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Climate Change Climate Change News / 8 October 2015
Second Committee Begins Session with Focus on 2030 Implementation
Read More: Second Committee Begins Session with Focus on 2030 Implementation
7_October_2015: The UN General Assembly's (UNGA) Second Committee (Economic and Financial) opened its General Debate for the UNGA 70th Session. Member States focused on issues related to the implementation of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda (AAAA) and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The General Debate is taking place on 7-9 October, and will be followed by a discussion of the Committee's working methods on 9 October. continued...
WHO Calls for Action to Protect Health from Climate Change
Read More: WHO Calls for Action to Protect Health from Climate Change
7_October_2015: The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a call to action to raise awareness regarding the health opportunities that can be realized by tackling climate change. The call to action will be presented at the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 21) to the UNFCCC that will take place in Paris, France, in November-December 2015. continued...
New IPCC Chair Elected
Read More: New IPCC Chair Elected
7_October_2015: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has elected Hoesung Lee, Republic of Korea, as its new Chair. Lee was elected by 78 votes to 56 in a run-off with Jean-Pascal van Ypersele of Belgium. Speaking after the vote, Lee said he was "honored and grateful" to have been elected. He underscored the need for more information regarding existing options for preventing and adapting to climate change. continued...
Second Our Ocean Conference Galvanizes 80 Initiatives, US$2.1 Billion in Commitments
Read More: Second Our Ocean Conference Galvanizes 80 Initiatives, US$2.1 Billion in Commitments
6_October_2015: The Second Our Ocean Conference generated US$2.1 billion in commitments on oceans, including announcements of more than 80 initiatives on marine conservation and protection and the protection of over 1.9 million square kilometers of ocean. The Conference aimed to promote voluntary governmental and institutional commitments to care for the world's oceans. continued...
UNFCCC Technology Executive Committee Evaluates Technology Transfer Poznan Programme
Read More: UNFCCC Technology Executive Committee Evaluates Technology Transfer Poznan Programme
5_October_2015: The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat has released a report, titled “Evaluation of the Poznan strategic programme on technology transfer: Final report by the Technology Executive Committee” (FCCC/SBI/2015/16). The Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) will consider the report at its 43rd session, scheduled to take place in Paris, France, in November–December 2015. continued...
Chile, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Paraguay Submit INDCs
Read More: Chile, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Paraguay Submit INDCs
October_2015: The UNFCCC Secretariat has reported that Chile, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras and Paraguay have formally submitted their intended nationally determined contributions (INDCs). continued...
APEC Adopts DRR Framework
Read More: APEC Adopts DRR Framework
30_September 2015: Senior disaster management officials from the Asia-Pacific Economic Corporation (APEC) have introduced a collaborative platform for strengthening the resilience of Asia-Pacific economies, in light of the 'new normal' of increasing natural disaster threats due to climate change. The APEC Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) will guide policy coordination within and between APEC economies to combat the increasing frequency, magnitude and scope of disasters, which are endangering lives and economic stability. continued...
Climate Change Climate Change Policy & Practice Calendar: Current & Upcoming Events
42nd Session of the IPCC Dubrovnik, Dubrovacko-Neretvanska, Croatia 5 Oct - 8 Oct
68th Meeting of the CDM Methodology Panel Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 5 Oct - 9 Oct
Eye on Earth Summit 2015 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 6 Oct - 8 Oct
26th Meeting of the Adaptation Fund Board Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 6 Oct - 9 Oct
Second Annual Meeting of the Innovation for Cool Earth Forum (ICEF) Tokyo, Japan 7 Oct - 8 Oct
General Debate of UNGA Second Committee New York City, US 7 Oct - 9 Oct
Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund Lima, Peru 9 Oct - 11 Oct
World People's Conference on Climate Change and the Defense of Life Tiquipaya, Bolivia 10 Oct - 12 Oct
86th Meeting of the CDM Executive Board Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 12 Oct - 16 Oct
Global Network Conference on Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production Davos, Graubunden, Switzerland 12 Oct - 16 Oct
UNCCD COP 12 Ankara, Turkey 12 Oct - 23 Oct
From Rio to Paris: Higher Education for Climate Change Action Paris, Ile-De-France, France 14 Oct
34th Meetings of the CCAMLR and its Scientific Committee Hobart, Tasmania, Australia 18 Oct - 30 Oct
49th Meeting of the GEF Council: Consultation with Civil Society Organizations Washington D.C., US 19 Oct
73rd Meeting of the Clean Development Mechanism Accreditation Panel Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 19 Oct - 21 Oct
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