Publication

UNFCCC Publishes Report on CDM Benefits [viewed]

Benefits of the Clean Development Mechanism 201114 November 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a report outlining the multiple benefits provided by the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), including the promotion of flows of finance, and technology and knowledge transfer to host countries.

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UNDP, UNEP Share Lessons Learned on Climate Change Adaptation [viewed]

Lessons for Adaptation in Sub-Saharan AfricaNovember 2011: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) have released a publication on the lessons learned through the Climate Change Adaptation and Development Programme (CC DARE), which provides a variety of concrete solutions to move countries and communities in Sub-Saharan Africa towards low-carbon and climate-resilient development. 

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IPCC Releases Summary of Special Report on Disasters [viewed]

IPCC18 November 2011: Member governments of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) approved the Summary for Policymakers of the Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (SREX), which was prepared by IPCC Working Groups I and II.

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UNFCCC Publishes Information on Support for Observation and Monitoring Networks [viewed]

UNFCCC17 November 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published information (FCCC/SBI/2011/INF.10) on support provided to developing country parties for activities undertaken to strengthen existing and, where needed, establish national and regional systematic observation and monitoring networks, based on information contained in the relevant submissions from parties and information contained in the fifth national communications of Annex I Parties to the Convention.

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UNFCCC Publishes Report on Response Measures Forum [viewed]

UNFCCC16 November 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a report (FCCC/SB/2011/INF. 5) on the special event held in the context of the forum on the impact of the implementation of response measures at the 34th sessions of the subsidiary bodies. The event was held on 13 June 2011 in Bonn, Germany, following a decision of the Conference of the Parties (COP) (1/CP.16) that parties should cooperate fully to enhance understanding of the economic and social consequences of response measures, taking into account the need for information from those affected and evidence of actual impacts and of both positive and negative effects. 

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UNFCCC Releases Information on Ecosystem-based Approaches to Adaptation [viewed]

UNFCCC16 November 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a report (FCCC/SBSTA/2011/INF.8) compiling information on ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation. With a synthesis of the state of knowledge on the topic, the report provides an overview of how ecosystems can play a role in helping people adapt to climate change.

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2011 Asian Urban Forum Focuses on Financing Future Cities [viewed]

Asian Urban Forum 201115 November 2011: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) hosted the 2011 Asian Urban Forum, which took place from 15-17 November 2011, in Manila, the Philippines, and was organized around the theme "Financing Future Cities."

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UNEP Green Economy Report Highlights Benefits of a Sustainable Growth Trajectory [viewed]

UNEP Green Economy Report Highlights Benefits of a Sustainable Growth Trajectory16 November 2011: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) released its final report on green economy. Titled "Towards a Green Economy: Pathways to Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication," the full report expands on UNEP's previous green economy publications - a synthesis for policy makers and summary of conclusions, inter alia - challenging the assumption of a trade-off between the economy and the environment. It argues that with appropriate policies, governments can grow their economies consistently with environmental goals. 

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Global Commission Outlines Steps for Achieving Food Security in the Face of Climate Change [viewed]

Achieving Food Security in the Face of Climate Change16 November 2011: The Commission on Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change, an independent commission of scientists, has released a summary for policy makers, including a set of seven recommendations. Among the recommendations, the Commission calls for significantly raising global investments in sustainable agriculture, intensifying agricultural production on existing land base while reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and reducing losses and waste in the food system.

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UNFCCC Publishes Ecuador's Proposals under the Nairobi Work Programme [viewed]

UNFCCC16 November 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published an addendum (FCCC/SBSTA/2011/MISC.6/Add.1) comprising a submission from Ecuador on proposals for upcoming activities under the Nairobi work programme on impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change.

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