Agriculture & Food Security

UNFCCC Releases Status Report of Canada's Annual Inventory [viewed]

12 June 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the annual status report of the annual inventory of Canada (FCCC/ASR/2012/CAN).

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UNFCCC Releases Status Report of Belarus' Annual Inventory [viewed]

12 June 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the annual status report of the annual inventory of Belarus (FCCC/ASR/2012/BLR).

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UNFCCC Releases Status Report of the Czech Republic's Annual Inventory [viewed]

12 June 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the annual status report of the annual inventory of the Czech Republic (FCCC/ASR/2012/CZE).

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UNFCCC Releases Status Report of Germany's Annual Inventory [viewed]

12 June 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the annual status report of the annual inventory of Germany (FCCC/ASR/2012/DEU).

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UNFCCC Releases Status Report of Bulgaria's Annual Inventory [viewed]

12 June 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the annual status report of the annual inventory of Bulgaria (FCCC/ASR/2012/BGR).

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European Environment Ministers Discuss 7th Action Programme [viewed]

11 June 2012: The European Environment Ministers met in the Environment Council to adopt conclusions on setting the framework for the 7th EU Environment Action Programme (EAP) and on preparations for key biodiversity and climate meetings, among other items.

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CROP Agencies Reiterate Their Commitment to Climate Change Collaboration [viewed]

PIFS8 June 2012: The Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) has reported that the Council of Regional Organisations in the Pacific (CROP) has recalled its statement on “Collaborating to Support Effective Responses to Climate Change,” during a meeting of the CROP Executives Subcommittee on Climate Change (CES-CCC). 

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Oceans Day Celebrates 30th Anniversary of UNCLOS [viewed]

8 June 2012: World Oceans Day, celebrated on 8 June 2012, featured a panel discussion to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the opening for signature of the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). The Day aims to raise global awareness of the current challenges faced by the international community in connection with oceans.

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EEA Calls for Increased Resource Efficiency [viewed]

EEA7 June 2012: The European Environment Agency (EEA) has released a report titled “Material Resources and Waste,” which finds that 20-30% of the resources consumed within the EU are produced beyond its borders. International trade, the report finds, allows EU consumption and production to impact ecosystems and human health across the globe.

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IFAD Launches Paper on Sustainable Smallholder Farming [viewed]

6 June 2012: In the lead up to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20), the Internatioanl Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has launched a paper that describes how climate-smart agriculture differs from traditional agricultural interventions for rural development.

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