Science, Assessment & Monitoring

Event: Informal Meeting of Representatives from Parties and Organizations and Experts to Consider the Outcomes of Completed Activities Under the Nairobi Work Programme [viewed]

This workshop is being convened to consider: the summary reports of the first and second phases of the Nairobi work programme; and views and information by parties and relevant organizations on the effectiveness of the Nairobi work programme in fulfilling its objective, expected outcome, scope of work and modalities.  

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September Issue of UN-REDD Newsletter Released [viewed]

UNREDD Newsletter22 September 2010: The latest UN-REDD Newsletter includes articles on recent workshops and other activities related to reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, and the role of conservation, sustainable use of forests and enhancement of carbon stocks (REDD+).

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Event: Workshop on Metrics and Methodologies of Estimation of Extreme Climate Events [viewed]

This event is jointly organized by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the World Climate Research Programme (WRCP). The aims of the meeting are to examine existing methods for understanding extreme weather and climate events, to identify areas for improvement in the production of reliable data and to start to develop strategies for forecasting these extreme events.  

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GEO-5 Regional Consultation for Asia and the Pacific Identifies Priority Issues [viewed]

17 September 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Global Environment Outlook (GEO) Regional Consultation for Asia and the Pacific took place in Bangkok, Thailand, on 16-17 September 2010.

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UNFCCC Publishes GCOS Implementation Plan [viewed]

17 September 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the executive summary of an update of the Implementation Plan for the Global Observing System for Climate in Support of the UNFCCC (FCCC/SBSTA/2010/Misc.9).

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Arctic Parliamentarians Discuss Consequences of Melting Ice [viewed]

15 September 2010: The Ninth Conference of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region, hosted by the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, from 13-15 September 2010, produced a statement addressing, among other things, climate change issues.

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UNDP, UNEP and GEF Launch Report on Countries' Capacity to Meet Rio Convention Commitments [viewed]

16 September 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP), UN Development Programme (UNDP) and Global Environment Facility (GEF) launched a joint report synthesizing the results of the National Capacity Self-Assessment (NCSA) programme, launched in January 2000, to deepen knowledge on countries' foundational capacities to meet global environmental objectives.

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UNEP Launches Report Linking Ozone and Climate Change on International Ozone Day [viewed]

16 September 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) launched the executive summary of a new report, titled “Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion 2010,” on the UN International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer. The report, by UNEP and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), offers the first comprehensive update on ozone depletion in four years, and provides new information on the effects of climate change on the ozone layer, as well as the impact of ozone changes on the Earth's climate.

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UNESCAP Launches Regional Cooperative Mechanism on Drought Monitoring and Early Warning [viewed]

16 September 2010: The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) announced the launch of a Regional Cooperative Mechanism on Drought Monitoring and Early Warning.

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EEA Creates Renewables Database [viewed]

14 September 2010: The European Environment Agency (EEA) has launched a database collecting figures derived from available National Renewable Energy Action Plans (NREAPs) produced by EU member States, with a view to facilitating comparison of data across renewable energy technologies and between the EU member States.

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