OECD Releases Report on Environmental Taxes [viewed]

13 October 2010: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has published a study, entitled “Taxation, Innovation and the Environment,” that addresses the questions: Do green taxes prompt innovation? What types of innovation result, and what benefits do they bring? And does taxation design play a critical role?

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UN/ISDR Celebrates International Day for Disaster Reduction [viewed]

13 October 2010: The UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) celebrated International Day for Disaster Reduction on 13 October 2010, under the theme of “My City is Getting Ready!” 

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ASEAN Environment Ministers Discuss Climate Negotiations [viewed]

13 October 2010: Environment Ministers from member States of the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) met in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam, on 13 October 2010, for the sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution and the 12th Informal ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on the Environment.

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Pacific Organizations Discuss Increased Cooperation in Climate-related Assistance [viewed]

13 October 2010: The Chief Executives of the Council of Regional Organizations in the Pacific (CROP) have agreed to renew efforts in cooperating to address regional climate change issues.

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EU Considers New Policy on Tourism [viewed]

12 October 2010: The Council of Competitiveness Ministers of the EU met in Luxembourg, on 12 October 2010, to consider a new EU policy on tourism, which includes climate change considerations.

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Two Reports on EU Mitigation Action Review Emission Reduction Efforts [viewed]

12 October 2010: The European Environment Agency (EEA) and the European Commission have published two separate reports on mitigation action in the EU that highlight that the EU is on track towards achieving its emission reduction targets.

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APEC Ministers Address Climate Change Impacts on Oceans and Fisheries [viewed]

12 October 2010: Oceans-related Ministers of the members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) discussed climate change impacts on oceans at a meeting titled "Healthy Oceans and Fisheries Management towards Food Security," held from 11-12 October 2010, in Paracas, Peru.

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UNCCD Executive Secretary Re-Appointed to Second Term [viewed]

11 October 2010: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has re-appointed Luc Gnacadja (Benin) as the Executive Secretary of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).

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UNFCCC Publishes October 2009-September 2010 Annual Compliance Committee Report [viewed]

8 October 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the fifth annual report of the Compliance Committee (FCCC/KP/CMP/2010/6) to the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP/MOP).

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FAO Supports Climate Change Adaptation in Bangladesh [viewed]

7 October 2010: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has assisted the Government of Bangladesh in establishing plans for prioritizing investments that will improve the availability of food and reduce malnutrition.

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