Science, Assessment & Monitoring

WMO Supports African Countries Forecast Hazardous Weather [viewed]

WMO21 November 2014: The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has reported that a project aimed at helping meteorological services in developing countries to provide forecasts and warnings of hazardous weather is gaining momentum in Africa. The Severe Weather Forecasting Demonstration Project (SWFDP) has improved lead times and reliable alerts for heavy rain, severe winds and high waves, thus assisting in the protection of people and property, and supporting such sectors as farming, fishing and transportation.

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UNFCCC Reports on GHG Inventory Guidelines Workshop [viewed]

UNFCCC21 November 2014: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the summary of the second technical workshop of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) on the revision of the 'Guidelines for the Technical Review of Greenhouse Gas Inventories from Parties Included in Annex I to the Convention' (FCCC/SBSTA/2014/INF.22).

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UNFCCC Revises Draft GHG Inventory Guidelines [viewed]

UNFCCC21 November 2014: The Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) has undertaken, as mandated by the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP), a review of the 'Guidelines for the Technical Review of Greenhouse Gas Inventories from Parties Included in Annex I to the Convention.'

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Event: 21st Meeting of the Task Group on Data and Scenario Support for Impact and Climate Analysis (TGICA-21) [viewed]

TGICA-21 will continue its work in facilitating the distribution and application of climate change-related data and scenarios. TGICA was established in 1996 by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and is as an advisory body composed of individuals nominated by governments and accredited organizations, selected to serve on the basis of their personal expertise. Members serve on a voluntary basis.  

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South East Europe to Improve Provision of Climate Services [viewed]

gfcs24 November 2014: A regional workshop in South East Europe (SEE) discussed pooling knowledge and expertise to improve the provision of user-friendly climate services in order to increase resilience against weather and climate extremes. Attendees included meteorologists, hydrologists, disaster, health, water and agricultural managers, as well as representatives of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP).

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UNFCCC Synthesizes Views on Updating National Reporting Guidelines [viewed]

UNFCCC20 November 2014: The UNFCCC Secretariat has produced a technical paper synthesizing the views of parties on updating the guidelines for the national communications (NCs) of Annex I parties (FCCC/TP/2014/5). The paper also analyzes the current reporting guidelines to determine areas that may need revision to provide coherence, consistency and alignment with the most recent decisions of the Conference of the Parties (COP).

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UNFCCC Reports on Annex I National GHG Inventory Data for 1990-2012 [viewed]

UNFCCC17 November 2014: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a report on the national greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory data for Annex I countries for the period 1990–2012 and the status of reporting of Annex I countries' GHG inventories in 2014 (FCCC/SBI/2014/20).

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UNFCCC Publishes Annex B Parties' Compilation and Accounting Information [viewed]

UNFCCC17 November 2014: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the annual compilation and accounting report for Kyoto Protocol Annex B parties for 2014 (FCCC/KP/CMP/2014/7) and the compilation and accounting information for each Annex B party (FCCC/KP/CMP/2014/7/Add.1).

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El Niño Conference Addresses Regional Processes and Impacts [viewed]

WMO14 November 2014: The Third International Conference on ENSO, which met under the theme ‘Bridging the Gaps between the Global ENSO Science and the Regional Processes, Extremes and Impacts,' aimed to review progress on the science of the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and regional processes to improve the ENSO prediction and related regional impacts.

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UNFCCC Standing Committee on Finance Reports to Lima COP [viewed]

UNFCCC17 November 2014: The Standing Committee on Finance (SCF), which was established to assist the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP) in exercising its functions with respect to the Financial Mechanism of the Convention, has released its 2014 report, containing summaries of its meetings, assessments and recommendations. The report also contains the Committee's workplan for 2015.

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