Science, Assessment & Monitoring

European Environment Agency Publishes Mountain Biodiversity Message [viewed]

28 July 2010: The European Environment Agency has published the eighth of its “Ten Messages for 2010,” the International Year of Biodiversity, focusing on mountain ecosystems.

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Second US-Lower Mekong Ministerial Meeting Addresses Climate Cooperation [viewed]

22 July 2010: US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and the Foreign Ministers of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Viet Nam met in Hanoi, Viet Nam, on 22 July 2010, within the framework of the Lower Mekong Initiative, to address cooperation between the US and the Lower Mekong countries in areas of common concern, including climate change.

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CGIAR's Climate Change Programme Opens Call for Methodology Proposals [viewed]

July 2010: The Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security Challenge Programme (CCAFS) of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) has opened a call for methodological proposals.

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WMO Commission for Agriculture Addresses Improved Climate Services [viewed]

21 July 2010: The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Commission for Agricultural Meteorology held its 15th session from 15-21 July 2010, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

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FAO/UN-REDD Draft Protocol on Terrestrial Carbon Open for Review [viewed]

21 July 2010: The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), as part of the UN Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (UN-REDD Programme), is developing a project to systematically analyze literature on methods used to measure and assess terrestrial carbon stocks, using an evidence-based approach.

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UNEP GRID-Arendal Launches Website on Methane Gas Hydrates [viewed]

21 July 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP), under the auspices of its collaborating center in Norway, UNEP/GRID-Arendal, has launched a website on its Global Outlook on Methane Gas Hydrates project.

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World Bank Publishes Report on Economic Evaluation of Adaptation Projects [viewed]

July 2010: The World Bank has published a new report within its Development and Climate Change series titled "Economic Evaluation of Climate Change Adaptation Projects: Approaches for the Agricultural Sector and Beyond."

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UNDP Nigeria Calculates its Carbon Footprint [viewed]

UNDP18 July 2010: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) Country Office in Nigeria has started a series of programmes to raise awareness about the effects of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and to explore reduction options.

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OECD Report Suggests Tiered System for National Communications [viewed]

June 2010: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has released a paper with suggestions for improving national measuring, reporting and verification (MRV) titled “Core Elements of National Reports.”

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Event: Pre-sessional Workshop on Forest Management Accounting [viewed]

Discussions at this workshop will focus on addressing issues related to the proposed options for forest management accounting, in particular the construction and use of reference levels. Participants will address the need for greater transparency in the reporting of approaches for construction of reference levels, implications of different construction approaches and the need for a process to review reference levels.  

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