Event: 19th Ordinary Session of the AU Permanent Representative Committee [viewed]

This meeting, convened by the African Union (AU), will consider a report of the most recent round of climate change negotiations and a report on the accession of the AU to the UNFCCC and the Kyoto Protocol.  

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Event: 16th Ordinary Session of the Executive Council of the AU [viewed]

This meeting, convened by the African Union (AU), will consider a report of the most recent round of climate change negotiations and a report on the accession of the AU to the UNFCCC and the Kyoto Protocol.  

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Event: 14th Ordinary Session of the AU Assembly [viewed]

This session will be held under the theme “Information and Communication Technologies in Africa: Challenges and Prospects for Development.”  

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Event: Securing Food Security in the Face of Climate Change [viewed]

This event will launch the Challenge Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), which is supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and the Earth System Science Partnership (ESSP). CCAFS is a new 10-year research initiative seeking to help vulnerable rural communities adapt to climate change and address threats to agriculture and food security.  

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Event: ILRI Workshop on Adaptation to Climate Change [viewed]

This workshop will be hosted by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), a member of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, and in partnership with the International Potato Center (CIP) and the Systemwide Livestock Programme.  

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Event: UNECE Workshop on Greening Real Estate Markets [viewed]

The workshop is organized by the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and its Real Estate Market Advisory Group, together with the German Federal Environment Agency, to review existing obstacles and ascertain economic and social benefits associated with a green real estate sector.  

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Event: UNECE International Forum on Natural Disasters and Building and Construction Safety [viewed]

The Committee on Housing and Land Management of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) will organize this forum, which will address the impact of climate change and natural disasters on building and construction safety.  

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Last Update in 2009 [viewed]

iisd_card_2009_en2We at IISD RS wish you all the best for this holiday season and throughout the coming year.

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UN Secretary-General Discusses Next Steps in Remarks to UNGA on the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference [viewed]

ban copenhagen21 December 2009: In his briefing to the UN General Assembly (UNGA) on the outcome of the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon identified a number of tasks that the international community should now undertake.

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Eleven European Countries Ratify Tropical Timber Agreement [viewed]

22dic_09_0218 December 2009: The Governments of Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Lithuania, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain took part in a ceremony on 18 December 2009, at UN Headquarters in New York, US, to indicate their support for the International Tropical Timber Agreement, 2006 (ITTA, 2006).

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