Adaptation

Event: Second Meeting of Caring for Climate Signatories [viewed]

This meeting is by invitation only and is organized by the UN Global Compact. The event will bring together some 150 corporate practitioners, climate experts and civil society leaders. Participants will discuss best practices in managing risks and opportunities associated with climate change action. In particular, the meeting will focus on advancing mitigation efforts and promoting the diffusion of innovative low-carbon technologies in particular in developing markets and emerging markets, and enhancing the understanding of the role of business in adapting to the impacts of climate change.  

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FAO Launches Website on Assisted Natural Forest Regeneration [viewed]

8 February 2010:  The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has created a new website on assisted natural regeneration (ANR) of forests, an effective and low cost forest and biodiversity restoration and rehabilitation method.

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UNEP Executive Director Defends IPCC Assessment Findings [viewed]

6 February 2010: Responding to recent criticism for a mistake made in the 2007 Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) over the rate of melting of the Himalayan glaciers, the Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), Achim Steiner, has defended the Panel's findings.

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UNFCCC Publishes Copenhagen Meeting Reports [viewed]

5 February 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the report of the tenth session of Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP) (FCCC/KP/AWG/2009/17) and the report of the eighth session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action (AWG-LCA) (FCCC/AWGLCA/2009/17), which were  held in Copenhagen, Denmark, from 7-15 December 2009.

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UNFCCC Publishes Information Note on New COP and COP/MOP President [viewed]

2 February 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published  an information note (YdB/DBO/NAW/esp/Log 276-10)  informing parties that Lykke Friis, the Danish Minister for Climate and Energy, has replaced Lars Løkke Rasmuseen, the Prime Minister of Denmark, as the President of the Conference of the Parties (COP) and the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP/MOP) for the remainder of the mandate of Denmark's presidency.

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Event: International Polar Year Oslo Science Conference [viewed]

The International Polar Year 2007-2008 (IPY) was an intensive, internationally coordinated scientific research campaign focused on the Arctic and the Antarctic, sponsored by the International Council for Science and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). This conference will celebrate and publish early results from the IPY, with particular emphasis on new knowledge about the linkages between climate change in the Polar Regions and global climate systems.  

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UN Experts Participate in Delhi Sustainable Development Summit [viewed]

7 February 2010: Several UN experts participated in the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit, titled “Beyond Copenhagen: New Pathways to Sustainable Development,” which was held in New Delhi, India, from 5-7 February 2010, and organized by the Energy and Resources Institute (TERI).

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African Union Conference Confirms Zenawi as Coordinator of the African Conference on Climate Change [viewed]

5 February 2010: The Heads of State and government of the African Union (AU) adopted a decision on climate change during the 14th ordinary session of the AU Conference, held from 31 January-2 February 2010, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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UNWTO e-Bulletin Addresses Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation [viewed]

1 February 2010: The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has released the February 2010 issue of its e-Bulletin Sustainable Development of Tourism.

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International Basin Organizations Network Meeting Examines Effects of Climate Change on Hydrological Cycles [viewed]

23 January 2010: The eighth World General Assembly of the International Basin Organizations Network was held in Dakar, Senegal, from 20-23 January 2010, and brought together over 260 water experts from 41 countries to focus on effective management of Africa's 59 trans-frontier river basins and the positive economic benefits of harnessing their waters for hydropower and irrigation.

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