Event: IPCC WGII Co-Sponsored Meeting: NRC Meeting on Socioeconomic Storylines for New Scenarios to Support WGII/WGIII AR5 and Other Assessments [viewed]

This meeting is co-sponsored by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group (WG) II, which deals with climate change impacts, adaptation and vulnerability, and the US National Research Council. Participants will examine socioeconomic scenarios for climate change impact and response assessments in support of the fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of the IPCC.  

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Event: Climate Change and Implications for Antarctic Management and Governance [viewed]

Norway will host an Antarctic Treaty Meeting of Experts (ATME) on Climate Change and Implications for Antarctic Management and Governance. Agenda items include: key scientific aspects of climate change; key consequences of such change to the Antarctic marine and terrestrial environment; implications of such consequences to management of Antarctic activities; the need for monitoring, scenario planning and risk assessment; and outcomes of the Copenhagen negotiations relevant for the Antarctic.  

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Event: UNFCCC Technical Workshop on Collaboration among Regional Centres and Networks [viewed]

The workshop will enable around 100 representatives from parties, relevant organizations, regional centers and networks, communities, and experts, to share climate data and information available in the public domain, exchange views on climate data and information needs within the context of adaptation planning, and possible roles of regional centers and other knowledge intermediaries in improving the provision, dissemination and application of climate data and information.  

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AWGs Chairs Invite Submissions from Parties on Additional Meeting Time in 2010 [viewed]

2 February 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published an information note (YdB/HT/AWGs/2010), pertaining to an invitation for submissions by 16 Februrary 2010 in response to two annexed messages.

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ADB to Study the Economics of Climate Change in Northeast Asia [viewed]

1 February 2010: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will carry out a comprehensive study on the economics of climate change in China, Japan, the Republic of Korea and Mongolia.

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UN-HABITAT Grants Cities Lecture Award to IPCC Chair [viewed]

1 February 2010: The UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT), through the Global Research Network on Human Settlements, its advisory board for the global report on human settlements, has awarded Rajendra Pachauri the 2010 UN-HABITAT Cities Lecture Award for his contribution and leadership on climate change and cities.

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ADB Climate Change Fund Supports Two Energy Projects in China [viewed]

29 January 2010: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will support, through its Climate Change Fund, projects in two Chinese provinces, with one project evaluating the potential to reduce carbon emissions and the other establishing a large scale concentrated solar thermal plant.

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Event: Pacific High Level Dialogue [viewed]

This meeting will be convened by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), and will review progress made in implementing the Mauritius Strategy for the Further Implementation of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States (SIDS), which covers the decade 2005-2015. A regional synthesis report, which assesses the countries' achievements so far and proposes a strategy for future action, will be presented for endorsement by the Pacific SIDS Government delegates during the meeting.  

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World Wetlands Day Focuses on Role of Wetlands in Addressing Climate Change [viewed]

2 February 2010: World Wetlands Day was celebrated on 2 February 2010 around the theme “Wetlands, Biodiversity and Climate Change,” with the slogan “Caring for wetlands: an answer to climate change.”

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UNFCCC Publishes Copenhagen Accord Climate Pledges [viewed]

1 February 2010: Following the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, which took place in December 2009, the UNFCCC Secretariat has announced that it has received submissions of pledges to cut and limit greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 from 55 countries.

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