UNGA to Discuss Climate Change and its Possible Security Implications [viewed]

© UN30 May 2009: During the UN General Assembly's (UNGA) plenary meeting on 3 June 2009, on the follow-up to the outcome of the Millennium Summit, delegates will consider a draft resolution on climate change and its possible security implications (A/63/L.8/Rev.1).

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DSD Seeks Submissions on Climate Change for Upcoming Issue of Natural Resources Forum Journal [viewed]

© UN30 May 2009: The UN Division for Sustainable Development (DSD) of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) has called for the submission of articles and viewpoints to be included in a special section on climate change in an upcoming issue of Natural Resources Forum: A United Nations Sustainable Development Journal.

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White Papers for UNCCD Scientific Conference Open for Review [viewed]

© DSD30 May 2009: The Dryland Science for Development Consortium (DSD), which is helping to organize the first scientific conference for the UN Convention to Combat Desertification's (UNCCD) Committee on Science and Technology (CST), has invited scientific colleagues and stakeholders of the UNCCD to review the drafts of scientific analysis papers that will feed into the 22-24 September 2009 conference on “Bio-physical and socioeconomic monitoring and assessment of desertification and land degradation, to support decision-making in land and water management.”

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases Japan's Submission to AWG-KP [viewed]

29 May 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a document containing the submission by Japan on views on possible improvements to emissions trading and the project-based mechanisms (FCCC/KP/AWG/2009/MISC.9/Add.2).

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World Bank Approves First Climate Investment Fund Project [viewed]

© World Bank28 May 2009: The World Bank approved a US$600 million loan to fund energy efficiency and renewable energy in Turkey.

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ADB-Backed Conference Calls on Transport Sector to Curb Emissions [viewed]

© World Bank May 2009: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has co-organized, with the Clean Air Institute and the support of the Rockefeller Foundation, a conference that sought to build consensus on the required policy response to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from transport in the developing world.

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Event: Economic and Social Council 2009 Substantive Session [viewed]

On 14 July, as part of the Coordination Segment, the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) will hold a round table discussion on “Towards a UN comprehensive response to the challenges of climate change.” On 15 July, as part of the Operational activities segment, a thematic panel discussion will be held on “The current economic, food and climate change crises and their effects on the achievement of the MDGs: the role of UN system's support to national efforts.” More information: UN Journal and ECOSOC website.  

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Event: Workshop on Tailoring of Seasonal Forecasts: Training Experts in the Climate Predictability Tool [viewed]

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO), in partnership with the International Research Institute for Climate and Society and the Beijing Climate Center, is organizing a two-week training workshop for seasonal climate forecasters.  

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Event: High-level Conference on Climate Change: Technology Development and Transfer [viewed]

The Government of India and the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) are jointly organizing this high-level conference to help formulate a roadmap for technology in the context of climate change mitigation and adaptation to support the UNFCCC process.  

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Policy Update #3: Can Good Preparation Guarantee Success? [viewed]

“Success depends upon preparation and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.” Confucius

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