CBD COP 10 Opens in Nagoya [viewed]

18 October 2010: Following the conclusion of the Biosafety Protocol COP/MOP 5, the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 10) opened on 18 October 2010, and will continue until 29 October 2010. The meeting's agenda includes a series of strategic, substantive, administrative and budgetary issues.

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Event: Workshop on Responding to Climate Change in the Pacific: Moving from Strategy to Action [viewed]

This workshop is organized by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the World Bank. It will address the climate policy of the Pacific region and the importance for national governments to lead the response to climate change and their need to receive support and constructive engagement by development partners.  

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International Day of Rural Women Highlights Vulnerability to Climate Change [viewed]

15 October 2010: The International Day of Rural Women was celebrated by the UN on 15 October 2010, in New York, US. The Day provides an opportunity to highlight global challenges faced by rural women, including climate change.

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EU Environment Ministers Prepare for Nagoya [viewed]

14 October 2010: The Council of the EU Environment Ministers met on 14 October 2010, in Brussels, Belgium, to agree on a strategy for the 10th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 10) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), which will open on 18 October 2010, in Nagoya, Japan. 

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IPCC to Implement IAC Recommendations [viewed]

14 October 2010: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) held its 32nd session from 11-14 October 2010, in Busan, Republic of Korea. Over the course of the meeting, contact groups met on issues including: IPCC processes and procedures; IPCC governance and management; and the scope of the Synthesis Report of the 5th Assessment Report (AR5).

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WHO Report Outlines Challenges Related to Neglected Tropical Diseases [viewed]

14 October 2010: The World Health Organization (WHO) issued a report titled "Working to overcome the global impact of neglected tropical diseases" covering 17 neglected tropical diseases that thrive in impoverished settings, where housing is often substandard, environment is contaminated, and disease-spreading insects and animals abound.

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AUC, AfDB and UNECA Launch ClimDev-Africa [viewed]

13 October 2010: The Climate Information for Development in Africa (ClimDev-Africa) programme was officially launched on 13 October 2010, during the Seventh African Development Forum (ADF) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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WCRP Reports on Workshop on Extreme Climate Events [viewed]

12 October 2010: The World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) has released a review of its workshop on "Metrics and Methodologies of Estimation of Extreme Climate Events," which took place from 27-29 September 2010, in Paris, France.

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UN-REDD Article Discusses REDD+ and Drivers of Deforestation [viewed]

UNREDD Newsletter12 October 2010: Linda Rosengren, UN-REDD Programme, has authored an article on the drivers of deforestation, in particular agricultural expansion, and the role of REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, as well as the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks).

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Event: Population Dynamics and Climate Change II: Building for Adaptation [viewed]

This conference aims to build knowledge and tools on the links between population dynamics and climate change adaptation, for their application to policy development and negotiations around global, regional and national climate change responses. The conference will focus on: assessing policies on the links between population dynamics and adaptation to the current and future impacts of climate change; how policy makers and the climate change community can benefit from and use population dynamics and data in planning for adaptation; and providing recommendations on the link between population dynamics and climate change adaptation to be submitted to the 16th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP 16).  

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