Science, Assessment & Monitoring

UNFCCC Publishes Technical Review of Annex I Parties GHG Inventories [viewed]

27 October 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the annual report (FCCC/SBSTA/2011/INF.13) on the technical review of greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories from Annex I Parties. This report describes activities relating to GHG inventory reviews conducted during the period November 2010 to October 2011, and to activities planned for 2012.

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Climate-Smart Agriculture Conference Adopts Wageningen Statement [viewed]

26 October 2011: The Global Science Conference on Climate-Smart Agriculture brought together scientists from 38 countries to take stock of the current state of global knowledge on science and best practices on climate-smart agriculture, and to identify key priorities and efficient ways to implement interventions.

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UN-REDD Newsletter Highlights Policy Board Meeting Deliberations, Recent Workshops [viewed]

26 October 2011: The UN-REDD Programme's October newsletter reviews recent activities related to its work on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of carbon stocks (REDD+).

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ILRI-Backed Adaptation Insurance Programme Pays Herders in Kenya [viewed]

21 October 2011: The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) has reported that the first payments for the index-based livestock insurance programme piloted in Kenya's Marsabit District have been provided to 650 insured herders.

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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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