Announcement / Statement

UNCCD Marks World Day to Combat Desertification, Drylands Projects Announced [viewed]

© UNCCD<br /> 17 June 2009: The Secretariat of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) selected the theme “Conserving land and water = Securing our common future” for the 17 June celebration of World Day to Combat Desertification.

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IEA to Host IPEEC Secretariat [viewed]

17 June 2009: The Governing Board of the International Energy Agency (IEA) has approved the hosting in Paris, France, of the Secretariat of the International Partnership on Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC).

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Applications Open in Self-Selection Process of Observers for World Bank Climate Funds [viewed]

© World Bank 15 June 2009: The application process has been opened in the self-selection process of civil society, indigenous peoples and business representatives to participate as observers in the World Bank's recently created Climate Investment Funds.

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UN Secretary-General at Saint Louis University: “We All Have a Stake in Fighting Climate Change” [viewed]

12 June 2009: In an address at Saint Louis University, Missouri, US, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon underscored that climate change exacerbates the food crisis and called for urgent action to stop the planet from warming, noting the costs of inaction.

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WMO to Bring Youth Messages to World Climate Conference-3 [viewed]

© WMO8 June 2009: The World Meteorological Organization (WMO), through the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services, and the GLOBE Program (Global Learning Observations to Benefit the Environment) are inviting young people to create compelling, short messages on the topic: “Youth working to solve local problems through weather and climate research.” A selection of the messages submitted will be displayed at the third World Climate Conference (WCC-3), scheduled to take place from 31 August-4 September 2009, in Geneva, Switzerland.

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UNEP Signs MoU on Green Games with Russian Sochi Olympic Organizers [viewed]

© UNEP9 June 2009: In an effort to green the 2014 Sochi Olympics, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Russian Olympic organizers to help and advise them on making the games environmentally friendly.

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World Oceans Day Highlights Impacts of Climate Change on Marine Life [viewed]

8 June 2009: World Oceans Day was celebrated officially for the first time on 8 June. The 2009 event focused on the theme “Our Oceans, Our Responsibility.” In a message to mark the Day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon underscored the impacts of human activities on marine life, emphasizing that climate change causes sea temperature increases, sea-level rise and ocean acidification.

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UN/ISDR Launches Discussion Board for Global Platform Meeting [viewed]

© COPYRIGHTFOTO8 June 2009: The UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) has opened a Discussion Board for the Second Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction.

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Inter-Agency Standing Committee Calls for Agreement to Address Humanitarian Shocks of Climate Change [viewed]

© IASC8 June 2009: During the climate change talks taking place in Bonn, Germany, the 18 UN and non-UN aid agencies that constitute the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) called for integrating measures to counter the humanitarian impacts of climate change into the new climate change agreement.

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CDM Executive Board Calls for Public Input on Reasons for No or Low Application of Approved Methodologies [viewed]

© UNFCCC8 June 2009: The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Executive Board, at its 47th meeting, considered the reasons for no or low application of approved methodologies in CDM projects.

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