UNGA Second Committee Considers Agriculture and Food Security [viewed]

28 October 2010: The Second Committee (Economic and Financial) of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) considered agriculture development and food security when it met in New York, US, on 28 October 2010.

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Asian Ministers Adopt Roadmap to Cope with Climate-related Hazards [viewed]

28 October 2010: Delegates attending the Fourth Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, which convened from 24-28 October 2010, in Songdo, Incheon, Republic of Korea, approved a five-year regional roadmap to establish climate resilient disaster risk management systems by 2015.

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UNFCCC Publishes Further Views on UNFCCC Annex I Reporting Guidelines [viewed]

28 October 2010: The UNFCCC  Secretariat has published further submissions from the US and Australia (FCCC/SBSTA/2010/MISC.7/Add.1 and Add.2) on views on the revision of the UNFCCC Annex I reporting guidelines.

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Japan Funds ITTO/CBD Transboundary Conservation Project [viewed]

28 October 2010: The Government of Japan is funding a transboundary conservation area between Thailand and Cambodia, as part of the collaborative initiative between the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

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UNU and TIRI Sign Cooperation Agreement [viewed]

28 October 2010: The UN University Institute for Sustainability and Peace (UNU-ISP) and the Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial Technology Research Institute (TIRI) signed a memorandum to boost cooperation on research, testing and analysis related to industrial technologies research to support local enterprises to achieve sustainable development, promote recycling and reduce emissions.

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IFPRI Releases Two Datasets on Climate Adaptation [viewed]

28 October 2010: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has released two datasets on climate change adaptation in the Ethiopian Nile Basin and in the South African Limpopo Basin.

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Norwegian Minister of the Environment and International Development Gives UNU Lecture [viewed]

27 October 2010: Erik Solheim, Norway's Minister of the Environment and International Development, gave the UN University (UNU) 2010 Fridtjof Nansen Memorial Lecture on "Climate change and loss of nature's diversity: new actions and alliances in response to global challenges," on 27 October 2010, in Tokyo, Japan.

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Guatemalan President Gives UNU Lecture on Climate Change and the Mayan Vision [viewed]

21 October 2010: Álvaro Colom Caballeros, President of the Republic of Guatemala, gave a lecture at UN University (UNU) headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, focusing on climate change and the Mayan vision.

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CBD Technical Study Addresses Links Between Biodiversity and Development [viewed]

October 2010: Recently launched as CBD Technical Series No. 54 and entitled “Interdependence of Biodiversity and Development under Global Change,” this report presents an analysis of the systemic character of global change, biodiversity and human development, and the relationships between them, describing and evaluating the complicated relationships and dynamics between human and biological systems.

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Event: Expert Group Meeting on Indigenous People and Forests [viewed]

Planned to coincide with the International Year of Forests (IYF), the meeting will result in findings to be presented to the 10th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in May 2011.  

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