Science, Assessment & Monitoring

UNFCCC Publishes Subsidiary Bodies' Submissions for Cancun [viewed]

8 October 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published several submissions under the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), which will be considered at their 33rd sessions, scheduled to take place in Cancun, Mexico, from 30 November-4 December 2010.

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UNEP Finance Initiative Releases Publication on Environmental Externalities [viewed]

October 2010: The UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) and Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) have released a publication titled “Universal Ownership: Why environmental externalities matter to institutional investors.” 

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WCRP Releases Regional Climate Workshop Report [viewed]

4 October 2010: The World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) has released a report on its "Workshop on Regional Climate: Facilitating the Production of Climate Information and its Use in Impact and Adaptation Work," which took place from 14-16 June 2010, in Lille, France.

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Event: EGM on the "Development of a Vulnerability Assessment for the Arab Region to Assess Climate Change Impacts on the Water Resources Sector" [viewed]

This Expert Group Meeting (EGM) is organized by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA). It aims to take stock and exchange experiences of Arab countries, as well as that of regional and international organizations, on climate change modeling methodologies, tools, model projections, downscaling techniques and knowledge gaps, as well as ways in which vulnerability can be assessed in view of better understanding the effects of climate change on sustainable development in the Arab region.  

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IEA Publishes Review of Czech Energy Policy [viewed]

7 October 2010: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released the latest in its series of policy reviews, “Energy Policies of IEA Countries – Czech Republic 2010 Review,” which contains sections on energy framework policies, sectoral policies and energy technologies.

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IEA Publishes Latest Global Carbon Dioxide Emissions Statistics [viewed]

6 October 2010: In efforts to inform decision making at the UN Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico, at the end of the year, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has released a highlights version of its global “CO2 Emissions from Fuel Combustion.”

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International Symposium on Adaptation in Himalayan Region Highlights Role of Earth Observations [viewed]

6 October 2010: The International Symposium on "Benefiting from Earth Observation - Bridging the Data Gap for Adaptation to Climate Change in the Hindu-Kush Himalayan Region" met from 4-6 October 2010, in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Global Forest Resources Assessment 2010 Launched at COFO [viewed]

4 October 2010: The Global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA) 2010, prepared by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), was launched on the opening of the 20th session of the FAO Committee of Forestry (COFO). 

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WTO Discusses Carbon Footprint Initiatives [viewed]

29 September 2010: The World Trade Organization's (WTO) Trade and Environment Committee met in Geneva, Switzerland, and exchanged views on national experiences in carbon footprint schemes.

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UNEP Completes GEO-5 Regional Consultations [viewed]

5 October 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has completed its scheduled regional consultations for GEO-5. The consultations were convened in Washington DC, US (September 2), Panama City, Panama (September 6-7), Ottawa, Canada (September 9), Bangkok, Thailand (September 16-17), Nairobi, Kenya (September 20-21), Geneva, Switzerland (September 23-24) and Bahrain (October 4-5).

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