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Daily Archives: November 11, 2017

WMO Signs Agreement with UNFCCC for Cooperation

Bonn (ABC Live): WMO : The World Meteorological Organization has signed an agreement with the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) secretariat to boost cooperation in a number of important areas. These include research and evidence to support climate policy-making and climate-smart investment, and technical cooperation to improve climate products and services for mitigation and adaptation action. WMO Secretary General …

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UN Elects 4 New Judges for International Court of Justice

THE HAGUE (ABC Live): International Court of Justice : The General Assembly and the Security Council of the United Nations yesterday elected four Members of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for a term of office of nine years, beginning on 6 February 2018. Judges Ronny Abraham (France), Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf (Somalia) and Antônio Augusto Cançado Trindade (Brazil) were re-elected …

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Environment Leaders Organize Energy Day at the COP23

Bonn, Germany (ABC Live): Energy Day  : Leaders from a wide range of sectors came together on Friday at Energy Day at the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn to announce a new set of initiatives to transition to renewable energy and to show that more ambitious clean energy development can quickly become a bigger part of national climate plans …

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FAO Calls for Resources for Agriculture Sector at COP23

Bonn (ABC Live): FAO  : Investing faster and further in agricultural climate action and to support the sustainable livelihoods of small-scale farmers will unlock much greater potential to curb emissions and protect people against climate change, sector leaders and experts said on Friday at the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn. “Agriculture is a key factor for the sustainability of rural areas, the responsibility …

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China All Set to Unveil Green Technology Bank at COP23

UN Climate Change, Bonn (ABC Live): :Green Technology Bank : On Saturday, experts at the annual UN Climate Conference will outline how the Green Technology Bank, a key initiative of China focused on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Climate Change Agreement, is boosting technical and financial support for green development. The Bank forms part of China’s evolving …

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CDM Holds Key to Paris Climate Change Agreement

UN Climate Change News, Bonn (ABC Live): CDM : The value of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) seems clear — it is even inspiring innovative proposals for how it can help make green finance truly green — but the future of this Kyoto Protocol mechanism that has registered more than 8,000 climate and sustainable development projects in 111 developing countries …

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Know WTO Agriculture Negotiations on Export Subsidies

New Delhi (ABC Live): WTO Agriculture Negotiations on Export Subsidies : Some countries were proposing the total elimination of all forms of export subsidies, in some cases with a deep reductions right at the start of the next period as a “downpayment”. Others were prepared to negotiate further progressive reductions without going so far as the subsidies’ complete elimination, and …

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