Intergovernmental Process

Oceans Day Promotes Focus on Oceans in Climate Negotiations [viewed]

4jan_10_0614 December 2009: On the sideline of the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, the Global Forum on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands, the Government of Indonesia, and the European Environment Agency organized a special day to stress the central role of oceans in the Earth's life support system and to address threats faced by coastal communities, especially in developing nations and small island States.

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ILRI Releases Annual Report Focusing on Climate, Livestock and Poverty [viewed]

ilrilogoDecember 2009: The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), a member of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), has released its 2008-2009 corporate report highlighting challenges at the interface of climate, livestock and poverty.

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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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