Science, Assessment & Monitoring

Global Mechanism Meeting Supports Integrating Climate Finance into SLM Activities [viewed]

22 March 2013: The Global Mechanism of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) hosted a meeting that gathered representatives from nine countries to discuss lessons learned and final year priorities for the project "Integrating Climate Change Finance into Sustainable Land Management Investment Strategies" funded by the European Commission.

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

8 April 2013: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the report of the centralized review of the 2012 annual submission of Croatia (FCCC/ARR/2012/HRV), which indicates that total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of this country decreased by 9,4% between 1990 and 2010.

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

3 April 2013: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the report of the centralized review of the 2012 annual submission of Italy (FCCC/ARR/2012/ITA) which indicates that total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions decreased for this country by 3.5% between 1990 and 2010.

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

3 April 2013: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the report of the centralized review of the 2012 annual submission of Sweden (FCCC/ARR/2012/SWE) that indicates that total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions decreased for this country by 9.1% between 1990 and 2010.

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High Seas Conference Concludes with Paris Appeal [viewed]

11 April 2013: The "High Seas, Our Future!" conference, which took place in Paris, France, concluded with the launch of the "Paris Appeal for the High Seas" stressing the importance of governance of the high seas, in the run up to negotiations on this topic in 2014.

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Event: Seventh Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) Meeting [viewed]

During the seventh meeting of pilot countries and regions participating in the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR), participants will share updates regarding the implementation of the PPCR progress, mainly addressing monitoring and reporting, country coordination, stakeholder engagement, knowledge management, and private sector involvement. The event is organized in association with the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) Trust Fund Committee and Sub-Committee Meetings. PPCR pilots are expected to establish baselines and targets for core indicators by August 2013. The countries and regions participating in the PPCR are: Bangladesh, Bolivia, Cambodia, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Tajikistan, Yemen, Zambia, Caribbean region, Dominica, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Pacific region, Papua New Guinea, Samoa and Tonga.  

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SPREP Climate Change Newsletter Focuses on Loss and Damage, Progress in Tide Forecasting [viewed]

10 April 2013: The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) has released the April 2013 edition of its Climate Change Matters newsletter, which features articles on: the Pacific Energy Summit; tide and sea level forecasting in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM); World Water Day Celebrations; the importance of addressing loss and damage; and Fiji's climate change awareness raising efforts.

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EEA Investigates Behavior Change to Increase Energy Savings [viewed]

10 April 2013: A report published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) finds that targeted interventions in consumer behavior can deliver energy savings as high as 20%.

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IEA Study Offers Best Practices for Renewable Energy Communication [viewed]

IEA9 April 2013: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released a scoping study aimed to inform policy makers, decision makers, and other stakeholders on "Communication Best-Practices for Renewable Energy (RE-COMMUNICATE)." The study, conducted under IEA's Implementing Agreement on Renewable Energy Technology Deployment (IEA-RETD), concludes that targeted, effective renewable energy communications can be achieved via more consistent, holistic and rigorous approaches to pre- and post-campaign development.

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UNFCCC Releases Updated Compilation of Developing Countries' NAMAs [viewed]

UNFCCC11 April 2013: The UNFCCC Secretariat released an updated compilation of all nationally appropriate mitigation action (NAMAs) that developing countries intend to implement (FCCC/SBI/2013/INF.12). It contains NAMA information communicated by 55 developing countries and a group of parties, as included in documents FCCC/AWGLCA/2011/INF.1 and FCCC/AWGLCA/2012/MISC.2 and Add.1, as well as those provided by Burkina Faso, Dominica, Gambia and Guinea, who had not previously communicated NAMAs.

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