Adaptation

Event: 2010 Social Forum on Climate Change and Human Rights [viewed]

The Office of the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR) will host the 2010 Social Forum on Climate Change and Human Rights, which will address: the adverse effects of climate change on the full enjoyment of human rights, including the right to life and economic, social and cultural rights; measures and actions to address the impact of climate change on the full enjoyment of human rights at the local, national, regional and international levels, including on most vulnerable groups, particularly women and children; and international assistance and cooperation in addressing the human rights related impact of climate change. The Forum is aimed to provide a dialogue avenue for NGOs to communicate with Human Rights Council (HRC) member States. The participants will include HRC member States, NGOs, UN agencies and academia representatives.  

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World Bank Issues Statement on Adaptation Fund [viewed]

17 August 2010: In response to news articles regarding the Climate Change Adaptation Fund, the World Bank has issued a statement clarifying its functioning.

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July-August 2010 Issue of UNCCD News Focuses on Decade for Deserts [viewed]

16 August 2010: The Secretariat of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) has released the July-August 2010 issue of UNCCD News, which focuses on the launch of the UN Decade for Deserts and the Fight Against Desertification (UNDDD). This special issue contains statements from 15 leaders, pledging their commitment and the backing of their organizations to the Decade.

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IPCC Releases Agenda for 32nd Session [viewed]

August 2010: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released the provisional agenda for its 32nd plenary session, scheduled to take place in Busan, Republic of Korea, from 11-14 October 2010.

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Event: Pacific Environment and Conservation Workers Meeting [viewed]

The meeting is organized by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and aims to prepare a unified Pacific position on biodiversity for the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 10) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). Key issues that will be discussed at the meeting include: climate change and biodiversity; invasive species; marine and coastal biodiversity; protected areas; sustainable financing; forest biodiversity; access and benefit sharing; traditional knowledge and agriculture biodiversity. In addition, the meeting will provide an opportunity to discuss the new SPREP Strategic Plan and Targets and linkages with the other multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs).  

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UN Launches Decade for Deserts and the Fight Against Desertification [viewed]

16 August 2010: The UN has launched the Decade for Deserts and the Fight Against Desertification, which will run from 2010-2020 and will seek to raise awareness and action to improve the protection and management of the world's drylands. 

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UNFCCC Releases AWG-LCA Negotiating Text [viewed]

13 August 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a document (FCCC/AWGLCA/2010/14) containing the results of the work of the drafting groups at the 11th session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA 11).

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Pacific Disaster Risk Management Partnership Network Discusses Climate Change Adaptation [viewed]

13 August 2010: The fifth Annual Meeting of the Pacific Disaster Risk Management Partnership Network was organized around the theme "Enhancing the Implementation of the Pacific Disaster Risk Reduction and Disaster Management Framework for Action through a Multi-stakeholder Approach."

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UNEP/GRID Arendal Announces Tourism and Conservation Initiative [viewed]

12 August 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP)/GRID-Arendal centre has announced the “Linking Tourism and Conservation” initiative, launched in response to continuing breakages from Greenland's ice sheet.

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WMO Comments on Current Extreme Events [viewed]

11 August 2010: The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has published information for the media on the unprecedented sequence of extreme weather events that have recently taken place in different parts of the world.

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