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Africa Climate Conference 2013 Identifies Priority Areas for Research [viewed]

africa-climate-conference-201323 October 2013: The Africa Climate Conference 2013 (ACC2013) brought together over 300 delegates who adopted a statement identifying four priority areas for research in order to address critical gaps in understanding the African climate system and to bridge the climate science-policy divide.

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IMO Meeting Adopts Amendments to Regulate Marine Geoengineering [viewed]

IMO18 October 2013: The 35th Consultative Meeting of Contracting Parties to the Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter, 1972 (London Convention) and 8th meeting of Contracting Parties to the 1996 Protocol thereto (London Protocol) concluded with the adoption of amendments to the London Protocol addressing marine geoengineering.

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UN Secretary-General Launches SE4ALL Energy Efficiency Hub [viewed]

United Nations23 October 2013: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) opened a new global center for Energy Efficiency  as part of the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative. The Energy Efficiency Hub (EE Hub), in Copenhagen, Denmark, will seek to help “drastically increase” energy access, energy efficiency and renewable energy deployment.

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MOP 25 Agrees Decisions on ODS Alternatives, SIDS [viewed]

mop2525 October 2013: The 25th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (MOP 25) agreed to the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel (TEAP) report on alternatives to ozone depleting substances (ODS). The meeting took place in Bangkok, Thailand, from 21-25 October 2013.

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UNITAR Asia-Pacific Workshop Discusses Adaptation, DRR [viewed]

Unitar16 October 2013: Participants from the Asia-Pacific region shared their experiences with climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction (DRR) at a workshop organized by the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) in Jeju, the Republic of Korea.

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African Experts Review Upcoming UNESCO Guide on Climate Change Reporting [viewed]

UNESCO29 October 2013: The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) held an expert meeting for African academics and journalists to review a manuscript for a forthcoming UNESCO publication, titled 'Reporting on Climate Change in Africa: A Practical Guide for Journalists.'

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Event: Cambodia's Third National Forum on Climate Change [viewed]

The Third National Forum on Climate Change will take place under the theme ‘Taking Action for Sustainable Development in the Changing Climate'. The Forum will provide a platform for discussion on climate change, including adaptation, education, climate financing, green growth and mitigation. The Cambodia Climate Change Alliance, which is implemented by the Cambodian Ministry of Environment and supported by the EU, the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark (DANIDA) the Government of Sweden, is organizing the meeting.  

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Event: Nutrition and Sustainability: A practical approach to integrating climate change, biodiversity and ecosystems, nutrition and health agendas [viewed]

Bioversity International is co-organizing a seminar to explore practical approaches and solutions to nutrition and sustainability in Rome, Italy, together with the UN Standing Committee on Nutrition, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), and the Governments of Malawi and Flanders. The seminar, 'Nutrition and Sustainability: A practical approach to integrating climate change, biodiversity and ecosystems, nutrition and health agendas,' will be held at FAO headquarters. The seminar will bring together some 300 scientists, policymakers, experts, students and practitioners to develop responses to countries' requests about "why?" and "how?" to link nutrition and sustainability, and to discuss the tradeoffs. Virtual participation is also welcome by contacting the UN Standing Committee on Nutrition Secretariat.  

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UNEP-China Project Hosts Workshop on Mainstream Ecosystem-based Adaptation [viewed]

UNEP31 October 2013: A Regional Network Coordination Workshop that focused on linking networks and mainstreaming Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) was hosted by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP)-China project on 'Enhancing capacity, knowledge and technology support to build climate resilience of vulnerable developing countries.'

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Event: Rights, Governance and Climate Change Workshop [viewed]

The workshop on Rights, Governance and Climate Change will take place on the sidelines of the 19th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 19) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). It will examine the use of substantive and procedural rights to design, implement and support effective, equitable solutions to address climate change and related governance challenges. The workshop is expected to result in proposals for research and collaborative projects on the relationship between rights, governance and climate change. The UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and Yale University's Governance, Environment and Markets Initiative (GEM) are organizing the workshop in collaboration with the University of Warsaw's Faculty of Law and Administration and the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL).  

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