Meeting

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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UN/ISDR International Roundtable of Parliamentarians on Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation Adopts Declaration of Commitment to COP 15 [viewed]

Un-isdr2 December 2009: The UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR), in partnership with the Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly, convened the International Roundtable of Parliamentarians on Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation in Malta, on 24 November 2009, which adopted the Malta Declaration of the Commitment of Parliamentarians to COP15 and Beyond.

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UNECE Energy Week Focuses on Clean Energy and Finance [viewed]

Unece30 November 2009: The "Weekly" newsletter of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) for 30 November-4 December 2009 reports on the outcomes of the UNECE Energy Week, which was held from 16-20 November 2009, in Geneva, Switzerland.

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