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UN World Water Assessment Programme Releases Publications on Water and Climate Change [viewed]

world-water-assessment-programme-logoNovember 2009: The UN World Water Assessment Programme has released two publications addressing water and climate change, produced in anticipation of the discussions at the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC in Copenhagen, Denmark. 

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Event: UNECE Climate Change Adaptation in Transboundary Basins – Kick-off Workshop for Pilot Projects [viewed]

This workshop will launch the programme of pilot projects and the platform for exchanging experiences on adaptation in transboundary basins. It will provide a forum for representatives of the pilot projects and other similar initiatives to share practical experiences and better understand approaches, methods and concepts regarding climate change adaptation in transboundary basins.  

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Event: Third Meeting of the UNECE Task Force on Water and Climate [viewed]

The third meeting of the Task Force will review the establishment of the programme of pilot projects under the UNECE Water Convention aimed at supporting implementation of the Guidance on Water and Adaptation to Climate Change and at spurring cooperation on adaptation in transboundary basins. The Task Force will also discuss future activities in this area, as well as cooperation with the UNECE Protocol on Water and Health.  

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GEF Videos Highlight Adaptation and Mitigation Efforts in Bhutan and China [viewed]

GEF2 December 2009: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has posted two videos showcasing adaptation efforts in Thotomi Glacier Lake, Bhutan, and its latest efforts to develop the renewable energy sector in China.

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WorldFish Center Publishes Brief on Climate Change and Cambodian Fisheries [viewed]

7dic_09_154 December 2009: The WorldFish Center, a member of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), has released a publication titled "Climate change and fisheries: vulnerability and adaptation in Cambodia," which highlights the importance of fisheries for Cambodian livelihoods and food security.

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UN Secretary-General Stresses that Women Are Major Agents for Progress on Climate Change [viewed]

Ban Ki-moon1 December 2009: In his opening statement to the Women's International Forum held in New York, US, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon highlighted that, beyond being the most affected by climate change and other social problems, women must be recognized as principal agents in curbing global warming and achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

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UNEP/MAP's First State of the Environment and Development Report Highlights Climate Change's Impacts on the Mediterranean Region [viewed]

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November 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Mediterranean Action Plan (MAP) and its Regional Activity Centres have released the first State of the Environment and Development report covering the Mediterranean region, which tackles key environmental issues, including climate change.

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UNITAR to Implement EU Global Climate Change Alliance [viewed]

Unitar1 December 2009: The Climate Change Programme of the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), together with its consortium partner MWH Global, has secured a contract to implement the EU-funded Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA).

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International Water Management Institute Publishes Policy Brief on Water Storage and Climate Change Adaptation [viewed]

23nov_09_0320 November 2009: The International Water Management Institute (IWMI), a member of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), has published a water policy brief on "Flexible Water Storage Options and Adaptation to Climate Change."

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International Food Policy Research Institute Publishes Brief on Soil and Water Conservation and Implications for Agricultural Yields [viewed]

Ifpri Logo20 November 2009: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), a member of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), has published a research brief based on research in Ethiopia on the implications of soil and water conservation on agricultural production risk.

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