UN/ISDR Releases Second External Evaluation and Management Response [viewed]

10 May 2010: The UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) Secretariat has released the Second External Evaluation of the UN/ISDR, initiated by the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and major UN/ISDR donors, as well a Management Response to the evaluation.

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DESA Highlights Importance of Affordable Transport for Achieving MGDs [viewed]

May 2010: The monthly newsletter of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) features an article on the role of affordable transport in achieving sustainable development and the Millennium Development Goals (MGDs).

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Event: 10th Meeting of the Adaptation Fund Board [viewed]

The tenth meeting of the Adaptation Fund Board will take place in Bonn, Germany, on 15-16 June 2010. Back-to-back with the meeting, the Project and Programme Review Committee and the Ethics and Finance Committee will hold their first meetings on 14 June 2010.  

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Event: Technical Workshop on Costs and Benefits of Adaptation Options [viewed]

This workshop will be held under the area of socioeconomic information, under which activities are undertaken with a view to advancing sub-theme a (v) of the Nairobi Work Programme, “Promoting the availability of information on the socioeconomic aspects of climate change and improving the integration of socioeconomic information into impact and vulnerability assessments.”  

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Event: LDCF/SCCF Council Meeting [viewed]

The Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) and Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF) were established under the UNFCCC and are managed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF). The LDCF addresses the adaptation needs of the LDCs. The SCCF finances activities, programmes and measures relating to climate change that are complementary to those funded by the resources allocated to the Climate Change Focal Area of the GEF and by bilateral and multilateral funding.  

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Event: 22nd Session of the FAO Committee on Agriculture [viewed]

For more information, contact: Secretariat; email: FAO-COAG@fao.org; tel: +39-06-57-05-56-09  

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Event: UNCTAD Public Symposium 2010 [viewed]

The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Public Symposium will hold special breakout sessions on improving food security in the face of climate change and how to bridge climate justice with the global economic reform agendas.  

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Event: 26th Meeting of the CDM Small-Scale Working Group [viewed]

The Small-Scale Working Group of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) will hold its 26th meeting to consider matters relating to small-scale CDM project activities. The dates of this meeting are to be confirmed.  

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Ramsar's Standing Committee Holds 41st Meeting [viewed]

11 May 2010: The 41st meeting of the Standing Committee (SC) of the Rasmar Convention on Wetlands took place in Kobuleti, Georgia, from 26 April-1 May 2010. Opening the meeting, Giorgi Khachidze, Minister of Environment Protection and Natural Resources, Georgia, emphasized the importance of wetlands, especially in the era of climate change and increased potential for disasters.

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IEA Releases Two Solar Technology Roadmaps [viewed]

11 May 2010: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released two Roadmaps on Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) and Photovoltaic (PV) electricity production during the Mediterranean Solar Plan Conference taking place in Valencia, Spain, from 11-12 May 2010. In introducing the roadmaps, IEA Executive Director Nobuo Tanaka underscored that solar energy could represent 20-25% of global electricity production and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by six billion tons per year by 2050.

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