Publication

UNFCCC Releases Agenda for Durban Platform's First Session [viewed]

16 March 2012: The UNFCCC Secretary has released the provisional agenda for the first session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (FCCC/ADP/2012/1), which is scheduled to take place in Bonn, Germany, from 17–24 May 2012.

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OECD Report Highlights Consequences of Inaction for the Environment [viewed]

OECD15 March 2012: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has published a new report, titled "OECD Environmental Outlook to 2050: The Consequences of Inaction." The report presents the latest projections of socio-economic trends over the next four decades, and their implications for climate change, biodiversity, water and health impacts of environmental pollution.

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UNFCCC Releases COP/MOP 7 Report [viewed]

15 March 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the report of the seventh session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP/MOP 7), held in Durban, South Africa, from 28 November - 11 December 2011.

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CAF Launches Regional Initiative on Renewable Energy Technology Development [viewed]

14 March 2012: The Latin American Development Bank (CAF) recently launched a Regional Innovation Initiative for the Development of Renewable Energy Generation and Energy Efficiency Technologies.

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COMIFAC/CIFOR Reveals Doubling of Deforestation Rates in Congo Basin [viewed]

20 March 2012: The "Forests of the Congo Basin: State of the Forest 2010" report, developed by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), the Central African Forest Commission (COMIFAC) and other partners, highlights the drivers of deforestation that have contributed to a doubling of gross deforestation rates in the Congo Basin since 1990.

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UNFCCC Releases CC:iNet Report [viewed]

19 March 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the report on the further development of CC:iNet (FCCC/SBI/2012/4). The climate change information network clearing house (CC:iNet) was launched in December 2010 to facilitate the implementation of the amended New Delhi work programme on Article 6 of the Convention (on education, training and public awareness).

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UN/ISDR Launches Disaster Reduction Spending Report [viewed]

20 March 2012: The UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) has launched a report by Development Initiatives, titled “Disaster Risk Reduction: Spending Where It Should Count.” The report highlights that the economic cost of disasters has broken the “trillion dollar ceiling” this century.

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REEEP Reports on Expansion of South African Municipal Energy Efficiency Fund [viewed]

20 March 2012: The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) reports that the South African Government will continue and expand its Municipal Energy Efficiency Demand Side Management (EEDSM) fund for another three years, which will support energy efficiency improvements to public infrastructure at the municipal level.

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ITTO, FAO Workshop Addresses Global Forest Reporting [viewed]

21 March 2012: The proceedings of a joint workshop organized by the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), the Montreal Process, FOREST EUROPE, and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), to discuss streamlining of global forest reporting, have been released.

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UN DESA Brief Highlights Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport in Emerging and Developing Economies [viewed]

RIO+20March 2012: The March Issues Brief of the UN Department for Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) highlights the transport sector in countries with emerging and developing economies, noting that rapid urbanization is changing the transport sector in these countries.

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