Publication

Third Global Biodiversity Outlook Highlights the Linked Challenges of Biodiversity Loss and Climate Change [viewed]

10 May 2010: The third edition of Global Biodiversity Outlook (GBO-3), a major assessment of the current state of biodiversity and the implications of its continued loss for human well-being, has been launched. The report notes that the linked challenges of biodiversity loss and climate change must be addressed with equal priority and in close coordination, if the most severe impacts of each are to be avoided.

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Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels Releases Sustainability Standards [viewed]

7 May 2010: The Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB) has released its complete set of biofuels sustainability standards. The numerous standards compiled in this database range from a technical draft for EU market access to standards approved for pilot testing on: chains of custody; certification and accreditation bodies; and application of rules to specific conditions.

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UNFCCC Publishes Note on ToR for Technology Research and Development [viewed]

7 May 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a note on terms of reference (ToR) for a report on options to facilitate collaborative technology research and development (R&D) relevant to environmentally sound technologies (FCCC/SBSTA/2010/INF.4).

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UN-Energy Publishes Strategic Reviews of Progress and Future Work [viewed]

28 April 2010: In conjunction with the launch of the report of the Secretary-General's Advisory Group on Energy and Climate Change at UN Headquarters in New York, US, UN-Energy published two reports comprising strategic reviews of its past, present and future work.

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UNFCCC Publishes Document on Arrangements for Intergovernmental Meetings [viewed]

7 May 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a note by the Executive Secretary on arrangements for intergovernmental meetings (FCCC/SBI/2010/8).  This document addresses three main topics: the 16th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 16) and the sixth session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP/MOP 5); future sessional periods; and organization of the intergovernmental process.

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UNFCCC Publishes Technology Submission from Kazakhstan [viewed]

6 May 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a submission from Kazakhstan on the areas of focus set out in section IV of the terms of reference for the review and assessment of the effectiveness of the implementation of Article 4, paragraphs 1(c) and 5, of the Convention (technology transfer) (FCCC/SBI/2010/MISC.3).

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UNFCCC Publishes Provisional Agenda for June AWG-LCA Session [viewed]

6 May 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the provisional agenda (FCCC/AWGLCA/2010/4) for the tenth session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA 10), which will take place in Bonn, Germany, from 1-11 June 2010.  

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UNFCCC Publishes Technical Paper on QELROs [viewed]

5 May 2010: The UNFCCC has published a technical paper (FCCC/TP/2010/2) on issues relating to the transformation of pledges for emission reductions into quantified emission limitation and reduction objectives (QELROs).

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UNFCCC Publishes Information on Fifth National Communications [viewed]

4 May 2010: The UNFCCC has published a note (FCCC/SBI/2010/INF.1) on the status of submission and review of fifth national communications.

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EC launches Soil Atlas of the Northern Circumpolar Region [viewed]

4 May 2010: The European Commission (EC) has launched a Soil Atlas of the Northern Circumpolar Region, the first compilation of all available information on the soils above the latitude of 50° N as a carbon pool.

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