General Assembly of the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development Takes Stock of Agriculture's Role in Climate Change [viewed]

28 January 2010: The annual General Assembly of the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development, an organization of global donors, met in Rome, Italy, from 26-27 January 2010, to consider issues related to agriculture and rural development in working sessions addressing: agriculture and climate change; aid for trade and development; land and development; and lessons from the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme.

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EU Formally Indicates Support for Copenhagen Accord [viewed]

28 January 2010: Through a joint letter to the UNFCCC, the Spanish Presidency of the Council of Ministers of the EU and the European Commission have formally indicated the support of the EU and its 27 member States for the Copenhagen Accord. 

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World Economic Forum Discusses Low-Carbon Economic Growth [viewed]

28 January 2010: The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, which is being held in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, from 27-31 January 2010, under the theme "Improve the State of the World: Rethink, Redesign, Rebuild," features several sessions devoted to exploring climate change and low-carbon economic growth issues.

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African Union Commission President Satisfied With Copenhagen Financing [viewed]

28 January 2010: Speaking at the opening of the 16th Ordinary Session of the Executive Council of the African Union (AU), which took place from 28- 29 January 2010, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Jean Ping, President of the AU Commission, highlighted that necessary financing to support climate change adaptation in Africa was identified at the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, as a result of the common position presented by African countries at the meeting.

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CDM Methodologies Panel Releases Report of 42st Meeting [viewed]

27 January 2010: The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Methodologies Panel (Meth Panel) has published the report of its 42nd meeting, which was held from 18-22 January 2010, in Bonn, Germany.

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ILRI, Equity Bank and UAP Insurance Launch Project to Insure Livestock Against Drought [viewed]

27 January 2010: The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), a member of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), has joined with Equity Bank and UAP Insurance to offer index-based insurance to rural herders in arid areas of Northern Kenya.

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UN Regional Commissions Discuss Outcome of Copenhagen Conference [viewed]

25 January 2010: The “Weekly” newsletter of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) for the period 25-29 January 2010 reports on the first meeting in 2010 of the Executive Secretaries of the UN Regional Commissions, which included discussions on the outcome of the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference.

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UNESCO Report Highlights Impact of Climate Change on Education [viewed]

19 January 2010: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Irina Bokova, Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), have launched the "Education for All Global Monitoring Report 2010" at UN Headquarters in New York, US.

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IRENA Finalizes its Work Programme and 2010 Budget [viewed]

17 January 2010: The Third Preparatory Commission of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) brought together 500 delegates in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, to discuss IRENA's programme of work and budget for 2010.

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Event: World Urban Forum 5 [viewed]

The theme for the Forum is “The Right to the City: Bridging the Urban Divide.” The Forum will include a thematic open debate on reducing vulnerabilities in view of climate change.  

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