Publication

UNFCCC Publishes Sweden's GHG Inventory Review Report [viewed]

3 April 2013: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the report of the centralized review of the 2012 annual submission of Sweden (FCCC/ARR/2012/SWE) that indicates that total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions decreased for this country by 9.1% between 1990 and 2010.

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CGIAR Outlines Strategies to Promote Climate-Resilient Food Security in Drylands [viewed]

April 2013: Underscoring the challenges facing dryland countries, the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) has released a report titled "Strategies for Combating Climate Change in Drylands Agriculture," which highlights proposed solutions to the agriculture problems facing dryland countries.

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IFPRI Paper Stresses Impact of Irrigation on Nutrition, Health and Gender in Africa [viewed]

April 2013: Underscoring the challenge of addressing low agricultural productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has released a discussion paper that examines the dynamics of small-scale and and large-scale irrigation development on issues related to environmental and social sustainability.

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SPREP Climate Change Newsletter Focuses on Loss and Damage, Progress in Tide Forecasting [viewed]

10 April 2013: The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) has released the April 2013 edition of its Climate Change Matters newsletter, which features articles on: the Pacific Energy Summit; tide and sea level forecasting in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM); World Water Day Celebrations; the importance of addressing loss and damage; and Fiji's climate change awareness raising efforts.

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EEA Investigates Behavior Change to Increase Energy Savings [viewed]

10 April 2013: A report published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) finds that targeted interventions in consumer behavior can deliver energy savings as high as 20%.

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IEA Study Offers Best Practices for Renewable Energy Communication [viewed]

IEA9 April 2013: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released a scoping study aimed to inform policy makers, decision makers, and other stakeholders on "Communication Best-Practices for Renewable Energy (RE-COMMUNICATE)." The study, conducted under IEA's Implementing Agreement on Renewable Energy Technology Deployment (IEA-RETD), concludes that targeted, effective renewable energy communications can be achieved via more consistent, holistic and rigorous approaches to pre- and post-campaign development.

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UNFCCC Releases Updated Compilation of Developing Countries' NAMAs [viewed]

UNFCCC11 April 2013: The UNFCCC Secretariat released an updated compilation of all nationally appropriate mitigation action (NAMAs) that developing countries intend to implement (FCCC/SBI/2013/INF.12). It contains NAMA information communicated by 55 developing countries and a group of parties, as included in documents FCCC/AWGLCA/2011/INF.1 and FCCC/AWGLCA/2012/MISC.2 and Add.1, as well as those provided by Burkina Faso, Dominica, Gambia and Guinea, who had not previously communicated NAMAs.

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UNFCCC Publishes Kazakhstan's GHG Inventory Review Report [viewed]

11 April 2013: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the report of the centralized review of the 2012 annual submission of Kazakhstan (FCCC/ARR/2012/KAZ) that indicates that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for this country decreased by 27% between 1990 and 2010. It also states that, for 2010, the energy sector accounted for 82.2% of GHG emissions, the agriculture sector for 10.4% and the industrial processes sector for 5.5%.

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UNFCCC Publishes Luxembourg's GHG Inventory Review Report [viewed]

8 April 2013: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the report of the centralized review of the 2012 annual submission of Luxembourg (FCCC/ARR/2012/LUX) that indicates that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for this country decreased by 6% between 1990 and 2010. It also states that, for 2010, the energy sector accounted for 88.2% of GHG emissions, the agriculture sector for 5.7% and the industrial processes sector for 5.5%.

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New Briefs Address Climate Change, Post-2015 Development Goals and Land Rights [viewed]

April 2013: The International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) has released publications addressing issues central to the green economy and the development of post-2015 development goals, gender equity, land rights and agriculture in Southern Africa, Madagascar, Guatemala, Brazil, and Caribbean small island developing States (SIDS).

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