Publication

UNFCCC Publishes Provisional Agenda for AWG-KP 12 [viewed]

29 April 2010: The UNFCCC has released the provisional agenda for the 12th session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP 12), which will take place from 1-11 June 2010, in Bonn, Germany (FCCC/KP/AWG/2010/4).

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UNFCCC Publishes Submissions on CDM Standardized Baselines [viewed]

27 April 2010: The UNFCCC has published submissions from Colombia, Spain for the EU, Sri Lanka and the US on views related to modalities and procedures for the development of standardized baselines from the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) (FCCC/SBSTA/2010/MISC.3/Rev.1).

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UNFCCC Publishes AWG-LCA April Meeting Report [viewed]

26 April 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the report of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention on its ninth session (AWG-LCA 9), held in Bonn, Germany, from 9-11 April 2010 (FCCC/AWGLCA/2010/3).

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UNFCCC Publishes Views on Guidelines [viewed]

26 April 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a synthesis of views from parties on issues relating to the 2006 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Guidelines and the revision of the UNFCCC Annex I reporting guidelines (FCCC/SBSTA/2010/4).

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World Agroforestry Centre Releases Publication on Economics of Jatropha [viewed]

April 2010: The World Agroforestry (ICRAF) has released a working paper on "Economic viability of Jatropha curcas plantations in Northern Tanzania: assessing farmers' prospects via cost-benefit analysis."

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IFAD Releases Paper on Livestock and Climate Change [viewed]

April 2010: The International Fund for Agricultural Development's (IFAD) Livestock and Farming System team has created a tool for development practitioners, including a paper on livestock and climate change that aims to bring livestock interventions to the forefront of development.

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CIFOR Publishes Report on REDD, Forest Governance and Rural Livelihoods [viewed]

April 2010: The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has published a report on how reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) initiatives are likely to interact with the interests of local communities and indigenous groups.

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Report of the Secretary-General's Advisory Group on Energy and Climate Change Launched [viewed]

28 April 2010: The report of the Secretary-General's Adivsory Group on Energy and Climate Change was launched on 28 April 2010. According to the report, would be possible to provide universal access to modern energy services by 2030 without significantly increasing greenhouse gas emissions, by scaling up renewable energy and other low-emission technologies. 

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UNESCO's “Climate Frontlines” Forum Discusses the Impact of Frozen Pastures on Herding Communities [viewed]

26 April 2010: The latest issue of “Climate Frontlines,” a global forum on the internet for indigenous peoples, small islands and vulnerable communities sponsored by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in partnership with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Secretariat of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), features an article on the growing role of climate change in accelerating desertification and accentuating winter conditions for herding communities.

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UNPFII Considers Reports on Climate Change Policies [viewed]

26 April 2010: The Ninth Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) is taking place in New York, US, from 19-30 April 2010, around the theme “Development with Culture and Identity.” In his opening statement, Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General, underlined that indigenous cultures, languages and ways of life are under constant threat from climate change, armed conflict, lack of educational opportunities and discrimination.

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