Announcement / Statement

UN Deputy Secretary-General Addresses AU Assembly: “Climate Change Strikes at the Heart of Africa's Key Development Concerns” [viewed]

© UN1 July 2009: In a speech to the 13th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union (AU), taking place in Sirte, Libya, from 1-3 July 2009, Asha-Rose Migiro, UN Deputy Secretary-General, underlined that tackling climate change must be a top priority for Africa.

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UN Secretary-General Welcomes New UK Proposal on Climate Change Financing [viewed]

© UN29 June 2009: The UN Secretary-General welcomed the proposal on financing for climate change, called “Roadmap to Copenhagen,” which was announced by the UK Government.

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World Bank Seeks Comments on its Work on Climate Change [viewed]

© World Bank June 2009: The World Bank is seeking comments on the implementation of its Strategic Framework on Development and Climate Change.

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UNFCCC Executive Secretary Addresses Spanish Parliament Commission for Climate Change [viewed]

25 June 2009: In a speech delivered at the Spanish Parliament Commission for Climate Change on 25 June 2009, in Madrid, Spain, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer highlighted Spain's leadership in tackling climate change and its commitment to renewable energy.

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UN Secretary-General Urges G-8 Countries to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions [viewed]

24 June 2009: In advance of this year's G-8 Summit in L'Aquila, Italy, scheduled to take place from 8-10 July, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has written to the G-8 leaders outlining challenges that require their urgent attention, including tackling climate change.

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UN Secretary-General Launches Climate Week NYC [viewed]

© ENB23 June 2009: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon held a joint press conference in New York, US, on 23 June 2009, with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Paul Dickinson, CEO of the Carbon Disclosure Project, to highlight major events in the last quarter of 2009 to promote action on climate change.

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UNDP Launches Eco-Themed Photo Contest in Africa [viewed]

19 June 2009: The UN Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with Olympus Corporation and the Agence France-Presse (AFP), has launched an African-based photo contest titled “Picture This: Caring for the Earth.”

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ECLAC Signs Cooperation Agreement with Germany to Support Climate-Change Activities [viewed]

© ECLAC19 June 2009: The UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNECLAC) and the Government of Germany concluded negotiations in Berlin, Germany, on 18 June 2009, to extend their cooperation programme until 2012, including joint work in the area of “Climate Change: old and new opportunities for sustainable energy and energy efficiency.”

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UNEP Highlights New Report on Climate Change Impacts in the US [viewed]

19 June 2009: According to a new report titled “Global Climate Change Impacts in the US,” there is evidence that patterns of erratic and often extreme weather conditions that have recently affected the US are attributable to climate change.

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Joint Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation/UNCA Global Prize for Coverage of Climate Change Issues Launched [viewed]

18 June 2009: A press conference was held on 18 June 2009, at UN Headquarters in New York, US, to launch the €10,000 joint Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation/UN Correspondents Association (UNCA) Global Prize for the best coverage of climate change issues.

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