Science, Assessment & Monitoring

OECD Publishes Report on the Economics of Climate Change Mitigation [viewed]

5 June 2009: A new report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) outlines key steps towards the development of a single international carbon price, including phasing out fossil fuel subsidies and expanding and linking regional carbon markets through direct linking of existing emission trading systems, scaled-up Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), use of sectoral crediting mechanisms, and incorporation of the forest sector.

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CBD Invites Parties to Review Draft Report on Biodiversity and Climate Change [viewed]

3 June 2009: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is inviting parties to participate in the peer-review of the first and second meetings of the Second Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group (AHTEG) on biodiversity and climate change.

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WMO Executive Council to Address Climate, Water and Weather Services [viewed]

© WMO3 June 2009: At its 61st annual session, which is taking place from 3-12 June 2009, in Geneva, Switzerland, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Executive Council will address a range of issues in order to enhance the provision of critical weather, water and climate assessments and services.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases Portugal's GHG Inventory [viewed]

1 June 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the report of the individual review of the greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories submitted by Portugal in 2007 and 2008 (FCCC/ARR/2008/PRT).

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CBD Addresses Cooperation Issues and Nairobi Work Programme at UNFCCC SBSTA 30 [viewed]

© CBD2 June 2009: Addressing the 30th session of the UNFCCC Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) currently taking place in Bonn, Germany, the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) outlined activities related to cooperation with the UNFCCC, including the two meetings of the CBD Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group (AHTEG) on Biodiversity and Climate Change, and the ninth meeting of the Joint Liaison Group of the Rio Conventions.

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Report of IPCC Expert Meeting on Science of Alternative Metrics Released [viewed]

© IPCC28 May 2009: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Secretariat has released the extended report of the expert meeting on the Science of Alternative Metrics, which took place in Oslo, Norway, from 18-20 March 2009. The report has also been forwarded to the UNFCCC.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases Technical Paper on Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation [viewed]

31 May 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a technical paper on the cost of implementing methodologies and monitoring systems relating to estimates of emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, the assessment of carbon stocks and greenhouse gas emissions from changes in forest cover, and the enhancement of forest carbon stocks (FCCC/TP/2009/1).

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CCS High-Level Conference Concludes [viewed]

© CCS Norway31 May 2009: Organized by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in cooperation with the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum and the Ministry of the Environment, the High-Level Conference on Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) took place in Bergen, Norway, from 27-28 May 2009.

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IPCC Chair Pachauri to Head Board of International Research Institute for Climate and Society [viewed]

28 May 2009: Rajendra Pachauri, the Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), has agreed to serve as board chair of the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) at the Earth Institute, Columbia University, US.

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OECD Releases Technical Reports on GHG Mitigation [viewed]

26 May 2009: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)-IEA Annex I Expert Group has released two reports on Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) of greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation.

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