Science, Assessment & Monitoring

ECLAC Releases Study on the Economics of Climate Change in Latin America and the Caribbean [viewed]

8 December 2010: The UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has released a report titled “Economics of Climate Change in Latin America and the Caribbean,” which estimates losses of around 1% of annual GDP in the region's countries between 2010 and 2100 unless a global consensus is reached on mitigation actions.

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UNFCCC Publishes Liechtenstein's GHG Inventory Report [viewed]

7 December 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the annual GHG inventory submission report (FCCC/ARR/2010/LIE) of Liechtenstein.

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UNEP Introduces Study on Inter-Linkages of Climate Change and POPs [viewed]

7 December 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP), released a preview of the findings of a study titled "Climate Change and POPs Inter-Linkages," during the Cancun Climate Change Conference, convening in Mexico.

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UNESCO Launches New Sandwatch Manual [viewed]

3 December 2010: The Sandwatch Foundation, in association with the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, has launched a new, revised edition of the "Sandwatch Manual: Adapting to Climate Change and Educating for Sustainable Development."

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UNEP Releases Report on Glaciers and Climate Change [viewed]

7 December 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP), in partnership with scientists and researchers, has released a report titled "High Mountain Glaciers and Climate Change - Challenges to Human Livelihoods and Adaptation."  

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UNEP Releases Vital Climate Change Graphics for Latin America and the Caribbean [viewed]

6 December 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP), in collaboration with the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), has released a report titled "Vital Climate Change Graphics for Latin America and the Caribbean." 

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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.

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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+).

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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.

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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.

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