Science, Assessment & Monitoring

UNEP Releases Ocean Acidification Report [viewed]

2 December 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP), together with the Global Environment Facility (GEF), has released a report titled "Environmental Consequences of Ocean Acidification," which details how rising carbon dioxide emissions are altering the chemical balance of oceans.

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IFPRI Releases Report on Food Security, Farming and Climate Change [viewed]

1 December 2010: At a side event held during the Cancun Climate Change Conference, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) released a report titled "Food security, farming, and climate change to 2050," which examines scenarios, results and policy options to promote sustainable food production in an era of climate change.

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UNEP and GEF Release Results of Country Lighting Assessments [viewed]

1 December 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP), together with the Global Environment Facility (GEF), has released the results of Country Lighting Assessments for over 100 countries. The Assessments, part of the en.lighten Initiative, were released on the sidelines of the Cancun Climate Change Conference.

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EEA Releases Fourth Environment State and Outlook Report [viewed]

30 November 2010: The European Environment Agency (EEA) has released its fourth Environment State and Outlook report (SOER 2010), which aims to provide a comprehensive assessment of environmental change in Europe and action taken to shift to a resource-efficient green economy.

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UNFCCC Publishes Bulgaria's GHG Inventory Report [viewed]

29 November 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the report (FCCC/ARR/2010/BGR) of the individual review of the annual submission of Bulgaria submitted in 2010.

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Pacific Islands Marine Outlook 2010 Released [viewed]

26 November 2010: The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Progamme (SPREP) has announced the release of the Pacific Marine Outlook 2010, which synthesizes current information regarding the state of, and responses to, a variety of threats for the Pacific Islands region.

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ICRAF Releases Paper on Biodiesel in the Amazon [viewed]

November 2010: The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) has released a working paper titled "Biodiesel in the Amazon," which addresses the approaches taken by Brazilian Federal and state governments to consider the social and environmental sustainability of soybean and palm oil production in the Amazon.

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CIFOR Releases Studies and Briefs on REDD+ Ahead of Cancun [viewed]

November 2010: The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has produced a selection of studies and guidebooks related to country specific analyses and methods for REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, and the role of conservation, sustainable use of forests and enhancement of carbon stocks).

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UNECE, FAO Launch Wood Energy Enquiry [viewed]

26 November 2010: The Forestry and Timber Section of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has launched a Wood Energy Enquiry for the UNECE region for the reference year 2009, in order to better understand the role of wood energy within the region by promoting cross-sectoral communication and cooperation between the energy and forestry sectors in the member States.

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UNFCCC Publishes Documents on Reporting Guidelines [viewed]

24 November 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a report (FCCC/SBSTA/2010/INF.10) that provides a summary of the second workshop organized to implement the work programme of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) to revise the "Guidelines for the preparation of national communications by parties included in Annex I to the Convention, Part I: UNFCCC reporting guidelines on annual inventories."

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