to be there, attached please find the presentation, plus below the key documents required. 

Thanks again, all, and looking forward to working with you all tomorrow!

Cheers

Ria

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Email:
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Beyond2015 Copenhagen conference invitation (13-14 Nov. 2014)

 

 (!!) Kopie van Tracking Spreadsheet for Notes-Master

 

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