Asia

FAO Releases Report on Bioenergy and Food Security in Thailand [viewed]

October 2010: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has released a report titled "Bioenergy and Food Security (BEFS) Thailand: Key results and policy recommendations for future bioenergy development."

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UN/ISDR Seeks Commitment to Disaster Reduction from Asian Governments [viewed]

22 October 2010: Ahead of the the Fourth Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, which will convene from 24-28 October 2010, in Seoul, Republic of Korea, the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) is urging participating ministers to incorporate disaster risk reduction (DRR) into national climate change adaptation policies.

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ADB Report Highlights Effects of Climate Change on Asian Megacities [viewed]

22 October 2010: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has released a report titled "Climate Risks and Adaptation in Asian Coastal Megacities," which highlights the impact of climate change on Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City and Manila under a range of scenarios through 2050.

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UNECE Timber Committee Discusses Wood Energy and Carbon Markets [viewed]

19 October 2010: The Timber Committee of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) met on 11-12 October 2010, in Geneva, Switzerland, to review the latest international developments affecting the forest sector.

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UN-HABITAT and Local Partners Celebrate Hanoi's 1000th Anniversary [viewed]

18 October 2010: At the occasion of the 1000th anniversary of the Vietnamese capital Hanoi, the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT), the People Committee of Hanoi, the Vietnam Urban Planning and Development Association, and the University of Hawaii's Globalization Research Center organized a conference titled "Hanoi Millennium: City Past and Future,"  from 12-13 October 2010.

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UNEP Launches Reports from Carbon Mapping Project [viewed]

20 October 2010: The UN Environment Programme-World Conservation Monitoring Center (UNEP-WCMC) has launched carbon maps showing how carbon stocks in Asia, Africa and Latin America overlap with biodiversity hot spots. The maps were launched at the 10th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 10) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), convening in Nagoya, Japan.

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First APEC Summit on Food Security Held [viewed]

17 October 2010: Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Ministers responsible for food security met for the first time in Niigata, Japan, from 16-17 October 2010, and agreed on the Niigata Declaration on APEC Food Security, which contains several references to climate change.

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UNEP Regional Seas Releases Report on Ecosystem Based Adaptation [viewed]

October 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Regional Seas has released a report titled "Using Ecosystems to Address Climate Change – Ecosystem Based Adaptation."

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UNDP Promotes Low-Carbon Lifestyle at Shanghai Expo [viewed]

17 October 2010: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Jiefang Daily Group, a major Chinese media company, co-hosted an event on "China's Low Carbon Future: A Dialogue on Green City and Green Life," at the ongoing Shanghai Expo. 

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ADB Supports Establishment of the Asia Solar Energy Forum [viewed]

14  October 2010: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide a US$2 million technical assistance grant to establish the Asia Solar Energy Forum, a knowledge sharing and communication platform for sector stakeholders to exchange information on how to accelerate and expand the use of solar power.

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