Technology

First APEC Summit on Food Security Held [viewed]

17 October 2010: Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Ministers responsible for food security met for the first time in Niigata, Japan, from 16-17 October 2010, and agreed on the Niigata Declaration on APEC Food Security, which contains several references to climate change.

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SPC Provides Climate Science Training to Tongan Officials [viewed]

15 October 2010: The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), together with the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ), provided training to Tongan Government staff on the use of customized software for assessing the effects of climate change.

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UNDP Promotes Low-Carbon Lifestyle at Shanghai Expo [viewed]

17 October 2010: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Jiefang Daily Group, a major Chinese media company, co-hosted an event on "China's Low Carbon Future: A Dialogue on Green City and Green Life," at the ongoing Shanghai Expo. 

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FAO Committee Assesses Challenges to Food Security [viewed]

16 October 2010: The Committee on World Food Security  (CFS) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) met for its 36th session in Rome, Italy, from 11-16 October 2010. The session was designed to encourage sharing of experiences and coordination of initiatives at global, regional and national levels.

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Report of the 57th Meeting of the CDM Executive Board Released [viewed]

14 October 2010: The report of the 57th meeting of the Clean Developing Mechanism (CDM) Executive Board, which was held from 12-14 October 2010, in Bonn, Germany, is now available on the CDM website.

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ADB Supports Establishment of the Asia Solar Energy Forum [viewed]

14  October 2010: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide a US$2 million technical assistance grant to establish the Asia Solar Energy Forum, a knowledge sharing and communication platform for sector stakeholders to exchange information on how to accelerate and expand the use of solar power.

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IPCC to Implement IAC Recommendations [viewed]

14 October 2010: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) held its 32nd session from 11-14 October 2010, in Busan, Republic of Korea. Over the course of the meeting, contact groups met on issues including: IPCC processes and procedures; IPCC governance and management; and the scope of the Synthesis Report of the 5th Assessment Report (AR5).

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AUC, AfDB and UNECA Launch ClimDev-Africa [viewed]

13 October 2010: The Climate Information for Development in Africa (ClimDev-Africa) programme was officially launched on 13 October 2010, during the Seventh African Development Forum (ADF) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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WCRP Reports on Workshop on Extreme Climate Events [viewed]

12 October 2010: The World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) has released a review of its workshop on "Metrics and Methodologies of Estimation of Extreme Climate Events," which took place from 27-29 September 2010, in Paris, France.

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OECD Releases Report on Environmental Taxes [viewed]

13 October 2010: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has published a study, entitled “Taxation, Innovation and the Environment,” that addresses the questions: Do green taxes prompt innovation? What types of innovation result, and what benefits do they bring? And does taxation design play a critical role?

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