Meeting

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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EU-Ukraine Summit Addresses Energy Cooperation and Climate Change [viewed]

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4 December 2009: The 13th summit between the EU and Ukraine, held in Kiev, Ukraine, on 4 December 2009, addressed, among other issues, climate change and energy security.

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EU and ACP Meet Before Copenhagen [viewed]

logoeupresidency4 December 2009: Representatives of the Swedish Presidency of the EU and the European Commission held consultations with the Ambassadors to Brussels of 78 African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries in order to identify key issues for joint work during and after the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference.

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Second Committee Forwards Draft Resolution to UN General Assembly on Climate Change [viewed]

Unga4 December 2009: The Second Committee (Economic and Financial) of the UN General Assembly has approved 11 draft resolutions, including a text on the protection of global climate for present and future generations of humankind.

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Event: ITTC 46 [viewed]

The 46th meeting of the International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC-46) will take place together with associated sessions of the four committees.  

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Event: International Workshop on Addressing the Livelihood Crisis of Farmers: Weather and Climate Services [viewed]

This workshop is organized by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Meteo-France, USDA and others. The event aims to, inter alia: identify and assess the weather and climate risks and uncertainties that affect the livelihoods of farmers; review and summarize various weather and climate services for the farming community; review climate change risk management in adapting strategic plans to reduce the potential impacts of climate change for farmers; review the use of weather risk insurance strategies and schemes to reduce the vulnerability of the farming communities to weather and climate risks; obtain feedback from farmers on the extent to which current weather and climate services assist them in coping with various weather and climate risks and enhance the productivity of crops on their farms; and discuss and recommend suitable policy options to enhance weather and climate services for the farming community.  

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CBD Underlines Role of Forests in Climate Change Mitigation [viewed]

Cbd2 December 2009: Ahmed Djoghlaf, Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Executive Secretary, has underlined the potential synergies among the Rio Conventions, noting that discussions on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD) will be an important part of the Copenhagen climate change negotiations.

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