Mitigation

Event: IPCC WGII Co-Sponsored Meeting: NRC Meeting on Socioeconomic Storylines for New Scenarios to Support WGII/WGIII AR5 and Other Assessments [viewed]

This meeting is co-sponsored by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group (WG) II, which deals with climate change impacts, adaptation and vulnerability, and the US National Research Council. Participants will examine socioeconomic scenarios for climate change impact and response assessments in support of the fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of the IPCC.  

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AWGs Chairs Invite Submissions from Parties on Additional Meeting Time in 2010 [viewed]

2 February 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published an information note (YdB/HT/AWGs/2010), pertaining to an invitation for submissions by 16 Februrary 2010 in response to two annexed messages.

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ADB to Study the Economics of Climate Change in Northeast Asia [viewed]

1 February 2010: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will carry out a comprehensive study on the economics of climate change in China, Japan, the Republic of Korea and Mongolia.

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UN-HABITAT Grants Cities Lecture Award to IPCC Chair [viewed]

1 February 2010: The UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT), through the Global Research Network on Human Settlements, its advisory board for the global report on human settlements, has awarded Rajendra Pachauri the 2010 UN-HABITAT Cities Lecture Award for his contribution and leadership on climate change and cities.

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ADB Climate Change Fund Supports Two Energy Projects in China [viewed]

29 January 2010: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will support, through its Climate Change Fund, projects in two Chinese provinces, with one project evaluating the potential to reduce carbon emissions and the other establishing a large scale concentrated solar thermal plant.

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World Wetlands Day Focuses on Role of Wetlands in Addressing Climate Change [viewed]

2 February 2010: World Wetlands Day was celebrated on 2 February 2010 around the theme “Wetlands, Biodiversity and Climate Change,” with the slogan “Caring for wetlands: an answer to climate change.”

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UNFCCC Publishes Copenhagen Accord Climate Pledges [viewed]

1 February 2010: Following the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, which took place in December 2009, the UNFCCC Secretariat has announced that it has received submissions of pledges to cut and limit greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 from 55 countries.

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IPCC Issues January Newsletter [viewed]

1 February 2010: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has issued its first newsletter. The January issue begins with a message from IPCC Chair Rajendra Pachauri, in which he reflects on the Panel's work in January related to the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5). Chair Pachauri also notes recent media developments around the IPCC, but expresses belief "that the truth will prevail and the mal-intent of those who are behind the falsehoods that are being produced in the media would be exposed."

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ITTO Newsletter Examines the Competitiveness of REDD and Oil Palm [viewed]

1 February 2010:  The latest issue of the International Tropical Timber Organization's (ITTO) newsletter, Tropical Forest Update,  includes an article that questions whether payments for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD) can make natural forests competitive with oil palm plantations.

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UN Secretary-General Pledges to Mobilize Support to Tackle Challenges Facing Africa [viewed]

31 January 2010: In his opening address to the 14th Ordinary Summit of the African Union (AU), which has convened in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 25 January-2 February 2010, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon pledged to mobilize support to tackle the critical challenges threatening peace and prosperity across Africa, including climate change.

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