Science, Assessment & Monitoring

WHO, WMO Launch Atlas of Health and Climate [viewed]

29 October 2012: The World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) launched "The Atlas of Health and Climate" at an Extraordinary Session of the World Meteorological Congress (WMC) in Geneva, Switzerland. The Atlas highlights current and emerging challenges to human health and showcases how climate services can protect human health through prevention, preparedness and risk management.

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UNFCCC Publishes Recommendation for Addressing Deficiencies in CDM Validation, Verification or Certification Reports [viewed]

UNFCCC25 October 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the recommendation of the Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) to the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP/MOP) regarding a procedure for addressing significant deficiencies in validation, verification or certification reports (FCCC/KP/CMP/2012/11).

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Event: Workshop on Measuring the Potential of Green Growth in Chile [viewed]

Jointly organized by Chile's Environment and Labor Ministries in cooperation with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD) Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Programme, this workshop will seek to identify, within the framework of the OECD Green Growth Strategy, measurable indicators for Chile's transition to a low-pollution, low-carbon and resource-efficient economy, with a focus on three sectors: sustainable construction; sustainable tourism; and consumption and production of firewood. Among the discussion themes will be green environmental assets, greening production and consumption, green jobs and skills, and sustainable strategies for local public and private actors.  

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UN-REDD Policy Board Meeting Addresses Forest Monitoring Systems, Green Economy and Gender [viewed]

27 October 2012: The 9th Policy Board of the UN Collaborative Programme on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (UN-REDD) considered reports on progress on the implementation of national programmes, as well as global programme activities.

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Consumer Behavior Key to Reducing Emissions in the EU [viewed]

24 October 2012: A study for the European Commission's Directorate-General for Climate Action developed by CE Delft, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research and LEI Wageningen indicates that behavioral changes can complement technological changes and can allow emission reduction targets to be reached more cost-effectively, particularly if carried out in the areas of transport, housing and food.

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GWP-Med, EU SWIM Workshop Identifies No-Regret Climate Change Adaptation Options [viewed]

5 October 2012: The EU Sustainable Water Integrated Management (SWIM) - Support Mechanism (SM) and the Global Water Partnership - Mediterranean (GWP-Med) conducted a regional training for local water managers on “Identification and Development of Climate Change No-Regret Actions in the Water Sector.”

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CCAFS Examines Climate Impacts on Agricultural and Natural Resource Commodities [viewed]

October 2012: Highlighting the challenge that climate change poses to agricultural systems and the goal of feeding nine to ten billion people by 2050, the Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) Programme has released an analysis of climate impacts on food crops and natural resources.

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UNFCCC Publishes Colombia's Submission on Costs for National Communications Preparation [viewed]

1 November 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a miscellaneous document containing Colombia's submission on information from non Annex I parties on the detailed costs incurred, including in-kind contributions, for the preparation of their most recent national communications, and on the financial resources received through the Global Environment Facility (GEF). 

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UNFCCC Publishes Report on Climate-Related Observations [viewed]

UNFCCC31 October 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a miscellaneous document containing a submission from the Global Terrestrial Observing System (GTOS) on progress in the development of methodologies, standards and protocols for climate-related terrestrial observations and related matters (FCCC/SBSTA/2012/MISC.15). 

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UNFCCC Publishes CGE's Training Workshop Report for Asia and Pacific Region [viewed]

UNFCCC30 October 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the report of the Consultative Group of Experts on National Communications from Parties not included in Annex I to the Convention (CGE) on a hands-on training workshop for the Asia and Pacific region on vulnerability and adaptation assessment (FCCC/SBI/2012/32). The workshop was held in Vientiane, the Lao People's Democratic Republic, from 8-12 October 2012. 

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