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In collaboration with Working Groups (WGs) I and II, WG III will hold a workshop in order to facilitate a new generation of emission scenarios as part of the Fifth Assessment cycle. While the process of new scenario development is coordinated by the research community, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) plays a catalyzing role in scenario development and assesses the results. http://www.ipcc-wg3.de/activity/expert-meetings-and-workshops
This workshop will bring together the leading world experts on all issues related to sea level rise, including the field of ice sheet dynamics and ice sheet instabilities, to discuss the current understanding comprehensively across various scientific disciplines and accelerate scientific research that will feed results into the Fifth Assessment Report.
Forest Day 3 will be hosted by Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) and the Government of Denmark. The event will convene in parallel to the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference. It will build on the success of Forest Day 1 and 2 in helping to ensure forests are high on the agenda for future climate outcomes, and will pave the way forward in making these outcomes work beyond the Copenhagen climate change negotiations.
With the theme The road after Copenhagen: priority strategies and actions for ensuring food security and rural development in the face of climate change, the Agriculture and Rural Development Day will seek to develop a work plan with strategies and actions to fully incorporate agriculture into the post-Copenhagen agenda. The event will consider areas such as: the role of agriculture and farmers in adaptation and mitigation strategies; future scenarios for agriculture, rural development and food security; climate change as a development issue; and innovations in the agricultural sector of relevance to the climate change agenda.
The “Development and Climate Days” special event is organized by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD). The event will focus on the following issues: land, water and forests; justice, ethics and humanitarian issues; planning adaptation; and mitigation, finance and the private sector. It is sponsored by the UK Department for International Development (DfID) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark (Danida).
Copenhagen Business Day – Leading ACTION will be the third global business day parallel to the meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The event will bring together business leaders to explore, share and project their vision and commitment to implement climate solutions now and for the next four decades. It is jointly organized by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) together with the Confederation of Danish Industry.
I believe that it is no exaggeration to say that a fair, effective and ambitious climate deal could be more vital to tackling poverty than even the Gleneagles summit of 2005.
The Ozone Secretariat has released advance copies of the report of the 21st Meeting of the Parties (MOP-21) and the Forty-third Meeting of the Implementation Committee under the Non-Compliance Procedure for the Montreal Protocol. The advance reports are available in English only. [MOP-21 meeting report] [43rd Implementation Committee report]
The Adaptation Fund Board (AFB) accepted the offer by Germany to confer legal capacity and host the AFB in Bonn.