Announcement / Statement

AOSIS Calls on Major Economies to Adopt More Ambitious and Concrete Targets [viewed]

© UN-DESA SIDS10 July 2009: In a press conference held at UN Headquarters in New York, US, Dessima Williams, Permanent Representative of Grenada and Chairperson of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), welcomed the statements on climate change made by the leaders of the G8 industrialized economies and the 17 participants in the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate, who met in L'Aquila, Italy, noting they signal their growing and positive engagement with the on-going negotiations.

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IPCC's Peace Scholarship Fund Opens for Donations [viewed]

© IPCC9 July 2009: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has announced, on its redesigned website, that the IPCC Peace Scholarship Fund is open for donations.

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UNFCCC Launches Call for Experts for JI-AP [viewed]

© UNFCCC9 July 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has launched the sixth public call for three experts to serve as members of the Joint Implementation Accreditation Panel (JI-AP). The JI-AP was created by the Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee (JISC) at its second session and consists of six experts.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Launches CDM Audio File Service [viewed]

© UNFCCC9 July 2009: The Secretariat of the UNFCCC has launched a Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) audio file service, aimed at raising CDM awareness and providing information about the CDM in plain language.

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Secretary-General Urges G8 and MEF Leaders to Do More [viewed]

© G8 Summit 20099 July 2009: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged every head of state or government to do more to address climate change. His statement came as the leaders of the G8 industrialized economies and the seventeen participants in the Major Economies Forum (MEF) on Energy and Climate released agreements indicating that they “recognize the scientific view that the increase in global average temperature above pre-industrial levels ought not to exceed 2 degrees C,” and noting that they “will work between now and Copenhagen, with each other and under the Convention, to identify a global goal for substantially reducing global emissions by 2050.”

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UN Report: Organized Crime, Illicit and Terrorist Activities, and Climate Change Jeopardize Ongoing Efforts in West Africa [viewed]

© UN2 July 2009: In his report on the work of the UN Office for West Africa (UNOWA), UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon writes that, while West Africa has recently witnessed some positive trends, progress in the sub-region remains fragile and faces a number of threats, including emerging and growing security threats such as organized crime, illicit and terrorist activities, and climate change.

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Private Sector Representatives Sought for World Bank Climate Investment Funds [viewed]

1 July 2009: The World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD) is currently seeking applications by business associations to attend meetings of two Climate Investment Fund committees – the Clean Technology Fund and Strategic Climate Fund – and one subcommittee - the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience.

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UN Executive Heads Call for Copenhagen to be Turning Point for a Global Green Economy [viewed]

© UN30 June 2009: The UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB), which brings together the executive Heads of the organizations of the UN System, issued a statement titled “Green Economy: A Transformation to Address Multiple Crises.”

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World Bank Online Chat on Carbon Finance [viewed]

© World Bank July 2009: Joëlle Chassard, manager of the World Bank's Carbon Finance Unit, will respond to comments online on 14 July 2009, 10:00 AM EDT, on the findings published in the State and Trends of the Carbon Market Report 2009.

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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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