Agriculture & Food Security

AMCEN 13 Focuses on Rio Conventions, Prepares for Cancun [viewed]

25 June 2010: The 13th Session of the African Ministers' Conference on Environment (AMCEN) took place in Bamako, Mali, from 20-25 June 2010, under the theme “Enhancing the interrelationship between climate change, biodiversity and desertification for sustainable development.” The meeting concluded with the adoption of the Bamako Declaration, which was developed to serve as the continent's new road map for sustainable development and basis for strengthening the common negotiating position on climate change and biological diversity. 

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IPCC Scholarship Programme Issues Call for Proposals [viewed]

24 June 2010: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Scholarship Programme, which was established with the funds received from the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, has issued its first call for proposals.

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UNFCCC Holds Technical Workshop on Costs and Benefits of Adaptation Options [viewed]

24 June 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat organized a technical workshop on costs and benefits of adaptation options from 22-24 June 2010, in Madrid, Spain.

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UN Seminar Highlights Role of Agroecological Approaches in Addressing Climate Change [viewed]

22 June 2010: An international seminar titled “The contribution of agroecological approaches to meet 2050 global food needs” convened in Brussels, Belgium, on 21-22 June 2010, under the mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food.

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European Commission Funds Drought Resilience in the Greater Horn of Africa [viewed]

23 June 2010: The European Commission has adopted a €20 million humanitarian financial package to support 12 million people affected by drought in Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Uganda in developing resilience to drought and adapting to climate change.

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UNDP and Bangladesh Fight Environmental Degradation to Reduce Poverty [viewed]

UNDP21 June 2010: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Bangladesh are supporting the island of St. Martin's to develop strategies that offset or avoid biodiversity loss while promoting poverty reduction.

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General Assembly President Elect Outlines Priorities [viewed]

15 June 2010: At a press conference held at UN Headquarters in New York, US, on 15 June 2010, the General Assembly President elect for the 65th session, Joseph Deiss ( Switzerland), outlined the priorities of his tenure, including human rights, the environment and environmental governance, as well as the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

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UNDP Releases Report on Energy Access in Nepal [viewed]

22 June 2010: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has released a report titled “Capacity development for scaling up decentralized energy access programmes.”

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IEA Releases Paper on Renewables in Southeast Asia [viewed]

21 June 2010: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released a working paper titled "Renewables in Southeast Asian Countries: Trends and Potentials."

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UNDP Releases International Assessment of the MDGs [viewed]

17 June 2010: The UN Development Programme has released a report titled "What Will It Take to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals? An International Assessment," which is based on a review of 50 country studies, and finds that the resources and know-how necessary to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) exist.

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