UNGA Second Committee Underlines Importance of Climate Change Negotiations [viewed]

6 October 2010: The Second Committee (Economic and Financial) of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) met on 6 October 2010, in New York, US, to continue and conclude its general debate, addressing, inter alia: the critical importance of deliberations on climate change, biodiversity and the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD); the need for an agreement on targets for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions; expediting the implementation of existing climate change agreements; and new financing to help countries mitigate and adapt to its effects.

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IEA Publishes Latest Global Carbon Dioxide Emissions Statistics [viewed]

6 October 2010: In efforts to inform decision making at the UN Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico, at the end of the year, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has released a highlights version of its global “CO2 Emissions from Fuel Combustion.”

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EU-China and EU-Republic of Korea Summits Held [viewed]

6 October 2010: Immediately after the eighth Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) summit, which convened from 4-5 October 2010, in Brussels, Belgium, the EU held bilateral summits with China and the Republic of Korea, in which climate-related issues were addressed.

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Asia-Europe Summit Discusses Climate Change [viewed]

5 October 2010: The eighth Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM), which convened in Brussels, Belgium, from 4-5 October 2010, discussed climate change among other issues.

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European and US Local Authorities Agree on Climate Action [viewed]

5 October 2010: Mercedes Bresso, President of the EU Committee of the Regions, and Elisabeth B. Kautz, President of the US Conference of Mayors, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation on climate action on 5 October 2010.

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WFP and FAO Release Report on the State of Food Insecurity [viewed]

6 October 2010: The World Food Programme (WFP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) have released a report titled "The State of Food Insecurity in the World: Addressing food insecurity in protracted crises."

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International Symposium on Adaptation in Himalayan Region Highlights Role of Earth Observations [viewed]

6 October 2010: The International Symposium on "Benefiting from Earth Observation - Bridging the Data Gap for Adaptation to Climate Change in the Hindu-Kush Himalayan Region" met from 4-6 October 2010, in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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COFO Addresses Impacts of Climate Change on Forests [viewed]

5 October 2010: Delegates to the 20th session of the Committee on Forestry (COFO 2010) of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), taking place from 4-8 October 2010, in Rome, Italy, discussed agenda items on forest biodiversity, forest fire and health and forests and water, all in the context of climate change.

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UNGA Third Committee Highlights Impacts of Climate Change on Social Development [viewed]

5 October 2010: The first session of the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) of the UN General Assembly's 65th session opened on 5 October 2010, in New York, US, to begin its general discussion on social development.

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UNEP Launches “30 Ways in 30 Days” Initiative on Green Economy [viewed]

5 October 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has announced an initiative to inspire action on reducing emissions and making the transition to a global green economy in the lead up to the 16th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP 16), to take place in Cancun, Mexico, at the end of 2010.

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