Science, Assessment & Monitoring

2000-2010 Warmest Decade on Record, WMO Reports [viewed]

3 December 2010: According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), 2001-2010 has been the warmest decade on record, and 2010 is likely to be among the warmest three years since 1850.

read more »

Forest Day Highlights Urgency to Act on REDD+ [viewed]

5 December 2010: Forest Day 4, held on the sidelines of the Cancun Climate Change Conference, addressed the need to press on with a global mechanism for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, and the role of conservation, sustainable use of forests and enhancement of carbon stocks (REDD+).

read more »

OECD/IEA Paper Suggests Revisions to National Communications Guidelines [viewed]

November 2010: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the International Energy Agency (IEA) have released a joint secretariat information paper titled “Options to Revise Reporting Guidelines For Annex I and Non-Annex I National Communications” (NCs). The paper was developed in response to a request from the Climate Change Expert Group on the UNFCCC.

read more »

European Commission Launches Website on Energy-efficient Vehicles [viewed]

3 December 2010: The European Commission has launched a website to help public authorities and stakeholders choose the cleanest and most energy-efficient vehicles available.

read more »

Event: Fifth Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management: Strengthening Partnerships for Resilience [viewed]

The Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management is the instrument for promoting knowledge dissemination in the areas of risk reduction, disaster preparedness and response, and adaptation to climate change in the Caribbean region. This Conference provides the platform for dialogue on initiatives and issues to advance the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) agenda and for measuring progress in the region within the context of the Enhanced CDM Strategy and Programming Framework 2007-2012. CDM is the regional contribution to the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015, for global action in disaster risk reduction. The CDM Conference is a regional event of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) global platform.  

read more »

UN-REDD Launches Publication on REDD+ [viewed]

2 December 2010: The UN-REDD Programme has launched a publication titled "Perspectives on REDD+," discussing challenges in implementing a mechanism on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation.

read more »

UNEP Releases Ocean Acidification Report [viewed]

2 December 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP), together with the Global Environment Facility (GEF), has released a report titled "Environmental Consequences of Ocean Acidification," which details how rising carbon dioxide emissions are altering the chemical balance of oceans.

read more »

IFPRI Releases Report on Food Security, Farming and Climate Change [viewed]

1 December 2010: At a side event held during the Cancun Climate Change Conference, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) released a report titled "Food security, farming, and climate change to 2050," which examines scenarios, results and policy options to promote sustainable food production in an era of climate change.

read more »

UNEP and GEF Release Results of Country Lighting Assessments [viewed]

1 December 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP), together with the Global Environment Facility (GEF), has released the results of Country Lighting Assessments for over 100 countries. The Assessments, part of the en.lighten Initiative, were released on the sidelines of the Cancun Climate Change Conference.

read more »

EEA Releases Fourth Environment State and Outlook Report [viewed]

30 November 2010: The European Environment Agency (EEA) has released its fourth Environment State and Outlook report (SOER 2010), which aims to provide a comprehensive assessment of environmental change in Europe and action taken to shift to a resource-efficient green economy.

read more »