Meeting

Event: UNCCD CRIC 9 and CST S-2 [viewed]

The ninth session of the Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention (CRIC 9) and the second special session of the Committee on Science and Technology (CST S-2) of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) are expected to take place from 16-25 February 2011. CST S-2 will convene from 16-18 February, and will be followed by CRIC 9 from 21-25 February. In addition, the COP 9 Bureau will meet from 14-15 February, and regional consultations preparatory to CRIC 9 will convene back-to-back with the CST session.  

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EU-Brazil Summit Prioritizes REDD [viewed]

6 October 2009: Leaders of the European Union (EU) and Brazil agreed to step up efforts towards the inclusion of reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) in the outcome to be reached in Copenhagen and to establish an “effective and reliable means of support for REDD” under the climate change Convention.

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CBD Bulletin Reports on Forest and Climate Change Workshop [viewed]

© CBD5 October 2009: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has published its Monthly Bulletin of Activities, which includes, among other issues, a report on the sub-regional capacity-building workshop on forest biodiversity and climate change for South and South-East Asia, held from 2-5 September 2009, in Singapore City.

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WTO Public Forum Addresses Conflicts and Coherence between Climate-Change Policies and Trade Rules [viewed]

1 October 2009: The World Trade Organization (WTO) Public Forum featured a panel on climate change policies and trade rules that looked into whether the interpretation of WTO agreements ensures sufficient policy space to adopt effective climate-change measures.

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Event: GEF-5 Replenishment Third Meeting [viewed]

The third meeting of the Fifth Global Environment Facility (GEF-5) Replenishment will continue negotiations towards the replenishment of the GEF fund and include presentations on the GEF's fourth overall performance study and the World Bank's Client Connection.  

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UNCCD COP 9 Identifies Indicators for Monitoring and Assessing the Extent of Desertification, Drought and Land Degradation [viewed]

© ENB3 October 2009: Among the 36 decisions adopted before the final gavel came down at 7:50 am on Saturday, 3 October, at the ninth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 9) to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), was a decision that identifies two indicators – the proportion of the population in affected areas living above the poverty line and land cover status – as the minimum subset of impact indicators required for reporting by affected countries beginning in 2012, along with additional, optional impact indicators.

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IPCC Posts New Documents for 31st Session [viewed]

© IPCC October 2009: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has posted several new documents for its 31st session and sessions of the Panel's Working Groups, which will take place from 26-29 October 2009, in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia.

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UN-REDD Programme Publishes September Newsletter [viewed]

© UN-REDD September 2009: The UN-REDD Programme published the second issue of its newsletter, featuring news on the UN high-level event on forests and climate change, a commentary on REDD and indigenous peoples' engagement in Africa, and reports on a technical meeting on forest degradation and a measuring, reporting and verification meeting, both held in September 2009, in Rome, Italy.

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CDM Executive Board Releases Proposed Agenda and Annotations of 50th Meeting [viewed]

© UNFCCC1 October 2009: The proposed agenda, annotated agenda and draft work programme for the 50th meeting of the Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) are now available on the CDM website.

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UNECE and WHO Regional Office for Europe Workshop Highlights Human-Powered Mobility in Cities [viewed]

© UNECE30 September 2009: National and local policies are needed to support walking and cycling as sustainable and alternative ways of transport in urban areas that contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions as well as air and noise pollution, limit urban congestion and favor human health. This is the conclusion of the workshop titled “Safe and Healthy Walking and Cycling in Urban Areas” held in Prague, Czech Republic, from 24-25 September 2009.

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