Meeting

UNFCCC Secretariat Organizes NWP Workshop on Economic Resilience [viewed]

A group shot of the workshop participants.4 May 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat organized a Technical Workshop on Increasing Economic Resilience to Climate Change and Reducing Reliance on Vulnerable Economic Sectors through Economic Diversification, which met from 28-30 April 2009, in Cairo, Egypt. The workshop was convened under the Nairobi Work Programme on impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change (NWP).

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UNFF8 Adopts Decision on Forests in a Changing Environment [viewed]

UNFF8 Chair Boen M. Purnama gaveled UNFF8 to a close at 05h53m on Saturday, 2 May 20094 May 2009: Climate change featured heavily on the agenda of the eighth session of the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF8), which convened from 20 April-1 May 2009, at UN Headquarters in New York, US. After a late night session on the final day of negotiations, UNFF8 delegates adopted a resolution on forests in a changing environment, which encourages member States to, inter alia, strengthen the implementation of sustainable forest management (SFM) in addressing the challenges faced by forests due to climate change, forest degradation, and biodiversity and forest cover loss.

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UNCTAD Holds Expert Meeting on CDM Challenges and Opportunities [viewed]

© UNCTADMay 2009: The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) held an expert meeting on the “Trade and Investment Opportunities and Challenges Under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)” in Geneva, Switzerland, from 27-29 April 2009. The event included presentations by academics, research institutions and country experts who explored ways to facilitate participation from developing countries and least developed countries in the CDM, and provided examples of how to overcome existing obstacles to greater CDM investment flows.

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UNITAR Holds Workshop on Environmental Negotiations and Climate Change Diplomacy [viewed]

29 April 2009: The UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) held a training workshop on environmental negotiations and climate change diplomacy in New York, US, from 29-30 April 2009. The workshop was organized as part of UNITAR's 2009 Negotiation Training Series, and was targeted mainly at delegates from developing countries, least developed countries and small island States (SIDS).

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Event: Informal Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change [viewed]

This informal ministerial consultation is being organized by the Poland's Minister of Environment, Maciej Nowicki, in his capacity as UNFCCC COP 14 President. The consultation will take place on the margins of the high-level segment of the 17th session of the Commission for Sustainable Development (CSD). The consultations will be held from 6:00-8:30 pm and will consist of two thematic panels followed by a political summary with key findings. The identified topics for the panels are: climate change and food security; and adaptation needs in land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF).  

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Event: Business for the Environment Global Summit [viewed]

The event, now in its third year, is the world's leading international conference for business-driven action for the environment. Business and civil society leaders, as well as international organization and government representatives will discuss ways of powering green growth around the globe.  

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Event: Thinking Outside the Box: Borderless Strategies to Combat Climate Change [viewed]

This conference will be hosted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and is organized by the UN Association UK. Efthimios Mitropoulos, IMO Secretary General will open the event. In addition to keynote speeches, the event will include breakout sessions on crucial topics such as aviation and tourism, energy, maritime emissions, local (UK) initiatives, influencing public opinion, and the business responses to climate change.  

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Event: Fifth Urban Research Symposium: Cities and Climate Change: Responding to the Urgent Agenda [viewed]

This symposium is supported by the World Bank, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), UN-HABITAT, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and other donors. Participants will address the impacts of city and urban growth on climate change; measuring and anticipating the consequences of climate change on urban quality of life, city assets, and local and national economies; and assessing alternatives to increase the resilience of cities and related costs and incentives required for successful implementation. The event will be structured around five broad research clusters that represent the most relevant issues faced by cities and peri-urban areas on climate change.  

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Event: 31st session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [viewed]

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will hold its 31st session, prior to which the IPCC WGs I, II and III will approve respective outlines for the Fifth Assessment report.  

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Event: International Workshop on the Content, Communication and Use of Weather and Climate Products and Services for Sustainable Agriculture [viewed]

The meeting is organized by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) with the University of Southern Queensland, the South Australian Research and Development Institute and a number of other co-sponsors.  

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