UN Commission for Social Development Chair Highlights the Compounding Effect of Climate Change on Social Exclusion [viewed]

3 February 2010:  During a press conference, the Chair of the UN Commission for Social Development, Leslie Kojo Christian, highlighted that the 48th annual session of the Commission for Social Development, which will run from 3-12 February 2010, in New York, US, will focus on social integration as a priority theme.

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IEA Publishes Review of Italian Energy Policy [viewed]

3 February 2010: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released a report titled “Energy Policies of IEA Countries – Italy,” which evaluates both thematic policy issues such as energy efficiency and climate change, as well as sectoral policies, as it delves into renewables, electricity, natural gas, oil, coal and nuclear energies.

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UNU Holds Lecture with Mexican President on Promoting a Fair Agreement on Climate Change [viewed]

2 February 2010:  The UN University (UNU) hosted the 16th U Thant Distinguished Lecture with President Felipe Calderón Hinojosa of Mexico on “Preserving Our Common Heritage: Promoting a Fair Agreement on Climate Change.” The event was convened in collaboration with Asahi Shimbun and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES).

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IPCC Expert Meeting Addresses Assessing and Combining Multi-Model Climate Projections [viewed]

January 2010: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) convened an expert meeting on Assessing and Combining Multi-Model Climate Projections from 25-27 January 2010, in Boulder, US. The meeting was held under the auspices of IPCC Working Groups (WGs) I (Physical Science Basis and Impacts) and II (Adaptation and Vulnerability).

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WHO and UNDP Partner on GEF-funded Project on Health Adaptation to Climate Change [viewed]

December 2009: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) approved US$4.5 million funding for a joint global project by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) on "piloting health adaptation to climate change."

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Event: 33rd Session of IFAD's Governing Council [viewed]

The 33rd session of the Governing Council of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will include a high level panel on: "From summit resolutions to farmers' field: climate change, food security and smallholder agriculture." The panel will discuss how to transform summit declarations into reality. Side events will focus on managing water resources in the context of climate change, natural resource management in sub-Saharan Africa, IFAD's Rural Poverty Report 2010, and smallholder farming in Asia and Latin America.

 

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IPCC Releases Statement on its Principles and Procedures [viewed]

2 February 2010: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released a statement on its principles and procedures.

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CBD Brochure on Ecological Networks Highlights Adaptation Benefits [viewed]

2 February 2010: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has released a brochure titled “Case Studies Illustrating the Socio-economic Benefits of Ecological Networks,” highlighting climate change adaptation as one of the benefits.

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CBD Practical Guide on Protected Areas Stresses Their Mitigation and Adaptation Potential [viewed]

1 February 2010: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has released a practical guide titled “Making Protected Areas Relevant: A Guide to Integrating Protected Areas into Wider Landscapes, Seascapes and Sectoral Plans and Strategies.” Such integration is considered to be imperative in order to address the adverse impacts of climate change.

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DSD Organizes Multistakeholder Dialogue on Implementing Sustainable Development [viewed]

1 February 2010: The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), Division for Sustainable Development (DSD), convened a Multistakeholder Dialogue on Implementing Sustainable Development on 1 February 2010, at UN Headquarters in New York, US.

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