Adaptation

FAO's Silva Mediterranea Newsletter Focuses on Forest Genetic Resources for Climate Change Adaptation [viewed]

31 January 2010: Silva Mediterranea, a statutory body of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) that provides a forum for discussion on forestry issues in Mediterranean countries, has released its second newsletter. This issue focuses on forest genetic resources as a key issue for adaptation of Mediterranean forests to climate change.

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UNFCCC Publishes Clarification on Legal Character of the Copenhagen Accord [viewed]

25 January 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a notification to parties (DBO/drl) regarding an earlier notification dated 18 January 2010 (YDB/ DBO/drl) on communication of information relating to the Copenhagen Accord.

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Event: World Health Day [viewed]

The World Health Organization (WHO) will celebrate World Health Day on 7 April 2010, focusing on urbanization and health. Among the key messages related to the Day, it is noted that road transportation has significant effects on human health because of greenhouse gas emissions resulting in climate change. During World Health Day, cities across the globe will open public spaces for cycling and walking, outdoor concerts, health forums or clean-up campaigns.  

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Event: Fifth Ministerial Meeting on Environment and Health [viewed]

The Fifth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health, organized by the World Health Organization (WHO)/Europe and hosted by Italy, will focus on protecting children's health in a changing environment. Climate change will be one of the main topics on the agenda.  

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General Assembly of the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development Takes Stock of Agriculture's Role in Climate Change [viewed]

28 January 2010: The annual General Assembly of the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development, an organization of global donors, met in Rome, Italy, from 26-27 January 2010, to consider issues related to agriculture and rural development in working sessions addressing: agriculture and climate change; aid for trade and development; land and development; and lessons from the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme.

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EU Formally Indicates Support for Copenhagen Accord [viewed]

28 January 2010: Through a joint letter to the UNFCCC, the Spanish Presidency of the Council of Ministers of the EU and the European Commission have formally indicated the support of the EU and its 27 member States for the Copenhagen Accord. 

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ILRI, Equity Bank and UAP Insurance Launch Project to Insure Livestock Against Drought [viewed]

27 January 2010: The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), a member of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), has joined with Equity Bank and UAP Insurance to offer index-based insurance to rural herders in arid areas of Northern Kenya.

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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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ADB and Japan Fund Climate Change Institutions in Bhutan [viewed]

25 January 2010: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has announced that it will provide a US$0.7 million grant, financed by the Government of Japan, to build the capacity of Bhutan's National Environment Commission for developing mitigation and adaptation measures that can counter climate change.

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IPCC Releases Statement on Trends in Disaster Losses [viewed]

25 January 2010: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released a statement on trends in disaster losses.

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