Science, Assessment & Monitoring

CCAFS Report Focuses on Genetic Diversity in Agricultural Adaptation to Climate Change [viewed]

August 2012: Considering the importance of genetic diversity to successful agricultural adaptation, the Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security Program (CCAFS) has released a working paper that outlines the experience of eight centres of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) with reorganizing their activities to work on climate change adaptation.

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ADB Supports China's CCS Roadmap [viewed]

ADB14 August 2012: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has announced it is assisting China in developing a carbon capture and storage (CCS) roadmap. The roadmap is intended to assist the country in achieving its carbon dioxide emission reduction goals.   

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UNEP TNA Releases Reports on Mitigation and Adaptation in Thailand [viewed]

August 2012: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) Project has released two TNAs on adaptation and mitigation respectively. The reports are intended to provide the Government of Thailand with an effective tool to track its need for new equipment, techniques, services, capacities and skills for climate change adaptation and mitigation.

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Event: UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction [viewed]

The third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction will be hosted by the Government of Japan and organized by the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). Participants are expected to agree a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction (DRR).  

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UNFCCC Releases Workshop Report on Quantified Economy-wide Emission Reduction Targets [viewed]

UNFCCC13 August 2012: The UNFCCC released the workshop report (FCCC/AWGLCA/2012/INF.1) on quantified economy-wide emission reduction targets by developed countries. The report contains a summary of the workshop presentations and the exchanges of views held.

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UNFCCC Publishes Latvia's GHG Inventory Review Report [viewed]

UNFCCC13 August 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the report of the centralized review of the 2011 annual submission of Latvia (FCCC/ARR/2011/LVA), which states that total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions decreased by 59.7% between 1990 and 2009.

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Event: International Conference on Cryosphere: Changes, Impacts and Adaptation [viewed]

This conference will examine the current state of cryospheric research and will also provide a forum to discuss ongoing research efforts and international cooperation, to explore future research projects and to define a general strategy for cryosphere studies and management. The cryosphere is that part of the Earth System consisting of all snow, ice and frozen ground on and beneath the surface of the Earth and ocean. It includes ice sheets, glaciers, ice caps, icebergs, sea ice, snow cover, permafrost and seasonally frozen ground, as well as lake- and river-ice. The cryosphere is a sensitive component of the climate system, and provides key indicators of climate change. The conference is organized by the State Key Laboratory of Cryospheric Sciences (SKLCS), CAREERI, CAS; Key Laboratory of Tibetan Environmental Change and Land Surface Processes; and the Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences (CAMS). It is co-sponsored by, inter alia, the International Hydrological Programme (IHP) of UNESCO.  

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UNFCCC Publishes Croatia's GHG Inventory Review Report [viewed]

9 August 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the report of the centralized review of the 2011 annual submission of Croatia (FCCC/ARR/2011/HRV), which states that total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions decreased by 8.2% between 1990 and 2009.

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UNESCO MAB Launches Survey on Carbon in Biosphere Reserves [viewed]

August 2012: The Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB) of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has partnered with Terra Global Capital to take stock of opportunities to assist biosphere reserves with access to financial resources, through the development and marketing of projects for REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, and the role of conservation, sustainable use of forests and enhancement of carbon stock).

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UNFCCC Publishes Norway's GHG Inventory Review Report [viewed]

7 August 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the report of the centralized review of the 2011 annual submission of Norway (FCCC/ARR/2011/NOR), which states that total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions increased by 3.1% between 1990 and 2009.

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