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Catalogue of Biodiversity-Based Products
Enriching Forest Biodiversity: FOREST EUROPE is Implementing Convention on Biological Diversity Provisions
Marine Biodiversity Assessment and Outlook: Global Synthesis
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Latest News - Friday, 29 October 2010
POPRC Adopts 12 Decisions, Recommends to List Endosulfan
Geneva, 16 October—The sixth meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC 6) of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), which convened from 11-15 October 2010, in Geneva, Switzerland, adopted 12 decisions, including on: support for effective participation in POPRC’s work; the work programmes on new POPs; and intersessional work on toxic interactions. More.
Photo: Delegates during the conclusion of POPRC 6
IPCC to Implement IAC Recommendations
Busan, 15 October—The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), at its 32nd session from 11-14 October 2010, in Busan, Republic of Korea, discussed, inter alia: IPCC processes and procedures; IPCC governance and management; and the scope of the Synthesis Report of the 5th Assessment Report (AR5). More.
Photo: L-R: Rajendra Pachauri, Chair of the IPCC, and Lee Maanee, Minister of Environment, Republic of Korea
Other News
African Development Forum Focuses on Climate Change and Development
UNCSD Bureau Holds Seventh Meeting
Sustainable Development News

Palau Announces Marine Sanctuary
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Ramsar Workshop on Conservation and Wise Use of High Andean Wetlands Evaluates Ecosystem Services
APEC Oceans Ministers Discuss Fisheries Management
IMO Meeting Adopts Assessment Framework for Ocean Fertilization
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EU Environment Ministers Adopt Negotiating Position for Cancún
Ozone Secretariat Releases Additional MOP-22 Documents
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International Forest Film Festival Calls for Entries
UN-REDD and Japan Support REDD+ in Asia-Pacific
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Trade, Finance & Investment
UNEP and Partners Co-Organize Conference on Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform
GEF Launches International Partnership to Protect Production Ecosystems
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Rotterdam Convention Convenes Consultation on Increasing Capacity for Identification of Severely Hazardous Pesticide Formulations
Meeting Discusses Legacy Pollution in Developing Countries
SAICM and OECD Continue Work on Perfluorinated Chemicals
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Human Development
ACP Observatory on Migration to Track Migration Flows
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Intergovernmental Organizations
UNGA adopts climate change resolution UNEP Completes GEO-5 Regional Consultations
UNGA adopts climate change resolution UNEP Launches Reports from Carbon Mapping Project
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Key meetings in the next two weeks
CBD COP 10: 18-29 October 2010. Nagoya, Japan.
Third Lead Authors Meeting on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation: 25-28 October 2010. Geneva, Switzerland.
Pacific Island Forum Economic Ministers� Meeting (FEMM): 26-28 October 2010. Alofi, Niue.
Delhi International Renewable Energy Conference 2010: 27-29 October 2010. New Delhi, India.
Global Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change: 31 October-5 November 2010. The Hague, the Netherlands.
First All-Africa Energy Week: 1-5 November 2010. Maputo, Mozambique.
Joint IPCC Workshop of WGII and WGIII on Socioeconomic Scenarios for Climate Change Impact and Response Assessments: 1-3 November 2010. Berlin, Germany.
ITU Fifth Symposium on ICTs and the Environment and Climate Change: 2-3 November 2010. Cairo, Egypt.
Climate Investment Funds Committee Meetings: 6-12 November 2010. Washington, DC, US.
UN REDD Fifth Policy Board Meeting: 4-5 November 2010. Washington, DC, US.
Third International Conference on Drylands, Deserts and Desertification: The Route to Restoration: 8-11 November 2010. Israel.
Montr�al Protocol MOP 22: 8-12 November 2010. Bangkok, Thailand.

IISD Reporting Services will be reporting from the
Global Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change
31 October - 5 November 2010, The Hague, the Netherlands
 

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