Science, Assessment & Monitoring

UN-REDD Newsletter Reports on Solomon Islands REDD+ Taskforce [viewed]

28 March 2013: The UN Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (UN-REDD) has released the February-March edition of its newsletter, highlighting activities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Indonesia, Pakistan, Panama, Solomon Islands and Tanzania.

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UNFCCC TEC Holds Meeting on Technology Roadmaps, Plans Technology Briefs [viewed]

UNFCCC30 March 2013: An expert meeting on technology roadmaps (TRMs) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Technology Executive Committee (TEC) took place on 25 March 2013, in Bonn, Germany, immediately preceding the fifth meeting of the TEC, which was held on 26-27 March 2013, at the same venue.

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OECD Updates Rio Markers Dataset [viewed]

OECD3 April 2013: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has updated its dataset for "Aid activities targeting Global Environmental Objectives."

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UNFCCC Reports on Capacity Building Activities in Developing Countries [viewed]

UNFCCC28 March 2013: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a report to support the Subsidiary Body for Implementation's (SBI) annual monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of the framework for capacity-building in developing countries.

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IFPRI Outlines Future Climate Change Impacts in West Africa [viewed]

1 April 2013: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has released a report that uses modeling and available data to develop future scenarios exploring the range of climate change consequences for agriculture, food security, and resource management in West Africa, and offers recommendations to national governments and regional agencies.

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Event: CGIAR Science Forum: Nutrition and Health Outcomes: Targets for Agricultural Research [viewed]

In September 2013, the biennial Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) Science Forum will bring together scientists, practitioners, experts and leading thinkers to examine emerging challenges and recent scientific advances in the areas of nutrition, health and agriculture. The Forum seeks to identify key research areas where there is potential to deliver impacts and, critically, it aims to facilitate the formation of new partnerships to address them. The event will reach out to scientists and scientific communities who may not be part of CGIAR, but who have potentially important contributions to make to the CGIAR research portfolio, and therefore to the global agriculture research agenda for a food secure future.  

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UNFCCC Publishes CGE's 8th Meeting Report [viewed]

UNFCCC4 April 2013: The UNFCCC published the progress report of the Eighth Meeting of the Consultative Group of Experts on National Communications from Parties not included in Annex I to the Convention (CGE), which took place in Bonn, Germany, from 25-26 February 2013. The report summarizes the meeting's outcome and includes the CGE's work programme for 2013.

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UNFCCC Publishes Turkey's GHG Inventory Review Report [viewed]

18 March 2013: The UNFCCC Secretariat released the "Report of the individual review of the inventory submission of Turkey submitted in 2012," which was conducted by an Expert Review Team (ERT). The report states that Turkey's total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions decreased by 114.9% between 1990 and 2010.

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Climate and Clean Air Coalition Sets Priorities for 2013 [viewed]

7 April 2013: The Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) held a Working Group meeting to set its priority areas, goals and key milestones for 2013, including actions to reduce short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs), which have been identified as one of the greatest hazards to human health.

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CCAFS Workshop Considers Challenges of Scaling Up Provision of Climate Services [viewed]

March 2013: The Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security Program (CCAFS) of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) has released a workshop report documenting the challenge of effectively producing, communicating and delivering agrometeorological information to vulnerable farming communities.

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