UN Programme, Agency or Fund

UN Launches Decade for Deserts and the Fight Against Desertification [viewed]

16 August 2010: The UN has launched the Decade for Deserts and the Fight Against Desertification, which will run from 2010-2020 and will seek to raise awareness and action to improve the protection and management of the world's drylands. 

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Pacific Disaster Risk Management Partnership Network Discusses Climate Change Adaptation [viewed]

13 August 2010: The fifth Annual Meeting of the Pacific Disaster Risk Management Partnership Network was organized around the theme "Enhancing the Implementation of the Pacific Disaster Risk Reduction and Disaster Management Framework for Action through a Multi-stakeholder Approach."

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UNEP Climate Neutral Network Hosts Green Project [viewed]

13 August 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Climate Neutral Network hosted a one-day visit from the Greek conservation group, Green Project, on 13 August 2010, in Nairobi, Kenya.

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UNEP/GRID Arendal Announces Tourism and Conservation Initiative [viewed]

12 August 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP)/GRID-Arendal centre has announced the “Linking Tourism and Conservation” initiative, launched in response to continuing breakages from Greenland's ice sheet.

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FAO Launches Fire Monitoring System Portal [viewed]

11 August 2010: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has launched an online portal, the Global Fire Information Management System (GFIRMS), that provides daily updates on fires through satellites operated by the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

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WMO Comments on Current Extreme Events [viewed]

11 August 2010: The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has published information for the media on the unprecedented sequence of extreme weather events that have recently taken place in different parts of the world.

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FAO and IRRI Report on Rising Temperatures' Impact on Rice [viewed]

9 August 2010: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has reported on research undertaken by a team of scientists from the FAO, the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and academic institutions on temperature impacts on rice yields.

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WHO Facilitates Exchange of Experience on Health Risks Evaluation [viewed]

4 August 2010: The World Health Organization (WHO), together with the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Government of Costa Rica, organized a meeting in late July 2010 to share experiences in evaluating health risks.

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WHO Convenes “Friends of Public Health” Group of Climate Negotiators [viewed]

3 August 2010: The World Health Organization (WHO) has convened an informal group of countries within the UNFCCC process, to highlight the positive contribution of health protection and health promotion considerations to the international climate change negotiations.

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UN-REDD Recounts Recent Activities Related to Governance [viewed]

10 August 2010: In its latest media release, the UN-REDD Programme highlights several recent governance-related activities, describing the Programme's engagement of partners on governance issues and REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of carbon stocks) at conferences around the world.

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