Europe

Event: Nutrition and Sustainability: A practical approach to integrating climate change, biodiversity and ecosystems, nutrition and health agendas [viewed]

Bioversity International is co-organizing a seminar to explore practical approaches and solutions to nutrition and sustainability in Rome, Italy, together with the UN Standing Committee on Nutrition, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), and the Governments of Malawi and Flanders. The seminar, 'Nutrition and Sustainability: A practical approach to integrating climate change, biodiversity and ecosystems, nutrition and health agendas,' will be held at FAO headquarters. The seminar will bring together some 300 scientists, policymakers, experts, students and practitioners to develop responses to countries' requests about "why?" and "how?" to link nutrition and sustainability, and to discuss the tradeoffs. Virtual participation is also welcome by contacting the UN Standing Committee on Nutrition Secretariat.  

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UN-REDD Newsletter Highlights 5th Anniversary Celebrations, Viet Nam Programme [viewed]

UN-REDD Programme6 November 2013: The UN Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation (UN-REDD) has released the forty-second edition of its newsletter, which highlights the launch of Phase II of Viet Nam's REDD+ programme.

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GEF Council Approves US$259.84 Million Work Program [viewed]

45th-meeting-of-the-GEF-Council7 November 2013: The 45th meeting of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council considered, inter alia: the progress report on the pilot accreditation of GEF Project Agencies; the mid-term evaluation of the System for Transparent Allocation of Resources (STAR); the mid-term evaluation of the National Portfolio Formulation Exercise (NPFE); an update on the GEF-6 replenishment; a review of GEF Agencies on their application of environmental and social safeguards and gender mainstreaming; and an update on the development of the GEF 2020 strategy. The GEF Council also approved a Work Program amounting to US$259.84 million.

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UNFCCC Releases SBSTA Documents Ahead of Warsaw [viewed]

UNFCCC7 November 2013: The UNFCCC has released documents for consideration in discussions during the upcoming session of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) to be held in Warsaw, Poland, from 11-22 November 2013.

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Guest Article #102: Universality and Fairness of Commitments are the Key to Success [viewed]

This November, we will host in Warsaw the 19th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 19). The negotiations of the new agreement on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, which is to enter into force in 2020, will be one of the key issues to be discussed at COP 19.

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UNFCCC Publishes SBSTA Documents on Annex I Reporting, Market and Non-Market Mechanisms [viewed]

UNFCCC30 October 2013: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released documents for consideration by the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technologic Advice (SBSTA) during its upcoming 39th session in Warsaw, Poland.

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Caucasus Workshop Discusses NAMAs [viewed]

Partnership on Mitigation and MRV31 October 2013: The Regional Environmental Centre for the Caucasus (REC Caucasus) and the German International Cooperation (GIZ) organized a regional workshop, titled ‘Development of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) in South Caucasus countries,' in cooperation with the International Climate Initiative (ICI) of the German Federal Environment Ministry (BMU).

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EEA Finds Car Manufacturers Met 2012 Average Carbon Emissions Targets [viewed]

EEA30 October 2013: A report published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) indicates that major car manufacturers are aligned with average carbon dioxide (CO2) vehicle emissions targets for 2012 in the EU.

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IEA Geothermal Annual Report Highlights Increased Growth in Geothermal Deployment [viewed]

iea-gia10 October 2013: The International Energy Agency's (IEA) Geothermal Implementing Agreement (GIA) has released its Annual Report for 2011 and published country reports for Australia, the European Commission, Germany, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Republic of Korea, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and the US.

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Clean Cookstoves Conference Report Makes Recommendations on Scaling-Up, Building Markets [viewed]

Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves20 October 2013: The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development have released the results of the 2013 Bonn International Cooking Energy Forum, concluding it will be challenging, but possible, to bring clean cooking energy to 100 million homes by 2020.

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