Mitigation

Guest Article #48: Hardest Hit: The Impact of Climate Change on Developing World Farmers [viewed]

The 2010 floods in Pakistan, which ruined 650,000 hectares of monsoon season crops and displaced countless smallholder farmers, demonstrate the often tragic relationship between agriculture, weather, and food security. In much of the developing world, as in Pakistan, subsistence and smallholder farmers are already confronted with rising food and fuel prices and rapid population growth.

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South Africa-EU Summit Discusses Climate Change Negotiations [viewed]

28 September 2010: The third South Africa-EU Summit, which was held in Brussels, Belgium, on 27-28 September 2010, resulted in a Joint Communiqué that addresses, among other issues, the international climate change negotiations.

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EBRD-EIB Multilateral Carbon Credit Fund to Purchase Armenian Hydropower Plant Credits [viewed]

28 September 2010: The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)- European Investment Bank (EIB) Multilateral Carbon Credit Fund (MCCF) has agreed to buy carbon credits from a group of ten small hydropower plants in Armenia, bundled into a single project under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) framework.  

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UNGA Addresses Need for Coordinated Action on Climate Change [viewed]

27 September 2010: As the UN General Assembly (UNGA) continued its annual general debate in New York, US, leaders of small island developing States (SIDS) underscored that they were unable to tackle alone the challenges posed by climate change, making it vital for the international community to develop a coordinated approach to this issue.

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GEO-5 Geneva Consultations Identify European Priorities [viewed]

25 September 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Global Environment Outlook (GEO) Regional Consultation for Europe took place in Geneva, Switzerland, from 23-24 September 2010, bringing together 53 participants representing a range of stakeholders, including UN agencies, government departments, research and academic institutions, the private sector and press from Europe.

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UNFCCC Publishes Peru's Submission on Cancun Outcome [viewed]

24 September 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a submission from Peru (FCCC/AWGLCA/2010/MISC.6) on preparation of an outcome to be presented for adoption to the 16th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 16) to enable the full, effective and sustained implementation of the Convention through long-term cooperative action now, up to and beyond 2012.

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UNFCCC Publishes Finland's National Inventory Report [viewed]

21 September 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the report of the in-country in-depth review of the fifth national communication of Finland (NC5) (FCCC/IDR.5/FIN).

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Event: 61st Session of the Marine Protection Committee of the IMO [viewed]

This session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), will focus on the reduction of greenhouse gases (GHGs) from international shipping. Session participants are also expected to adopt the revised Annex III of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL), covering pollution from packaged goods, and address issues relating to the implementation of the ballast water management and ship recycling conventions.  

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Event: Joint IPCC Workshop of WGII and WGIII on Socioeconomic Scenarios for Climate Change Impact and Response Assessments [viewed]

The IPCC Expert Meeting Towards New Scenarios for Analysis of Emissions, Climate Change, Impacts, and Response Strategies (Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands, 19-21 September 2007) called for the organization of a meeting of the integrated assessment and impacts and adaptation communities to develop a joint strategy for storyline development. The need for such an expert meeting was reiterated by the Task Group established by the IPCC during its 30th session in Antalya, Turkey (21-23 April 2009) to facilitate the catalytic role of the IPCC.  

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Event: UNECE/WHO Europe Workshop on Safe and Healthy Walking and Cycling in Urban Areas [viewed]

This workshop will focus on cooperation between national and local authorities, industry and civil society in designing, planning, financing and producing legislation to support walking and cycling in cities. It is organized by the Georgian Ministry of Labour, Health and Social Affairs, Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources and Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure and the City of Batumi, with support from other governments through the Pan-European Programme on Transport, Health and Environment (THE PEP) Trust Fund, which is run jointly by the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe.  

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