Oceans & Coasts

Climate Change Dominates Pacific Island Forum Meeting [viewed]

3 August 2010: The Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) is holding its 41st Annual Meeting in Port Vila, Vanuatu, from 3-6 August 2010, to give political guidance to the region, including on climate change.

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UNFCCC Publishes Cook Islands' Submission to AWG-LCA 11 [viewed]

30 July 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a submission (FCCC/AWGLCA/2010/MISC.5) from the Cook Islands on emissions from international shipping and aviation under ideas and proposals on the elements contained in paragraph 1 of the Bali Action Plan (BAP).

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ECOSOC Considers Development Policy Recommendations, Holds SIDS Panel [viewed]

23 July 2010: The 2010 Substantive Session of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) convened for its 43rd session in New York, US, from 28 June-23 July 2010. On 21 July, ECOSOC considered recommendations from its subsidiary bodies, including the Committee for Development Policy, which addressed policy coherence on the climate change agenda in relation to its financial architecture and to other development agendas.

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Ramsar, Danone and IUCN Call for Wet Carbon Proposals [viewed]

July 2010: The Danone wet carbon partnership, an initiative of the Ramsar Secretariat, IUCN and Danone, has extended the deadline for submission of project proposals that can deliver certified carbon credits and local community benefits through restoring mangrove ecosystems.

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UNEP Releases World Atlas of Mangroves [viewed]

14 June 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC) and partners have released the first global assessment of mangroves in over a decade: the World Atlas of Mangroves.

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UNECE Project Explores Algae Biomass Production [viewed]

14 July 2010: The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) is providing assistance in identifying opportunities to introduce algae biomass production in the Russian Federation through a project on the development of sustainable biomass trade and export opportunities.

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IMO Reviews Progress on Climate Change [viewed]

14 July 2010: The International Maritime Organization (IMO) held a meeting in London, UK, on 14 July 2010, with representatives from the shipping industry to review, inter alia, progress on climate change issues.

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Pacific Islands Roundtable Focuses on Climate Solutions [viewed]

5 July 2010: The 13th meeting of the Pacific Islands Roundtable for Nature Conservation was held from 5-9 July 2010, in Apia, Samoa, under the theme “Climate Solutions: Invest in Biodiversity.”

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GEF Council Approves Major Reforms in New Funding Cycle [viewed]

2 July 2010: The 38th meeting of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council took place in Washington DC, US, from 29 June-1 July 2010, and approved major reforms aimed at helping developing countries to meet international environmental challenges, including those related to climate change and biodiversity.

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ECLAC Releases Report on Achieving the MDGs with Equality [viewed]

1 July 2010: The UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has released a report titled "Achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) with equality in Latin America and the Caribbean. Progress and challenges." 

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