Announcement / Statement

UNGA President Calls for Increased Political and Financial Resources for Climate Change Responses [viewed]

© UN14 September: In his outgoing speech, the President of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) suggested earmarking at least 1% of the global GDP to climate change responses.

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CDM Executive Board Launches Call for Accreditation Panel Members [viewed]

© UNFCCC14 September 2009: Further to the decision taken at its 49th meeting, the Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) has launched a call for an expert to join the CDM Accreditation Panel (CDM-AP) with a view to preparing a shortlist of experts for consideration by the Board at its 51st meeting.

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World Bank Exceeds Target on Investments in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency [viewed]

© World Bank 10 September 2009: The World Bank Group's investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency projects and programs in developing countries rose 24% in the last fiscal year to reach US$3.3 billion.

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UNDP Administrator Calls for Climate Deal for Rich and Poor [viewed]

8 September 2009: In an op-ed published by The Guardian, UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark emphasized that the UN climate change talks must not only seek to protect the planet, but should fight poverty as well.

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UN OCHA Reports on Impacts of Climate-Related Floods Across West Africa [viewed]

© UN8 September 2009: The UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has reported that the number of victims affected by the floods across West Africa has now increased to 600,000.

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UNFCCC Executive Secretary Addresses Asahi World Environment Forum [viewed]

© UNFCCC7 September 2009: UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer addressed the Asahi World Environment Forum, held from 7-8 September 2009, in Tokyo, Japan, where he lauded the newly elected Democratic Party's intention to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 25% below 1990 levels by 2020.

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CBD Executive Secretary Highlights Exchange of Information from Local to Global Level for Climate Change Adaptation [viewed]

© CBD4 September 2009: Addressing the World Climate Conference-3 (WCC-3), CBD Executive Secretary Ahmed Djoghlaf stressed that adaptation to the impacts of climate change requires exchange of climate-related information in both directions: people on the ground need to have access to localized predictions of change, while scientists need access to observational data gathered by people on the ground.

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CBD and UNWTO Sign Memorandum of Cooperation [viewed]

September 2009: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) signed a Memorandum of Cooperation on the margins of the World Climate Conference-3 (WCC-3).

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Secretary-General Urges Action against Climate Change during Arctic Circle Visit [viewed]

© UN2 September 2009: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon ended his trip to Norway with a boat trip to the polar ice of the Arctic Circle, where he stood on the ice and urged world leaders to take action against climate change.

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UNDP Administrator Receives MDG3 Torch and Commits to Focus on Gender and Climate Change [viewed]

© UNDP1 September 2009: During a meeting with Danish Minister of Development Cooperation Ulla Toernaes, UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark received a torch symbol of the Millennium Development Goal on gender equality and women empowerment (MDG3).

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