Event: UNFCCC Eighth Compliance Committee Meeting [viewed]

This meeting's agenda includes: the report on the seventh meeting of the plenary of the compliance committee; information on privileges and immunities for members; the report of the enforcement branch report of the facilitative branch; conflict of interest; information on the status of reports of expert review teams under Article 8 of the Kyoto Protocol; consistency of reviews under Article 8; matters arising from the rules of procedure (operationalizing rule 9); the annual report to the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP/MOP); and the calendar of meetings for 2011.  

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ICID 2010 Discusses Climate Change and Sustainable Development in Drylands [viewed]

23 August 2010: The Second International Conference on Climate, Sustainability and Development in Semi-arid Regions (ICID 2010), which convened in Fortaleza, Brazil, from 16-20 August 2010, brought together participants to discuss climate change and sustainable development in arid and semi-arid regions, and sought to raise the priority of these issues on the agenda of the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20).

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CPF Organizations Discuss Climate Change and Forestry at IUFRO Congress [viewed]

23 August 2010: On the opening day of the XXIII International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) World Congress, held in Seoul, Republic of Korea, from 23-28 August 2010, the Heads of several member organizations of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) presented in a sub-plenary session on biodiversity, climate change and forestry.

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2010 CDM International Photo and Video Contest Launched [viewed]

20 August 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has launched the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) International Photo and Video Contest 2010, on the theme “CDM Changing Lives.”

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CBD Selects Sponsored Experts for REDD Workshop [viewed]

18 August 2010: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has circulated the list of sponsored experts for the Global Expert Workshop on Biodiversity Benefits of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (REDD), to be held from 20-23 September 2010, in Nairobi, Kenya.

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World Bank JI Russian Project to Eliminate Gas Flaring Approved [viewed]

12 August 2010: The World Bank's first Joint Implementation (JI) Gas Recovery Project in the Komsomolskoye Oil Field was approved by the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.

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UNFCCC Publishes AWG-KP In-session Workshop Report [viewed]

6 August 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the Chair's report (FCCC/KP/AWG/2010/CRP.1) of the in-session workshop on the scale of emission reductions to be achieved by Annex I parties in aggregate and the contribution of Annex I parties, individually or jointly, to this scale.

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CIFOR Releases 2011-2013 Plan of Work [viewed]

August 2010: The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has released a plan of work for 2011-2013, as a part of its 2008-2018 Strategy.

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Proposed Agenda for 56th Meeting of the CDM Executive Board Released [viewed]

August 2010: The proposed agenda for the 56th meeting of the Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), which will be held from 13-17 September 2010, in Brasília, Brazil, is now available on the CDM website.

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Event: VI Ministerial Conference on Environment and Development in Asia and the Pacific (MCED6) [viewed]

This gathering of ministers of environment and of development is an agenda-setting forum to assess the state of sustainable development, identify regional perspectives and priorities, and decide concerted actions in response to imperatives posed by global and regional environment challenges. It is co-organized by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). The event is based on the recognition that the Asia and Pacific region continues to face persistent development challenges in terms of poverty alleviation, better access to basic services, sustainable use of natural resources and enhanced social inclusiveness. This situation is exacerbated by emerging risks and uncertainties including the food, energy and financial crisis as well as climate change threat. In addition, the region remains particularly susceptible to natural disasters, which are likely to increase in frequency and intensity as a result of climate change impacts.  

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