UN/ISDR Calls for Good Practices and Lessons Learned on Resilience [viewed]

9 November 2010: The UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) has launched a call for good practices and lessons learned by cities/local governments for its "Making Cities Resilient – My City is Getting Ready!" campaign.

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UNFCCC Publishes AWG-LCA Tianjin Report [viewed]

9 November 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the report (FCCC/AWGLCA/2010/15) of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA) on its 12th session, held in Tianjin, China, from 4-9 October 2010.

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UNEP Convenes Global Forum for Sport and Environment [viewed]

9 November 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) convened the Global Forum for Sport and Environment (G-ForSE), in Nairobi, Kenya, from 8-9 November 2010, to review the environmental impacts of sporting events. 

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UNECE Announces Creation of Belarus International Energy Center [viewed]

8 November 2010: According to the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Weekly newsletter for the period 8-12 November 2010, an International Energy Center was inaugurated in Minsk, Belarus, on 29 October 2010, to attract domestic and foreign investment in long-term projects improving the efficiency of energy production and consumption in Belarus.

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Plans for an International Commission on Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change Underway [viewed]

8 November 2010: The Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) programme and the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development have announced plans for a new International Commission on Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change.

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UNFCCC Executive Secretary Outlines Balance Required for Political Compromise in Cancun [viewed]

4 November 2010: Addressing a pre-COP ministerial meeting held in Mexico City, Mexico, on 4 November 2010, Christiana Figueres, UNFCCC Executive Secretary, emphasized the need to further clarify what would constitute a politically balanced package for Cancun.

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UNFCCC Publishes National GHG Inventory Data for 1990-2008 [viewed]

4 November 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published national greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory data (FCCC/SBI/2010/18) for the period 1990-2008.

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UNFCCC Publishes Czech Republic Fifth National Communication [viewed]

4 November 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published  the results of the in-depth review (FCCC/IDR.5/CZE) of the fifth national communication (NC5) of the Czech Republic conducted by an expert review team (ERT) in accordance with relevant provisions of the Convention and Article 8 of the Kyoto Protocol.

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UNFCCC Publishes Progress Report on NWP Activities [viewed]

4 November 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a report (FCCC/SBSTA/2010/INF.7) on progress made in implementing activities under the Nairobi work programme on impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change (NWP) since the 32nd session of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA).

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Event: Japan-Iceland Geothermal Forum 2010 [viewed]

This Forum will focus on the cooperation possibilities between Japan and Iceland, including development and financing. Participants will discuss: the challenges of geothermal use, the possibilities for further development, the role of governments in developing geothermal energy, the combined strengths of the Japanese and Icelandic models, the joint development and financing of geothermal power plants in developing countries, how geothermal projects can be financed and risks can be mitigated, the main obstacles in the development and construction of geothermal power plants in developing countries, and the role of development banks and financial institutions.  

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