Agriculture & Food Security

ADB Funds Adaptation in Viet Nam [viewed]

13 January 2010: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Australia will provide funding for a project to support adaptation in Viet Nam's low-lying Mekong Delta region.

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UN Plants Trees in Southern Lebanon [viewed]

18jan_10_0415 January 2010: The UN blue helmets have initiated a project to reforest parts of southern Lebanon with 2,300 trees, including pine, walnut and olive trees.

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AU-China Cooperation to Focus on Climate Change [viewed]

africanunionlogo12 January 2010: On the occasion of the signing of a US$14 million grant agreement on economic and technical cooperation between China and the African Union (AU) Commission, the two parties highlighted the need for continued cooperation on climate change issues.

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UNECE Highlights Links between Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution Convention and Climate Change [viewed]

18jan_10_07January 2010: The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) has released a brochure titled "Clearing the Air: 30th Anniversary of the Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution," which reviews the Convention's three decades of achievements in protecting human health, agriculture, freshwater, and historic and cultural monuments.

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FAO Publishes Paper on the Role of Livestock and Pastoral Systems in Climate Change [viewed]

14jan_10_0213 January 2010: The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has released a Land and Water Discussion Paper that addresses opportunities for mitigation and adaptation in dryland pastoral systems.

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FAO Publishes Report on Organic Agriculture and Carbon Sequestration [viewed]

14jan_10_0411 January 2010:  The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has released a report examining the potential for organic agriculture to sequester carbon and meet carbon accounting requirements, including permanence, leakage and additionality.

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UN Regional Commissions Publish Joint Report on Climate Change Challenges [viewed]

14jan_10_08January 2010: The five UN Regional Commissions have released a report on the support they provide, by region and thematic area, to combating climate change, titled "The United Nations Regional Commissions and the Climate Change Challenges."

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Event: Multi-stakeholder Dialogue on Implementing Sustainable Development [viewed]

The Multi-stakeholder dialogue is organized by the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) Secretariat to ensure a more effective and coordinated implementation of the global policy on sustainable development. This first Multi-stakeholder dialogue will focus on the decisions of CSD-17, and will include consideration of climate change, land degradation and desertification.  

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Event: Copenhagen and beyond: Three perspectives on agriculture and climate change [viewed]

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), a member of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), will host a panel discussion on perspectives on the Copenhagen meeting. The panel will be composed of a representative from the US Department of Agriculture, OXFAM and IFPRI.  

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World Agroforestry Centre and ASB Partnership for the Tropical Forest Margins Release Policy Briefs on REDD, Agroforestry and African Biocarbon Experience [viewed]

6jan_10_05December 2009: The World Agroforestry Centre and Alternatives to Slash and Burn (ASB) Partnership for the Tropical Forest Margins, members of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), launched a series of policy briefs alongside the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference in December 2009.

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