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UNFCCC Receives Submission from Global Climate Observing System [viewed]

ecoslogo6 November 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has received a submission from the Secretariat of the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) (FCCC/SBSTA/2009/MISC.12), containing the 2010 provisional update to the Implementation Plan for the GCOS in Support of the UNFCCC. This document will be considered by the 31st session of the UNFCCC's Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), which will take place from 7-18 December 2009, in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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IPCC and UN/ISDR Examine Links between Disaster Risk Reduction and Adaptation to Climate Change [viewed]

Un-isdr9 November 2009: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has initiated work on a Special Report entitled “Managing the Risk of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation,” at a meeting of 90 experts in Panama City, Panama.

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WHO Points to Health-related Risks Associated with Climate Change [viewed]

Who5 November 2009: The World Health Organization (WHO) has published an article in its Bulletin in which scientists argue that environmental health is a necessary element of any health system and underscore the need to identify and tackle new, emerging and re-emerging risks, including examination of the spatial distribution of diseases such as vector-borne diseases in relation to climate change.

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FAO Releases Report on Food Security and Agricultural Mitigation in Developing Countries [viewed]

Fao5 November 2009: The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) released a report titled “Food Security and Agricultural Mitigation in Developing Countries: Options for Capturing Synergies,” at the Barcelona Climate Change Talks.

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UNHCR Stresses that Climate Change Increases the Complexity of Humanitarian Action [viewed]

Un3 November 2009: In an address to the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly (social, humanitarian and cultural issues), UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)  Antonio Guterres highlighted that mega-trends are causing humanitarian crises to multiply and to deepen.

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ITU Council Addresses Climate Change and Environmental Protection as Top Priorities [viewed]

Itulogo3 November 2009: During its 2009 annual session, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Council addressed climate change and environmental protection as its top priorities.

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UN-Water Presents Message on Water and Climate Change in Barcelona [viewed]

climate-change-adaptation3 November 2009: On the margins of the UNFCCC talks taking place in Barcelona, Spain, UN-Water presented a key message on Water and Climate Change Adaptation prepared for the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP15).

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Five States Join UN-REDD [viewed]

Un-redd2 November 2009: Argentina, Cambodia, Ecuador, Nepal and Sri Lanka have joined the UN-REDD initiative (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries), which aims to combat climate change by creating incentives for poorer countries to reverse the trend of deforestation and invest in more sustainable forms of development.

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UN-Backed Project Aims to Reduce Coastal Erosion in West Africa [viewed]

coastal-erosion-in-west-africa30 October 2009: The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will execute a UN-backed project aimed at reversing coastal erosion in five West African countries.

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ICAO and Amadeus Cooperate on Global Measurement of Individual Carbon Footprints from Air Travel [viewed]

Icao29 October 2009: The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and Amadeus, a travel industry leader in distribution and technology, have teamed to use the booking data of the over one million airline customers processed daily by Amadeus to create a global carbon footprint database for individual travelers.

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