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6 May 2009: The international workshop on Adaptation to Climate Change in West African Agriculture, held in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, from 27-30 April 2009, was jointly sponsored by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and partner organizations. The event brought together over 70 experts and decision makers to discuss and recommend climate change adaptation options for the agriculture, livestock, forestry and fisheries sectors in West Africa.
6 May 2009: The leaders of the EU and Canada met in Prague, Czech Republic, on 6 May 2009, for their regular summit and adopted a declaration reiterating that their priority areas include climate change and the environment, and energy security and sustainability. In the declaration, the EU and Canadian leaders expressed their commitment to continue their cooperation in the context of their High-Level Dialogue on Energy, highlighting carbon capture and storage (CCS), bioenergy, and distributed generation and smart electricity networks as priority collaboration areas.
4 May 2009: A study group to focus on information and communication technologies (ICTs) and the environment was created during the meeting of the International Telecommunication Union's (ITU) Telecommunication Standardization Advisory Group (TSAG), which took place from 28-30 April 2009, in Geneva, Switzerland.
Coalition for Rainforest Nations Workshop on National Forest Inventories in Non-Annex I Countries Convenes [viewed]
29 April 2009: The Coalition for Rainforest Nation's Capacity Development for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (CD REDD) Programme held the third of a series of three workshops in Dehradun, India, from 27-29 April 2009, under the theme “National Forest Inventory: The Experiences of Non-Annex I Countries.”
This Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) forum will address several issues related to the current financial crisis, as well as how to incorporate green-growth and climate change in the response to the crisis.
This preparatory meeting will feed its results into the annual summit of the Group of Eight most industrialized nations (G8).
Event: Fifth Urban Research Symposium: Cities and Climate Change: Responding to the Urgent Agenda [viewed]
The symposium, supported by the World Bank, OECD, UN-HABITAT, UNFPA and other donors, 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 Symposium is structured around five broad research clusters that represent the most relevant issues faced by cities and peri-urban areas on climate change.