Conference on Food Security and Climate Change Releases Declaration Calling for Urgent Action on Dryland Agriculture [viewed]

4 February 2010:  The International Conference on Food Security and Climate Change in Dry Areas, organized by the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), a member of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), the Ministry of Agriculture of Jordan and others, met from 1-4 February 2010, in Amman, Jordan.

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ADB Funds Climate Change Study in South Asia [viewed]

4 February 2010: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of the UK are financing a US$1.2 million study to help South Asia analyze the costs and benefits of climate change adaptation actions.

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European Commission Addresses Cyber Attacks on EU ETS Registries [viewed]

4 February 2010: The European Commission has announced a series of immediate and future measures to address the cyber attacks on the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) registries that occurred on 28 January 2010.

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OECD Secretary-General Highlights Upcoming Events on the Road to Cancun [viewed]

3 February 2010: Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), highlighted that upcoming meetings in the first half of 2010, such as the OECD-International Energy Agency (IEA) Annex I Expert Group meetings in February and April, as well as a workshop on new issues in carbon markets, provide opportunities to make progress in climate change negotiations leading to the 16th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC, scheduled to take place in November-December 2010, in Cancun, Mexico.

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UN Commission for Social Development Chair Highlights the Compounding Effect of Climate Change on Social Exclusion [viewed]

3 February 2010:  During a press conference, the Chair of the UN Commission for Social Development, Leslie Kojo Christian, highlighted that the 48th annual session of the Commission for Social Development, which will run from 3-12 February 2010, in New York, US, will focus on social integration as a priority theme.

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IEA Publishes Review of Italian Energy Policy [viewed]

3 February 2010: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released a report titled “Energy Policies of IEA Countries – Italy,” which evaluates both thematic policy issues such as energy efficiency and climate change, as well as sectoral policies, as it delves into renewables, electricity, natural gas, oil, coal and nuclear energies.

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UNU Holds Lecture with Mexican President on Promoting a Fair Agreement on Climate Change [viewed]

2 February 2010:  The UN University (UNU) hosted the 16th U Thant Distinguished Lecture with President Felipe Calderón Hinojosa of Mexico on “Preserving Our Common Heritage: Promoting a Fair Agreement on Climate Change.” The event was convened in collaboration with Asahi Shimbun and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES).

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IPCC Expert Meeting Addresses Assessing and Combining Multi-Model Climate Projections [viewed]

January 2010: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) convened an expert meeting on Assessing and Combining Multi-Model Climate Projections from 25-27 January 2010, in Boulder, US. The meeting was held under the auspices of IPCC Working Groups (WGs) I (Physical Science Basis and Impacts) and II (Adaptation and Vulnerability).

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WHO and UNDP Partner on GEF-funded Project on Health Adaptation to Climate Change [viewed]

December 2009: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) approved US$4.5 million funding for a joint global project by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) on "piloting health adaptation to climate change."

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Event: 33rd Session of IFAD's Governing Council [viewed]

The 33rd session of the Governing Council of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will include a high level panel on: "From summit resolutions to farmers' field: climate change, food security and smallholder agriculture." The panel will discuss how to transform summit declarations into reality. Side events will focus on managing water resources in the context of climate change, natural resource management in sub-Saharan Africa, IFAD's Rural Poverty Report 2010, and smallholder farming in Asia and Latin America.

 

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