UNECE WATER CONVENTION PROVIDES GUIDANCE ON IMPLEMENTATION AND ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE [viewed]

The fifth meeting of the parties to the UNECE Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention), held on 10-12 November 2009, in Geneva, Switzerland, adopted the Guide to Implementing the Convention and Guidance on Water and Adaptation to Climate Change, among other outcomes.

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BARCELONA CLIMATE CHANGE TALKS SET STAGE FOR COPENHAGEN [viewed]

The resumed ninth session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP 9) and resumed seventh session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA 7) were held from 2-6 November 2009, in Barcelona, Spain, bringing together approximately 3,100 participants.

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World Leaders at Food Security Summit Commit to Addressing Climate Change Challenges to Food Security and Agriculture [viewed]

19nov_09_0118 November 2009: The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) convened a World Summit on Food Security from 16-18 November 2009, at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy.

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UN/ISDR Releases Briefing Note on Lessons and Practices in Adaptation to Climate Change [viewed]

Un-isdr18 November 2009: The Secretariat of the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) has released a briefing note titled “Adaptation to climate change by reducing disaster risks: country practices and lessons.”

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World Bank Roundtable on Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples Discusses Indigenous Peoples Climate Action Fund [viewed]

World Bank18 November 2009: Robert Zoellick, World Bank President, stated that indigenous peoples carry a “disproportionate share of the burden of climate change effects” during a roundtable on Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change, organized by the World Bank and First Peoples Worldwide, in Washington DC, US. 

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WMO Holds Meeting on Air Quality [viewed]

Wmo18 November 2009: The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is holding the 15th quadrennial session of its Commission for Atmospheric Science, from 18-25 November 2009, in Incheon, Republic of Korea.

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UNFPA Flagship Publication Focuses on Women, Population and Climate Change [viewed]

19nov_09_0618 November 2009: The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) has launched The State of World Population 2009 Report, which is sub-titled “Facing a Changing World: Women, Population and Climate Change.”

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UNFCCC Secretariat Publishes Capacity-Building Synthesis Report [viewed]

UNFCCC18 November 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a report (FCCC/SBI/2009/10) on the implementation of the framework for capacity-building in developing countries.

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UNEP Announces PUMA Joins Climate Neutral Network [viewed]

Ccnet18 November 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has announced that the brand PUMA has become the first major sportswear company to join the Climate Neutral Network (CN Net), an initiative to promote global action to de-carbonize our economies and societies.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Publishes Least Developed Countries Expert Group Meeting Report [viewed]

UNFCCC18 November 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the report (FCCC/SBI/2009/13) of the 16th meeting of the Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LEG), held in Bangkok, Thailand, from 24-26 September 2009.

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