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Progress made at the Barcelona Climate Change Talk

Significant progress was made at the Barcelona Climate Change Talks in regard to adaptation, technological cooperation, reduction of emissions due to deforestation in developing countries and mechanisms for distributing and managing funds for developing countries.

Conclusion of the Barcelona Climate Change Talks 2009

Friday 6 November saw the close of five days of intensive negotiations by the delegates at the Barcelona Climate Change Talks 2009.

Final texts of the two working groups at the Barcelona Climate Change Talks

The Climate Change Talks held in Barcelona from 2 to 6 November included sessions of the two working groups AWG–LCA (Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention) and AWG-KP (Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol).

Forest cleaning and thinning in El Pallars Sobirà to save consumption of 3 million litres of gas oil a year

The Department of the Environment and Housing presents a strategic plan to develop forest biomass in El Pallars Sobirà to obtain thermal energy that could save the emission of 9.2 million tonnes of CO2 a year.

Four schools to travel to Copenhagen to hand over proposals from Catalan schoolchildren for fighting climate change

IES Baix Empordà in Palafrugell, IES Marianao in Sant Boi de Llobregat, CEIP Montessori in Rubí and Escola Joan Pelegrí in Barcelona will represent Catalan schools.

Minister Baltasar commits to exchange of experiences and knowledge among regions to combat climate change

He was speaking at the symposium on the role of the regions organised by the Network of Regional Governments for Sustainable Development, nrg4SD, as part of the last negotiating session before the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.

Department of the Environment and Housing grants to improve building insulation and energy efficiency saves 550 tonnes of CO2 in three years

Department of the Environment and Housing grants to improve building insulation and energy efficiencyThe energy savings obtained vary between 5% and 55%, according to the type of construction

Forest pests in Catalonia show changes in habits due to temperature changes

Forest pests in Catalonia show changes in habits due to temperature changes The pine processionary moth has moved to 1,800 metres and the oak scale insect has spread.

Global warming brings African butterflies to Catalonia

Many native species could become exctinct as the climate becomes warmer and drier.

Environment and Housing to buy CO2 emission allowances to keep Barcelona Climate Change Talks 2009 carbon neutral

Initial estimate is 500 tonnes of CO2 to be offset

Catalan Parliament lends support to Barcelona Climate Change Talks

In today’s session, the Chamber of Deputies stated the importance of the talks to be held prior to the Copenhagen Conference, where an agreement will be reached that will succeed the Kyoto Protocol.

Ninth session of the AWG-KP and seventh session of the AWG-LCA, Bangkok from 28 September to 9 October

On 28 September the penultimate preparatory meeting of the climate change negotiation process begin in Bangkok (Thailand), which will continue in Barcelona from 2 to 6 November and will culminate in the Conference of the Parties (COP15), which will take place in Copenhagen in December.

Website on the Barcelona Climate Change Talks 2009

The Department of the Environment and Housing, with Barcelona City Council and the Spanish Ministry of the Environment and Rural and Marine Affairs, and in association with the UNFCCC Secretariat, have created a website on the Barcelona Climate Change Talks 2009.