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The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the Report of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to the fifteenth Conference of the Parties. The report consists of two parts and four annexes. Part I reports project activities approved by the GEF during the reporting period from 1 September 2008 to 30 June 2009.

Addressing delegates at the opening of the Bangkok Climate Change Talks, Yvo de Boer stressed that the talks must end with an evident spirit of cooperation and with evident progress. The UNFCCC Executive Secretary anticipates that the pace of action in the negotiations can and will match an increasing pace of action currently observed at the highest level.

The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a fact sheet titled

The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a note (FCCC/WEB/SAI/2009 3) on the synthesis and assessment report on the greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories submitted in 2009. The purposes of the synthesis and assessment are to facilitate the consideration of inventory data and other information across parties, and to identify issues for further consideration during the reviews of individual inventories.

This paper provides an overview of the possible steps and requirements needed to develop and implement a monitoring system for estimating emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, assessing carbon stocks and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from changes in forest cover, and assessing the enhancement of forest carbon stocks.

This document was prepared by the Chair of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA) in response to the request from the AWG-LCA at its

The United Nations took a step towards a new climate treaty on 15th May by publishing the first draft negotiating texts to help bridge a "great gulf" between options for rich nations to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

This report contains the results of a study analyzing the transfer of technology under Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects.

The fourth session of AWG-LCA is scheduled on 1-10 Dec. 2008 in Pozna?, Poland. The group will hold three focused in-session workshops on:

- Shared vision for long-term cooperative action;
- Risk management and risk reduction strategies, including risk sharing and transfer mechanisms such as insurance;