Announcement / Statement

UNCSD 2012 Website Launched [viewed]

August 2010: The UN Division for Sustainable Developement (DSD) has launched a new website for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) in 2012 (also referred to as "Rio+20").

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UNFCCC Executive Secretary Briefs the Press at Opening of August Bonn Climate Change Talks [viewed]

2 August 2010: Christiana Figueres, UNFCCC Executive Secretary, held a press conference on  the opening day of the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany. She highlighted five key areas in which progress can be built. 

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CDM EB Issues Call for Public Inputs on Focus Areas for Future Practitioner Workshops [viewed]

30 July 2010: The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Executive Board (EB), at its 55th meeting, agreed to open a call for public inputs on focus areas for future practitioner workshops for CDM stakeholders.

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IPCC Issues Release In Memoriam of Stephen Schneider [viewed]

19 July 2010: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has issued a release in memoriam of Stephen Schneider who passed away on 19 July at the age of 65. Schneider was a prominent climate scientist and a longtime contributor to the IPCC's work.

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Guyana and Norway Establish Guyana REDD+ Investment Fund [viewed]

13 July 2010: The President of Guyana and Prime Minister of Norway announced the establishment of the Guyana REDD+ Investment Fund (GRIF) for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, including conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of carbon stocks (REDD+).

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UNCCD Executive Secretary Highlights Links between Land and Security [viewed]

10 July 2010: In a statement to the Third Annual Caux Forum for Human Security, which convened from 9-16 July 2010, in Caux, Switzerland, Luc Gnacadja, Executive Secretary of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), discussed "Grounding Security: Soil security a prerequisite for human security."  

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World Bank President Visits Mexico, Signs Green Loans [viewed]

22 July 2010: World Bank president Robert B. Zoellick visited Mexico to sign two recently-approved ‘green loans' worth US$800 million and announce new Mexican participation in the Forest Investment Program (FIP).

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UNFCCC Executive Secretary Briefs Press on the Status of Climate Change Negotiations [viewed]

22 July 2010: Christiana Figueres, UNFCCC Executive Secretary, held a press conference in Bonn, Germany, on 22 July 2010, describing the status of the climate change negotiation process.

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IEA Reports: China Becomes the World's Largest Energy Consumer [viewed]

20 July 2010: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has announced that China's energy consumption has surpassed that of the US sooner than expected, and is now the highest in the world.

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CGIAR's Climate Change Programme Opens Call for Methodology Proposals [viewed]

July 2010: The Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security Challenge Programme (CCAFS) of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) has opened a call for methodological proposals.

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