Adaptation

UNFCCC Releases Copenhagen SBSTA Provisional Agenda [viewed]

2 September 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released an advance version of the provisional agenda (FCCC/SBSTA/2009/4) for the 31st session of Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 31), which will be held in Copenhagen from 7-18 December 2009, in order to assist delegations in preparing for the session.

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ECLAC Hosts Second Latin American and Caribbean Dialogue Towards Copenhagen [viewed]

2 September 2009: Addressing the Second Latin American and Caribbean Dialogue towards Copenhagen, Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), offered a “neutral ground for dialogue to help the region advance towards common positions.”

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APF Special Session on Climate Change Highlights Africa's Climate Change Concerns and Expectations [viewed]

© APF2 September 2009: The Africa Partnership Forum's (APF) one-day high-level session on climate change in Africa concluded with an expression of the region's determination to make a significant contribution to efforts at reducing global emissions.

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UNEP-Sponsored Project Finds Ecosystem Preservation Plays Key Role in Countering Climate Change [viewed]

© TEEB2 September 2009: Investing in the restoration and maintenance of the Earth's ecosystems can play a key role in countering climate change and climate-proofing vulnerable economies, says a new climate issues update by The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) project.

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UNDP Administrator Receives MDG3 Torch and Commits to Focus on Gender and Climate Change [viewed]

© UNDP1 September 2009: During a meeting with Danish Minister of Development Cooperation Ulla Toernaes, UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark received a torch symbol of the Millennium Development Goal on gender equality and women empowerment (MDG3).

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World Agroforestry Congress Highlights Tree-Planting for Adaptation to Climate Change [viewed]

28 August 2009: The World Agroforestry Congress, which convened at UN headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, discussed tree-planting solutions that could help the African continent deal with climate change and also provide a long-term solution to the continent's food scarcity problems.

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IFPRI Maps South African Farming Sector Vulnerability to Climate Change and Variability [viewed]

© IFPRI August 2009: This paper, authored by Glwadys Aymone Gbetibouo and Claudia Ringler and published by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), analyzes the vulnerability of South African farmers to climate change and variability by developing a vulnerability index and comparing vulnerability indicators across the country's nine provinces.

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UNEP Launches Seal the Deal Website [viewed]

© UNEP July 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has launched a website – Seal the Deal (http://www.sealthedeal2009.org/) – to support the UN-led Seal the Deal Campaign.

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UN Secretary-General Celebrates Vienna International Centre Anniversary with Call to “Seal the Deal” [viewed]

28 August 2009: The UN Secretary-General's remarks on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Vienna International Centre emphasized its historical contribution and the fact that it will continue to be a hub for addressing human security issues at the heart of Europe. He noted that the premises inaugurated last year possess state-of-the-art technology, which are greener and allow for the use of natural light, promoting a cleaner UN.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Publishes Notification of Agendas for Bangkok Meeting [viewed]

27 August 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has posted the provisional agendas for the sessions of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP 9) and the seventh session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA 7).

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