Science, Assessment & Monitoring

ADB Funds Adaptation in Viet Nam [viewed]

13 January 2010: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Australia will provide funding for a project to support adaptation in Viet Nam's low-lying Mekong Delta region.

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UN-REDD Newsletter Reflects on Copenhagen Conference [viewed]

22 January 2009: The fifth issue of the UN-REDD Programme Newsletter provides an overview of events surrounding the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference related to reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD). These events included the production by the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) of a draft decision on methodological issues, which was adopted by the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 15), and references to REDD being included in the Copenhagen Accord.

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CIFOR Releases Analysis of Lessons for REDD+ from Indonesia [viewed]

21 January 2009: The Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), a member of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), has released a paper titled "Financial governance and Indonesia's Reforestation Fund during the Soeharto and post-Soeharto periods, 1989-2009."

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ECLAC and IDB to Study Economics of Climate Change in Latin America [viewed]

20 January 2010: The UN Economic Comission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) have signed an agreement to produce a series of studies on the economics of climate change in eight South American countries.

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WMO to Establish Global Cryosphere Watch [viewed]

20 January 2010: The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) has informed on its ongoing work towards the establishment of a Global Cryosphere Watch to serve societal needs for weather, climate and water, and related environmental information and services.

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African Union and League of Arab States Commit to Strengthen Cooperation on Climate Change [viewed]

16 January 2010: Climate change was among the items discussed during the fifth Annual Inter-Secretariat Meeting on General Cooperation between the African Union (AU) and the League of Arab States, which met at the headquarters of the League of Arab States in Cairo, Egypt, on 16 January 2010.

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OECD Secretary-General Stresses Need for Further Climate Action [viewed]

December 2009: Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), has stated that emissions reduction targets outlined in Copenhagen are insufficient.

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Event: 10th Session of the Consultative Meeting on High-level Policy on Satellite Matters [viewed]

This meeting will be convened by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) at its headquarters in Geneva. The annual meeting, chaired by WMO President Alexander Bedritsky, will bring together senior officials from space and meteorological agencies around the world. This year, the focus of the meeting will be on improved international collaboration among major space agencies for coordinated and sustained monitoring of Earth's climate. Senior officials from Brazil, Canada, China, Cook Islands, France, Germany, Guinea, India, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the Russian Federation, Trinidad and Tobago and the US will join the meeting.  

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Event: GEF Replenishment Meeting and STAP Meetings [viewed]

The meeting of the fifth GEF Replenishment will continue negotiations towards completing the replenishment for the 2010-2014 period. A meeting of the GEF's Science and Technology Advisory Panel (STAP) will also be held at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), on 8 March.  

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IPCC Releases Statement on Melting of Himalayan Glaciers [viewed]

20 January 2010: The Chair, Vice-Chairs and Co-Chairs of Working Groups of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have issued a statement on its estimates of the melting of Himalayan glaciers in the Fourth Assessment report (AR4).

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