Asia

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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Event: Fourth AMCDRR: Disaster Risk Reduction for Climate Change Adaptation [viewed]

This event is co-organized by the Incheon Metropolitan City, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), and the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction Secretariat (UN/ISDR). The overarching theme of the conference is "Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) for Climate Change Adaptation," with a particular focus on the convergence of DRR and climate change adaptation, and available information technology and green technology.  

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IWMI Releases Report on Climate Change Impacts on Water and Agriculture in Sri Lanka [viewed]

July 2010: The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) has released a research report titled "Impacts of climate change on water resources and agriculture in Sri Lanka: A review and preliminary vulnerability mapping."

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Event: Asia Forest Partnership Dialogue 2010 [viewed]

The Asia Forest Partnership (AFP) Dialogue 2010 will focus on “Forest Governance Challenges Beyond Copenhagen,” to examine the links between REDD+ and governance.  

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UNECE, UNDP Organize Workshop on Renewables in CIS [viewed]

26 July 2010: The “Weekly” Newsletter of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) reports on an international workshop on renewable energy prospects in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), which was held in Minsk, Belarus, on 22-23 July 2010.

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EU and China Address Climate and Trade [viewed]

26 July 2010: In the framework of the EU-China Civil Society Round Table, a seminar on trade and development was held in Shanghai, China, from 22-24 July 2010, to address trade and development, trade and climate change, and investment and cooperation.

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Philippine Mayors Join UN/ISDR's World Disaster Reduction Campaign [viewed]

26 July 2010: The UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) has announced that three new mayors from the Philippines have become part of the World Disaster Reduction Campaign Making Cities Resilient: My City is Getting Ready.

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