Science, Assessment & Monitoring

UNEP and WHO Train Yemeni Scientists to Address Climate Change [viewed]

4jan_10_0430 December 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has extended the Online Access to Research in the Environment (OARE) project to Yemen, with a view to transferring scientific knowledge that may contribute to fighting climate change, food crises and water scarcity.

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WMO and UNCCD Co-Sponsored Expert Workshop Develops Universal Drought Index for Climate Risk Management [viewed]

Wmo15 December 2009: The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the UN Convention to Combat  Desertification (UNCCD) co-sponsored the Inter-Regional Workshop on Indices and Early Warning Systems for Drought, which took place at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, US, from 8-11 December 2009.

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UNDP Completes Preliminary Greenhouse Gas Inventory [viewed]

UndpDecember 2009: As part of the UN Secretary-General and the UN Chief Executives Board on Coordination (CEB) commitment to move the UN system towards climate neutrality, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) completed a headquarters greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory and a global GHG inventory.

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UNECLAC Releases Report on Economic Impacts of Climate Change [viewed]

18dic_09_0316 December 2009: At a side event held during the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNECLAC) released a study that identifies the economic impacts of climate change on the region.

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IPCC Launches Climate Education Programme [viewed]

Ipcc Logo16 December 2009: At a side event held during the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) launched its Climate Education Programme, which draws on the money received for the Nobel Peace Prize.

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UNEP and ICLEI Launch Bonn Center for Local Climate Action and Reporting – carbonn [viewed]

Unep14 December 2009: On the sidelines of the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) have launched the Bonn Center for Local Climate Action and Reporting - carbonn.

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UNEP Launches Report on Climate Neutral UN [viewed]

16dic_09_0515 December 2009: At a side event held during the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director, launched a report entitled "Moving Towards a Climate Neutral UN," explaining that the process has entailed: the first assessment to establish the source of greenhouse gases (GHGs); methodologies to manage the carbon footprint; and measures put in place to remove that footprint.

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UN/ISDR, WMO, UNDP Release Preliminary Disaster Figures for 2009 [viewed]

margareta-wahlstrom14 December 2009: In a joint press conference held on 14 December 2009, in Copenhagen, Denmark, the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR), the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) have reported that the preliminary 2009 disaster figures show thatover three quarters of the people killed - and 95 % of the total affected by natural hazards - since the beginning of the year were due to extreme weather events.

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UNEP Releases European Atlas of Environmental Change and Climate Communities [viewed]

15dic_09_0513 December 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the European Environment Agency have released theEuropean Atlas of Environmental Change and Climate Communities, which depicts through satellite imagery the impact of climate change in Europe.

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CBD Secretariat Releases Scientific Synthesis of Ocean Acidification Impacts on Marine Biodiversity [viewed]

14dic_09_00114 December 2009: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has released a publication entitled "Scientific Synthesis of the Impacts of Ocean Acidification on Marine Biodiversity," which highlights the direct link between climate change, ocean health and human well-being.

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