Announcement / Statement

UN/ISDR Warns Against Building in Flood-Prone Areas [viewed]

18 June 2010: After a week of massive flooding in Myanmar, France and China, the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) has urged governments to take flood risk into account in urban planning, and citizens to avoid building in flood prone areas.  

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Indonesia Places Moratorium on Forest and Peatland Conversion [viewed]

15 June 2010: The Government of Indonesia has announced that it will place a two-year moratorium on the conversion of natural forests and peatlands. Beginning in 2011, no new conversion permits will be issued, although permits issued before 2011 will not be affected.

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UN Secretary-General Urges G20 to Focus on Green Growth [viewed]

10 June 2010: In a letter to the leaders of the Group of 20 (G20) nations, scheduled to meet in Toronto, Canada, on 26-27 June 2010, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged a focus on development and green growth.

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UNFCCC Executive Secretary Addresses Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum [viewed]

21 June 2010: In an address to the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum 2010, taking place from 21-23 June 2010, in Bonn, Germany, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer underlined the role played by the media in raising awareness of climate change.

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UNFCCC Executive Secretary Addresses Seoul Pensions Summit [viewed]

16 June 2010: Speaking on the occasion of the Pensions 80 Seoul Summit 2010, taking place in the Republic of Korea, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer underscored the importance of cooperation between the public and private sectors to "rise to the challenging trends that are emerging to 2050."

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EU-US Conclude Memorandum on Civil Aviation Research and Development [viewed]

18 June 2010: The European Commission and the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have concluded negotiations for the establishment of a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) in civil aviation research and development.

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UPU Issues Questionnaire on Postal Emissions [viewed]

15 June 2010: The Universal Postal Union (UPU), the UN specialized agency for postal services, has released a questionnaire to determine a detailed carbon footprint for Posts, including emissions from: electricity consumption in the buildings; fleet of vehicles; air conditioning; heating; travelling; electric vehicles; and staff commuting.

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UNIDO Highlights Technology's Role in Energy Efficiency and Mitigation [viewed]

16 June 2010: In statements made during his three-day official visit to Japan, Kandeh K. Yumkella, UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Director-General, highlighted technology transfer as a key element of global energy efficiency and climate change mitigation efforts, and underlined Japan's potential role in this respect.

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World Day to Combat Desertification Celebrated [viewed]

17 June 2010: In statements marking World Day to Combat Desertification, celebrated annually on 17 June, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) Executive Secretary Luc Gnacadja have called attention to the interlinkages between soil, biodiversity and climate change.

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Bolivia Comments on AWG-LCA Advance Draft [viewed]

16 June 2010: During a press conference held at UN Headquarters in New York, US, Bolivian Ambassador Pablo Solόn strongly objected to the advance draft of a revised text to facilitate negotiations among parties produced by the Chair of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the UNFCCC (AWG-LCA) at its tenth session, held in Bonn, Germany, earlier in June.

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