Guatemalan President Gives UNU Lecture on Climate Change and the Mayan Vision [viewed]

21 October 2010: Álvaro Colom Caballeros, President of the Republic of Guatemala, gave a lecture at UN University (UNU) headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, focusing on climate change and the Mayan vision.

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CBD Technical Study Addresses Links Between Biodiversity and Development [viewed]

October 2010: Recently launched as CBD Technical Series No. 54 and entitled “Interdependence of Biodiversity and Development under Global Change,” this report presents an analysis of the systemic character of global change, biodiversity and human development, and the relationships between them, describing and evaluating the complicated relationships and dynamics between human and biological systems.

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Event: Expert Group Meeting on Indigenous People and Forests [viewed]

Planned to coincide with the International Year of Forests (IYF), the meeting will result in findings to be presented to the 10th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in May 2011.  

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FAO Releases Report on 'Climate-Smart' Agriculture [viewed]

28 October 2010: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) released a report titled "Climate-Smart Agriculture: Policies, Practices and Financing for Food Security, Adaptation and Mitigation."

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World Bank Launches Partnership for Ecosystem Services Valuation [viewed]

28 October 2010: The World Bank announced a new Global Partnership for Ecosystems and Ecosystem Services Valuation and Wealth Accounting, an initiative designed to integrate ecosystem services into national accounting.

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IDB Launches Public Consultations on Climate Change Strategy [viewed]

28 October 2010: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) launched a public consultation process on the draft of its Integrated Strategy for Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation, and Sustainable and Renewable Energy, including a series of workshops to be held in several countries in the region.

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UN-REDD October Newsletter Released [viewed]

UNREDD Newsletter27 October 2010: The UN-REDD Programme has released its October Newsletter, highlighting activities carried out globally by the Programme on REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, and the role of conservation, sustainable use of forests and enhancement of carbon stocks).

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Aichi-Nagoya Ministerial Meeting of the REDD+ Partnership Convenes [viewed]

26 October 2010: The Ministerial Meeting of the REDD+ Partnership took place on 26 October 2010, on the margins of the 10th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 10) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) taking place in Nagoya, Japan.

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ITTO Hosts Workshop on REDD+ [viewed]

25 October 2010: The International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) hosted a workshop on "REDD+: A New Framework for Conservation of Tropical Forests – Monitoring, Biodiversity and Practices," on 25 October 2010, as a parallel event to the 10th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 10) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), taking place in Nagoya, Japan.

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Mediterranean Climate Change Initiative Launched [viewed]

22 October 2010: The Greek Government, with the support of the European Investment Bank (EIB) and in collaboration with leaders from across the Mediterranean, launched the Mediterranean Climate Change Initiative on 22 October 2010, in Athens, Greece.

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