Meeting

WMO Co-Organizing Expert Meeting on Droughts and Indices [viewed]

Wmo8 December 2009: The World Meteorological Organization (WMO), jointly with the US National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC) at the University of Nebraska, is organizing the Inter-Regional Workshop on Indices and Early Warning Systems for Drought from 8-11 December 2009, in Lincoln, Nebraska, US.

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UN Secretary-General Stresses Role of Industry in Moving Towards a Low-Carbon Economy [viewed]

Unido7 December 2009: In a message to the 13th session of the General Conference of the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in Vienna, Austria, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the meeting's focus on how industry can become a vehicle for green growth.

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UNECE “Blue Corridor Project” Discussed at International Conference [viewed]

9dic_09_0127 December 2009: The "Weekly" bulletin of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) for 7-11 December 2009 reported on the international conference "Blue Fuel for Blue Sky," which convened on 25 November 2009, in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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Event: UNECE Climate Change Adaptation in Transboundary Basins – Kick-off Workshop for Pilot Projects [viewed]

This workshop will launch the programme of pilot projects and the platform for exchanging experiences on adaptation in transboundary basins. It will provide a forum for representatives of the pilot projects and other similar initiatives to share practical experiences and better understand approaches, methods and concepts regarding climate change adaptation in transboundary basins.  

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Event: Third Meeting of the UNECE Task Force on Water and Climate [viewed]

The third meeting of the Task Force will review the establishment of the programme of pilot projects under the UNECE Water Convention aimed at supporting implementation of the Guidance on Water and Adaptation to Climate Change and at spurring cooperation on adaptation in transboundary basins. The Task Force will also discuss future activities in this area, as well as cooperation with the UNECE Protocol on Water and Health.  

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Copenhagen Climate Change Conference Gets Underway [viewed]

8dic_09_017 December 2009: The UN Climate Change Conference opened in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 7 December, and is scheduled to conclude on 18 December 2009. The conference includes the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 15) to the UNFCCC and the fifth session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP/MOP 5).

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UNICEF Children's Climate Forum Forwards Declaration to COP15 [viewed]

8dic_09_064 December 2009: The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the city of Copenhagen, Denmark, organized a Children's Climate Forum from 28 November-4 December 2009, in the run up to the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP 15).

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Event: Technical Conference on Changing Climate and Demands for Climate Services for Sustainable Development [viewed]

This World Meteorological Organization (WMO) conference will be held in conjunction with the 15th session of the Commission for Climatology. The event will be organized around the following thematic sessions: societal demands for climate services for adaptation and risk management; capabilities for data management, monitoring and assessment; capabilities for climate prediction, projection and services; partnerships and collaborative activities; climate research achievements and gaps; and uptake of user requirements for new research and putting achievements into operation.  

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Event: CBD Workshop on Regional Action to Combat Invasive Species on Islands to Preserve Biodiversity and Aid Climate Change Adaptation [viewed]

This workshop will address invasive species in the island context for biodiversity conservation and climate change adaptation.  

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UNESCAP Committee on Environment and Development Agrees on the Need to Incorporate Green Growth into Development Policy [viewed]

Unescap4 December 2009: The first session of the Committee on Environment and Development of the UN Environment and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) convened from 2-4 December 2009, in Bangkok, Thailand, and focused its discussions on development through Green Growth.

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