Publication

UNCCD News Highlights Links Between Desertification and MDGs [viewed]

4 November 2010: The latest issue of UNCCD News, produced by the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), includes articles from the Executive Secretary and Ashok Khosla, among other features.

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CARICOM Posts Draft Regional Food and Nutrition Security Policy [viewed]

October 2010: The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat has posted the final draft of the Regional Food and Nutrition Security Policy, which includes a section on food stability focusing on improving the food and nutrition security resilience of the region to natural and socioeconomic shocks and climate change.

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UNFCCC Releases Note on Status of Fifth National Communications [viewed]

3 November 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a note providing information on the status of submission and review of fifth national communications (NC5s) under the Convention and its Kyoto Protocol from Parties included in Annex I to the Convention (Annex I Parties) as of 1 November 2010 (FCCC/SBI/2010/INF.8).

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IEA Publishes Report on Energy Performance Certification of Buildings [viewed]

2 November 2010: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has launched the second report of its "Policy Pathway" series titled "Energy Performance Certification of Buildings," at the IEA's Clean Energy Technologies Symposium in Singapore.

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European Commission Issues Guidelines on Wind Energy in Protected Areas [viewed]

29 October 2010: The European Commission has issued guidelines for wind energy development in protected areas, recognizing the potential negative impacts of poorly sited or designed wind farms on vulnerable species and habitats.

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UNFCCC Releases GEF Table on Status of National Communications [viewed]

2 November 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the report of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to the Conference of the Parties (COP) containing a table on the status of national communications from non-Annex I parties (FCCC/CP/2010/5/Add.1).

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UNFCCC Publishes AWG-LCA Tianjin Drafting Groups Outputs [viewed]

29 October 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published in-session draft texts and the notes by the facilitators (FCCC/AWGLCA/2010/INF.1) prepared at the 12th session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA 12).

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UNFCCC Publishes AWG-KP Tianjin Report [viewed]

29 October 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the Report (FCCC/KP/AWG/2010/14) of the 14th session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP 14), which convened in Tianjin, China, from 4-9 October 2010.

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UNESCO Releases Report on Engineering and Development [viewed]

29 October 2010: The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has released a report titled "Engineering: Issues, challenges and opportunities for development."

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UNEP Releases Report on Protecting Arctic Biodiversity [viewed]

29 October 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP)'s GRID-Arendal center in Norway has released a report entitled “Protecting Arctic Biodiversity: Strengths and limitations of environmental agreements.” The report details solutions to the current biodiversity crisis in the Arctic, but it stresses that conservation gains are only possible if root causes for biodiversity loss are addressed outside the Arctic.

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