UN Plants Trees in Southern Lebanon [viewed]

18jan_10_0415 January 2010: The UN blue helmets have initiated a project to reforest parts of southern Lebanon with 2,300 trees, including pine, walnut and olive trees.

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UNEP FI and Others Call for Strong Climate Change Policies [viewed]

summit_logo14 January 2010:  The Investor Summit on Climate Risk, under the theme "Developing a Low-Carbon Economy: Leveraging Private Investment," took place on 14 January 2010, at UN Headquarters in New York, US, and brought together 450 global investors.

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AU-China Cooperation to Focus on Climate Change [viewed]

africanunionlogo12 January 2010: On the occasion of the signing of a US$14 million grant agreement on economic and technical cooperation between China and the African Union (AU) Commission, the two parties highlighted the need for continued cooperation on climate change issues.

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UNECE Highlights Links between Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution Convention and Climate Change [viewed]

18jan_10_07January 2010: The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) has released a brochure titled "Clearing the Air: 30th Anniversary of the Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution," which reviews the Convention's three decades of achievements in protecting human health, agriculture, freshwater, and historic and cultural monuments.

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Event: ICAO Colloquium on Aviation and Climate Change [viewed]

The third of the International Civil Aviation Organization's (ICAO) Environmental Colloquiums will take place at ICAO headquarters in Montreal, Canada, and will focus on the relationship between climate change and aviation. The Colloquium plans to introduce participants to developments in ICAO's environmental work and prepare them for high-level decision making at the ICAO Assembly in September 2010.  

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Event: Global Change and Mediterranean Pines: Alternatives for Management [viewed]

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the University of Vallidolid and other partners are contributing to this Mediterranean Pines IUFRO 2010 conference, which will consider the dual impacts of climate change and social demographic pressures on biodiversity in the Mediterranean.  

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Event: First World Congress on Cities and Adaptation to Climate Change [viewed]

This meeting, hosted by ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability with numerous UN partners, will provide a global forum on urban resiliency and adaptation immediately preceding the UN climate talks in Bonn. Partners will share knowledge on: urban risk assessment; socio-economic and institutional dimensions; strategy, policy integration and mainstreaming; urban adaptation planning and practice; costs and financing of urban adaptation; and technologies for adaptation.  

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WMO Convenes Intergovernmental Meeting on Global Framework for Climate Services [viewed]

Wmo14 January 2010: The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) convened the Intergovernmental Meeting for the High-Level Taskforce on the Global Framework for Climate Services from 11-12 January 2010, in Geneva, Switzerland.

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FAO Publishes Paper on the Role of Livestock and Pastoral Systems in Climate Change [viewed]

14jan_10_0213 January 2010: The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has released a Land and Water Discussion Paper that addresses opportunities for mitigation and adaptation in dryland pastoral systems.

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Role of Biodiversity in Addressing Climate Change Highlighted during IYB Launch [viewed]

iyblogo12 January 2010: During the official launch of the International Year of Biodiversity (IYB), speakers stressed that biological diversity is part of the solution to the climate change problem.

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