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Climate Change Climate Change News / 30 July 2015
Monaco Submits INDC
Read More: Monaco Submits INDC
29_July_2015: The UNFCCC Secretariat has announced that Monaco is the 50th Party to formally submit its intended nationally determined contribution (INDC), which sets out a greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction target of 50% below 1990 levels by 2030. The INDC is communicated in the context of Monaco's previously announced goals of reducing emissions 30% by 2020 and 80% by 2050. continued...
UNEP, UN-REDD Programme Address Bank and Investor Risk Policies on Soft Commodities
Read More: UNEP, UN-REDD Programme Address Bank and Investor Risk Policies on Soft Commodities
29_July_2015: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has released a report, titled 'Bank and Investor Risk Policies for Soft Commodities,' along with an accompanying Soft Commodities Forest-risk Assessment Tool addressing deforestation and forest degradation risk in the agricultural value chain. A UN Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (UN-REDD) information brief, titled 'Banking on REDD+: Can Bank and Investor Risk Policies on Soft Commodities Benefit REDD+?' was produced in parallel. continued...
UNISDR to Develop Disaster Risk Management Standards for Hotels in Asia and Pacific
Read More: UNISDR to Develop Disaster Risk Management Standards for Hotels in Asia and Pacific
29_July_2015: The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) has announced a plan to develop and pilot disaster risk management standards for the hotel industry in Asia and the Pacific, where 80% of the world's disaster events take place. continued...
Pacific Islands, Partners to Strengthen Weather and Climate Services
Read More: Pacific Islands, Partners to Strengthen Weather and Climate Services
25_July_2015: The Third Pacific Meteorological Council (PMC-3), which met under the theme 'Sustainable Weather and Climate Services for a Resilient Pacific,' brought together over 100 Pacific Meteorological Directors, partners and stakeholders to discuss how to strengthen meteorology in the Pacific. The meeting, which convened from 20-23 July 2015, in Nuku'alofa, Tonga, preceded the first Pacific Ministers Meeting on Meteorology (PMMM) on 24 July. continued...
ITTO Releases 2014 Annual Report
Read More: ITTO Releases 2014 Annual Report
July_2015: The International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) has published its annual report, highlighting progress achieved in 2014 through field projects, policy work and research. The publication summarizes the adoption of the Voluntary Guidelines for the Sustainable Management of Natural Tropical Forest, the release of the 'Rewarding the Service Providers' policy brief, and the organization of the International Forum on Payments for Environmental Services of Tropical Forests, among other activities. continued...
Climate Change Climate Change Policy & Practice Calendar: Current & Upcoming Events
Intergovernmental Negotiations on Post-2015 Development Agenda – Seventh and Eighth Sessions New York City, US 20 Jul - 31 Jul
Training Workshop for the Latin American and Caribbean Region on Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment Asuncion, Nueva Asuncion, Paraguay 27 Jul - 31 Jul
Workshop on the Development of Climate Information Systems for Heat Health Early Warning: Assessing Knowledge, Needs and the Path Forward Chicago, IL, US 28 Jul - 30 Jul
2nd Africa Ecosystem Based Adaptation for Food Security Conference 2015 (EBAFOSC 2) Nairobi, Kenya 30 Jul - 31 Jul
2nd Africa Food Security and Adaptation Conference (AFSAC2) Nairobi, Kenya 30 Jul - 31 Jul
African Regional Workshop on Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) Kigali, Rwanda 17 Aug - 19 Aug
UNFCCC Technical Analysis of Biennial Update Reports (August) Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 17 Aug - 21 Aug
World Water Week 2015 Stockholm, Stockholms Lan, Sweden 23 Aug - 28 Aug
Asia Pacific Resilience Innovation Summits and Expo Honolulu, HI, US 24 Aug - 26 Aug
South Takes Action: 2015 Climate South Initiative: Challenges and Solutions Libreville, Estuaire, Gabon 29 Aug
ADP 2-10 Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 31 Aug - 4 Sep
World Symposium on Climate Change Adaption Manchester, England, UK 2 Sep - 4 Sep
Africa Climate Talks: East/Southern Africa, and Indian Ocean SIDS Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania 3 Sep - 5 Sep
Third Forum of the Standing Committee on Finance Durban, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa 8 Sep - 9 Sep
Working Group Meeting of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC) Paris, Ile-De-France, France 8 Sep - 9 Sep
 
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