Science, Assessment & Monitoring

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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UNFCCC Publishes Annual Submission Reports of Poland and Belgium [viewed]

19 January 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the in-country review (FCCC/ARR/2009/POL) of the 2009 annual submissions of Poland and the centralized review (FCCC/ARR/2009/BEL) of the 2009 annual submission of Belgium.

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World Bank Requests Comments on Monitoring and Reporting on Climate-Related Financial Flows [viewed]

January 2010: The World Bank has issued a discussion paper titled "Monitoring and Reporting on Financial Flows Related to Climate Change," and is seeking comments. The study was prepared by the World Bank in consultation with the UNFCCC and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

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IPCC Invites Nominations for the Fifth Assessment Report [viewed]

January 2010: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has invited governments and participating organizations to nominate experts to act as Coordinating Lead Authors, Lead Authors and Review Editors for the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5).

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Third Online Conference CLIMATE 2010/KLIMA 2010: Call for Papers Opens [viewed]

January 2010: The Hamburg University of Applied Sciences has opened a call for papers for the third worldwide online conference CLIMATE 2010/KLIMA 2010, which will take place from 1-7 November 2010.

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