UN Regional Economic & Social Commission

Event: Pacific High Level Dialogue [viewed]

This meeting will be convened by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), and will review progress made in implementing the Mauritius Strategy for the Further Implementation of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States (SIDS), which covers the decade 2005-2015. A regional synthesis report, which assesses the countries' achievements so far and proposes a strategy for future action, will be presented for endorsement by the Pacific SIDS Government delegates during the meeting.  

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ESCAP/WMO Typhoon Committee Addresses Impact of Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific [viewed]

29 January 2010: The UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) convened, in cooperation with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the 42nd session of the ESCAP/WMO Typhoon Committee.

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UN Regional Commissions Discuss Outcome of Copenhagen Conference [viewed]

25 January 2010: The “Weekly” newsletter of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) for the period 25-29 January 2010 reports on the first meeting in 2010 of the Executive Secretaries of the UN Regional Commissions, which included discussions on the outcome of the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference.

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ECLAC and IDB to Study Economics of Climate Change in Latin America [viewed]

20 January 2010: The UN Economic Comission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) have signed an agreement to produce a series of studies on the economics of climate change in eight South American countries.

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LDCs Stress Climate Vulnerability at UNESCAP High-Level Policy Dialogue [viewed]

20 January 2010: The UN Environment and Social Commission for  Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) convened the High-level Asia-Pacific Policy Dialogue from 18-20 January, in Dakar, Bangladesh.

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UNECE Supports Work on Vehicle Regulation Harmonization [viewed]

18 January 2010: The “Weekly” newsletter of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), for the period 18-22 January 2010, reports on the 59th session of the Working Party on Pollution and Energy of the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations, which met from 12-15 January 2010, in Geneva, Switzerland.

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UNECE Task Force on Water and Climate Releases Study on Transboundary Flood Risk Management [viewed]

January 2010: The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) has released a study titled “Transboundary flood risk management: experiences from the UNECE region,” which presents preliminary recommendations and case studies prepared by the Task Force on Water and Climate, under the UNECE Water Convention.

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UNECE Executive Secretary Highlights Climate Change Among 2010 Priorities [viewed]

18jan_10_03 15 January 2010: Ján Kubiš, Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), held a Town Hall meeting on 15 January 2010, in Geneva, Switzerland, to outline priorities for 2010.

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UNECE Highlights Links between Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution Convention and Climate Change [viewed]

18jan_10_07January 2010: The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) has released a brochure titled "Clearing the Air: 30th Anniversary of the Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution," which reviews the Convention's three decades of achievements in protecting human health, agriculture, freshwater, and historic and cultural monuments.

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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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