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New app shows nearest climate change impact

First step to get located and informed about surrounding geographic data (Image: Esri)

A new app called Field Notes, developed by the mapping technology company Esri, allows identifying the impact of climate change in the surroundings of the user's area.

This new product could help governments, academics and policymakers, among others, to prepare for the upcoming events caused by climate change. At the same time, it creates a higher understanding about the world and the ongoing changes.

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Fire seasons: longer and more frequent

Fire seasons have become longer in areas marked with red and orange (Image: NASA)

A new joint study between the U.S. Forest Service, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts Interim Reanalysis (ERA-Interim) reveals that fire seasons have lengthened between 1979 and 2013. Moreover, the researchers also discovered that tough fire seasons have become more frequent during this period.

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Fri, 31/07/2015 - 10:47

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Scientists find increase in Arctic ice caps in 2013

CryoSat-2 satellite image measuring Arctic sea ice thickness (Image: ESA)

Researchers at London’s Global University (UCL) and the University of Leeds discovered that the volume of Arctic ice increased 33% between 2013 and 2014 due to an unusually cool summer in 2013.

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Mon, 27/07/2015 - 12:20

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2015 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

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The theme adopted for the 2015 High-level Political Forum is: Strengthening integration, implementation and review - the HLPF after 2015. 

The High-level Political Forum on sustainable development is the main United Nations platform dealing with sustainable development. It provides political leadership and guidance; follows up and review progress in implementing sustainable development commitments and addresses new and emerging sustainable development challenges; enhances the integration of economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development. 

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26/06/2015

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Wed, 08/07/2015

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Two UN Plaza, New York, 10017

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New York

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  • United States of America

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Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC)

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Twelfth Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNCCD (COP12)

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The 12th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 12) to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) will take place over two weeks in Ankara, Turkey. As the Convention's primary decision-making body, the COP will meet to discuss and make decisions regarding the Convention's implementation.

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12/10/2015 to 23/10/2015

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Ankara

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Congresium Ankara - Ato International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Söğütözü Caddesi No:1/A, 06510 Çankaya

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Esri to support developing countries enhancing their climate resilience

Colombia, Ethiopia and Bangladesh will receive Esri's support to become more climate-resilient (Image: US Navy)

Colombia, Ethiopia and Bangladesh will receive Esri’s support to enhance their climate resilience.

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New satellite-based sensors deliver unprecedented weather forecasts

Pyxis provide precise weather forecasts (Image: US NOAA)

The satellite developer PlanetiQ introduced its new GPS technology called Pyxis which will make predictions better than before. The satellite-based weather instrument includes sensors that are designed to penetrate storm clouds and generate data that will significantly improve weather forecasting.

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Fri, 05/06/2015 - 10:46

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6th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos 2016

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28/08/2016 to 01/09/2016

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Davos

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Davos Congress Center

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  • Switzerland

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Global Risk Forum (GRF Davos)

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Space Technologies for post-2015 development: New UN-SPIDER newsletter

A new UN-SPIDER newsletter is now available. The latest issue focuses on the use of Earth observation for the post-2015 sustainable development agenda. 2015 is a milestone year for the United Nations.

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Space Technologies for post-2015 development: New UN-SPIDER newsletter

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UN-SPIDER Newsletter 2/15: Space-based Information for Post-2015 Sustainable Development

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