Science, Assessment & Monitoring

CBD Executive Secretary Highlights Exchange of Information from Local to Global Level for Climate Change Adaptation [viewed]

© CBD4 September 2009: Addressing the World Climate Conference-3 (WCC-3), CBD Executive Secretary Ahmed Djoghlaf stressed that adaptation to the impacts of climate change requires exchange of climate-related information in both directions: people on the ground need to have access to localized predictions of change, while scientists need access to observational data gathered by people on the ground.

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UNDP Calls for Climate Proofing Development Strategies at WCC-3 [viewed]

© WCC33 September 2009: On the occasion of the World Climate Conference-3 (WCC-3), which convened in Geneva, Switzerland, from 31 August-3 September 2009, UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark spoke on the need to improve climate prediction for climate risk management to safeguard progress made towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and poverty reduction in general.

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Secretary-General Urges Action against Climate Change during Arctic Circle Visit [viewed]

© UN2 September 2009: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon ended his trip to Norway with a boat trip to the polar ice of the Arctic Circle, where he stood on the ice and urged world leaders to take action against climate change.

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IAEA Tracks Carbon in the Arctic [viewed]

© IAEA25 August 2009: Scientists from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Marine Environment Laboratories in Monaco are reaching the end of their involvement in a month-long sampling effort aboard a Canadian research icebreaking vessel, studying the effects of climate change on the Arctic environment.

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World Climate Conference-3 Considers Climate Prediction and Information for Decision-Making [viewed]

© WCC-331 August 2009: The World Climate Conference-3 (WCC-3), organized by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), opened in Geneva, Switzerland, on 31 August 2009, under the theme “Climate prediction and information for decision-making.”

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UNFCCC Secretariat Reports on In-Country Review of the Initial Report of Croatia [viewed]

© UNFCCC28 August 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a report prepared by Croatia to facilitate the calculation of the party's assigned amount pursuant to Article 3, paragraphs 7 and 8, of the Kyoto Protocol, and to demonstrate its capacity to account for emissions and the assigned amount (FCCC/IRR/2008/HRV).

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UNFCCC JISC Calls for Input on Procedures for Joint Implementation Programmes of Activities [viewed]

© UNFCCC28 August 2009: The UNFCCC's Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee (JISC) has launched a call for public input on procedures for JI Programmes of Activities under the JISC verification procedure.

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ADB Workshop on Regional Economics of Climate Change [viewed]

© ABD17 August 2009: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) organized a “National Expert Workshop for Regional Economics of Climate Change in South Asia,” in Colombo, Sri Lanka to address technologies and options available to confront climate change in the country.

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Secretary-General Says Scientists and Intellectuals are the 'Key to New Green Economy' [viewed]

17 August 2009: Speaking in Seoul, Republic of Korea, at the University Presidents' Forum on Climate Change and Sustainable Development in Asia and Africa, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed that universities are “founts of ideas and innovation.”

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CBD's July Issue of Monthly Bulletin Activities Highlights Biodiversity and Climate Change Issues [viewed]

© CBD13 August 2009: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has published the July issue of its Monthly Bulletin of Activities, which features an article on the Drafting Committee Meeting for the Report of the Second Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group on Biodiversity and Climate Change (Cape Town, South Africa, 20-24 July 2009).

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