Publication

UN-HABITAT Releases Magazine on Role of Cities in Climate Change [viewed]

© UN-HABITATApril 2009: The second issue of the UN Human Settlements Programme's (UN-HABITAT) new flagship magazine, Urban World, features climate change as its main theme. The 92-page issue addresses, among other topics, how cities can keep their ecological footprint to a minimum through better land use planning and building codes, the role of construction in reducing emissions, and how climate change is not gender neutral.

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CIFOR Releases Working Paper on Climate Scenarios in Adaptation Planning [viewed]

© CIFORApril 2009: The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), a research center of the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), released a Working Paper titled “Climate Scenarios: What We Need to Know and How to Generate Them.” The paper provides an overview of the role of climate scenarios in adaptation planning and outlines what should be considered when they are generated and used.

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UN/ISDR Releases ISDR-Highlights March Issue [viewed]

© UN/ISDR1 April 2009: The UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) has released the March 2009 issue of its newsletter ISDR-Highlights.

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UNEP Executive Director, Business Leaders Urge G20 to Signal Support for Low Carbon Growth [viewed]

1 April 2009: To mark the G20 Summit opening on 2 April 2009, in London, UK, Samuel DiPiazza, Chair of the World Business Council on Sustainable Development, Klaus Schwab, Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum, and Achim Steiner, Executive Director, UN Environment Programme (UNEP), stressed the need for low carbon growth in an open editorial to the Jakarta Post.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases Report from Potential Consequences Workshop [viewed]

© UNFCCC31 March 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the workshop report on potential environmental, economic and social consequences, including spillover effects of tools, policies, measures and methodologies available to Annex I Parties (FCCC/KP/AWG/2009/CRP.2). The workshop was held in Bonn, Germany, on 30 March 2009, during the seventh session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP 7).

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IFPRI Releases Brief on Including Agriculture in Copenhagen's Agenda [viewed]

30 March 2009: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has released a brief titled “Agriculture and Climate Change: An Agenda for Negotiation in Copenhagen.”

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases Australia's and Japan's Submissions on Consideration of Scale of Emission Reductions to be Achieved by Annex I Parties [viewed]

30 March 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released an addendum (FCCC/KP/AWG/2009/MISC.1/ADD.2) to document FCCC/KP/AWG/2009/MISC.1 on consideration of the scale of emission reductions to be achieved by Annex I Parties and of other relevant issues arising from the implementation of the work programme of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases Hungary's GHG Inventory [viewed]

29 March 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the report of the individual review of the greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory submissions of Hungary submitted in 2007 and 2008 (FCCC/ARR/2008/HUN).

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UNESCO's “On the Frontlines of Climate Change” Forum Discusses Local Participation in REDD [viewed]

27 March 2009: “On the Frontlines of Climate Change,” an internet forum launched by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in partnership with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Secretariat of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, has published an article on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD).

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases Additional Submission from Australia on Emissions Trading and Project-based Mechanisms [viewed]

27 March 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released an addendum (FCCC/KP/AWG/2009/MISC.3/ADD.2) to document FCCC/KP/AWG/2009/MISC.3 on further input on how the possible improvements to emissions trading and the project-based mechanisms would function.

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