Adaptation

COFO 2010 Calls for 360 Degree Perspective on Forests [viewed]

8 October 2010: The 20th session of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO) Committee on Forestry (COFO 2010), which convened from 4-8 October 2010, at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy, was dominated by calls for an inter-sectoral approach to address problems facing forests.

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Event: EGM on the "Development of a Vulnerability Assessment for the Arab Region to Assess Climate Change Impacts on the Water Resources Sector" [viewed]

This Expert Group Meeting (EGM) is organized by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA). It aims to take stock and exchange experiences of Arab countries, as well as that of regional and international organizations, on climate change modeling methodologies, tools, model projections, downscaling techniques and knowledge gaps, as well as ways in which vulnerability can be assessed in view of better understanding the effects of climate change on sustainable development in the Arab region.  

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UN/ISDR Calls on Lawmakers to Take Action on Disaster Risk Reduction [viewed]

7 October 2010: The UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) presented an advocacy kit on disaster risk reduction (DRR) to parliamentarians at the 123rd Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), which convened from 4-6 October 2010, in Geneva, Switzerland.

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UNGA Second Committee Underlines Importance of Climate Change Negotiations [viewed]

6 October 2010: The Second Committee (Economic and Financial) of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) met on 6 October 2010, in New York, US, to continue and conclude its general debate, addressing, inter alia: the critical importance of deliberations on climate change, biodiversity and the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD); the need for an agreement on targets for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions; expediting the implementation of existing climate change agreements; and new financing to help countries mitigate and adapt to its effects.

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European and US Local Authorities Agree on Climate Action [viewed]

5 October 2010: Mercedes Bresso, President of the EU Committee of the Regions, and Elisabeth B. Kautz, President of the US Conference of Mayors, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation on climate action on 5 October 2010.

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WFP and FAO Release Report on the State of Food Insecurity [viewed]

6 October 2010: The World Food Programme (WFP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) have released a report titled "The State of Food Insecurity in the World: Addressing food insecurity in protracted crises."

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International Symposium on Adaptation in Himalayan Region Highlights Role of Earth Observations [viewed]

6 October 2010: The International Symposium on "Benefiting from Earth Observation - Bridging the Data Gap for Adaptation to Climate Change in the Hindu-Kush Himalayan Region" met from 4-6 October 2010, in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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COFO Addresses Impacts of Climate Change on Forests [viewed]

5 October 2010: Delegates to the 20th session of the Committee on Forestry (COFO 2010) of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), taking place from 4-8 October 2010, in Rome, Italy, discussed agenda items on forest biodiversity, forest fire and health and forests and water, all in the context of climate change.

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UNGA Third Committee Highlights Impacts of Climate Change on Social Development [viewed]

5 October 2010: The first session of the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) of the UN General Assembly's 65th session opened on 5 October 2010, in New York, US, to begin its general discussion on social development.

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UN Secretary-General's Message to Security Issues Meeting Addresses Threats to Sustainable Development [viewed]

5 October 2010: In a message to the International Meeting of High Representatives on Security Issues, delivered on his behalf by Yury Fedotov, Executive Director, UN Office on Drugs and Crime, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addressed some of the most urgent threats to security and sustainable development facing the world today, including climate change.

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