Science, Assessment & Monitoring

UN, World Bank Launch Report on the Economics of Disaster Prevention [viewed]

11 November 2010: The World Bank and the UN have released a joint report titled "Natural Hazards, UnNatural Disasters: The Economics of Effective Prevention," which analyzes disasters from an economics perspective.

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SPREP Organizes Sub-regional Training on Socioeconomic Assessment [viewed]

9 November 2010: The South Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), in the framework of the regional project "Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change" (PACC), held a sub-regional training on socioeconomic assessment in Kosrae, Federated States of Micronesia, from 21-23 September 2010.

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UNFCCC Publishes National GHG Inventory Data for 1990-2008 [viewed]

4 November 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published national greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory data (FCCC/SBI/2010/18) for the period 1990-2008.

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UNFCCC Publishes Czech Republic Fifth National Communication [viewed]

4 November 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published  the results of the in-depth review (FCCC/IDR.5/CZE) of the fifth national communication (NC5) of the Czech Republic conducted by an expert review team (ERT) in accordance with relevant provisions of the Convention and Article 8 of the Kyoto Protocol.

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UNCCD Posts Assessment of First Scientific Conference [viewed]

10 November 2010: The Secretariat of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) has posted the assessment it commissioned to review the organization of the first UNCCD Scientific Conference.

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UNFCCC Publishes Information on GEF Support for Non-Annex I National Communications [viewed]

9 November 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published information in an annex to (FCCC/CP/2010/5/Add.1) on financial support provided by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) for the preparation of national communications from parties not included in Annex I to the Convention (FCCC/SBI/2010/INF.10).

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WMO Africa Meeting Outlines Priorities for National Meteorological Services [viewed]

8 November 2010: The World Meteorological Organization's (WMO) Regional Association for Africa met from 1-8 November 2010, in Marrakesh, Morocco, to discuss how African national meteorological and hydrological services and regional centers can deliver services supporting national and regional development goals, including better climate predictions and climate change adaptation assessments.

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WFP Donates Monitoring Stations to Ethiopia [viewed]

8 November 2010: The World Food Programme (WFP) has donated 50 weather stations to the Government of Ethiopia. The weather stations aim to enhance national risk and disaster management capacities.

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UNFCCC Publishes Accounting Information for Annex B Parties [viewed]

5 November 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the annual compilation and accounting report (FCCC/KP/CMP/2010/5) for Annex B Parties under the Kyoto Protocol for 2010.

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UNFCCC Publishes Report on Review of GHG Inventories [viewed]

5 November 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published an annual report (FCCC/SBSTA/2010/INF.9) on the technical review of greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories and other information reported by parties included in Annex I to the Convention that are also parties to the Kyoto Protocol under Article 7, paragraph 1, of the Kyoto Protocol.

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