Publication

UNEP Releases Post-Conflict Assessment Report of Rwanda [viewed]

UNEP Releases Post-Conflict Assessment Report of Rwanda16 November 2011: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has led a comprehensive, national-scale post-conflict environmental assessment of Rwanda. The resulting report on Rwanda's post-conflict sustainable development urges the country to create opportunities for a transition towards a green economy.

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UNEP Risoe Centre Report Examines Perspectives on Post-2012 Carbon Markets [viewed]

15 November 2011: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Risoe Centre has released its annual Perspectives Series, titled “Progressing Towards Post-2012 Carbon Markets.” The publication explores ways in which national, regional and global level carbon markets can be developed and up-scaled to sustain the involvement of the private sector in leveraging finance and innovative solutions to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

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UNICEF Studies Children's Vulnerability to Climate Change [viewed]

14 November 2011: The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has released a report on the climate change challenges that children face in East Asia and the Pacific. The report indicates that climate change will exacerbate the living conditions of millions of children in the region, who already suffer from a lack of access to clean water and proper sanitation and are vulnerable to malnutrition and diseases.

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UNFCCC Publishes GEF Report on Technology Transfer Strategic Programme [viewed]

14 November 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the report (FCCC/SBI/2011/14) of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to the 17th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 17) on the Implementation of the Poznan Strategic Programme on Technology Transfer.

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IMO Commissions Study on Energy Efficiency Measures [viewed]

IMO14 November 2011: The International Maritime Organization (IMO) commissioned study on the impact of mandatory energy efficiency measures for international shipping reports that implementation of the measures will enable significant greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions from ships, specifically reductions of carbon dioxide.

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UNFCCC Publishes National Adaptation Plans Meeting Report [viewed]

10 November 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the report (FCCC/SBI/2011/12) of the expert meeting on the process and the modalities and guidelines for the formulation and implementation of national adaptation plans (NAPs). The expert meeting was held in Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic, on 15-17 September 2011.

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FCPF Releases 2011 Annual Report [viewed]

November 2011: The Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF), hosted at the World Bank, has released its annual report for the fiscal year 2011. The report highlights strengths and weaknesses of the Facility to date.

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Guest Article #69: Adapting Decision Making for a Warming World [viewed]

The world must start adapting now to a very different, much hotter tomorrow, one in which business as usual policies and practices will simply not suffice. The extreme weather events over the past two years provide a foretaste of what is to come. But dealing with more frequent and intense disasters (to use an apt metaphor) will be only the tip of the iceberg.

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UNFCCC Publishes AWG-LCA Scenario Note for Durban [viewed]

14 November 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the scenario note (FCCC/AWGLCA/2011/13) for the fourth part of the 14th session of the Ad Hoc Working Group for Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA 14). In the note, the AWG-LCA Chair calls on parties to produce concise text in each of the informal groups that can form the basis of a comprehensive AWG-LCA decision.

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CBD Releases Draft Study on Impacts of Climate-Related Geo-engineering on Biodiversity [viewed]

11 November 2011: Available for peer-review, a draft study circulated by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) compiles and synthesizes available scientific information on the possible impacts of geo-engineering techniques on biodiversity, including preliminary information on associated social, economic and cultural considerations. Comments are being accepted until 9 December 2011.

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