Adaptation

UNESCO to Consider Preparing a Universal Declaration of Ethical Principles Related to Climate Change [viewed]

© UNESCO23 October 2009: The 35th Session of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) General Conference convened at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France, from 6-23 October 2009. A key climate-related outcome was in the field of social and human sciences, where the Conference requested an examination of the advisability of preparing a draft universal declaration of ethical principles in relation to climate change.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Publishes AWG-LCA Scenario Note for Barcelona [viewed]

© UNFCCC26 October 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a scenario note (FCCC/AWGLCA/2009/13) on the resumed seventh session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG- LCA 7), which will be held in conjunction with the second part of the ninth session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP 9), from 2-6 November 2009, in Barcelona, Spain.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Publishes Adaptation Submissions [viewed]

© UNFCCC22 October 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a submission (FCCC/SBSTA/2009/MISC.10) by Sweden on behalf of the European Community and its member States on efforts undertaken to monitor and evaluate the implementation of adaptation projects, policies and programmes and the costs and effectiveness of completed projects, policies and programmes, and views on lessons learned, good practices, gaps and needs.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Publishes SBI Submissions [viewed]

© UNFCCC23 October 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published several submissions from parties for consideration by the Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI).

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UNDP Newsletter Highlights Support to Developing Countries to Build Up Capacities for Climate Change Adaptation [viewed]

© UNDPOctober 2009: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has released its Climate Change Adaptation Newsletter, a quarterly publication, highlighting the support the organization is providing to 75 countries in the development of national, sub-national and community level capacities to adapt and build their resilience against climate change risks.

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African Negotiators Define Desirable Copenhagen Outcome [viewed]

© UNEP23 October 2009: The Technical Session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) Pre-COP 15 (Second Meeting of the African High Level Expert Panel on Climate Change) convened from 19-23 October 2009, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and concluded with a call for a “fair, inclusive, effective and equitable new agreement in Copenhagen.” The session was the initiative of AMCEN and the African Union (AU), in collaboration with the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

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UN Special Rapporteur Highlights Links between Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies and Right to Adequate Housing [viewed]

© UN23 October 2009: Addressing a news conference on 23 October 2009, UN Special Rapporteur on adequate housing Raquel Rolnik stressed that adaptation and mitigation strategies that governments put into place, as well as the new climate change agreement to be discussed in Copenhagen later this year, must fully comply with human rights norms, including the right to adequate housing.

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CBD Executive Secretary Stresses Cities' Potential in Biodiversity Protection and Climate Change Mitigation [viewed]

© CBD20 October 2009: Addressing the World Green Roof Infrastructure Congress, held on 20 October 2009, in Toronto, Canada, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Ahmed Djoghlaf underscored the role of cities and local authorities for decisions relating to urban infrastructure, energy and transportation, all of which have a large impact both on climate change and biodiversity.

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UN/ISDR Participates in African Parliamentarians Meeting on Reducing the Impacts of Climatic Disasters [viewed]

© UN/ISDR20 October 2009: The UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) participated in the Consultative Meeting of Parliamentarians in Chad on 17 October 2009. At the meeting, Parliamentarians and Ministers from Central African countries recognized disaster risk reduction measures as a main tool to adapt to future climate-related disasters that are already affecting many countries in Africa.

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ECA, UNEP and UNDP Organize Gender and Climate Sensitization Training Workshop [viewed]

© UNECA19 October 2009: Participants at a three-day sensitization training on gender and climate change resolved to encourage political leaders and African lead negotiators to integrate gender issues into the climate change negotiations ahead of COP 15 in Copenhagen. The training, which was part of the implementation of the Nairobi Declaration of the Network of Women Ministers and Leaders for the Environment, was organized by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), with the collaboration of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP).

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