UNCCD COP 9 Identifies Indicators for Monitoring and Assessing the Extent of Desertification, Drought and Land Degradation [viewed]

© ENB3 October 2009: Among the 36 decisions adopted before the final gavel came down at 7:50 am on Saturday, 3 October, at the ninth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 9) to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), was a decision that identifies two indicators – the proportion of the population in affected areas living above the poverty line and land cover status – as the minimum subset of impact indicators required for reporting by affected countries beginning in 2012, along with additional, optional impact indicators.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Adds New Files to CDM Audio File Service [viewed]

© UNFCCC2 October 2009: The Secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has added a new series of audio files to its Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Audio File Service.

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UN Secretary-General Warns Collective Action on Climate Change Necessary to Avoid Catastrophe [viewed]

© UN1 October 2009: Speaking at Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed that “if ever there were a time to act in a spirit of renewed multilateralism ... it is now.”

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IPCC Posts New Documents for 31st Session [viewed]

© IPCC October 2009: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has posted several new documents for its 31st session and sessions of the Panel's Working Groups, which will take place from 26-29 October 2009, in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia.

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UN-REDD Programme Publishes September Newsletter [viewed]

© UN-REDD September 2009: The UN-REDD Programme published the second issue of its newsletter, featuring news on the UN high-level event on forests and climate change, a commentary on REDD and indigenous peoples' engagement in Africa, and reports on a technical meeting on forest degradation and a measuring, reporting and verification meeting, both held in September 2009, in Rome, Italy.

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IEA Publishes Report on Technological Strategies for Reducing Industrial Energy Consumption [viewed]

© IEA September 2009: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has published a report entitled: “Energy Technology Transitions for Industry: Strategies for the Next Industrial Revolution.”

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CDM Executive Board Releases Proposed Agenda and Annotations of 50th Meeting [viewed]

© UNFCCC1 October 2009: The proposed agenda, annotated agenda and draft work programme for the 50th meeting of the Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) are now available on the CDM website.

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UNECE and WHO Regional Office for Europe Workshop Highlights Human-Powered Mobility in Cities [viewed]

© UNECE30 September 2009: National and local policies are needed to support walking and cycling as sustainable and alternative ways of transport in urban areas that contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions as well as air and noise pollution, limit urban congestion and favor human health. This is the conclusion of the workshop titled “Safe and Healthy Walking and Cycling in Urban Areas” held in Prague, Czech Republic, from 24-25 September 2009.

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CDM Releases Reports from Recent Meetings [viewed]

© UNFCCC29 September 2009: The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) has released the reports from recent meetings of its Afforestation and Reforestation (A/R) Working Group, and Small Scale Working Group (SSC WG).

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IFPRI Publishes Report on Climate Change Impact on Agriculture and Costs of Adaptation [viewed]

© IFPRI29 September 2009: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has published a report that outlines the impacts and costs of climate change on agriculture and offers local, national and international policy recommendations.

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