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WHO Conference on Health and Climate Opens in Geneva[viewed]

The World Health Organization (WHO) Conference on Health and Climate opened on Wednesday, 27 August, in Geneva, Switzerland, at WHO headquarters. The aim of the conference is to catalyze action in addressing the impacts of climate change on health, and it will focus on two specific thematic areas: strengthening health system resilience to climate risks; and promoting health while mitigating climate change.

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ILO Highlights Partnership with Mauritius on Green Economy[viewed]

In advance of the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS), the International Labour Organization (ILO) is showcasing its partnership with Mauritius on the green economy as an example of how to increase resilience and tackle climate change in SIDS.

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LAC Seminar: Family Farmers, Indigenous Peoples Key to Climate Change Adaptation[viewed]

Participants at the fifth Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) regional seminar on agriculture and climate change recognized the key role of family farmers and indigenous people in helping the region confront the challenges posed by climate change, protect agrobiodiversity and improve food security.

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PACC Project Completes Climate-Reslient Harbor in Cook Islands[viewed]

The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) has announced that, as part of the Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change Project (PACC), the Cook Islands have completed a climate-resilient harbor for the island of Mangaia. In addition, the tool developed to design the harbor can be used to design other coastal infrastructure in the Cook Islands.

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Mountain EbA Pilot Project in Peru Reports Lessons Learned[viewed]

The global Ecosystem-Based Adaptation (EbA) Flagship Programme's Mountain Ecoosystems Programme has issued a project brochure outlining EbA work underway in the Nor Yauyos Cochas Landscape Reserve (RPNYC) in the Peruvian Andes and its buffer area, as well as lessons learned so far from the project.

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First World Weather Open Science Conference Pushes for Improved Forecasting Accuracy[viewed]

The first World Weather Open Science Conference reviewed progress made in weather science and forecasting over the last decade, and investigated possibilities for further scientific breakthroughs in the future. The Conference brought together more than 1,000 meteorologists, forecasters, social scientists and application developers from over 50 countries.

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UNESCO World Heritage Paper Highlights SIDS' Cultural Heritage and Resources[viewed]

The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has published a paper on 'Safeguarding Precious Resources for Island Communities,' as a contribution to the International Year of small island developing States (SIDS). The paper describes the evolution of the SIDS agenda, highlights SIDS in the World Heritage Convention (WHC) context, and includes seven thematic papers on shared concerns and challenges across SIDS, such as disaster risk management (DRM) and building resilience to climate change, land management and sustainable tourism.

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UN Outlines Expectations for SIDS Conference[viewed]

The UN announced key outcomes that are expected from the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) taking place in Apia, Samoa, on 1-4 September, including over 300 new, SIDS-focused partnerships that will be monitored for their achievements.

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UNFCCC TEC Addresses Links Between Technology and Finance Mechanisms[viewed]

The ninth meeting of the Technology Executive Committee (TEC 9) of the UNFCCC discussed, among other things, matters related to: the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN); technology needs assessments (TNAs), including good practices of results and possible linkages between TNAs and other processes; enabling environments and barriers, including preparation of a national systems of innovation workshop; and climate technology financing, including a draft value proposition paper and a thematic dialogue on climate technology financing.

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UNFCCC Urges Rapid Ratification of the Doha Amendment[viewed]

The UNFCCC Secretariat is encouraging governments to speed up their ratification of the Doha Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol to ensure that it enters into force by the 11th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP) to be held in Paris, France, from 30 November to 11 December 2015.

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