Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body

IYB High-Level Event Draws Parallels Between Climate Change and Biodiversity Loss [viewed]

22 January 2010: At a high-level event organized at the headquarters of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris, France, from 21-22 January 2010, Davidson Hepburn, Chair of the UNESCO General Conference, stressed that “we are witnessing the loss of the very services on which livelihood systems depend,” in the case of many populations, particularly those of small island States.

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CBD Executive Secretary Highlights Climate Change Impacts on Marine Biodiversity [viewed]

20 January 2010: On the occasion of the XVI Consultative Group meeting and the XVI General Authority meeting of the Plan of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment and Coastal Areas of the Southeast Pacific (CPPS), Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), highlighted the impacts of climate change on marine biodiversity.

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CBD Executive Secretary Stresses Interlinkages between Biodiversity, Desertification and Climate Change [viewed]

20 January 2010: In a statement on the occasion of the regional workshop on “Guidelines on practices for sustainable forest management in drylands of the Sub-Saharan Africa,” held from 20-22 January 2010, in Dakar, Senegal, Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), stressed that biodiversity, desertification and climate change are interconnected.

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UNFCCC Executive Secretary Holds Press Briefing on Copenhagen Outcome [viewed]

20 January 2010: Yvo de Boer, UNFCCC Executive Secretary, gave a press briefing in Bonn, Germany, for the first time since the conclusion of the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in December 2009.

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UNFCCC Publishes Annual Submission Reports of Poland and Belgium [viewed]

19 January 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the in-country review (FCCC/ARR/2009/POL) of the 2009 annual submissions of Poland and the centralized review (FCCC/ARR/2009/BEL) of the 2009 annual submission of Belgium.

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UNFCCC Publishes Notification to Parties Regarding Copenhagen Accord [viewed]

18 January 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a notification to parties (YDB/ DBO/drl) regarding communication of information relating to the Copenhagen Accord.

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World Bank Requests Comments on Monitoring and Reporting on Climate-Related Financial Flows [viewed]

January 2010: The World Bank has issued a discussion paper titled "Monitoring and Reporting on Financial Flows Related to Climate Change," and is seeking comments. The study was prepared by the World Bank in consultation with the UNFCCC and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

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UNFCCC Publishes Review of Canada's Fourth National Communication [viewed]

30 December 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the report of the centralized in-depth review of the fourth national communication of Canada (NC4) (CCC/IDR.4/CAN).

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Event: First World Congress on Cities and Adaptation to Climate Change [viewed]

This meeting, hosted by ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability with numerous UN partners, will provide a global forum on urban resiliency and adaptation immediately preceding the UN climate talks in Bonn. Partners will share knowledge on: urban risk assessment; socio-economic and institutional dimensions; strategy, policy integration and mainstreaming; urban adaptation planning and practice; costs and financing of urban adaptation; and technologies for adaptation.  

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Role of Biodiversity in Addressing Climate Change Highlighted during IYB Launch [viewed]

iyblogo12 January 2010: During the official launch of the International Year of Biodiversity (IYB), speakers stressed that biological diversity is part of the solution to the climate change problem.

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