Posts by Michael Comstock

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Third Asia Regional MAIN Dialogue

Last week CCAP hosted its third Asia regional dialogue of the Mitigation Action Implementation Network (MAIN).  MAIN is helping catalyze climate change mitigation policies known as nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs) that will significantly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in various sectors, as well as contribute to sustainable development in developing countries.  This most recent... continue reading »

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Latin American Countries Will Not Wait to Take Climate Action

At a press conference at the 18th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Doha, Omar Ramírez Tejada, Executive Vice President of the National Council on Climate Change and the Clean Development Mechanism (CNCCMDL) in the Dominican Republic and member of CCAP’s Mitigation Action Implementation Network (MAIN),... continue reading »

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Fourth Latin American Regional MAIN Dialogue

Today begins CCAP’s fourth Latin American regional dialogue of the Mitigation Action Implementation Network (MAIN). MAIN is helping catalyze climate policies, or nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs), that will significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the energy, transport, waste, and other sectors, as well as contribute to sustainable development in developing countries. The meeting will be held... continue reading »

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Asia Making Strides in Developing NAMAs

With growing emissions from the transport and energy sectors throughout Asia, enormous potential for renewable-energy deployment, and 700 million people still lacking access to electricity, Asian countries are ripe for the development of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions in the energy, transport, waste, and other sectors. During the course of the CCAP’s second Mitigation Action Implementation... continue reading »

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Second Asia Dialogue on the Development of NAMAs

Today begins the second Asia Regional Dialogue on the Development of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs), as part of CCAP’s Mitigation Action Implementation Network (MAIN). This meeting builds on the first MAIN-Asia dialogue, which took place in October 2011, and will be hosted by Vietnam’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE). For the next... continue reading »

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The Durban Climate Summit and What it Means for Developing Countries

Last week delegates returned from the most recent international negotiations on climate change, held in Durban, South Africa.  CCAP was actively engaged with negotiators during the Conference of Parties (COP) and hosted several events on the sidelines.  After two weeks of negotiations, which ultimately ended 36 hours over schedule, the Parties to the UNFCCC were... continue reading »

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From Cancun to Durban: The Need for On-the-Ground Action in Developing Countries

Following a disappointing 2009 Conference of Parties (COP) in Copenhagen and a relatively productive one in Cancun late last year, countries have crawled back into the international climate negotiations in 2011 at a snail’s pace.  The first talks of the year, held in Bangkok, focused on little more than a work agenda debate, and only... continue reading »

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