Announcement / Statement

UNEP New York Office Awarded Green Prize [viewed]

14 June 2010: The UN Environment Programme's (UNEP) in-house greening team, called Step-by-Step, has named the UNEP New York office as UNEP's greenest office.

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EU Outlines Priorities for G20 Toronto Summit [viewed]

23 June 2010: The President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, and the President of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy, have sent a joint letter to the other leaders of the G20 outlining their thoughts on key agenda items of the G20 summit, to be held in Toronto, Canada, from 26-27 June 2010, including on climate change.

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General Assembly President Elect Outlines Priorities [viewed]

15 June 2010: At a press conference held at UN Headquarters in New York, US, on 15 June 2010, the General Assembly President elect for the 65th session, Joseph Deiss ( Switzerland), outlined the priorities of his tenure, including human rights, the environment and environmental governance, as well as the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

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UNFCCC Publishes Submissions Deadline Notification [viewed]

22 June 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a notification of upcoming deadlines for the submission of information and views by parties invited by Convention and Kyoto Protocol bodies.

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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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