Science, Assessment & Monitoring

WHO Publishes Paper on Health Considerations in NAPAs [viewed]

10 June 2010: The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a paper titled “Overview of health considerations within National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPAs) for climate change in least developed countries (LDCs) and small
island States,” which aims to ensure that health is a central component in the preparation of NAPAs.

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UNECE Black Carbon Group Holds First Meeting [viewed]

28 June 2010: The first meeting of the Ad Hoc Expert Group on Black Carbon under the Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) was held in Brussels, Belgium, on 17-18 June 2010.

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CMS Warns Against Climate Change Catastrophe for Migratory Species [viewed]

24 June 2010: According to the preliminary findings of research undertaken by the Zoological Society of London for the UN Environment Programme's Convention on Migratory Species (UNEP/CMS), species such as turtles and whales are exceptionally vulnerable to climate change.

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UNFCCC Publishes Five Annual Status Reports of Annual Inventories [viewed]

23 June 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the annual status reports of the annual inventories of five countries.

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UNEP Addresses Meeting on Black Carbon [viewed]

22 June 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Spokesperson, Nick Nuttall, addressed a meeting and panel discussion at the European Parliament on Black Carbon, stressing that “we do know enough to act.”

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UN-REDD Holds Workshop on MRV [viewed]

25 June 2010: The UN Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (UN-REDD Programme), along with the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) and the Mexican Forestry Commission (CONAFOR), held a workshop titled “Measurement, reporting and verification (MRV), a roadmap for implementation at the country level,” from 22-24 June 2010, in Guadalajara, Mexico.

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WMO Grants Awards for Scientific Contributions [viewed]

18 June 2010: The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has awarded the International Meteorological Organization (IMO) Prize to several scientists at the 62nd meeting of its Executive Council, taking place from 8-18 June 2010, in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Draft IPCC Special Report on Renewable Energy Available for Review [viewed]

18 June 2010: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has sent out its Second Order Draft of the Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation for government and expert review.

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Inter-Academy Council Holds IPCC Review Meeting [viewed]

15 June 2010: The Inter-Academy Council committee conducting an independent review of the procedures and processes of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) held a meeting on 15 June 2010, at McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

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UNESCO Co-Publishes World Social Science Report 2010 [viewed]

June 2010: The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has co-published the World Science Report 2010, which underscores that while natural sciences are imperative, they are insufficent to address challenges such as AIDS, children's health, hunger and climate change.

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