Science, Assessment & Monitoring

UNFCCC Secretariat Publishes Review of the Second, Third and Fourth National Communication of Belarus [viewed]

© UNFCCC2 September 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the report of the centralized, in-depth review of the second, third and fourth national communication of Belarus (FCCC/IDR.4/BLR), which was conducted by an expert review team (ERT) in accordance with relevant provisions of the Convention and Article 8 of the Kyoto Protocol.

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ADB Highlights South Asia's Vulnerabilities to Climate Change [viewed]

© ADB2 September 2009: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) presented, during the South Asia Regional Climate Change Conference on “A Vision for Addressing Climate Change Risks and Vulnerabilities in the Himalayas,” the preliminary findings of a study that highlights how melting Himalayan glaciers and other climate change impacts pose a direct threat to the water and food security of more than 1.6 billion people in South Asia.

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World Climate Conference-3 Agrees to Establish Global Framework for Climate Services [viewed]

© ENB4 September 2009: The World Climate Conference-3 (WCC-3) convened at the Geneva International Conference Centre in Geneva, Switzerland, from 31 August-4 September 2009, under the theme “Better climate information for a better future.”

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CBD Executive Secretary Highlights Exchange of Information from Local to Global Level for Climate Change Adaptation [viewed]

© CBD4 September 2009: Addressing the World Climate Conference-3 (WCC-3), CBD Executive Secretary Ahmed Djoghlaf stressed that adaptation to the impacts of climate change requires exchange of climate-related information in both directions: people on the ground need to have access to localized predictions of change, while scientists need access to observational data gathered by people on the ground.

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UNDP Calls for Climate Proofing Development Strategies at WCC-3 [viewed]

© WCC33 September 2009: On the occasion of the World Climate Conference-3 (WCC-3), which convened in Geneva, Switzerland, from 31 August-3 September 2009, UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark spoke on the need to improve climate prediction for climate risk management to safeguard progress made towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and poverty reduction in general.

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Secretary-General Urges Action against Climate Change during Arctic Circle Visit [viewed]

© UN2 September 2009: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon ended his trip to Norway with a boat trip to the polar ice of the Arctic Circle, where he stood on the ice and urged world leaders to take action against climate change.

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IAEA Tracks Carbon in the Arctic [viewed]

© IAEA25 August 2009: Scientists from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Marine Environment Laboratories in Monaco are reaching the end of their involvement in a month-long sampling effort aboard a Canadian research icebreaking vessel, studying the effects of climate change on the Arctic environment.

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World Climate Conference-3 Considers Climate Prediction and Information for Decision-Making [viewed]

© WCC-331 August 2009: The World Climate Conference-3 (WCC-3), organized by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), opened in Geneva, Switzerland, on 31 August 2009, under the theme “Climate prediction and information for decision-making.”

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UNFCCC Secretariat Reports on In-Country Review of the Initial Report of Croatia [viewed]

© UNFCCC28 August 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a report prepared by Croatia to facilitate the calculation of the party's assigned amount pursuant to Article 3, paragraphs 7 and 8, of the Kyoto Protocol, and to demonstrate its capacity to account for emissions and the assigned amount (FCCC/IRR/2008/HRV).

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UNFCCC JISC Calls for Input on Procedures for Joint Implementation Programmes of Activities [viewed]

© UNFCCC28 August 2009: The UNFCCC's Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee (JISC) has launched a call for public input on procedures for JI Programmes of Activities under the JISC verification procedure.

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