Science, Assessment & Monitoring

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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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.  

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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.

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