Science, Assessment & Monitoring

Sixth Plenary Session of the Group on Earth Observations Assesses Status of Activities [viewed]

geologo18 November 2009: The sixth plenary session of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO-VI) convened in Washington, DC, US, from 17-18 November 2009, to assess and promote the partnership's progress towards making information about global environmental change readily available to those who need it.

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WMO Holds Meeting on Air Quality [viewed]

Wmo18 November 2009: The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is holding the 15th quadrennial session of its Commission for Atmospheric Science, from 18-25 November 2009, in Incheon, Republic of Korea.

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WMO Receives Grant from the Rockefeller Foundation for Agro-Meteorology Training in Ethiopia [viewed]

Wmo13 November 2009: The Rockefeller Foundation provided a grant of US$323,000 for a project to be implemented by the World Meteorological Organization's (WMO) Agricultural Meteorology Programme for the training of trainers on weather and climate information and products for the Agricultural Extension Services in Ethiopia.

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WMO Holds Regional Workshop on Asian Climate Watches [viewed]

Wmo13 November 2009: The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) held a Regional Workshop on Climate Monitoring and Analysis of Climate Variability for Regional Association II (Asia) from 10-13 November 2009, in Beijing, at the China Meteorological Administration.

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UNFCCC Publishes Report on the Progress and Outlook of the Expert Group on Technology Transfer [viewed]

UNFCCC12 November 2009: The UNFCCC has released an advance report by the Chair of the Expert Group on Technology Transfer (EGTT) evaluating its work in 2008-2009 and presenting its 2010-2011 work programme, to be considered at the 31st sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), and Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI), to be held from 7-18 December 2009, in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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UNFCCC Publishes Summary Report on Performance Indicators for Measuring the Implementation of the Technology Transfer Framework [viewed]

UNFCCC11 November 2009: The UNFCCC has published an advance summary of the final report by the Chair of the Expert Group on Technology Transfer (EGTT) on “Performance indicators to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the implementation of the technology transfer framework” (FCCC/SB/2009/4).

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Ramsar Co-organizes Workshop on Wetlands and Carbon Offsets [viewed]

Ramsar6 November 2009: The Danone-IUCN-Ramsar partnership hosted a three-day expert workshop on “Achieving carbon offsets through mangroves and other wetlands,” from 9-11 November 2009, in Gland, Switzerland.

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Second Global Online Conference on Climate Change Held [viewed]

klima20096 November 2009: The second global online conference on climate change, titled “Climate 2009/Klima 2009,” took place from 2-6 November 2009, hosted by the Faculty of Life Sciences of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany.

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CBD Stresses Threat Posed to Ecosystems by Climate Change-Induced Invasive Species [viewed]

threat-posed-to-ecosystems11 November 2009: Scientists and Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) officials have stressed that, as global warming alters temperatures and precipitation patterns around the world, the threat posed by invasive species is rising.

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UNFCCC Receives Submission from Global Climate Observing System [viewed]

ecoslogo6 November 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has received a submission from the Secretariat of the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) (FCCC/SBSTA/2009/MISC.12), containing the 2010 provisional update to the Implementation Plan for the GCOS in Support of the UNFCCC. This document will be considered by the 31st session of the UNFCCC's Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), which will take place from 7-18 December 2009, in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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