CBD Secretariat Calls for Comments on Draft Scientific Synthesis on the Impacts of Ocean Acidification on Marine Biodiversity [viewed]

10 August 2009: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is inviting participation in the peer review of the draft report “Scientific Synthesis on the Impacts of Ocean Acidification on Marine Biodiversity.”

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UNFCCC Secretariat Publishes SBI 30 Documents [viewed]

© UNFCCC 5 August 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a report (FCCC/SBI/2009/8) of the 30th session of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI), which took place from 1-10 June 2009, in Bonn, Germany.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Publishes SBSTA 30 Documents [viewed]

© UNFCCC5 August 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a report (FCCC/SBSTA/2009/3) of the 30th session of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), which was held in Bonn, Germany, from 1-10 June 2009.

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UNFCCC Releases AWG-KP Submissions [viewed]

© UNFCCC5 August 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has also published, in addition to the three submissions contained in document (FCCC/KP/AWG/2009/MISC.14), two submissions from parties (FCCC/KP/AWG/2009/MISC.14/Add.1) on further views and proposals relating to a proposal for amendments to the Kyoto Protocol pursuant to its Article 3, paragraph 9, and a text on other issues outlined in document FCCC/KP/AWG/2008/8. The submissions are from Sri Lanka and Sweden on behalf of the EU.

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FAO Releases Working Paper on Sustainable Forest Management in Latin America [viewed]

© FAO July 2009: The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has released its 12th working paper, titled “Towards National Financing Strategies for Sustainable Forest Management in Latin America: Overview of the Present Situation and the Experience in Selected Countries.”

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Event: Greening the Global Economy through Sustainable Tourism [viewed]

This meeting is being convened by the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the European Travel Commission. The meeting will work towards raising the profile of the tourism sector as a key strategic element of global resilience and recovery, to show how tourism can play a leading role in the development of a sustainable global economy.  

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Policy Update #4: Is the Pessimism Justified? [viewed]

“Pessimism: an inclination to emphasize adverse aspects, conditions, and possibilities or to expect the worst possible outcome.” (Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary)

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UN Secretary-General to World Federation of UN Associations Plenary Assembly: Copenhagen is a “Once-in-a-Generation Chance” [viewed]

© UN10 August 2009: Speaking in Seoul, Republic of Korea, at the 39th World Federation of UN Associations Plenary Assembly, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed that climate change is “the greatest collective challenge we face as a human family.”

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JISC Calls for Public Input on Establishment of Communication Channel with JI Project Participants [viewed]

© UNFCCC7 August 2009: The Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee (JISC) has launched a call for public input on the establishment of a communication channel between the JISC and JI project participants.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases Indonesia and Australia's Joint REDD Submission [viewed]

© UNFCCC7 August 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the submission on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD) filed by Indonesia and Australia to the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA) and Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA).

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