Event: ADB Climate and Clean Energy Week [viewed]

The Asian Development Bank's (ADB) Climate and Clean Energy Week will consist of two major events: the High-Level Dialogue on Climate Change in Asia Pacific, and the fourth Asia Clean Energy Forum 2009. The high-level dialogue, co-organized with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), will invite global and regional leaders to share the latest thinking on various aspects of climate change.  

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Event: 30th Sessions of the UNFCCC Subsidiary Bodies, AWG-KP 8 and AWG-LCA 6 [viewed]

These meetings will include the 30th sessions of the Subsidiary Bodies of the UNFCCC – the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) – the eighth session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP 8), and sixth session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA 6).  

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Event: Eighth Meeting of the Asia Forest Partnership – REDD and Combating Illegal Logging [viewed]

The Asia Forest Partnership (AFP) Dialogue 2009 will examine links between mechanisms to compensate countries for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (REDD), and efforts to combat illegal logging and the associated timber trade.  

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Event: Workshop on Developing Water and Climate Change Adaptation Guidelines [viewed]

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is organizing a meeting to develop training materials and guidelines on Developing Water and Climate Change Adaptation Guidelines to support the use of a combination of modeling approaches (statistical and dynamic) that will deliver results to clients in the short and medium term.  

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CSD17 Begins Consideration of Desertification, Drought, Agriculture, Land, Rural Development and Africa [viewed]

L-R: CSD Chair Gerda Verburg, Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, the Netherlands; and UN Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro4 May 2009: The 17th session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD17) opened on 4 May 2009, at UN Headquarters in New York, US.

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UN/ISDR Releases April Issue of ISDR-Highlights [viewed]

© UN/ISDR1 May 2009: The UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) has released the April 2009 issue of its newsletter ISDR-Highlights.

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GEF STAP Addresses GEF'S Role in REDD [viewed]

© GEFMay 2009: The Global Environment Facility's Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (GEF-STAP) met in Rome, Italy, from 28-30 April 2009, to review GEF implementation science and the emerging strategies for the fifth GEF Replenishment (GEF-5).

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UN/ISDR and UNDP to Launch Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction [viewed]

May 2009: The 2009 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction will be launched in Manama, Bahrain, on 17 May 2009, at an event organized by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR). The report will present a global risk analysis on emerging disaster and climatic risk patterns and trends, in particular those related to poverty and human development concerns.

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UNPFII to Consider Climate Change Policies and Projects' Adherence to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples' Standards [viewed]

© UNPFIIMay 2009: During its eighth session, scheduled to convene from 18-29 May 2009, at the UN Headquarters in New York, US, the UN Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) will consider a concept note on the extent to which climate change policies and projects adhere to the standards set forth in the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The Forum will also consider the response from the UNFCCC Secretariat regarding two recommendations on indigenous peoples and climate change adopted during the seventh session of the UNPFII (E/C.19/2008/13), which was held from 21 April-2 May 2008.

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UNECA: Science and Technology Can Help Africa Deal with Economic Crisis and Climate Change [viewed]

© UNECA30 April 2009: Speaking on behalf of Abdoulie Janneh, UN Economic Commission for African (UNECA) Executive Secretary, Josué Dioné, Director of the Food Security and Sustainable Development Division of the UNECA, addressed the first session of the UNECA's Committee on Development Information, Science and Technology (CODIST-1), held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 28 April-1 May 2009.

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