Science, Assessment & Monitoring

UNFCCC Releases AWG-KP Chair's Draft Proposal [viewed]

5 November 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a draft proposal (FCCC/KP/AWG/2010/17) by the Chair of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP) to facilitate preparations for negotiations.

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UNDP Releases 20th Edition of Human Development Report [viewed]

4 November 2010: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has released the 20th anniversary edition of its annual flagship publication, the Human Development Report (HDR). The report is titled, "The Real Wealth of Nations: Pathways to Human Development."

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UN Secretary-General Calls for Climate Change Adaptation at World Expo [viewed]

30 October 2010: At the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai, China UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon visited MeteoWorld, a joint initiative by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the China Meteorological Organization.

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UNFCCC Releases Note on Status of Fifth National Communications [viewed]

3 November 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a note providing information on the status of submission and review of fifth national communications (NC5s) under the Convention and its Kyoto Protocol from Parties included in Annex I to the Convention (Annex I Parties) as of 1 November 2010 (FCCC/SBI/2010/INF.8).

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European Commission Issues Guidelines on Wind Energy in Protected Areas [viewed]

29 October 2010: The European Commission has issued guidelines for wind energy development in protected areas, recognizing the potential negative impacts of poorly sited or designed wind farms on vulnerable species and habitats.

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UNFCCC Releases GEF Table on Status of National Communications [viewed]

2 November 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the report of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to the Conference of the Parties (COP) containing a table on the status of national communications from non-Annex I parties (FCCC/CP/2010/5/Add.1).

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UNESCO Releases Report on Engineering and Development [viewed]

29 October 2010: The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has released a report titled "Engineering: Issues, challenges and opportunities for development."

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UNFCCC Publishes Further Views on UNFCCC Annex I Reporting Guidelines [viewed]

28 October 2010: The UNFCCC  Secretariat has published further submissions from the US and Australia (FCCC/SBSTA/2010/MISC.7/Add.1 and Add.2) on views on the revision of the UNFCCC Annex I reporting guidelines.

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CBD Technical Study Addresses Links Between Biodiversity and Development [viewed]

October 2010: Recently launched as CBD Technical Series No. 54 and entitled “Interdependence of Biodiversity and Development under Global Change,” this report presents an analysis of the systemic character of global change, biodiversity and human development, and the relationships between them, describing and evaluating the complicated relationships and dynamics between human and biological systems.

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IDB Launches Public Consultations on Climate Change Strategy [viewed]

28 October 2010: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) launched a public consultation process on the draft of its Integrated Strategy for Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation, and Sustainable and Renewable Energy, including a series of workshops to be held in several countries in the region.

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