Science, Assessment & Monitoring

UNEP GRID-Arendal Launches Website on Methane Gas Hydrates [viewed]

21 July 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP), under the auspices of its collaborating center in Norway, UNEP/GRID-Arendal, has launched a website on its Global Outlook on Methane Gas Hydrates project.

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World Bank Publishes Report on Economic Evaluation of Adaptation Projects [viewed]

July 2010: The World Bank has published a new report within its Development and Climate Change series titled "Economic Evaluation of Climate Change Adaptation Projects: Approaches for the Agricultural Sector and Beyond."

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UNDP Nigeria Calculates its Carbon Footprint [viewed]

UNDP18 July 2010: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) Country Office in Nigeria has started a series of programmes to raise awareness about the effects of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and to explore reduction options.

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OECD Report Suggests Tiered System for National Communications [viewed]

June 2010: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has released a paper with suggestions for improving national measuring, reporting and verification (MRV) titled “Core Elements of National Reports.”

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Event: Pre-sessional Workshop on Forest Management Accounting [viewed]

Discussions at this workshop will focus on addressing issues related to the proposed options for forest management accounting, in particular the construction and use of reference levels. Participants will address the need for greater transparency in the reporting of approaches for construction of reference levels, implications of different construction approaches and the need for a process to review reference levels.  

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UNEP Releases World Atlas of Mangroves [viewed]

14 June 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC) and partners have released the first global assessment of mangroves in over a decade: the World Atlas of Mangroves.

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EU's JRC Announces Methodology for Calculating Carbon Stock Changes Related to Biofuels Production [viewed]

9 July 2010: The EU's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has created a methodology for predicting and measuring carbon change in soils and biomass due to land use changes, particularly those related to biofuels production.

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Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate Discusses Advancing Agreement at COP 16 [viewed]

1 July 2010: The seventh Meeting at the Leaders' representative level of the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate took place in Rome, Italy, from 30 June-1 July 2010.

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UNU to Hold Postgraduate Course on Climate Change Resilience [viewed]

July 2010: The UN University (UNU) has launched a call for applications for its postgraduate programme on building resilience to climate change, scheduled to take place from 13 September-1 October 2010, in Tokyo, Japan.

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EU Commission Prepares for Third Phase of EU ETS [viewed]

9 July 2010: The European Commission has adopted a decision determining for the first time a cap on the number of emission allowances that will be available under the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) in 2013, the beginning of the third phase of the System covering the 2013-2020 trading period. It also launched a tool to estimate fuel consumption by small aircraft operators as part of their compliance with the EU ETS.

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