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UN-REDD Policy Brief Explores Multiple Benefits from REDD+ [viewed]

16 October 2012: The UN Collaborative Programme on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (UN-REDD) has released a policy brief on achieving benefits beyond carbon sequestration from investments in reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation and the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks in developing countries (REDD+).

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First South West Indian Ocean Climate Outlook Forum Warns of Low Precipitation Forecasts [viewed]

11 October 2012: The first South West Indian Ocean Climate Outlook Forum (SWIOCOF) was co-organized by Météo France, the Indian Ocean Commission (projet Acclimate) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). This first Forum built the capacity of meteorologists on the methods and tools used to develop seasonal climate outlooks, and tailoring them to the challenges faced by islands. 

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UNEP/GEF Project to Build Climate Change Resilience in Afghanistan [viewed]

12 October 2012: A project with funding from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and implemented by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) will provide assistance to communities that are vulnerable to climate change in Afghanistan, and will build the capacity of Afghan institutions to address climate change risk.

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World Risk Report 2012 Highlights Global Disaster Risk Hotspots [viewed]

11 October 2012: The World Risk Report 2012, published by the Alliance Development Works (Bündnis Entwicklung Hilft) in collaboration with the UN University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) and The Nature Conservancy, focuses on the theme of environmental degradation and disasters, assessing disaster risk based on information from 173 countries.

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UNFCCC Publishes Report of Parties' Views on Common Tabular Format [viewed]

UNFCCC9 October 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a synthesis report of parties' submissions of their views on the common tabular format (FCCC/SBSTA/2012/INF.4), which is intended to serve as input to a workshop to be held on the same matter.

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UNFCCC Publishes Parties' Views on Issues Relating to Kyoto Protocol Methodological Issues [viewed]

UNFCCC8 October 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the views of parties on the implications of the implementation of certain decisions by the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP/MOP) at its seventh session, on its previous decisions on methodological issues related to the Kyoto Protocol (FCCC/SBSTA/2012/MISC.13).

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UN-Energy Newsletter Highlights Appointment of Kandeh Yumkella as CEO for SE4ALL Initiative [viewed]

UN-Energy9 October 2012: UN-Energy, in its recently published newsletter, has highlighted new leadership for the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) Initiative, announcing the UN Secretary-General's invitation to UN Industrial Development Organization's (UNIDO) Director-General and Chair of UN-Energy, Kandeh Yumkella, to become the chief executive of the Initiative.

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Event: Inaugural Meeting of Global Green Growth Institute [viewed]

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) will formally become an international organization on 18 October 2012. The Inaugural Meeting will mark the first meeting of the new Assembly and Council that will govern GGGI.  

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IOM, ADB Launch Asia-Pacific Migration and Environment Network [viewed]

New Network to Promote Knowledge Exchange on Migration and Environment18 September 2012: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have launched the Asia-Pacific Migration and Environment Network (AMPEN). AMPEN is an internet-based resource to facilitate interaction on environment and migration in the Asia-Pacific region.

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UNFCCC Releases Parties' Submissions on Review of Reporting Guidelines [viewed]

UNFCCC2 October 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the submissions from Australia, the EU, the Environmental Integrity Group (EIG), Japan and New Zealand, which contain their views on the review of reporting guidelines (FCCC/SBSTA/2012/MISC.17). Several parties have called for streamlining and avoiding duplication.

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