Oceans & Coasts

UNESCO Sponsors Pan-African Workshop Aimed at Fostering Modeling Capacities [viewed]

18 February 2010: The Pan-African Workshop on “Decision-Making Support for Coastal Zone Management, Water Resources and Climate Change in Africa” was held in Cotonou, Benin, from 15-17 February 2010.

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ESCAP and DESA Convene High-Level Dialogue on Sustainable Development of Pacific SIDS [viewed]

9 February 2010: The UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) convened the Pacific High Level Dialogue on the five-year review of the Mauritius Strategy from 8-9 February 2010, in Port Vila, Vanuatu.

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UNWTO e-Bulletin Addresses Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation [viewed]

1 February 2010: The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has released the February 2010 issue of its e-Bulletin Sustainable Development of Tourism.

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International Basin Organizations Network Meeting Examines Effects of Climate Change on Hydrological Cycles [viewed]

23 January 2010: The eighth World General Assembly of the International Basin Organizations Network was held in Dakar, Senegal, from 20-23 January 2010, and brought together over 260 water experts from 41 countries to focus on effective management of Africa's 59 trans-frontier river basins and the positive economic benefits of harnessing their waters for hydropower and irrigation.

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Event: Climate Change and Implications for Antarctic Management and Governance [viewed]

Norway will host an Antarctic Treaty Meeting of Experts (ATME) on Climate Change and Implications for Antarctic Management and Governance. Agenda items include: key scientific aspects of climate change; key consequences of such change to the Antarctic marine and terrestrial environment; implications of such consequences to management of Antarctic activities; the need for monitoring, scenario planning and risk assessment; and outcomes of the Copenhagen negotiations relevant for the Antarctic.  

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World Wetlands Day Focuses on Role of Wetlands in Addressing Climate Change [viewed]

2 February 2010: World Wetlands Day was celebrated on 2 February 2010 around the theme “Wetlands, Biodiversity and Climate Change,” with the slogan “Caring for wetlands: an answer to climate change.”

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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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CBD Executive Secretary Highlights Climate Change Impacts on Marine Biodiversity [viewed]

20 January 2010: On the occasion of the XVI Consultative Group meeting and the XVI General Authority meeting of the Plan of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment and Coastal Areas of the Southeast Pacific (CPPS), Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), highlighted the impacts of climate change on marine biodiversity.

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CBD Bulletin Outlines CBD Activities in Copenhagen [viewed]

Cbd11 January 2010: The December 2009 Monthly Bulletin of Activities of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) includes an overview of CBD activities during the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC, which took place in December 2009, in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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UNESCO Releases Book on Climate Change and the Arctic [viewed]

11jan_10_05January 2010: The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has released a book titled "Climate Change and Arctic Sustainable Development," with forewords by HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco and the UNESCO Director-General.

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