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UN Climate Change Conference in Warsaw keeps governments on a track towards 2015 climate agreement

(Warsaw, 23 November 2013) The UN Climate Change Conference in Warsaw ended on Saturday, keeping governments on a track towards a universal climate agreement in 2015 and including significant new decisions that will cut emissions from deforestation and on loss and damage.

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High Level Panel on the role of the land sector and forests at COP19/CMP9

High Level Panel event on the land sector and forests was held on Monday, November 18th during COP19/MP9. Panel was organized by the COP19/CMP9 Presidency with the cooperation of Finland and the support from the UNFCCC secretariat. Event was co-chaired by Rachmat Witoelar from Indonesia and Ville Niinistö from Finland.

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City mayors and regional leaders discuss at COP19/CMP9

November 21st was the day when the first Cities and Sub-national Dialogue in the history of COP took place. The dialogue consisted of two segments, each with groups of selected Ministers, Mayors and sub-national leaders and representatives of civil society who were discussing mitigation and adaptation at a local scale. Debate was opened by COP19/CMP9 President Marcin Korolec, followed by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. Discussion was moderated by CEO of Climate Group, Mark Kenber.

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Statement of President of COP19 Minister Marcin Korolec on the participation of NGOs in the Climate Summit

I regret the fact that some NGOs decided to leave the COP19 climate conference to express their disapproval towards the extending negotiations.

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High Level Assembly concerning climate and clean air during COP19/CMP9

On November 21st  during the 19th UNFCCC Conference of Parties meeting of High Level Assembly of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) took place. Poland which joined the Coalition in February 2013 presented their achievements regarding the climate and air protection.

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Statement of President of COP19

I would like to reassure you - Polish Presidency of the COP19 Climate Summit remains unchanged, President of COP19/CMP9 Marcin Korolec said.

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Marcin Korolec, President of COP19/CMP9 opened High-Level Segment of the Conference

On November 19 th during the plenary session, President of COP19/CMP9 opened the High-Level Segment of COP19/CMP9, which will last until November 22 nd . The opening ceremony was attended by the UN Secretary General Ban Ki - moon, Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk and John Ashe, President of the United Nations General Assembly at its 68th session, who gave their speeches to the gathered distinguished guests.

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COP19 Presidency Business Dialogue Live Webcast starts today 3PM CET

The live webcast of COP19 Presidency Business Dialogue is scheduled for 3PM CET, Wednesday, November 20th.

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Ban Ki-moon and heads of states on the COP19/CMP9 High Level Segment

On Tuesday November 19th at 3PM the high-level segment of COP19/CMP9 will begin, hosting heads of states, high-level officials and representatives of international organizations, including UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk. By that means the Conference will enter a decisive phase.

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Global Landscapes Forum concluded yesterday in Warsaw

Shaping the Climate and Development Agenda for Forests and Agriculture - that was the theme of the Global Landscapes Forum, which concluded yesterday in Warsaw. The event gathered nearly two thousand people – ministers, experts, policy makers, business leaders and ecologists.

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