UN Regional Commissions Exchange Views on Climate Change Economic Impacts [viewed]

Unga27 October 2009: The UN General Assembly Second Committee (Economic and Financial) held an interactive dialogue with Heads of the UN Regional Commissions on 27 October 2009, on “regional perspectives on the economic impacts of climate change.”

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UN/ISDR Co-Hosts 2009 Stockholm Policy Forum on Climate-Smart Disaster Risk Reduction [viewed]

Un-isdr26 October 2009: The UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR), the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) co-hosted the 2009 Stockholm Policy Forum on Climate-Smart Disaster Risk Reduction on 26 October 2009.

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World Bank Launches MultiCat Program to Insure Against Floods, Hurricanes and Wind Storms [viewed]

Worldbanklogo19 October 2009: The World Bank launched the MultiCat Program – a catastrophe bond issuance platform that gives governments and other public entities access to international capital markets to insure themselves against the risk of natural disasters. The types of events that may be insured are earthquakes, floods, hurricanes and other wind storms.

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ADB Studies Climate Change Resilience in the Asian Agriculture Sector [viewed]

wordbankpressreleaseOctober 2009: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) published a report on the impact of climate change on Asia and the Pacific's agriculture sector, highlighting that agriculture will pose a significant development challenge for Asia in the present century. The report, titled “ADB Building Climate Resilience in the Agriculture Sector of Asia and the Pacific,” discusses building climate change resilience into the agriculture sector in Asia.

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World Bank Highlights Opportunities and Challenges for Adaptation in Agriculture [viewed]

agricultural-developmentAugust 2009: The World Bank published a report that identifies and summarizes potential climate change impacts on agriculture in the developing world, examines causes of vulnerability, and suggests where investments are needed to better climate-proof agriculture.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Publishes Carbon Footprint Fact Sheet [viewed]

UNFCCC Secretariat Publishes Carbon Footprint Fact Sheet28 October 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a fact sheet on minimizing the Copenhagen footprint. It outlines the steps that the Danish Government is taking to minimize emissions by implementing a range of energy saving measures at the conference site to reach a 20% reduction in CO2 leading up to COP 15.

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IAEA Begins Conference on the Future Role of Nuclear Energy [viewed]

Iaea27 October 2009: More than 260 participants from 54 member States have gathered in Vienna, Austria, to attend an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) conference exploring the role of nuclear energy in the 21st century, especially that of water cooled reactors.

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2011 Environment for Europe Ministerial Conference to Address Green Economy [viewed]

2011 Environment for Europe Ministerial Conference to Address Green Economy27 October 2009: The Seventh “Environment for Europe” Ministerial Conference, to be held in autumn 2011 in Astana, Kazakhstan, will have two themes: “the sustainable management of water and water-related ecosystems” and “greening the economy: mainstreaming the environment into economic development.”

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UNFCCC Secretariat Announces Submission of Two JI Project Design Documents [viewed]

UNFCCC27 October 2009: Two joint implementation (JI) project design documents (PDDs) have been submitted by an accredited independent entity to the UNFCCC Secretariat, for the JI projects “Reconstruction of Units 1, 2, 3 and 4 at Zuyevska Thermal Power Plant” in Ukraine, and “New dry cement line installation at OJSC ‘Sukholozhskcement,' Sverdlovsk area, Russia.”

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Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee Publishes Report of 18th Meeting [viewed]

UNFCCC26 October 2009: The Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee (JISC) has published the report of its 18th meeting, together with related annexes. JISC 18 took place from 22-23 October 2009, in Bonn, Germany, to consider matters relating to the operation of Joint Implementation (JI).

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