Event: UNCCD COP 9 [viewed]

The ninth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) will, among other issues, consider the Joint Inspection Unit assessment of the Global Mechanism, consider options for regional coordination mechanisms, discuss the format for future CRICs and reporting guidelines, and conduct a concurrent scientific conference during the ninth session of the Committee on Science and Technology.  

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UN Secretary-General Urges Businesses to be “Advocates for Climate Action” [viewed]

© UN2 June 2009: In a video message to the 19th anniversary dinner of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), which met in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 2 June 2009, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon underlined that the ICC had helped the UN launch the Global Compact 10 years ago.

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Liaison Group of Biodiversity-Related Conventions Considers Climate Change as a Cross-Cutting Issue [viewed]

© CBD1 June 2009: The recently-released report of the seventh meeting of the Liaison Group of the Biodiversity-related Conventions indicates that the group discussed, among other topics, options for enhanced cooperation with regard to work on cross-cutting issues such as climate change.

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Report of IPCC Expert Meeting on Science of Alternative Metrics Released [viewed]

© IPCC28 May 2009: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Secretariat has released the extended report of the expert meeting on the Science of Alternative Metrics, which took place in Oslo, Norway, from 18-20 March 2009. The report has also been forwarded to the UNFCCC.

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OECD Publishes Study on Sectoral Approaches in Developing Countries and the Carbon Market [viewed]

© OECD28 May 2009: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has presented a new study by Richard Baron (International Energy Agency (IEA)), Barbara Buchner (IEA) and Jane Ellis (OECD) titled “Sectoral Approaches and the Carbon Market.”

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Documents for the Sixth Meeting of the Adaptation Fund Board Released [viewed]

May 2009: The Secretariat of the Adaptation Fund (AF) has prepared documents for the sixth meeting of the AF Board, which will take place from 15-17 June 2009, in Bonn, Germany.

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Event: Twenty-sixth session of the UNEP Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum [viewed]

The 26th session of the Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GC26/GMEF) of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) is scheduled to convene from 21-24 February 2011, at the UN Office in Nairobi, Kenya. In pursuance of General Assembly resolution 53/242 (Report of the Secretary-General on environment and human settlements) of 28 July 1999, the Governing Council constitutes the annual ministerial-level global environmental forum in which participants gather to review important and emerging policy issues in the field of the environment. The 12th Session of the Global Major Groups and Stakeholders Forum (GMGSF) will be held from 19-20 February 2011, prior to GC26/GMEF.  

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Event: 61st session of the WMO Executive Council [viewed]

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Executive Council will meet for its annual session to implement the programmes and review the activities of the Organization.  

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Event: WMO Forum: Social and Economic Applications and Benefits of Weather, Climate, and Water Services [viewed]

The WMO Forum was established in 2007 to provide the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) with recommendations for assisting the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services to more fully assess the socioeconomic benefits of weather, climate and water information.  

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Event: G-20 Summit of World Leaders [viewed]

At the Pittsburgh summit, leaders representing 85% of the world's economy will take stock of the progress made since the Washington and London summits, and discuss further actions to address the global economic and financial crisis.  

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