Meeting

Documents for the Sixth Meeting of the Adaptation Fund Board Released [viewed]

May 2009: The Secretariat of the Adaptation Fund (AF) has prepared documents for the sixth meeting of the AF Board, which will take place from 15-17 June 2009, in Bonn, Germany.

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Event: Twenty-sixth session of the UNEP Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum [viewed]

The 26th session of the Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GC26/GMEF) of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) is scheduled to convene from 21-24 February 2011, at the UN Office in Nairobi, Kenya. In pursuance of General Assembly resolution 53/242 (Report of the Secretary-General on environment and human settlements) of 28 July 1999, the Governing Council constitutes the annual ministerial-level global environmental forum in which participants gather to review important and emerging policy issues in the field of the environment. The 12th Session of the Global Major Groups and Stakeholders Forum (GMGSF) will be held from 19-20 February 2011, prior to GC26/GMEF.  

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Event: 61st session of the WMO Executive Council [viewed]

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Executive Council will meet for its annual session to implement the programmes and review the activities of the Organization.  

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Event: WMO Forum: Social and Economic Applications and Benefits of Weather, Climate, and Water Services [viewed]

The WMO Forum was established in 2007 to provide the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) with recommendations for assisting the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services to more fully assess the socioeconomic benefits of weather, climate and water information.  

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Event: G-20 Summit of World Leaders [viewed]

At the Pittsburgh summit, leaders representing 85% of the world's economy will take stock of the progress made since the Washington and London summits, and discuss further actions to address the global economic and financial crisis.  

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Bonn Climate Change Talks Begin [viewed]

1 June 2009: The 30th sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) under the UNFCCC, the sixth session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA) and the eighth session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP) began on 1 June 2009 in Bonn, Germany, and will conclude on 12 June.

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UNGA to Discuss Climate Change and its Possible Security Implications [viewed]

© UN30 May 2009: During the UN General Assembly's (UNGA) plenary meeting on 3 June 2009, on the follow-up to the outcome of the Millennium Summit, delegates will consider a draft resolution on climate change and its possible security implications (A/63/L.8/Rev.1).

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White Papers for UNCCD Scientific Conference Open for Review [viewed]

© DSD30 May 2009: The Dryland Science for Development Consortium (DSD), which is helping to organize the first scientific conference for the UN Convention to Combat Desertification's (UNCCD) Committee on Science and Technology (CST), has invited scientific colleagues and stakeholders of the UNCCD to review the drafts of scientific analysis papers that will feed into the 22-24 September 2009 conference on “Bio-physical and socioeconomic monitoring and assessment of desertification and land degradation, to support decision-making in land and water management.”

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ADB-Backed Conference Calls on Transport Sector to Curb Emissions [viewed]

© World Bank May 2009: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has co-organized, with the Clean Air Institute and the support of the Rockefeller Foundation, a conference that sought to build consensus on the required policy response to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from transport in the developing world.

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Event: Economic and Social Council 2009 Substantive Session [viewed]

On 14 July, as part of the Coordination Segment, the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) will hold a round table discussion on “Towards a UN comprehensive response to the challenges of climate change.” On 15 July, as part of the Operational activities segment, a thematic panel discussion will be held on “The current economic, food and climate change crises and their effects on the achievement of the MDGs: the role of UN system's support to national efforts.” More information: UN Journal and ECOSOC website.  

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