UNCCD Issues Third Issue of Bi-monthly Newsletter [viewed]

Unccd3 December 2009: The Secretariat of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) has released the third issue of its bi-monthly newsletter, UNCCD News.

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UNDP Newsletter Highlights UN Joint Programmes Funded by the MDG Spanish Fund and Community Based Adaptation [viewed]

UndpDecember 2009: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has released the second issue of its Adaptation Bulletin, a quarterly publication, highlighting the support the organization is providing to the development of national, sub-national and community level capacities to adapt and build their resilience against climate change risks.

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WHO Identifies Global Priorities for Climate Change and Health Research [viewed]

7dic_09_20December 2009: The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a report titled "Protecting health from climate change: global research priorities," whichpresents the conclusions from a global consultation seeking to improve the evidence base for policies to protect health from climate change.

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UN-REDD Releases Latest Newsletter [viewed]

Un-reddNovember 2009: The UN-REDD Programme has released its fourth Newsletter, highlighting the Programme's latest activities.

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Event: ITTC 46 [viewed]

The 46th meeting of the International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC-46) will take place together with associated sessions of the four committees.  

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Event: International Workshop on Addressing the Livelihood Crisis of Farmers: Weather and Climate Services [viewed]

This workshop is organized by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Meteo-France, USDA and others. The event aims to, inter alia: identify and assess the weather and climate risks and uncertainties that affect the livelihoods of farmers; review and summarize various weather and climate services for the farming community; review climate change risk management in adapting strategic plans to reduce the potential impacts of climate change for farmers; review the use of weather risk insurance strategies and schemes to reduce the vulnerability of the farming communities to weather and climate risks; obtain feedback from farmers on the extent to which current weather and climate services assist them in coping with various weather and climate risks and enhance the productivity of crops on their farms; and discuss and recommend suitable policy options to enhance weather and climate services for the farming community.  

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UPU Releases Results of Carbon Emissions Inventory [viewed]

Upu Logo3 December 2009: The Universal Postal Union (UPU), the UN specialized agency for postal services, has released the results of its first worldwide survey, which estimates that Posts in its 191 member countries generated at least 26 million tons of carbon dioxide in 2008 through the operation of postal vehicles and buildings, or 0.07% of total worldwide emissions.

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IEA Releases Technology Roadmap for Cement Industry [viewed]

4dic_09_023 December 2009: The International Energy Agency (IEA), in cooperation with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Cement Sustainability Initiative, has released a new publication titled the "Cement Technology Roadmap 2009: Carbon emissions reductions up to 2050," as part of its Technology Roadmap series.

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CBD Underlines Role of Forests in Climate Change Mitigation [viewed]

Cbd2 December 2009: Ahmed Djoghlaf, Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Executive Secretary, has underlined the potential synergies among the Rio Conventions, noting that discussions on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD) will be an important part of the Copenhagen climate change negotiations.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases Pre-COP 15 Edition of its Newsletter [viewed]

4dic_09_042 December 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the latest edition of its newsletter, which looks ahead to the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP 15).

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