Science, Assessment & Monitoring

World Bank Assesses Role of ICT in Building Resilience to Climate Change-induced Disasters [viewed]

World Bank27 June 2012: A new World Bank report on Information and Communication Technology (ICT), cities, and natural disasters in Africa, titled "Municipal ICT Capacity and its Impact on the Climate-Change Affected Urban Poor: The Case of Mozambique," highlights the role of ICT to prevent the effects of climate change-induced emergencies in Africa. 

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IAEA to Open Center on Ocean Acidification [viewed]

16 June 2012: The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has announced the summer launch of its new Ocean Acidification International Coordination Centre at IAEA's Monaco Environmental Laboratories, aiming to facilitate action and communication on ocean acidification.

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IEA Data Visualization Tool Illustrates Future Energy Scenarios [viewed]

IEA27 June 2012: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has created an interactive graphical tool to illustrate future energy scenarios out to 2050, allowing users to view and adjust: energy flows from fuel to end use in transport, industry and buildings; emissions reductions based on national context, technology, sector and climate change scenario; and transportation based on national context, climate change scenarios and a range of transport indicators.

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Event: 64th Session of the WMO Executive Council [viewed]

The Executive Council of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is holding its annual meeting from 25 June-3 July to review progress in the provision of critical weather, climate and water services to meet the growing needs of society. The 64th session of the Executive Council will consider WMO priorities, including: the Global Framework for Climate Services; enhanced disaster risk reduction (DRR); improved observation and information systems; more efficient meteorological services for the aviation sector; and capacity-strengthening of National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) in developing countries.  

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IPCC Issues Statement on Election Procedures, Non-Peer Reviewed Literature [viewed]

IPCC24 June 2012: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Secretariat issued a statement in response to an article published online by New Scientist, which critiqued recent decisions on election procedures and data sources.

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UNFCCC Releases Status Report of US' Annual Inventory [viewed]

21 June 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the annual status report of the annual inventory of the US (FCCC/ASR/2012/USA).

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UNFCCC Releases Status Report of Ukraine's Annual Inventory [viewed]

21 June 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the annual status report of the annual inventory of Ukraine (FCCC/ASR/2012/UKR).

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UNFCCC Releases Status Report of Turkey's Annual Inventory [viewed]

21 June 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the annual status report of the annual inventory of Turkey (FCCC/ASR/2012/TUR).

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UNFCCC Releases Status Report of UK's Annual Inventory [viewed]

21 June 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the annual status report of the annual inventory of the United Kingdom (FCCC/ASR/2012/GBR).

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UNFCCC Releases Status Report of Sweden's Annual Inventory [viewed]

21 June 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the annual status report of the annual inventory of Sweden (FCCC/ASR/2012/SWE).

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