Science, Assessment & Monitoring

UNEP Launches Reports from Carbon Mapping Project [viewed]

20 October 2010: The UN Environment Programme-World Conservation Monitoring Center (UNEP-WCMC) has launched carbon maps showing how carbon stocks in Asia, Africa and Latin America overlap with biodiversity hot spots. The maps were launched at the 10th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 10) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), convening in Nagoya, Japan.

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SPC Provides Climate Science Training to Tongan Officials [viewed]

15 October 2010: The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), together with the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ), provided training to Tongan Government staff on the use of customized software for assessing the effects of climate change.

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IDB Releases Reports on Climate Change Research Needs in Latin America and the Caribbean [viewed]

October 2010: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) published a technical note on "Climate Change: A Research Agenda for Latin America  and the Caribbean" identifying the issues that need to be investigated for informed decision making at the national and regional levels with respect to climate change.

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IPCC to Implement IAC Recommendations [viewed]

14 October 2010: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) held its 32nd session from 11-14 October 2010, in Busan, Republic of Korea. Over the course of the meeting, contact groups met on issues including: IPCC processes and procedures; IPCC governance and management; and the scope of the Synthesis Report of the 5th Assessment Report (AR5).

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AUC, AfDB and UNECA Launch ClimDev-Africa [viewed]

13 October 2010: The Climate Information for Development in Africa (ClimDev-Africa) programme was officially launched on 13 October 2010, during the Seventh African Development Forum (ADF) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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WCRP Reports on Workshop on Extreme Climate Events [viewed]

12 October 2010: The World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) has released a review of its workshop on "Metrics and Methodologies of Estimation of Extreme Climate Events," which took place from 27-29 September 2010, in Paris, France.

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Two Reports on EU Mitigation Action Review Emission Reduction Efforts [viewed]

12 October 2010: The European Environment Agency (EEA) and the European Commission have published two separate reports on mitigation action in the EU that highlight that the EU is on track towards achieving its emission reduction targets.

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APEC Ministers Address Climate Change Impacts on Oceans and Fisheries [viewed]

12 October 2010: Oceans-related Ministers of the members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) discussed climate change impacts on oceans at a meeting titled "Healthy Oceans and Fisheries Management towards Food Security," held from 11-12 October 2010, in Paracas, Peru.

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IPCC 32 Opens in Busan, Republic of Korea [viewed]

11 October 2010: The 32nd Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) opened on 11 October 2010, in Busan, Republic of Korea, and, as its first order of business, adopted the agenda and the report of IPCC 31.

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World Bank Receives Pledge from Norway for Guyana REDD+ Investment Fund [viewed]

9 October 2010: Norway has pledged US$30 million to the Guyana REDD+ Investment Fund (GRIF), entrusted to the World Bank, with the aim of supporting Guyana's policies for limiting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, and its progress in governance-related indicators.

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