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Latest News - 31 October 2014
CIFOR Links Climate Adaptation and Mitigation in Cameroon's Forests
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30_October 2014: Making links between climate change mitigation and adaptation, the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has released a report from Cameroon revealing that the impacts of climate change may negatively affect REDD+ outcomes. continued...
African Countries Adopt Sustainable Transport Framework
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30_October 2014: Senior officials representing over 42 African countries have adopted a framework for a transition to sustainable transport, with a view to curbing air pollution, boosting the use of sustainable fuels and improving road safety. The roadmap aims to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through the use of low-emission non-motorized transport, and increasing the quality of public transport and investment in clean technologies. continued...
Asia-Pacific Experts Adopt Principles for Disaster-Related Statistics
Read More: Asia-Pacific Experts Adopt Principles for Disaster-Related Statistics
30_October 2014: The Expert Group on Disaster-Related Statistics in Asia and the Pacific, established earlier in 2014, has agreed to "core principles for establishing a common basic range of disaster-related statistics" at its first meeting. The principles are expected to move the region toward universal standards that will improve natural disaster preparedness and response. continued...
LEG Meeting Hears Status Reports on NAPAs, NAPs
Read More: LEG Meeting Hears Status Reports on NAPAs, NAPs
29_October 2014: The report on the 26th meeting of the Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LEG) has been released by the UNFCCC Secretariat. The report (FCCC/SBI/2014/13) provides a summary of issues addressed during the meeting and an update on priority activities of the work programme of the LEG. continued...
UNFCCC Reports on Quantified Economy-wide Emission Reduction Targets Event
Read More: UNFCCC Reports on Quantified Economy-wide Emission Reduction Targets Event
28_October 2014: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a co-facilitators' report of an in-session event on quantified economy-wide emission reduction targets of developed country parties, organized in conjunction with the 40th session of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 40), from 8-11 June 2014. The report (FCCC/SBSTA/2014/INF.16) also contains a summary of a technical briefing on land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF) reporting, held during SBSTA 39. continued...
UNFCCC Reports on Gender Composition
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28_October 2014: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a report on the gender composition of constituted bodies established under the Convention and its Kyoto Protocol. The report (FCCC/CP/2014/7) was mandated by the 18th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 18) to the UNFCCC. continued...
UNFCCC Reports on NAMA Workshop
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27_October 2014: The second workshop under the work programme to further the understanding of the diversity of nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs) by developing countries provided an opportunity for discussion of the benefits of sharing technical information on NAMAs, as well as a platform for countries to share their experiences of seeking and providing support for NAMAs. continued...
Berlin Meeting Launches Process for GEO-6
Read More: Berlin Meeting Launches Process for GEO-6
23_October 2014: Held from 21-23 October 2014, in Berlin, Germany, the Global Intergovernmental and Multi-stakeholder Meeting for the sixth edition of the Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6) report endorsed the guiding framework for the report and took what it describes as the necessary preparatory steps for a scientifically robust process. continued...
European Commission JRC Study Identifies Areas at Risk of Desertification
Read More: European Commission JRC Study Identifies Areas at Risk of Desertification
22_October 2014: A study by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (JRC) has identified areas in South America, Africa and Asia at climatological risk of desertification. The study, which used information from two indexes, found significant shifts in climate zones resulting from changes in the global hydrological cycle. As a result, arid areas have increased by 1.4-3.4% globally. continued...
UNDP Publishes Studies on Developing a Sustainable Charcoal NAMA
Read More: UNDP Publishes Studies on Developing a Sustainable Charcoal NAMA
21_October 2014: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has published two studies that aim to provide Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana with the information and opportunity to use Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMA) to implement sustainable value chains and increase the efficiency and effectiveness of their current charcoal value chains. continued...
AGWA Launches Toolkit for Climate Change Adaptation in Water Resources Management
Read More: AGWA Launches Toolkit for Climate Change Adaptation in Water Resources Management
4_September 2014: The Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA) and partners have launched a manual for dealing with uncertainty under climate change by applying climate-informed decision-making to water resource management, project design and risk evaluation. The manual was launched in a seminar held during World Water Week, on 4 September. continued...
Climate Change Policy & Practice Calendar: Current & Upcoming Events
IPCC 40 Copenhagen, Kobenhavn, Denmark 27 Oct - 31 Oct
Fifth African Rift Geothermal Conference (ARGeo - C5) Arusha, Tanzania 27 Oct - 2 Nov
REDD+ Academy – Asia Yogyakarta (Java), Indonesia 28 Oct - 7 Nov
Workshop for Energy Regulators: Energy Pricing, Reform and Transition Nairobi, Kenya 29 Oct - 31 Oct
5th Conference of the International Society for Integrated Disaster Risk Management London, Ontario, Canada 30 Oct - 1 Nov
Eighth Meeting of the IRENA Council Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 2 Nov - 4 Nov
5th Asia Pacific Ministerial Conference on Housing and Urban Development Seoul, Seoul-T'Ukpyolsi, Republic of Korea 3 Nov - 5 Nov
70th Meeting of the CDM Accreditation Panel Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 3 Nov - 5 Nov
LEG Regional Training Workshop on NAPs for the Pacific LDCs Port Vila, Shefa, Vanuatu 3 Nov - 7 Nov
CMS COP 11 Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador 3 Nov - 9 Nov
2nd Technical Workshop on the Draft Revised Guidelines for the Technical Review of Annex I GHG Inventories Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 4 Nov - 6 Nov
Social Pre-COP Caracas, Distrito Federal, Venezuela 4 Nov - 7 Nov
2014 APEC Economic Leaders' Week Beijing, China 5 Nov - 11 Nov
DOE/AIE Forum Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 6 Nov
Technical Discussion on Issues Related to Articles 5, 7 and 8 of the Kyoto Protocol Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 7 Nov
 
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