Asia

UNDP Contributes to Recovery Efforts in Pakistan [viewed]

29 September 2010: As part of the recovery efforts from the monsoon floods in Pakistan, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) will build approximately 5,000 disaster-resistant and energy efficient houses for those left homeless in the coastal area of Thatta, where 86% of the population lives below the poverty line.

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IRRI Releases Report on Sustaining Food Security in Asia [viewed]

27 September 2010: The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) has released a report, with the Asia Society, by a high-level Task Force on Food Security and Sustainability in Asia titled "Never an Empty Bowl: Sustaining Food Security in Asia."

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IFC Publishes Strategy to Engage Private Sector in Adaptation [viewed]

September 2010: The International Finance Corporation (IFC) published a report by Asian Tigers Capital Partners defining "A Strategy to Engage the Private Sector in Climate Change Adaptation in Bangladesh."

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Event: 11th Asian Maize Conference [viewed]

The 11th Asian Maize Conference will be sponsored by the Government of Guangxi Zhuang Minority Autonomous Region, P.R. China, the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), a member of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). The theme of the meeting will be addressing climate change effects and meeting maize demand for Asia.  

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Asia and Pacific Ministerial Conference Focuses on Green Development [viewed]

27 September 2010: The sixth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Development in Asia and the Pacific (MCED-6) is convening in Astana, Kazakhstan, from 27 September-2 October 2010, under the theme "Green Development." 

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IITA Helps Preserve Yam Biodiversity [viewed]

16 September 2010: The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) has engaged in an effort with the Global Crop Diversity Trust to add 3,000 samples from yam species to international gene banks.

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September Issue of UN-REDD Newsletter Released [viewed]

UNREDD Newsletter22 September 2010: The latest UN-REDD Newsletter includes articles on recent workshops and other activities related to reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, and the role of conservation, sustainable use of forests and enhancement of carbon stocks (REDD+).

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UNEP Joins Global Alliance for Clean Cook Stoves [viewed]

21 September 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has joined the Global Alliance for Clean Cook Stoves. The Alliance was launched on the sidelines of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Summit, which is taking place in New York, US, from 20-22 September 2010.

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GEO-5 Regional Consultation for Asia and the Pacific Identifies Priority Issues [viewed]

17 September 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Global Environment Outlook (GEO) Regional Consultation for Asia and the Pacific took place in Bangkok, Thailand, on 16-17 September 2010.

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US-Indonesia Joint Commission Discusses Climate and Energy [viewed]

17 September 2010: The US-Indonesia Joint Commission held its inaugural meeting in Washington DC, US, on 17 September 2010, which included sessions of working groups on climate and the environment and on energy.

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