Science, Assessment & Monitoring

IPCC Selects Authors for Fifth Assessment Report [viewed]

23 June 2010: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released the final list of climate change experts who will prepare the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) to be published between 2013 and 2014. The list includes Coordinating Lead Authors, Lead Authors and Review Editors.

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UNFCCC Publishes Annual Status Reports of Annual Inventories [viewed]

17 June 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the annual status reports of the annual inventories of 19 countries.

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UNDP Releases International Assessment of the MDGs [viewed]

17 June 2010: The UN Development Programme has released a report titled "What Will It Take to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals? An International Assessment," which is based on a review of 50 country studies, and finds that the resources and know-how necessary to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) exist.

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IDB Supports Mexican Carbon Dioxide Certification System [viewed]

9 June 2010: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a project to develop capabilities for carbon dioxide emissions certification in Mexico.

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EU-US Conclude Memorandum on Civil Aviation Research and Development [viewed]

18 June 2010: The European Commission and the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have concluded negotiations for the establishment of a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) in civil aviation research and development.

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UPU Issues Questionnaire on Postal Emissions [viewed]

15 June 2010: The Universal Postal Union (UPU), the UN specialized agency for postal services, has released a questionnaire to determine a detailed carbon footprint for Posts, including emissions from: electricity consumption in the buildings; fleet of vehicles; air conditioning; heating; travelling; electric vehicles; and staff commuting.

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Event: IPCC 33 [viewed]

The 33rd session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC 33) will be preceded by the 11th session of IPCC WGIII, which will meet in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, from 5-8 May 2011.  

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WFP Releases Annual Report for 2010 [viewed]

June 2010: The World Food Programme (WFP) has released its annual report for 2010, titled "Fighting Hunger Worldwide." The report indicates that the number of hungry people worldwide grew to over one billion.

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Event: ECLAC Roundtable on Impacts of Climate Change on Adaptive Policy in the Caribbean [viewed]

The UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) subregional headquarters for the Caribbean will be hosting a roundtable to discuss the impacts of climate change on adaptive policy in the Caribbean. The meeting will consider initiatives on climatic modeling that have already been conducted in the subregion and discuss the new initiative titled “Understanding potential economic impacts of climate change in LAC.”  

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UNDP and Turkmenistan Support Adaptation in Caspian Area [viewed]

4 June 2010: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Hazar Nature Reserve, located on the Caspian Sea Coast of Turkmenistan, are developing adaptive approaches to promote the conservation of biodiversity in the reserve. The project, implemented in collaboration with the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the Ministry of Nature Protection of Turkmenistan, aims to predict and map the effects of climate change, including rapid change of the shoreline, the emergence of new islands, the disappearance of existing landscapes, and biodiversity loss.

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