Science, Assessment & Monitoring

UNFCCC Publishes Canada's GHG Inventory Review Report [viewed]

26 April 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the report of the centralized review of the 2011 annual submission of Canada (FCCC/ARR/2011/CAN), which shows that total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions increased by 17% between 1990 and 2009, with the energy sector accounting for about 82% of total GHG emissions.

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CBD SBSTTA 16 Focusing on Marine Biodiversity, Biodiversity and Climate Change, PoWIB [viewed]

CBD1 May 2012: The 16th session of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) opened on 30 April 2012, in Montreal, Canada. The session is focused on issues relating to marine and coastal biodiversity, and biodiversity and climate change.

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UNFCCC Publishes Turkey's GHG Inventory Review Report [viewed]

27 April 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the report of the centralized review of the 2011 annual submission of Turkey (FCCC/ARR/2011/TUR), which shows that total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions increased by 97.6% between 1990 and 2009.

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UNFCCC Publishes UK's GHG Inventory Review Report [viewed]

27 April 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the report of the centralized review of the 2011 annual submission of the UK (FCCC/ARR/2011/GBR), which shows that total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions decreased by 27.2% between 1990 and 2009, and by 8.7% in 2009 compared with 2008.

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UNFCCC Reports on Status of Fifth National Communications from Annex I Parties [viewed]

30 April 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a note on the status of submission and review of fifth national communications from Parties included in Annex I to the Convention (Annex I Parties) (FCCC/SBI/2012/INF.6).

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UNFCCC Executive Secretary Addresses Philanthropists Forum [viewed]

Christiana Figueres, UNFCCC Executive Secretary18 April 2012: Speaking at the Annual Conference of the Global Philanthropy Forum, Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), called on philanthropists to fuel the existing "momentum for both the sustainability and the energy revolutions.”

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International Polar Year 2012 Conference Discusses Moving from Knowledge to Action [viewed]

27 April 2012: The International Polar Year (IPY) 2012 Conference convened around the theme “From Knowledge to Action,” with discussions on a variety of issues related to Arctic issues. Panel sessions addressed, inter alia: Earth structure and geodynamics; polar ocean processes; permafrost; marine, territorial and freshwater polar ecosystems; and communicating polar science.

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UNECE Workshop Focuses on Climate Change Impacts on Transboundary Basins [viewed]

UNECE26 April 2012: The Third Workshop on Water and Climate Change in Transboundary Basins, which addressed the theme "Making Adaptation Work," called attention to the expected impacts on climate change, including the higher risk of drought and floods, on shared transboundary basins. The event brought together over 140 participants to discuss conflict prevention and cooperation to address climate change adaptation at the transboundary level.

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IFC Promotes Green Building Certification System [viewed]

April 2012: The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, has launched a Green Buildings Certification System (EDGE) to encourage companies to invest in sustainably-designed buildings.

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UNFCCC Releases Submissions on Research and Systematic Observation [viewed]

24 April 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released eight submissions from regional and international climate change research programmes and organizations containing updates on developments in research activities relevant to the needs of the Convention, including on the long-term global goal, and information on technical and scientific aspects of emissions and removals of all greenhouse gases (GHG) from coastal and marine ecosystems (FCCC/SBSTA/2012/MISC.3).

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