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Release date: Jun 6 2012
The world continues to speed down an unsustainable path despite over 500 internationally agreed goals and objectives to support the sustainable management of the environment and improve human wellbeing, according to a new and wide-ranging assessment coordinated by the United Nations Environment...
Release date: Jun 6 2012
Combining forces to help Pacific island countries address climate change and disaster risk management is at the centre of a letter of agreement signed by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community. The two regional...
Release date: May 29 2012
Two Caribbean climate experts, Dr. David Farrell of the Caribbean Institute of Meteorology and Dr. Lorna Inniss of the Barbados Coastal Zone Management Unit, are currently on the central Pacific island of Kiribati (pronounced Kiribas) to study the climate challenges facing atoll countries and some...
Release date: May 11 2012
The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a note containing the status of receipt of contributions as of 1 May 2012 (FCCC/SBI/2012/INF.5). The note contains information on the status of receipt of contributions to the UNFCCC trust funds as at 1 May 2012, which indicates the status of indicative...
Release date: May 4 2012
The Climate Investment Funds (CIF) held meetings of the Pilot Program on Climate Resilience (PPCR) Sub-Committee, the Scaling Up Renewable Energy Program (SREP) Sub-Committee, the Strategic Climate Fund (SCF) Trust Fund Committee, the Clean Technology Fund (CTF) Trust Fund Committee, and the Forest...
Release date: Mar 30 2012
The Adaptation Fund Board has set a $100 million target for its fundraising effort between now until the end of 2013. Although a modest amount compared to the scale of funding needed by communities across the globe to adapt to climate change, this decision sets a new precedent in the work of the...
Release date: Mar 28 2012
The Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) have published their annual report on joint projects financed during 2011 on ecosystems and biodiversity preservation, green development strategies, and sustainable use of water and ocean resources, among other topics....
Release date: Mar 28 2012
A future on Earth of more extreme weather and rising seas will require better planning for natural disasters to save lives and limit deepening economic losses, the United Nations said on Wednesday in a major report on the effects of climate change. The U.N. climate panel said all nations will be...
Release date: Mar 20 2012
In light of the fall in the prices of Certified Emission Reductions (CERs), which provide the main source of funding for the Adaptation Fund, the Adaptation Fund Board discussed funding priorities during its 17th meeting. At the meeting, which took place from 16-18 March 2012, in Bonn, Germany, the...
Release date: Mar 16 2012
Australian scientists have successfully carried out field trials of a salt-tolerant durum wheat, boosting grain yield by 25 per cent in salty soils. Durum is one of the most widely grown cereals in the world, but in saline soils it is vulnerable to salt build-up in the leaves, which can hinder...

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