ASB, IISD Engage REDD+ Negotiators at Capacity Building Meeting [viewed]

4 February 2011: The ASB Partnership for the Tropical Forest Margins (ASB) and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) held a meeting of the REDD+ Development Dividend Task Force in Manila, Philippines, on 25-26 January 2011.

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EU Leaders Focus on Energy [viewed]

4 February 2011: The European Council gathered Heads of State and Government of the EU member States on 4 February 2011, in Brussels, Belgium, to discuss energy and innovation as part of the EU 2020 Strategy on smart, sustainable and inclusive growth in the EU.

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CBD Releases January Issue of REDD+ and Biodiversity Newsletter [viewed]

February 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has released the January issue of its "REDD+ and Biodiversity e-Newsletter."

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CIFOR Releases Paper on REDD+ in Cameroon [viewed]

February 2011: The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has published a paper titled "The Context of REDD+ in Cameroon: Drivers, Agents and Institutions."

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European Commission Launches Sustainable Growth Initiative [viewed]

26 January 2011: The European Commission has launched "A resource-efficient Europe: Flagship initiative under the Europe 2020 Strategy," which set out its views on a strategic framework towards a more sustainable use of natural resources and the shift towards resource-efficient, low-carbon growth in Europe.

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UNFCCC Publishes Message on Submission of Information and Views [viewed]

12 January 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a message to parties (ODES/COP 16/10) regarding early submission of information and views.

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Event: Poverty and Climate Change: Voices from Government, the Grassroots and NGOs [viewed]

This side event is organized by the Working Group on Poverty and Climate Change, NGO Subcommittee on Poverty Eradication, at the margins of the 49th Session of the Commission for Social Development (CSD). The event will be moderated by Deirdre Mullan. Panelists include Ambassador Donatus St. Aimee (Saint Lucia), who will speak on ‘The Effect of Climate Change on Small Island States'; Leena Kumari (India) on ‘The Effect of Climate Change on Vulnerable Populations'; and Anita Wenden from the Working Group on Climate Change and Poverty.  

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Event: 32nd Meeting of the CDM Afforestation/Reforestation Working Group [viewed]

The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Afforestation/Reforestation Working Group will meet to consider issues relating to baselines and monitoring methodologies for CDM afforestation/reforestation project activities.  

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Event: Indigenous Peoples, Marginalized Populations and Climate Change Workshop [viewed]

This is the first of a series of two workshops organized by the UN University (UNU), the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the UN Development Programme (UNDP), and the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The workshop will bring together representatives of indigenous peoples and marginalized populations, natural and social scientists, and other experts in relevant domains. The aim of the workshops is to identify, compile and analyse relevant indigenous and local observations, knowledge and practices related to understanding climate change impacts, adaptation and mitigation. This first workshop, which will focus on climate change vulnerability, adaptation and traditional knowledge, will be held in collaboration with the Mexican National Institute of Ecology (INE).  

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IPCC Announces Release Dates for Proposals on IAC Recommendations [viewed]

10 February 2011: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has announced that the proposals from task groups to take forward the InterAcademy Council's (IAC) recommendations will be submitted for formal consideration by the IPCC at its 33rd session, scheduled to take place from 10-13 May 2011, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

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