UNCCD and UNFF Sign Memorandum of Understanding [viewed]

25 May 2010: The Secretariats of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that stresses the need to work together to fight land degradation, including in forests.

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UNFCCC Executive Secretary Briefs the Press Ahead June Talks [viewed]

25 May 2010: UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer briefed the press about his expectations for the upcoming climate change talks scheduled to take place in Bonn, Germany, from 31 May-11 June 2010, and the status of the UN climate change process.

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UNEP and GEF to Help Reduce World Cup's Carbon Footprint [viewed]

25 May 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) have announced an initiative to reduce the carbon footprint of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

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World Bank Institute Climate Change Practice Releases e-Bulletin [viewed]

25 May 2010: The World Bank Institute (WBI) Climate Change practice has released the May 2010 edition of its quarterly e-bulletin. The issue features upcoming and recent events and news from four programmes: Cities and Climate Change; Innovation in Carbon Finance; Leadership and Coalition Building for Climate Change; and Climate Adaptation for Water, Agriculture and Natural Resource Management.

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World Bank Responds to Civil Society Questions Live [viewed]

25 May 2010: The World Bank's programme manager for climate change, Kseniya Lvovsky, will respond to live questions from the audience on 27 May 2010 at 10:00 AM EST.

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UNFCCC Publishes ICAO and IMO Submissions [viewed]

20 May 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published submissions (FCCC/SBSTA/2010/MISC.5) from the Secretariats of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) containing information on emissions from fuel used for international aviation and maritime transport.

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European Commission Unveils Bio-waste Strategy [viewed]

18 May 2010: The European Commission has published a strategy to improve bio-waste management, with a view to fully realizing its environmental and economic potential.

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Fourth GEOSS Asia-Pacific Symposium Focuses on Climate and Biodiversity [viewed]

March 2010: The Fourth Asia-Pacific Symposium of the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) was held in Bali, Indonesia, from 10-12 March 2010. Organized by the GEO Secretariat with the support of the Governments of Indonesia and Japan, the Symposium welcomed approximately 220 participants from 26 countries, and was organized around the theme "Towards a Global Earth Observation System of Systems that supports the societal benefit areas of climate and biodiversity."

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UNDP Releases Third Adaptation Newsletter [viewed]

24 May 2010: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has released the third issue of its Climate Change Adaptation Bulletin. The newsletter features articles on: support to 22 least developed countries (LDCs); the Africa Adaptation Programme, financed by the Government of Japan and implemented in 20 countries; and country updates on the preparation and implementation of National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPAs) with preparatory work expected to start in Ethiopia, Mozambique, Chad and Togo.

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Italy Contributes to Benefit Sharing Fund of Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources [viewed]

21 May 2010: Italy announced a contribution of 1.2 million euros to the benefit sharing scheme managed by the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, a multilateral environmental agreement (MEA) established under the framework of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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