Agriculture & Food Security

UNEP TNA Releases Reports on Mitigation and Adaptation in Thailand [viewed]

August 2012: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) Project has released two TNAs on adaptation and mitigation respectively. The reports are intended to provide the Government of Thailand with an effective tool to track its need for new equipment, techniques, services, capacities and skills for climate change adaptation and mitigation.

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Guest Article #82: Climate Change and Sustainable Development in Africa: Seizing the Opportunity [viewed]

The outcome document from the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20) emphasizes that adaptation to climate change is an immediate and urgent global priority. The impact of climate change poses eminent danger to human well-being and development pathways in Africa where the resources and capacity to respond are limited. This is going to get worse as warming in Africa is projected to be greater than the global annual mean, with an average increase of 3-4ºC over the next century.

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UNFCCC Releases Workshop Report on Quantified Economy-wide Emission Reduction Targets [viewed]

UNFCCC13 August 2012: The UNFCCC released the workshop report (FCCC/AWGLCA/2012/INF.1) on quantified economy-wide emission reduction targets by developed countries. The report contains a summary of the workshop presentations and the exchanges of views held.

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UNFCCC Releases Report on Workshop to Further the Understanding of NAMAs by Developing Countries [viewed]

UNFCCC13 August 2012: The UNFCCC has released the report (FCCC/AWGLCA/2012/INF.2) of a workshop to further the understanding of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) by developing countries, underlying assumptions, and support needed for implementation of these actions. The report contains a summary of the workshop presentations and the exchanges of views.

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UNFCCC Publishes Latvia's GHG Inventory Review Report [viewed]

UNFCCC13 August 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the report of the centralized review of the 2011 annual submission of Latvia (FCCC/ARR/2011/LVA), which states that total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions decreased by 59.7% between 1990 and 2009.

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UN Secretary-General Launches Oceans Compact [viewed]

12 August 2012: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has launched the Oceans Compact, which seeks to support and strengthen the implementation of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). The launch took place at a side event during the Yeosu International Conference, Republic of Korea, held to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the opening for signature of UNCLOS.

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UN Report Provides Update on Sustainable Agricultural Policies and Practices [viewed]

10 August 2012: The UN General Assembly (UNGA) has released a report of the UN Secretary-General on agriculture development and food security, which examines the challenges of achieving food and nutrition security, as well as progress in implementation of sustainable agriculture policies and practices based on the Five Rome Principles for Sustainable Global Food Security.

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UNFCCC Publishes Croatia's GHG Inventory Review Report [viewed]

9 August 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the report of the centralized review of the 2011 annual submission of Croatia (FCCC/ARR/2011/HRV), which states that total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions decreased by 8.2% between 1990 and 2009.

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African Water Facility Supports Kenyan Pastoralists' Climate Resilience [viewed]

AfDB9 August 2012: The African Water Facility (AWF), through the African Development Bank (AfDB), has awarded a €690,000 grant to support the Kenya Rainwater Association in implementing a pilot programme aimed at increasing drought resilience and climate change adaptation, using integrated rainwater harvesting management (IRHM).

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World Bank Supports Methane from Wastes Recovery Project on Pig Farms in the Philippines [viewed]

World Bank7 August 2012: The World Bank is supporting the Philippines in the development of an efficient farm waste collection system in the Philippines. The system allows farmers to obtain carbon credits through the installation of anaerobic wastewater treatment systems that save methane emissions.

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