Science, Assessment & Monitoring

UNEP GEAS Releases Review of Early Warning Systems [viewed]

UNEP1 August 2012: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Global Environmental Alert Service (GEAS) has released a report on early warning systems, introducing the basic concepts of early warning systems, reviewing existing early warning and monitoring systems, and looking at current gaps and needs for early warning systems.

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CIFOR Releases Guidance on its Global Comparative Study on REDD [viewed]

August 2012: The Center for International Forestry Research's (CIFOR) Global Comparative Study on REDD (GCS-REDD) has released revised guidance on two elements of its research, a Code Book for the Analysis of Media Frames in Articles on REDD and a Guide for Country Profiles.

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IFC Staff Meet with Climate Science Experts [viewed]

31 July 2012: Members of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) staff met with a group of climate scientists from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado, US, to gain knowledge about climate change and work towards making more climate-friendly investments.

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CPF Calls for Participants and Hosts of Discussions Forum at Forest Day 6 [viewed]

July 2012: The Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF), as the organizer of Forest Day 6, which will be held alongside the 18th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 18) to the UNFCCC, has issued an open call for organizations to participate and host Discussion Forums.

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FAO Releases Guidance on Assessing Bioenergy Impacts on Food Security [viewed]

FAO6 August 2012: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has released a new publication as part of its Bioenergy and Food Security Criteria and Indicators Project (BEFSCI), as part of the FAO efforts to better understand when bioenergy has positive or negative effects on food security.

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IOC-UNESCO Calls for Proposals on Sea-Level Stations in the Caribbean [viewed]

UNESCO IOC1 August 2012: The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has issued a call for proposals regarding the acquisition, installation and maintenance/leveling visits of tide gauge equipment over a one-year period in the Caribbean. The call is issued as part of the IOC-UNESCO's mandate to coordinate implementation of the Tsunami and other Coastal Hazards Warning System for the Caribbean Sea and Adjacent Regions (CARIBE EWS).

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UNU-EHS Meeting Focuses on Risk Reduction and Climate Adaptation in Coastal Zones [viewed]

30 July 2012: The ninth meeting of the UN University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) Expert Working Group on Measuring Vulnerability focused on the theme “Development pathways for urban and rural coastal zones.” Participants from France, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, the US, the UK and Viet Nam addressed climate change adaptation and risk reduction in coastal zones.

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Germanwatch Launches Website on Loss and Damage [viewed]

19 July 2012: Germanwatch has launched a website addressing key issues on loss and damage, as part of the "Loss and Damage in Vulnerable Countries Initiative," a project run by a consortium and supported by the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN). The initiative aims at supporting least developed countries (LDCs) in raising their voice to call for action on addressing loss and damage caused by climate change.

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UNFCCC Holds Expert Meeting on Loss and Damage in LAC [viewed]

UNFCCC27 July 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat organized a regional expert meeting to discuss the full range of approaches and tools to address the risks of loss and damage associated with the adverse effects of climate change and the relative cost-effectiveness of these. The meeting focused on the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region, and included discussion of impacts related to extreme weather events and slow onset events.

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

UNFCCC27 July 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the report of the centralized review of the 2011 annual submission of Sweden (FCCC/ARR/2011/SWE). The report highlights that total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions decreased by 17.3% between 1990 and 2009.

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