Publication

FAO Submission to UNFCCC: Potential of Grasslands for Climate Change Mitigation [viewed]

© FAO27 April 2009: A new UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) submission to the UNFCCC outlines the potential for grasslands to contribute to greenhouse gas mitigation. The submission, which is based on a workshop of experts that convened from 15-17 April 2009, in Rome, Italy, outlines opportunities and challenges for including grasslands in a post-2012 climate regime.

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ICRAF Publishes Working Paper on Mainstreaming Climate Change into Agricultural Education [viewed]

© ICRAFApril 2009: The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), a research center of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), has published a working paper on challenges and perspectives for mainstreaming climate change into agricultural education. The working paper is an outcome of a symposium on climate change challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa, which sought to identify recommendations for effective policy, institutions and capacity for addressing climate change in agricultural education.

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UNCTAD Releases Paper on Developing Country Interest on Climate Change Action and the Post-2012 Climate Change Regime [viewed]

© UNCTADApril 2009: The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has released a paper titled “Developing Country Interests in Climate Change Action and the Implications for a Post-2012 Climate Change Regime,” authored by Aaron Cosbey, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD).

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases Submissions on Development and Transfer of Technologies [viewed]

© UNFCCC27 April 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released 11 submissions (FCCC/SBI/2009/MISC.4) from parties concerning views 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, paragraph 1(c) and 5, of the Convention, (development and transfer of technologies), contained in the annex to document FCCC/SBI/2008/L.28, as agreed at the 29th session of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI).

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UNFCCC Secretariat Receives Action Pledge Updates [viewed]

© UNFCCC27 April 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has received updates to Action Pledges under the Nairobi Work Programme (NWP). Action Pledges provide an avenue for organizations to publicize their involvement in the NWP and the activities they are carrying out towards the objectives and expected outcomes of the NWP.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases Spain's GHG Inventory [viewed]

© UNFCCC24 April 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the report of the individual review of the greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory submissions of Spain submitted in 2007 and 2008 (FCCC/ARR/2008/ESP). The expert review team (ERT) finds the inventory to be generally in line with the Revised 1996 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Guidelines, the IPCC good practice guidance and the IPCC good practice guidance for land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF).

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World Bank Releases World Development Indicators 2009 [viewed]

© World Bank22 April 2009: The World Bank's World Development Indicators 2009, released during the Bretton Woods Institutions Spring Meetings, includes an environment section that reviews evidence on energy use, climate change and the prospects for cleaner energy.

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FAO Releases New Issue of FoodClimate Newsletter [viewed]

© FAO22 April 2009: The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has released the fourth issue of its FoodClimate newsletter, which contains interviews, updates and notes on upcoming events on climate change relating to agriculture, fisheries and forestry. The feature story, an interview with members of a livelihood adaptation to climate change project in Bangladesh, focuses on technology transfer, actor involvement and other prerequisites for and obstacles to community adaptation.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases Provisional Agenda for June Climate Change Talks [viewed]

© UNFCCC22 April 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the provisional agenda for the following upcoming sessions of the climate change talks, which will take place in Bonn, Germany: 30th session of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 30), 1-10 June 2009; 30th session of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 30), 1-10 June 2009; eighth session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP 8), 1-12 June 2009; and sixth session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA 6), 1-12 June 2009.

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IEA Briefs G8 Environment Ministers on Energy Technology's Role in Green Growth [viewed]

© IEA22 April 2009: While attending the Group of Eight industrialized countries (G8) environment ministers meeting, which is taking place from 22-23 April 2009, in Siracusa, Italy, International Energy Agency (IEA) Executive Director Nobuo Tanaka presented a paper titled “Ensuring Green Growth in a Time of Economic Crisis: The Role of Energy Technology.”

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