Event: Climate Change, Price Volatility and Food Security: Perspectives from Southeast Asia [viewed]

This international workshop is hosted by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) with the Indonesian National Poverty Commission and Ministry of Agriculture. It will convene researchers, practitioners, and policymakers to explore opportunities for building resiliency against growing food security risks that confront many countries in Southeast Asia. IFPRI is a member of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).  

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Ozone Secretariat Releases 2010 Technical Options Committee Reports [viewed]

March 2011: The Ozone Secretariat has released the 2010 Technical Option Committee (TOC) assessment reports.

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Event: Seventh Inter-American Dialogue on Water Management (D7) [viewed]

The Inter-American Water Resources Network (IWRN) and the Organization of American States (OAS) have organized this Dialogue to reflect on advances on integrated water resource management (IWRM) in the region, its challenges and future demands. Among other things, the Dialogue will discuss water management in a changing environment, including climate change, and collaborative mechanisms for transboundary water resources management.  

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UNFCCC Executive Secretary Calls for Momentum on Cancun Agreements [viewed]

24 March 2011: Speaking on the sidelines of a meeting of ministers in Mexico City, Mexico, who gathered to discuss the implementation of the Cancun Agreements, Christiana Figueres, UNFCCC Executive Secretary, called on governments to maintain momentum to ensure that timelines agreed at the UN Climate Change Conference in Cancun, in December 2010, are met.

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WMO Releases Statement on the Status of Global Climate in 2010 [viewed]

24 March 2011: The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has released its annual "Statement on the Status of the Global Climate," highlighting that global surface temperatures reached record values and that 2010 represented the closure of the warmest decade on record.

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UNESCO Releases Staff Guide to Greening [viewed]

24 March 2011: The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has launched the "Staff Guide to Greening UNESCO," which offers UNESCO staff simple tips to incorporate environmentally-friendly behavior into their work life.

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UNWTO, Thailand Improve Hotels' Energy Efficiency [viewed]

24 March 2011: The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Government of Thailand have concluded a project that assisted hotels in reducing their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and energy costs through energy-saving technologies.  

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Report of the 31st Meeting of the CDM Afforestation and Reforestation Working Group Released [viewed]

23 March 2011: The report of the 31st meeting of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Afforestation and Reforestation (A/R) Working Group, which was held from 14-16 March 2011 in Bonn, Germany, is now available on the CDM website. The Working Group considers matters relating to CDM afforestation and reforestation project activities.

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UN-REDD Approves Funding for REDD+ in Ecuador [viewed]

23 March 2011: The UN-REDD Programme Policy Board has agreed, among other things, to approve US$4 million in funding for Ecuador's National Programme for REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, as well as the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of carbon stocks).

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UNFCCC Publishes Scenario Notes for AWG-KP 16 and AWG-LCA 14 [viewed]

22 March 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the scenario notes for the 16th session (FCCC/KP/AWG/2011/2) of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP 16) and the 14th session (FCCC/AWGLCA/2011/2) of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA 14).

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