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UNFCCC Publishes GTOS Submission on Systematic Observation [viewed]

8 November 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the submission by the Secretariat of the Global Terrestrial Observing System (GTOS) on progress in the development of methodologies, standards and protocols for climate-related terrestrial observations and related matters.

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UNEP Tree Campaign Reaches 12 Billion Milestone [viewed]

8 November 2011: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has announced that over 12 billion trees have been planted in 193 countries under the Billion Tree Campaign. The milestone was reached following a tree planting campaign carried out in Kenya by the Green Africa Foundation, which has planted over 24 million trees to date.

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Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative Launched [viewed]

3 November 2011: EcoAgriculture Partners is carrying out the programming and planning for the international initiative on "Landscapes for People, Food and Nature" together with a group of eight co-organizers partners. This three-year collaborative initiative aims to scale up successful strategies that improve livelihoods and food security, conserve biodiversity and ecosystem services, and help address climate change.

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CEB's Common Statement on Rio+20 Notes Climate Change Impacts [viewed]

31 October 2011: The UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) has issued a common statement on the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20), following the CEB's biannual meeting and retreat. The statement underscores that eradicating poverty and promoting sustainable development "must start with the recognition that the world has changed in fundamental ways."  

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UNEP Releases Report on Changing Environment – From Rio to Rio+20 [viewed]

1 November 2011: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has released a report, titled “Keeping Track of Our Changing Environment: From Rio to Rio+20,” which provides comprehensive statistical data illustrating environmental changes to the planet since the 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED, or Rio Earth Summit), and ahead of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20).

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Study for UNEP Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles Identifies Multi-Trillion Dollar Benefits [viewed]

27 October 2011: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles (PCFV) has announced a new study titled the “Global Benefits of Phasing Out Leaded Fuel.” The results of the study were outlined at the PCFV Global Partnership Meeting, which convened from 26-27 October 2011, in Nairobi, Kenya.

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UN-REDD Newsletter Highlights Policy Board Meeting Deliberations, Recent Workshops [viewed]

26 October 2011: The UN-REDD Programme's October newsletter reviews recent activities related to its work on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of carbon stocks (REDD+).

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Event: UNEP-SBCI Symposium on Sustainable Buildings [viewed]

The UN Environmental Programme Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative (UNEP-SBCI) Fall Symposium on Sustainable Buildings is being hosted by T.C. Chan Center for Building Simulation and Energy Studies. The Symposium aims to provide participants with the opportunity to discuss and communicate strategies for championing sustainable buildings to policy-makers, in the context of the upcoming UNFCCC COP-17, and UNCSD (Rio+20) events.  

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Event: Regional Workshop for Africa: Climate Change - Impacts, Adaptation and Development in Mountain Regions [viewed]

With support of the World Bank Development Grant Facility, the Mountain Partnership Secretariat is organizing three regional meetings in Chile, Tajikistan and Uganda, for the Latin American, Central Asian, and African regions respectively. The meeting in Uganda is jointly planned with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). Each regional meeting will aim to strengthen knowledge about the climate change impacts in mountain areas, discuss adaptation options in mountain ecosystems, and to promote better alliances and cooperation amongst countries with mountain territories so to reinforce their understanding of key issues.  

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Call Issued for Civil Society Organization Observers to the CIFs [viewed]

October 2011: The organization RESOLVE has published a call for applications for non-profit Civil Society Organization (CSO) Observers to the Climate Investment Funds (CIFs), to serve for a two-year term, beginning in January 2012.

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