IPCC Report Leads to Discussion on Food Security

Apr 08, 2014 No Comments by

The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is reporting that the recent IPCC Working Group 2 report, Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability, is making waves in the international community. International organizations such as the FAO, the World Bank, and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) have hosted and participated in conferences addressing [...]

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UNEP Publishes Report on the Role of REDD in Developing a Green Economy

Apr 03, 2014 No Comments by

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has recently published a report entitled Building Natural Capital: How REDD+ Can Support a Green Economy. The report provides insights on the role of REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries) in the green economy and poverty alleviation. Green economy, as used in the report, means “an economy that results [...]

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New IPCC Working Group II Report

Apr 02, 2014 No Comments by

On March 30th, 2014, the IPCC Working Group II released its contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of the IPCCC. There are a number of Working Groups for the IPCCC process, but Working Group II specifically focuses on impacts of climate change, climate change adaptation, and vulnerabilities. Their report, entitled Climate Change 2014: Impacts, [...]

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Global Governance Monitor

Feb 24, 2014 No Comments by

The Council on Foreign Relations has launched a new online version of their Global Governance Monitor (GGM). GGM is part of the Council’s International Institutions and Global Governance program, and it is an “online multimedia tool that explains and evaluates multilateral efforts to confront the world’s most pressing problems.” The site features 9 central topics [...]

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UNEP Announces Director for the New Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN)

Feb 10, 2014 No Comments by

In January 2014, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) announced the appointment of Jukka Uosukainen as the Director of the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN). The Centre’s main objective is to support the Technology Mechanism of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and in improving resilience to [...]

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon Opens Inaugural Meeting of UN Scientific Advisory Board

Jan 31, 2014 No Comments by

The United Nations Scientific Advisory Board held its inaugural meeting on January 30th, 2014. Opening remarks were given by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, who hailed the importance of the new body in shaping political action on issues of sustainable development, the reduction of inequality, and the eradication of poverty. “We need scientific approaches that overcome [...]

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