Oceans & Coasts

Oceans Day Promotes Focus on Oceans in Climate Negotiations [viewed]

4jan_10_0614 December 2009: On the sideline of the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, the Global Forum on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands, the Government of Indonesia, and the European Environment Agency organized a special day to stress the central role of oceans in the Earth's life support system and to address threats faced by coastal communities, especially in developing nations and small island States.

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UNDESA Policy Brief: “Ocean Acidification: A Hidden Risk for Sustainable Development” [viewed]

21dic_09_07December 2009: The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), Division for Sustainable Development (DSD), has prepared a policy brief titled "Ocean Acidification: A Hidden Risk for Sustainable Development."

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UNECLAC Releases Report on Economic Impacts of Climate Change [viewed]

18dic_09_0316 December 2009: At a side event held during the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNECLAC) released a study that identifies the economic impacts of climate change on the region.

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CBD Secretariat Releases Scientific Synthesis of Ocean Acidification Impacts on Marine Biodiversity [viewed]

14dic_09_00114 December 2009: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has released a publication entitled "Scientific Synthesis of the Impacts of Ocean Acidification on Marine Biodiversity," which highlights the direct link between climate change, ocean health and human well-being.

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FAO Publishes Report on Climate Change Impacts on Fisheries and Aquaculture [viewed]

14dic_09_00711 December 2009: The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has released a collection of three technical papers that present an overview of knowledge on "Climate Change and Implications for Fisheries and Aquaculture."

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Second Committee Forwards Draft Resolution to UN General Assembly on Climate Change [viewed]

Unga4 December 2009: The Second Committee (Economic and Financial) of the UN General Assembly has approved 11 draft resolutions, including a text on the protection of global climate for present and future generations of humankind.

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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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WorldFish Center Highlights Project to Examine Offset Opportunities for Mangrove Conservation [viewed]

7dic_09_164 December 2009: The WorldFish Center, a member of the Consultative Group on International AgriculturalResearch (CGIAR), has released a brief that outlines a project in the Solomon Islands, funded by the Australian Government, to examine the potential for mangrove forests to be included in voluntary carbon offset markets.

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UNCCD Issues Third Issue of Bi-monthly Newsletter [viewed]

Unccd3 December 2009: The Secretariat of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) has released the third issue of its bi-monthly newsletter, UNCCD News.

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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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