Science, Assessment & Monitoring

WHO Facilitates Exchange of Experience on Health Risks Evaluation [viewed]

4 August 2010: The World Health Organization (WHO), together with the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Government of Costa Rica, organized a meeting in late July 2010 to share experiences in evaluating health risks.

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UN-REDD Recounts Recent Activities Related to Governance [viewed]

10 August 2010: In its latest media release, the UN-REDD Programme highlights several recent governance-related activities, describing the Programme's engagement of partners on governance issues and REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of carbon stocks) at conferences around the world.

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Greening the Blue Launches Resources Tab [viewed]

10 August 2010: UN's Greening the Blue launched a resources section on its website that includes background information needed to move a UN organization towards greater sustainability.

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UNIDO Organizes Workshop on Development of CCS Roadmap [viewed]

August 2010: The UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has organized a workshop in the framework of the development of a Global Technology Roadmap for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) in Industry.

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UNICEF Report Focuses on Climate Impacts on Children in Kenya [viewed]

August 2010: The UK Committee for UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and UNICEF Kenya have released a report titled "Climate Change in Kenya: Focus on Children." 

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UN-REDD Discusses Monitoring Activities [viewed]

3 August 2010: In the latest UN-REDD Programme media release, Peter Holmgren, UN Food and Agricluture Organization (FAO) Coordinator for the UN-REDD Programme, describes the importance of measuring, reporting and verification (MRV)  for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of carbon stocks (REDD+), and outlines challenges countries face in setting up national monitoring systems.

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Event: Eighth International Conference of the African Association of Remote Sensing and the Environment [viewed]

This Conference is organized by the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), together with the African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment (AARSE), the Ethiopian Mapping Agency (EMA) and the GIS Society of Ethiopia (GSSE). It aims to bring together scholars and professionals from the African and international geo-spatial information science community to present latest achievements, discuss challenges and share experience. The Conference is organized around four themes: food and water security; energy resources; disaster risk reduction; and marine and coastal management.  

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Event: Fourth UN International UN-SPIDER Bonn Workshop on Disaster Management and Space Technology [viewed]

The UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), through its UN-SPIDER Programme (UN Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response), together with the German Aerospace Center (DLR) are organizing this workshop to promote the access and use of space-based technologies and solutions for disaster management and emergency response within relevant communities. The theme of the workshop is: The 4C - Challenge: Communication - Coordination - Cooperation - Capacity Development.  

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World Bank Launches Tenth Edition of Little Green Data Book [viewed]

29 July 2010: The World Bank has released the tenth edition of its Little Green Data Book, which provides evidence of the last decade's achievements - or lack of progress - on the road towards sustainable development.

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Event: Scoping Meeting for the IPCC AR5 Synthesis Report [viewed]

The intent of this meeting is to scope out the contents of the Synthesis Report for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report (AR5). The scoping of the Synthesis Report for the AR5 was first considered in Venice, Italy, at the AR5 Scoping Meeting, held from 13-17 July 2009. It recommended that the Synthesis Report be organized around four major topic areas: Observed Changes and their Causes; Future Changes (in the short and long-term); Response; and Transitions and Transformation. Please note that attendance at the scoping meeting is by invitation only.  

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