Publication

UNEP-WCMC Publishes Briefing on Forest Restoration and REDD [viewed]

January 2010: The UN Environment Programme-World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) has published a briefing on the implications of the negotiations on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD) for forest restoration. Prepared by Lera Miles, the briefing provides an update on negotiations under the UNFCCC, noting that the expansion of the REDD concept to REDD+ (including conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks) provides an opportunity for carbon-focused forest restoration efforts.

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UNDP Report Summarizes Tools and Guidelines to Mainstream Adaptation [viewed]

10 March 2010: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has released a report titled "Screening Tools and Guidelines to Support the Mainstreaming of Climate Change Adaptation into Development Assistance – A Stocktaking Report."

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ILRI and ICRISAT Researchers Release Paper on Livestock Production and Adaptation Strategies [viewed]

10 March 2010: Researchers from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the International Crop Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) have released a paper titled "Climate change impacts on livestock production and adaptation strategies: A global scenario." The paper was presented at the National Symposium on Climate Change and Rainfed Agriculture, which convened from 18-20 February 2010, in Hyderbad, India.

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CBD Secretariat Circulates Fact Sheets for the International Year of Biodiversity [viewed]

9 March 2010: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has circulated 30 fact sheets for the celebration of the International Year of Biodiversity 2010. The fact sheets provide a brief synopsis on key issues related to the CBD and the Biosafety Protocol, including climate change and biodiversity.

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UNFCCC Publishes Inventory Reports of Australia, Bulgaria and Spain [viewed]

9 March 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published reports submitted in 2009 of the individual reviews of the annual submissions of: Spain (FCCC/ARR/2009/ESP), Australia (FCCC/ARR/2009/AUS) and Bulgaria (FCCC/ARR/2009/BGR).

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EU Adopts Report with Non-Binding Sustainability Criteria for Biomass [viewed]

25 February 2010: The European Commission has adopted a report on sustainability criteria for solid and gaseous biomass used in electricity, heating and cooling, which offers non-binding recommendations for sustainability criteria and monitoring methodologies for EU member States that wish to voluntarily adopt national biomass schemes.

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European Commission Releases Strategy on Global Action after Copenhagen [viewed]

9 March 2010: The European Commission (EC) has released a strategy to help maintain the momentum on global action to tackle climate change after the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference. The strategy is contained in a Commission Communication titled "International climate change policy post-Copenhagen: Acting now to reinvigorate global action on climate change."

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European Environment Agency's Third Message for the International Year of Biodiversity Highlights Links with Climate Change [viewed]

9 March 2010:The European Environment Agency has published the third biodiversity message in its series of ‘10 messages for 2010,' which focuses on freshwater ecosystems, and highlights links with climate change.

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New Caribbean-EU Strategy to Address Climate Change [viewed]

5 March 2010: Caribbean and EU diplomats, as well as representatives from civil society, met to discuss an enhanced Caribbean–EU partnership at a seminar in Barbados held from 4-5 March 2010, with a view to launching a drafting process of a new EU-Caribbean strategy addressing, inter alia, challenges related to climate change.

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IRRI's "Rice Today" Articles Highlight Climate Change Adaptation [viewed]

March 2010: The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) has released the January-March edition of "Rice Today." This issue features three articles that address climate change issues.

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