UNEP Completes GEO-5 Regional Consultations [viewed]

5 October 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has completed its scheduled regional consultations for GEO-5. The consultations were convened in Washington DC, US (September 2), Panama City, Panama (September 6-7), Ottawa, Canada (September 9), Bangkok, Thailand (September 16-17), Nairobi, Kenya (September 20-21), Geneva, Switzerland (September 23-24) and Bahrain (October 4-5).

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IMO Discusses Carbon Dioxide Control Measures [viewed]

4 October 2010: The 61st session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), which took place from 27 September-1 October 2010, in London, UK, addressed greenhouse gas (GHG) measures for new ships, measures to improve the energy efficiency of ships, and technical and operational measures.

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UNFCCC Releases Submissions on Engagement of Observers [viewed]

4 October 2010: The UNFCCC Secretary has released a document containing five submissions from parties outlining their views on ways to enhance the engagement of observer organizations (FCCC/SBI/2010/MISC.8).

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UN/ISDR Resilient Campaign Reaches 100 Cities [viewed]

2 October 2010: The UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) has announced that the city of Nis, Serbia, is the 100th city to join its "Making Cities Resilient: My City is Getting Ready" campaign.

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UNFCCC Releases List of Organizations Applying for Observer Status [viewed]

30 September 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released, for consideration by the 16th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 16), a list of new applicant intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that satisfy the requirements set out in the Convention, the draft rules of procedure being applied and established practice, and that have expressed a wish to be represented at sessions of the COP and its subsidiary bodies as observers (FCCC/CP/2010/4).

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WMO South American Regional Meeting Identifies Priorities [viewed]

September 2010: At the World Meteorological Organization's (WMO) South American Regional Association meeting in Bogota, Colombia, delegates from 13 South American countries agreed on the need for efforts to provide better meteorological and hydrological services in the region.

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EU Conducting Public Consultation on Agriculture and Forestry [viewed]

September 2010: The EU has launched a public consultation on the role of EU agriculture and forestry in achieving the EU's climate change commitments. The consultation is open from 10 September-5 November 2010.

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Tianjin Talks Open With Call to Seek Commonalities [viewed]

4 October 2010: The 14th session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP 14) and the 12th session of the Ad HocWorking Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA 12) opened on 4 October 2010, at the Tianjin Meijiang Convention and Exhibition Center, Tianjin, China.

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Ministerial Conference on Environment and Development Focuses on Green Growth [viewed]

2 October 2010: The Sixth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Development in Asia and the Pacific (MCED-6), which took place in Astana, Kazakhstan, from 27 September-2 October 2010, concluded with the endorsement of the Astana Declaration and regional implementation plan, and the Green Bridge Initiative to encourage cooperation between the European and Asian regions.

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CBD Workshop Highlights Biodiversity Benefits from REDD [viewed]

1 October 2010: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has circulated the results of the Global Expert Workshop on Biodiversity Benefits of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD), which convened from 20-23 September 2010, in Nairobi, Kenya.

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