European Commission Launches ETS-dedicated Webpage [viewed]

27 October 2011: The European Commission has created a new webpage dedicated to regulatory news and announcements on the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) facilitating access to specific topics such as registries, auctioning and benchmarking.

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CBD Calls for Views on Integration of Biodiversity into Climate-Change-Related Activities [viewed]

CBD25 October 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has invited CBD parties to submit views and case studies on the integration of biodiversity into climate-change-related activities, to be compiled for submission to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) through reporting on the Nairobi work programme on impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change (NWP), and other relevant means.

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UNFCCC Holds Workshop on Climate Risk Management [viewed]

12 October 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has organized a workshop to identify challenges and gaps in the implementation of risk management approaches to the adverse effects of climate change.

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UNEP Releases Report on Changing Environment – From Rio to Rio+20 [viewed]

1 November 2011: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has released a report, titled “Keeping Track of Our Changing Environment: From Rio to Rio+20,” which provides comprehensive statistical data illustrating environmental changes to the planet since the 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED, or Rio Earth Summit), and ahead of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20).

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UN Agencies Release Blueprint for Ocean and Coastal Sustainability Ahead of UNCSD [viewed]

1 November 2011: Several UN entities have issued a Blueprint for Ocean and Coastal Sustainability, which highlights the role of oceans in sustainable development and offers recommendations ahead of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20).

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SPREP Trains Pacific Negotiators Ahead of Durban Climate Conference [viewed]

31 October 2011 : The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) hosted a training session for over 18 Pacific delegates in preparation for the 17th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 17) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which is scheduled to take place in Durban, South Africa, in November-December 2011.

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UN/ISDR Announces Launch of SADC Platform for DRR [viewed]

26 October 2011: The UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) has announced the launch of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR).

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IPCC Awards Nine Scholarships for 2011-2012 [viewed]

7 October 2011: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has announced that nine students and researchers from developing countries have been awarded scholarships for postgraduate studies or research on climate science for 2011-2012.

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IRENA Invites Applications for Deputy Director-General [viewed]

October 2011: The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has posted a call for applications for Deputy Director-General for the IRENA Secretariat.

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UNFCCC Publishes Nairobi Work Programme Progress Report [viewed]

28 October 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a report (FCCC/SBSTA/2011/INF.9) on progress made in implementing activities under the Nairobi work programme (NWP) on impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change. The report provides an overview of the progress made in implementing activities under the NWP since the 34th session of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA).

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