ILRI, Equity Bank and UAP Insurance Launch Project to Insure Livestock Against Drought [viewed]

27 January 2010: The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), a member of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), has joined with Equity Bank and UAP Insurance to offer index-based insurance to rural herders in arid areas of Northern Kenya.

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UN Regional Commissions Discuss Outcome of Copenhagen Conference [viewed]

25 January 2010: The “Weekly” newsletter of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) for the period 25-29 January 2010 reports on the first meeting in 2010 of the Executive Secretaries of the UN Regional Commissions, which included discussions on the outcome of the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference.

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UNESCO Report Highlights Impact of Climate Change on Education [viewed]

19 January 2010: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Irina Bokova, Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), have launched the "Education for All Global Monitoring Report 2010" at UN Headquarters in New York, US.

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IRENA Finalizes its Work Programme and 2010 Budget [viewed]

17 January 2010: The Third Preparatory Commission of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) brought together 500 delegates in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, to discuss IRENA's programme of work and budget for 2010.

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Event: World Urban Forum 5 [viewed]

The theme for the Forum is “The Right to the City: Bridging the Urban Divide.” The Forum will include a thematic open debate on reducing vulnerabilities in view of climate change.  

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Event: Second International Conference on Climate, Sustainability and Development in Semi-arid Regions (ICID 2010) [viewed]

This conference will convene public policy makers, scientists and members of civil society to promote secure and sustainable development in semi-arid regions of the world. It will be hosted by the Ministry of the Environment of Brazil and Government of Ceara State, with support from international organizations including the World Bank, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).  

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UN Advisory Group on Energy and Climate Change Prepares Final Report [viewed]

25 January 2010: The UN Energy and Climate Change Advisory Group met in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, to discuss the preparation of the Group's final report.

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ADB and Japan Fund Climate Change Institutions in Bhutan [viewed]

25 January 2010: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has announced that it will provide a US$0.7 million grant, financed by the Government of Japan, to build the capacity of Bhutan's National Environment Commission for developing mitigation and adaptation measures that can counter climate change.

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IPCC Releases Statement on Trends in Disaster Losses [viewed]

25 January 2010: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released a statement on trends in disaster losses.

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CDM Executive Board Releases Proposed Agenda for 52nd Meeting [viewed]

25 January 2010: The Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) has published the proposed agenda and annotations, as well as the draft work programme, for its 52nd meeting, which will take place at the UN Campus in Bonn, Germany, from 8-12 February 2010.

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