WMO, CBD Release Report on Climate Change and Coral Reefs [viewed]

26 October 2010: The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) have released a report titled "Climate, Carbon and Coral Reefs," outlining the threat to coral reefs caused by climate change and subsequent coral bleaching, as well as by ocean acidification.

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UN/ISDR, UNESCAP Release Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2010 [viewed]

26 October 2010: The UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) and the UN Economic Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) have released the Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2010, on the sidelines of the Fourth Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, which is convening from 24-28 October 2010, in Seoul, Republic of Korea.

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UNEP Releases Papers on Bioenergy Sustainability [viewed]

25 October 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has published a series of four Issue Papers on bioenergy sustainability, aiming to inform decision makers on debates and emerging issues in this policy area, as well as options for improving the sustainability of the production and consumption of bioenergy.

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UN Secretary-General Addresses Francophonie Summit [viewed]

24 October 2010: The 13th Summit of the International Organization of la Francophonie took place from 22-24 October 2010, in Switzerland, and focused on development.

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Land Day 3 Considers the Nexus Between Biodiversity and Desertification [viewed]

23 October 2010: The Secretariats of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) organized Land Day 3 on 23 October 2010, in parallel to the 10th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 10) to the CBD, in Nagoya, Japan. 

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G-20 Notes Progress on Fossil Fuel Subsidies [viewed]

23 October 2010: The G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting in Gyeongju, Republic of Korea, on 23 October 2010, noted the progress made on rationalizing and phasing out inefficient fossil fuel subsidies.

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FAO Releases Second Report on Plant Genetic Resources [viewed]

26 October 2010: The Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (CGRFA) within the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has published the Second Report on the State of the World's Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (PGRFA).

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UNFCCC Publishes Article 6 Regional Workshop Report [viewed]

25 October 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the report (FCCC/SBI/2010/19) on the regional workshop on the implementation of Article 6 (education, training and public awareness) of the Convention in Africa.

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ASEAN Plus Three Discuss Agriculture and Forestry Cooperation [viewed]

24 October 2010: The Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry and the Ministers of Agriculture of China, Japan and the Republic of Korea (Plus Three Countries) met in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on 24 October 2010, to discuss cooperation in agriculture and forestry.

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World Bank Funds Geothermal Energy in Kenya [viewed]

22 October 2010: The World Bank presented an Electricity Expansion Project in Kenya, expected to channel a total investment of US$1,391 million, of which the World Bank's International Development Association (IDA), is providing US$330 million, to expand energy access with clean geothermal power and new transmission lines.

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