Science, Assessment & Monitoring

UNFCCC Releases Report on National Communications from non-Annex I Parties [viewed]

10 May 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a progress report on the work of the Consultative Group of Experts (CGE) on National Communications from Parties not included in Annex I to the Convention (FCCC/SBI/2010/INF.2).

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UNFCCC Releases Individual Review of New Zealand [viewed]

10 May 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the report of the individual review of the annual submission of New Zealand submitted in 2009 (FCCC/ARR/2009/NZL).

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UNEP, World Bank Produce Guidebook on Forest Carbon Projects [viewed]

May 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the World Bank's Carbon Finance Unit and others have published a guidebook titled "Bringing Forest Carbon Projects to the Market." The objective of the publication is to guide project developers and financial investors on developing and implementing profitable forestry projects in the carbon markets.

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Event: Technical Workshop on Costs and Benefits of Adaptation Options [viewed]

This workshop will be held under the area of socioeconomic information, under which activities are undertaken with a view to advancing sub-theme a (v) of the Nairobi Work Programme, “Promoting the availability of information on the socioeconomic aspects of climate change and improving the integration of socioeconomic information into impact and vulnerability assessments.”  

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Third Global Biodiversity Outlook Highlights the Linked Challenges of Biodiversity Loss and Climate Change [viewed]

10 May 2010: The third edition of Global Biodiversity Outlook (GBO-3), a major assessment of the current state of biodiversity and the implications of its continued loss for human well-being, has been launched. The report notes that the linked challenges of biodiversity loss and climate change must be addressed with equal priority and in close coordination, if the most severe impacts of each are to be avoided.

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Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels Releases Sustainability Standards [viewed]

7 May 2010: The Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB) has released its complete set of biofuels sustainability standards. The numerous standards compiled in this database range from a technical draft for EU market access to standards approved for pilot testing on: chains of custody; certification and accreditation bodies; and application of rules to specific conditions.

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Event: 62nd Session of the WMO Executive Council [viewed]

The Executive Council is the executive body of the WMO, which meets annually, implements decisions of Congress, coordinates the programmes, considers and takes action on recommendations of regional associations and technical commissions and guides their work programme, provides technical information, and takes action on matters affecting international meteorology and related activities.  

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UNFCCC Publishes Technical Paper on QELROs [viewed]

5 May 2010: The UNFCCC has published a technical paper (FCCC/TP/2010/2) on issues relating to the transformation of pledges for emission reductions into quantified emission limitation and reduction objectives (QELROs).

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UNFCCC Publishes Information on Fifth National Communications [viewed]

4 May 2010: The UNFCCC has published a note (FCCC/SBI/2010/INF.1) on the status of submission and review of fifth national communications.

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AfDB Supports African Climate Change Institutions [viewed]

4 May 2010: The African Development Bank (AfDB) launched a project to support climate institutions in Africa from 2010-2012, for an estimated total of US$37 million.

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