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United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference (Cop18/ CMP8) from 26 November to 7 December 2012, Doha, Qatar



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Thu, Dec 06, 2012 - Ministers from 25 Nations Commit to Scaling Up Voluntary Action to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants

Thu, Dec 06, 2012 - UNEP Launches New Initiative to Support Climate Change Adaptation in Africa

Wed, Dec 05, 2012 - Viet Nam, Norway and UN Announce US$30 Million for REDD+ in Viet Nam at UN-REDD COP18 Event

Wed, Dec 05, 2012 - Corporate Climate Champions Meet at COP18

Tue, Dec 04, 2012 - Remarks by Nick Nuttall, UNEP Acting Director of Communications and Spokesperson to the Network of Women Environment Ministers

Tue, Dec 04, 2012 - Food, Water and Livelihoods in Pacific Islands under Increasing Threat from Climate Change

Mon, Dec 03, 2012 - Indicators Can Support Transition to Inclusive, Resource-Efficient Green Economy, Says UNEP Report

Sat, Dec 01, 2012 - From Peru to the Philippines, UNEP Presents Grassroots Solutions to the Impacts of Climate Change

Tue, Nov 27, 2012 - Thawing of Permafrost Expected to Cause Significant Additional Global Warming, Not yet Accounted for in Climate Predictions

Mon, Nov 26, 2012 - UN Climate Change Conference in Doha kicks off with calls to implement agreed decisions, stick to agreed tasks and timetable

Wed, Nov 21, 2012 - Greenhouse Gas Emissions Gap Widening as Nations Head to Crucial Climate Talks in Doha

Thu, Nov 15, 2012 - Kyoto Protocol's Clean Development Mechanism Marks 5,000th Project

Wed, Nov 14, 2012 - As Nations Head to Climate COP in Qatar Greenhouse Gas Emissions Gap Wider than Previously Thought, says UN Study

Fri, Nov 9, 2012 - UNDP joins Global Climate and Clean Air Coalition

Latest Highlights

Mon, Dec 17, 2012 - UNEP to host the new UNFCC Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN)

Thu, Dec 6, 2012 - NAMA Finance Study: Examples from the UNEP Bilateral Finance Institutions, Climate Change Working Group 2012

Thu, Dec 6, 2012 - UN Climate Change secretariat and Rockefeller Foundation launch initiative to support women in fighting climate change

Wed, Dec 5, 2012 - Youth Climate Report Screening and Press Release

Wed, Dec 5, 2012 - UN Climate Change secretariat and The Climate Group join forces to encourage government and business leadership on climate change

Wed, Dec 5, 2012 - CHANT: New Global Foundation and social media movement introduced at COP18

Wed, Dec 05, 2012 - Viet Nam, Norway and UN Announce US$30 Million for REDD+ in Viet Nam at UN-REDD COP18 Event

Mon, Dec 3, 2012 - UN Alliance on Climate Change Education, Training and Public Awareness

Sat, Dec 1, 2012 - Seeds of Knowledge - Contributing to Climate Change Solutions

Thu, Nov 29, 2012 - Integrated Spatial Data for Climate Adaptation Planning

Thu, Nov 29, 2012 - A 4 Degree Warmer World - We must and can avoid it (Infographic)

Wed, Nov 28, 2012 - Record Arctic Sea Ice Melt, Multiple Extremes and High Temperatures

Wed, Nov 28, 2012 - Sea-levels rising faster than IPCC projections

Tue, Nov 22, 2012 - Gulf Times Green Pages

Tue, Nov 20, 2012 - Greenhouse Gas Concentrations Reach New Record: WMO Bulletin highlights pivotal role of carbon sinks

Sun, Nov 18, 2012 - New Report Examines Risks of 4 Degree Hotter World by End of Century

Thur, 8 Nov 2012 - Gulf countries, taking on the challenge of renewable energy

Thur, 8 Nov 2012 - UN moves to preserve ecosystems that lock away carbon for millennia

Thur, 8 Nov 2012 - UNEP: bridging technologies in the region

Thur, 1 Nov 2012 - Climate coalition targets short-lived pollutants that threaten ice caps

Side Events Schedule

1 Sustainable Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change
27 or 28 Nov 2012; Lunchtime

2 Climate change and education - making the future work for you
27 Nov 2012

3 PROVIA International Research Priorities in Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation 27 Nov (13:00-15:00)

4 The tourism sector response to climate change:  mitigation and adaptation initiatives and strategies 28, 29, 30 Nov (Lunch or Early evening)

5 The Emissions Gap, its Implications and Policy Solutions for Bridging the Gap 29 Nov 2012 15:30-17:30 EU Pavilion, Room Brussels

6 The Tourism Sector Response to Climate Change: Mitigation and Adaptation Initiatives and Strategies 29 Nov 2012, 18:30 – 20:00

7 The Science and Policy of Short-Lived Climate Pollutants 8.15pm (Doha time, 18:15 CET) on Friday 30 Nov

8 Ecosystem based Adaptation to the impacts of Climate Change in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden
1 Dec; 13:15- 14:45

9 book launch and panel discussion on REDD+, Biodiversity and People: Opportunities and Risks
Forest Day 6, Sun, 2 Dec 2012, 13:30 - 14:30

10  Side event on the launch of the United Nations Alliance on Climate Change Education, Training and Public Awareness at COP 18/CMP 8
3 Dec 2012; 13:15 - 14:45

11  Agenda for meeting of Network of women ministers and leaders for the environment
4 Dec 2012; 13:15 - 14:45

12 UN-REDD Programme: Country Successes
4, 5, 6 Dec 2012; Lunchtime

13 Building capacity for effective national planning and the deployment of clean technologies, Dec 4, 5 or 3

14 The Emissions Gap, its Implications and Policy Solutions
4 Dec, 11:30 to 13:00, Side Event Room 4

15 Climate Change Vulnerability and Impact Assessment: Initiatives for Adaptation in the Arab Region
4 Dec, 1:15pm to 2:45pm

16 UN-REDD Programme: Meeting country needs for concrete progress through REDD+ readiness
5 Dec

17 The Iraqi-Italian Cooperation for the Implementation of the UNFCCC in Iraq
5 Dec; 18:30 — 20:00

18 Climate Action Sustainable Innovation Forum
6 Dec; 14:00 - 22:00

19 Climate Smart Agriculture: an all-embracing concept Synergies and Trade-offs at institutional level
6 Dec

20 World Climate Summit 2012
7 Dec

Please note that the Side Events and Exhibits (SEE) Brochure is now on line, both on the UNFCCC side events and exhibits landing pages, and may be viewed here


Bridging Gaps: Are you?

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Our Planet: Fast Action

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The Emissions Gap Report 2012
A UNEP Synthesis Report

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Policy Implications of Warming Permafrost

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Climate Action Book 2012

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Seeds of Knowledge - Contributing to Climate Change Solutions

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Pacific Environment and Climate Change Outlook

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Doha Climate Conference Opens Gateway to Greater Ambition and Action on Climate Change Sun, Dec 9, 2012

At the end of the Doha Climate Conference, countries have successfully launched a new commitment period under the Kyoto Protocol, agreed a firm timetable to adopt a universal climate agreement by 2015 and agreed a path to raise necessary ambition to respond to climate change Read more »

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