Intergovernmental Process

ASB Partnership for Tropical Forest Margins and the World Agroforestry Centre Release Briefs on Emissions from All Land Uses [viewed]

4jan_10_10December 2009: The Alternatives to Slash and Burn (ASB) Partnership for Tropical Forest Margins and the World Agroforestry Centre, members of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), have released two policy briefs on the implications of ambiguous forest definitions for a REDD-plus (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, including conservation, sustainable forest management (SFM) and stock enhancement) mechanism and on the case for moving towards a Reducing Emissions from All Land Uses (REALU) mechanism under the UNFCCC.

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Event: 19th Ordinary Session of the AU Permanent Representative Committee [viewed]

This meeting, convened by the African Union (AU), will consider a report of the most recent round of climate change negotiations and a report on the accession of the AU to the UNFCCC and the Kyoto Protocol.  

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Event: 16th Ordinary Session of the Executive Council of the AU [viewed]

This meeting, convened by the African Union (AU), will consider a report of the most recent round of climate change negotiations and a report on the accession of the AU to the UNFCCC and the Kyoto Protocol.  

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Event: 14th Ordinary Session of the AU Assembly [viewed]

This session will be held under the theme “Information and Communication Technologies in Africa: Challenges and Prospects for Development.”  

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Event: Securing Food Security in the Face of Climate Change [viewed]

This event will launch the Challenge Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), which is supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and the Earth System Science Partnership (ESSP). CCAFS is a new 10-year research initiative seeking to help vulnerable rural communities adapt to climate change and address threats to agriculture and food security.  

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Event: ILRI Workshop on Adaptation to Climate Change [viewed]

This workshop will be hosted by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), a member of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, and in partnership with the International Potato Center (CIP) and the Systemwide Livestock Programme.  

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Eleven European Countries Ratify Tropical Timber Agreement [viewed]

22dic_09_0218 December 2009: The Governments of Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Lithuania, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain took part in a ceremony on 18 December 2009, at UN Headquarters in New York, US, to indicate their support for the International Tropical Timber Agreement, 2006 (ITTA, 2006).

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REDD+ Gets US$3.5 Billion Initial Funding [viewed]

22dic_09_0516 December 2009: During the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, the Governments of Australia, France, Japan, Norway, the UK and the US collectively agreed to dedicate US$3.5 billion as fast-start climate change financing between 2010-2012 for REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, including conservation, sustainable forest management (SFM) and stock enhancement).

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Guest Article #30: Copenhagen: from illusion to political hope [viewed]

The Climate Conference underway in Copenhagen may not satisfy expectations created two years ago in Bali, but it is the opportunity to establish a fair and comprehensive Global Covenant to enhance the international community's answer to climate change. Humankind needs a solid commitment which addresses all of the outstanding substantive and political elements, including: comparable emission reductions efforts from all developed countries; enhanced and enabled mitigation actions from developing countries that already have global economic impact; and the provision of financial and technical cooperation to developing countries needing it. The agreement in Copenhagen, setting binding lines of immediate action, must lead to a constructive round of negotiations in 2010.

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CGIAR Hosts Agriculture and Rural Development Day [viewed]

agricultureandruralday13 December 2009: The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), together with a number of other organizations, hosted the Agriculture and Rural Development Day on 12 December 2009, in Copenhagen, Denmark, in parallel with the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference.

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