OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2009 Analyzes Interactions between Food Prices, Energy Markets and Biofuel Policies [viewed]

© FAO June 2009: The 15th edition of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)-UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Agricultural Outlook addresses, among other issues, the interdependence between food and energy markets and the possible impacts of expanding demand for biofuels on agricultural commodity prices.

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Event: IFPRI 2020 Panel Discussion “Climate Change, Adaptation and Poverty” [viewed]

This panel discussion, organized by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), a research center of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), will focus on the adaptation needs of poor people, especially farmers in developing countries, to cope with climate change impacts such as droughts, floods, water stress and accelerated competition over natural resources.  

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Event: 17th Meeting of the Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee [viewed]

The Joint Implementation (JI) Supervisory Committee holds regular meetings to consider issues necessary for the operation of JI. At its 17th meeting, the JISC will consider issues including the accreditation of independent entities, matters relating to determination and verification reports, the JI management plan and resources for the work on JI. JISC17 will be preceded by informal consultations on 7 September, and a technical workshop on JI from 8-9 September.  

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Event: Second Workshop on Energy Efficiency in Housing [viewed]

This workshop is organized by the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) in cooperation with the city of Vienna and CECODHAS (the European Liaison Committee for Social Housing). The workshop will focus on institutional, legal, policy, technological, public awareness, financial and other measures and solutions to enhance energy efficiency in housing. The outcomes of the workshop and the related measures presented will contribute to the development by UNECE of the Action Plan for Energy Efficient Housing.

 

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UN DPI Organizes Briefing on the Ozone Layer and Climate Change [viewed]

© UN18 June 2009: The UN Department of Public Information (DPI) with the Department of Nongovernmental Relations held a briefing on the Ozone Layer and Climate Change, at UN Headquarters in New York, US, on 18 June.

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Global Humanitarian Forum and WMO Announce Initiative to Revolutionize Africa's Weather Monitoring Network [viewed]

© WMO18 June 2009: The Global Humanitarian Forum and its President, former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, together with Ericsson, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), mobile telecommunications company Zain, and the Earth Institute at Columbia University have announced an initiative, dubbed “Weather Info for All,” which will seek to improve Africa's weather monitoring network in the face of the growing impact of climate change.

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WMO Launches HelpDesk for Integrated Flood Management [viewed]

© WMO17 June 2009: The World Meteorological Organization (WMO), in cooperation with 20 partner institutions, launched the HelpDesk for Integrated Flood Management (IFM HelpDesk) during the Second Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, which took place in Geneva, Switzerland.

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UN Secretary-General Launches UN Energy and Climate Change Advisory Group [viewed]

© UN17 June 2009: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched a high-level Energy and Climate Change Advisory Group, which will bring together business leaders, experts and energy practitioners to advise him on climate change and energy challenges.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases Bolivia's Proposal for an Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol [viewed]

© UNFCCC17 June 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the proposal from Bolivia, on behalf of Malaysia, Paraguay and Venezuela, for an amendment to the Kyoto Protocol (FCCC/KP/CMP/2009/12).

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ECLAC Organizes Seminar on Carbon Footprint of Consumer Goods and Carbon Labeling [viewed]

© ECLAC18 June 2009: The UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) is organizing an expert meeting on “The Carbon Footprint in Agro food Goods and Services: A Contribution to Combating Global Warming” in Santiago, Chile, from 18-19 June 2009.

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