Adaptation

Event: Africa Adaptation Programme (AAP) Peer Evaluation and Planning Meeting [viewed]

20 African countries building resilience to climate change, as part of the Africa Adaptation Programme (AAP), will meet in Dakar to share lessons on climate adaptation, build capacity, agree on priorities for the AAP workplan for 2011, and accelerate progress to make their countries more resilient to climate change. Since 2008, the AAP – a flagship programme of the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with UNIDO, UNICEF and WFP under the Japan-UNDP Joint Framework for Building Partnership to Address Climate Change – is helping 20 countries in Africa to develop their capacity to design and implement climate adaptation and disaster risk reduction programmes that are aligned with their national development priorities.  

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UNECE Committee on Environmental Policy Prepares for 2011 Ministerial Conference [viewed]

15 November 2010: The Committee on Environmental Policy of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) met for its seventeenth session in Geneva, Switzerland, from 2-5 November 2010, to advance the preparations for the seventh “Environment for Europe” Ministerial Conference, scheduled from 21-23 September 2011 in Astana, Kazakhstan, with two themes: “Sustainable management of water and water-related ecosystems” and “Greening the economy: mainstreaming the environment into economic development.”

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DOALOS Releases UNSG Report on Oceans and the Law of the Sea [viewed]

8 November 2010: The UN Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (DOALOS) has released the report of the UN Secretary-General (UNSG) on oceans and the law of the sea (Document A/65/69 Add.2).

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CBD Secretariat Circulates Presentations from the Ecosystems Pavilion [viewed]

November 2010: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has circulated information, including links to presentations, videos and photos, from the inaugural "Rio Conventions' Ecosystems and Climate Change Pavilion," held from 18-28 October 2010 on the margins of the 10th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 10) to the CBD in Nagoya, Japan.

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Event: ICRECC 2010 [viewed]

The International Conference on Renewable Energy and Climate Change (ICRECC): Focus on the Pacific will cover topics ranging from renewable energy resources to technologies and their relevance to the development of the region and cross-cutting socioeconomic and policy issues. It will also include a comprehensive discussion of the impact of climate change as experienced by the people of the Pacific nations themselves.  

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UNFCCC Executive Secretary Calls for Compromise [viewed]

15 November 2010:  Christiana Figueres, UNFCCC Executive Secretary, emphasized the need for compromise in international efforts to reach a solution to the climate challenge at a press briefing held in Bonn, Germany, on 15 November 2010.

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UN Secretary-General Highlights Legacies From Franklin D. Roosevelt [viewed]

15 November 2010: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon delivered a statement at the Roosevelt House Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, at the US President's former residence in New York City, US, where he underlined his belief in the values and principles of the UN.

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Third Conference on Drylands, Deserts and Desertification Develops Statement to UNCCD CST [viewed]

11 November 2010: The third conference on Drylands, Deserts and Desertification, which convened from 8-11 November 2010, at the Sede Boqer's Blaustein Institute for Desert Research at Ben Gurion University in Israel, developed a "Statement on the Synergistic Implementation of the Rio Conventions in the Drylands."

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IDB and JBIC Sign MOU on Climate Cooperation in Latin America [viewed]

12 November 2010: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to strengthen cooperation in projects aimed at reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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UNFCCC Publishes AWG-LCA Agenda and Scenario Note for Cancun [viewed]

12 November 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the scenario note (FCCC/AWGLCA/2010/17) for the 13th session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA), which will be held in conjunction with the 16th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) in Cancun, Mexico.

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