Science, Assessment & Monitoring

UNFCCC Publishes Romania's Forest Management Reference Level Report [viewed]

20 October 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the report of the technical assessment of the forest management reference level (FMRL) submission of Romania (FCCC/TAR/2011/ROU). The Expert Review Team (ERT) noted that Romania has calculated its FMRL on a transparent basis, adequate for consideration by the Conference of the Parties (COP).

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UNFCCC Publishes Croatia's Forest Management Reference Level Report [viewed]

20 October 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the report of the technical assessment of the forest management reference level (FMRL) submission of Croatia (FCCC/TAR/2011/HRV). The Expert Review Team (ERT) noted that Croatia has adopted a business as usual method for constructing its FMRL for the period 2010 to 2020.

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UNFCCC Reviews Monaco's Fifth National Communication [viewed]

19 October 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the in-depth review (FCCC/IDR.5/MCO) of the fifth national communication (NC5) of Monaco conducted by an expert review team (ERT) in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Convention and Article 8 of the Kyoto Protocol.

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UNESCO Highlights Efforts to Build Island Resilience [viewed]

October 2011: The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has released a report titled "Building Island Resilience," which provides an overview of the activities of the SIDS Platform, UNESCO's house-wide contribution to implementation of the Mauritius Strategy for the further implementation (MSI) of the Barbados Programme of Action (BPoA) for the Sustainable Development of small island developing States (SIDS).

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UNCCD COP 10 Adopts Decisions on GM Governance, Scientific Advice and Indicators [viewed]

21 October 2011: Delegates at the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD COP 10), which convened from 10-21 October 2011, in Changwon City, Republic of Korea, adopted 40 decisions, including on addressing the governance of the Convention's Global Mechanism (GM), scientific advice, and performance and impact indicators.  

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UN-REDD Calls for Comments on Draft Social and Environmental Criteria [viewed]

17 October 2011: The UN-REDD Programme has opened for public consultation on its draft social and environmental principles and criteria. The consultation is open until 31 December 2011.

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Event: UNFCCC Workshop on Identification of Gaps and Challenges of Risk Management Approaches to the Adverse Effects of Climate Change [viewed]

This workshop is being organized in response to the request by the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) that the Secretariat organize a workshop to identify gaps and challenges in the implementation of risk management approaches to the adverse effects of climate change, building on the lessons learned and practical experience of international, regional and national organizations and the private sector.  

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Event: 15th Meeting of the Enforcement Branch of the Compliance Committee of the Kyoto Protocol [viewed]

The Enforcement Branch of the Kyoto Protocol Compliance Committee has the responsibility to determine consequences for parties not meeting their Kyoto Protocol commitments. It will be holding its 15th meeting.  

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Event: 10th Meeting of the Facilitative Branch of the Compliance Committee of the Kyoto Protocol [viewed]

The Facilitative Branch of the Kyoto Protocol Compliance Committee aims to provide advice and assistance to parties in order to promote compliance. It will be holding its 10th meeting in Bonn, Germany.  

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Event: 13th Meeting of the Registry System Administrator Forum [viewed]

The Registry System Administrator Forum was created to ensure that technical and management issues across registry systems are effectively coordinated. The Forum will be holding its 13th meeting in Bonn, Germany.  

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