Asia

FAO and IRRI Report on Rising Temperatures' Impact on Rice [viewed]

9 August 2010: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has reported on research undertaken by a team of scientists from the FAO, the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and academic institutions on temperature impacts on rice yields.

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Asia Forest Partnership Meeting Examines Governance Beyond Copenhagen [viewed]

6 August 2010: The ninth meeting of the Asia Forest Partnership Dialogue, titled "Forest Governance Challenges Beyond Copenhagen," examined the linkages between forest governance and reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of carbon stocks (REDD+).

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IFPRI Releases Paper on Agriculture and Adaptation in Viet Nam [viewed]

August 2010: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has released a discussion paper titled "Impacts of Climate Change on Agriculture and Policy Options for Adaptation."

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CIFOR Publishes Report on Reducing Forestry Emissions in Indonesia [viewed]

August 2010: The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has published a report titled "Reducing Forestry Emissions in Indonesia," which  stresses that forest conversion must cease for Indonesia to achieve emissions reductions through forestry, since expanding plantations alone will not suffice.

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Alternatives to Slash and Burn Partnership Releases Policy Brief on REDD+ in Indonesia [viewed]

August 2010: The Alternatives to Slash and Burn Partnership for Tropical Forest Margins (ASB) has released a policy brief on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of carbon stocks (REDD+) in Indonesia inside and outside areas officially defined as "forest."

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Event: UNECE Group of Experts on Global Energy Efficiency 21 [viewed]

This meeting will be held in the framework of the project Financing Energy Efficiency Investments for Climate Change Mitigation, which seeks to promote the formation of a market for energy efficiency in 12 Eastern European, South-eastern European and Central Asian countries to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.  

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World Bank Releases Energy Outlook in Eastern Europe and Central Asia [viewed]

August 2010: The World Bank has released a report on the energy outlook in Eastern Europe and Central Asia region, warning that following the recent economic downturn, the energy demands of this region will again require strong investment in new energy sources, raising environmental and carbon footprint concerns.

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UNECE Publishes Second Environmental Performance Review of Uzbekistan [viewed]

August 2010: The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) has released the second Environmental Performance Review of Uzbekistan, which takes stock of the progress made in the area of environmental management since the country was first reviewed in 2001.

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UNEP Co-hosts Nature of Cities Forum in China [viewed]

29 July 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Chinese Society of Entrepreneurs and Ecology (SEE) co-hosted the Nature of Cities-Low Carbon Transformation and Chinese Enterprises Forum on 29 July 2010, at the Shanghai Expo in China.

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Event: 42nd Meeting of the Pacific Islands Forum [viewed]

The Pacific Islands Forum is a regional political and economic policy institution comprising 14 Pacific Island countries, Australia and New Zealand. This meeting, marking the 40th anniversary of the Forum, will be hosted by the Government of New Zealand. The schedule is as follows: Smaller Island States Leaders' Meeting, and Pacific ACP Leaders' Meeting, 6 September; Official opening of the 42nd PIF, and PIF Formal Session, 7 September; Forum Leaders' Retreat, 8 September; 23rd Post-Forum Dialogue Partners' Plenary Session, 9 September. Among other issues, the meeting will consider options for climate change resourcing.  

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