Science, Assessment & Monitoring

CIFOR Director General Delivers Keynote on Forests, Climate Change and Communities [viewed]

24 August 2010: Frances Seymour, Director General of the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), delivered a keynote address titled "Forests, Climate Change, and Communities: Making Progress up the Learning Curve" at the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) World Congress, being held in Seoul, Republic of Korea, from 23-28 August 2010.

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CEC Prioritizes Low-carbon Economy [viewed]

19 August 2010: At the 17th Ordinary Session of the Council of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation for North America (CEC), environmental ministers of Canada, the US and Mexico discussed a proposed 2010-2015 Strategic Plan, to guide CEC's work according to three priority issues for the region, including climate change and low-carbon economy.

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World Bank Presents Hands-on Energy Adaptation Toolkit [viewed]

August 2010: The World Bank has published a Hands-on Energy Adaptation Toolkit (HEAT), in an effort to support countries in assessing their vulnerabilities and adaptation options in the energy sector.

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UNFCCC Publishes Compliance Committee Report [viewed]

7 July 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the report (CC/7/2010/5) of the seventh meeting of the UNFCCC Compliance Committee, which took place in Bonn, Germany, on 30 June 2010.

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Event: UNFCCC Eighth Compliance Committee Meeting [viewed]

This meeting's agenda includes: the report on the seventh meeting of the plenary of the compliance committee; information on privileges and immunities for members; the report of the enforcement branch report of the facilitative branch; conflict of interest; information on the status of reports of expert review teams under Article 8 of the Kyoto Protocol; consistency of reviews under Article 8; matters arising from the rules of procedure (operationalizing rule 9); the annual report to the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP/MOP); and the calendar of meetings for 2011.  

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UNFCCC Publishes AWG-KP In-session Workshop Report [viewed]

6 August 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the Chair's report (FCCC/KP/AWG/2010/CRP.1) of the in-session workshop on the scale of emission reductions to be achieved by Annex I parties in aggregate and the contribution of Annex I parties, individually or jointly, to this scale.

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Greening the Blue Updates on UN's Sustainability Reporting [viewed]

11 August 2010: In its latest press release, Greening the Blue recounts sustainability reporting by various UN organizations, highlighting the efforts of UN agencies to communicate how they  incorporate climate change into their core work.

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IPCC Releases Agenda for 32nd Session [viewed]

August 2010: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released the provisional agenda for its 32nd plenary session, scheduled to take place in Busan, Republic of Korea, from 11-14 October 2010.

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FAO Launches Fire Monitoring System Portal [viewed]

11 August 2010: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has launched an online portal, the Global Fire Information Management System (GFIRMS), that provides daily updates on fires through satellites operated by the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

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WMO Comments on Current Extreme Events [viewed]

11 August 2010: The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has published information for the media on the unprecedented sequence of extreme weather events that have recently taken place in different parts of the world.

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