Biodiversity

Event: Joint Expert Meeting of IPCC WGII and WGIII on Economic Analysis, Costing Methods and Ethics [viewed]

This expert meeting of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will address topics such as: identification and comparison of metrics; measuring risk and valuing information; technical change; adaptation as an economic process; integrated assessment; behavioral dimensions; intra- and intergenerational justice and costs; economic and ethical implications of decision making under uncertainty; social cost-benefit analysis; and optimal carbon prices in second-best settings.  

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Event: Joint IPCC Expert Meeting of WGI, WGII and WGIII on Geoengineering [viewed]

The IPCC will address the physical science basis of geoengineering in several chapters of the WGI contribution to AR5. WGII will address the impacts of geoengineering proposals on human and natural systems, and WGIII needs to take into account the possible impacts and side effects and their implications for mitigation cost to define the role of geoengineering within the portfolio of response options to anthropogenic climate change, including an evaluation of options for appropriate governance mechanisms.  

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Event: Joint IPCC WGI and WGII Expert Meeting on Impacts of Ocean Acidification on Marine Biology and Ecosystems [viewed]

Given progress and increasing interest from stakeholders in understanding the implications of ocean acidification, this Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Expert Meeting will discuss the rapidly advancing scientific findings on ocean acidification and its impacts since the publication of its Fourth Assessment Report (AR4), and will provide scientific information as an input to the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5).  

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CBD Releases November Issue of REDD+ and Biodiversity Newsletter [viewed]

19 November 2010: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has released the November volume of its REDD+ and Biodiversity newsletter.

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IITA Outlines Climate and Biodiversity Benefits of Conserving African Forests [viewed]

11 November 2010: The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) held its 2010 Open Day on 6 November, which was marked with the planting of indigenous trees by IITA staff in Ibadan, Nigeria.

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UNEP Publishes Document on Implementing REDD+ [viewed]

November 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Risø Centre has published the latest volume of its Carbon Markets Perspectives series, titled "Pathways for Implementing REDD+: Experiences from Carbon Markets and Communities."

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UNIDO's “Making It” Magazine Focuses on LDCs' Challenges [viewed]

November 2010: The UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has published the fourth issue of its magazine, “Making It: Industry for Development,” with the theme “On track to prosperity?” 

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GEF STAP Recommends Improved Monitoring of Eco-Certification Impacts on Environmental Indicators [viewed]

November 2010: The Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) published an advisory document on "Environmental Certification and the Global Environment Facility," summarizing the evidence base for eco-certification initiatives in generating global, national, regional and local environmental benefits, as well as evidence related to the socioeconomic impacts on participants.

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Event: Africa Adaptation Programme (AAP) Peer Evaluation and Planning Meeting [viewed]

20 African countries building resilience to climate change, as part of the Africa Adaptation Programme (AAP), will meet in Dakar to share lessons on climate adaptation, build capacity, agree on priorities for the AAP workplan for 2011, and accelerate progress to make their countries more resilient to climate change. Since 2008, the AAP – a flagship programme of the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with UNIDO, UNICEF and WFP under the Japan-UNDP Joint Framework for Building Partnership to Address Climate Change – is helping 20 countries in Africa to develop their capacity to design and implement climate adaptation and disaster risk reduction programmes that are aligned with their national development priorities.  

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OECD Report Urges Japan to Do More to Fight Climate Change and Protect Biodiversity [viewed]

16 November 2010: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has released the “OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Japan 2010,” saying that Japan should do more to fight climate change and protect biodiversity.

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