Europe

World Food Day Focuses on Fight Against Hunger [viewed]

16 October 2010: The UN held a celebration for World Food Day in Rome, Italy, on the 65th anniversary of the founding of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) around the theme "United Against Hunger."

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EU Environment Ministers Prepare for Nagoya [viewed]

14 October 2010: The Council of the EU Environment Ministers met on 14 October 2010, in Brussels, Belgium, to agree on a strategy for the 10th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 10) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), which will open on 18 October 2010, in Nagoya, Japan. 

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EU Considers New Policy on Tourism [viewed]

12 October 2010: The Council of Competitiveness Ministers of the EU met in Luxembourg, on 12 October 2010, to consider a new EU policy on tourism, which includes climate change considerations.

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Two Reports on EU Mitigation Action Review Emission Reduction Efforts [viewed]

12 October 2010: The European Environment Agency (EEA) and the European Commission have published two separate reports on mitigation action in the EU that highlight that the EU is on track towards achieving its emission reduction targets.

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UNFCCC Publishes October 2009-September 2010 Annual Compliance Committee Report [viewed]

8 October 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the fifth annual report of the Compliance Committee (FCCC/KP/CMP/2010/6) to the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP/MOP).

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UNFCCC Publishes Tianjin Meeting Party Submissions [viewed]

9 October 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published two documents containing submissions received during the 12th session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA 12).

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UNFCCC Publishes Subsidiary Bodies' Submissions for Cancun [viewed]

8 October 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published several submissions under the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), which will be considered at their 33rd sessions, scheduled to take place in Cancun, Mexico, from 30 November-4 December 2010.

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Event: Second Session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol on Water and Health [viewed]

This session is organized by the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the Regional Office for Europe of the World Health Organization (WHO). Delegates are scheduled to discuss, inter alia: ratification and implementation of the Protocol; development of national strategies on water and health by setting targets and target dates; surveillance of and response to water-related disease; how to ensure water supply and sanitation in extreme weather events; the specific challenges of small-scale water supply systems; equitable access to drinking water; and access to information and public participation under the Protocol. In addition, MOP 2 to the Protocol is expected to adopt the Guidance on Water Supply and Sanitation in Extreme Weather Events, which were elaborated by the parties to the Protocol under the leadership of Italy.  

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IEA Publishes Review of Czech Energy Policy [viewed]

7 October 2010: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released the latest in its series of policy reviews, “Energy Policies of IEA Countries – Czech Republic 2010 Review,” which contains sections on energy framework policies, sectoral policies and energy technologies.

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EU-China and EU-Republic of Korea Summits Held [viewed]

6 October 2010: Immediately after the eighth Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) summit, which convened from 4-5 October 2010, in Brussels, Belgium, the EU held bilateral summits with China and the Republic of Korea, in which climate-related issues were addressed.

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