Science, Assessment & Monitoring

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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EC launches Soil Atlas of the Northern Circumpolar Region [viewed]

4 May 2010: The European Commission (EC) has launched a Soil Atlas of the Northern Circumpolar Region, the first compilation of all available information on the soils above the latitude of 50° N as a carbon pool.

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ADB Seminar Discusses Financing Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific [viewed]

2 May 2010: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) held a seminar on "Financing Climate Change and Sustainable Development Action in Asia and the Pacific" during its Annual Meeting, held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, on 2-4 May 2010.

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Fourth GEF Assembly Documents Identify Climate Tipping Points [viewed]

May 2010: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has published documents for the Fourth GEF Assembly, including a report of its Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP), which highlights that climate change is "even more dangerous than previously expected" and identifies a series of climate change tipping points (GEF/A.4/3).

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CGIAR and Earth System Science Partnership Launch Challenge Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security [viewed]

4 May 2010: The Alliance of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) Centers and the Earth System Science Partnership (ESSP) launched the Challenge Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) at a meeting on 4 May 2010, at the World Agroforestry Center in Nairobi, Kenya.

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InterAcademy Council Names IPCC Review Committee [viewed]

3 May 2010: The InterAcademy Council (IAC), an organization of the world's science academies, announced that Harold Shapiro, an economist and former president of Princeton University and the University of Michigan, will chair a 12-member committee to conduct an independent review of the procedures and processes of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

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SAARC Summit Focuses on Climate Change [viewed]

29 April 2010: The Sixteenth Meeting of the Heads of State or Government of the Member States of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) was held in Thimphu, Bhutan, from 28-29 April 2010, around the theme of climate change.

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UNFCCC Publishes Views on Guidelines [viewed]

26 April 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a synthesis of views from parties on issues relating to the 2006 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Guidelines and the revision of the UNFCCC Annex I reporting guidelines (FCCC/SBSTA/2010/4).

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