Announcement / Statement

World Oceans Day Highlights Impacts of Climate Change on Marine Life [viewed]

8 June 2009: World Oceans Day was celebrated officially for the first time on 8 June. The 2009 event focused on the theme “Our Oceans, Our Responsibility.” In a message to mark the Day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon underscored the impacts of human activities on marine life, emphasizing that climate change causes sea temperature increases, sea-level rise and ocean acidification.

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UN/ISDR Launches Discussion Board for Global Platform Meeting [viewed]

© COPYRIGHTFOTO8 June 2009: The UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) has opened a Discussion Board for the Second Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction.

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Inter-Agency Standing Committee Calls for Agreement to Address Humanitarian Shocks of Climate Change [viewed]

© IASC8 June 2009: During the climate change talks taking place in Bonn, Germany, the 18 UN and non-UN aid agencies that constitute the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) called for integrating measures to counter the humanitarian impacts of climate change into the new climate change agreement.

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CDM Executive Board Calls for Public Input on Reasons for No or Low Application of Approved Methodologies [viewed]

© UNFCCC8 June 2009: The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Executive Board, at its 47th meeting, considered the reasons for no or low application of approved methodologies in CDM projects.

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UN Secretary-General Discusses Climate Change with US and Japan [viewed]

5 June 2009: During an official visit to Washington DC, US, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon discussed climate change with US Energy Secretary Steven Chu.

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UN Celebrates World Environment Day [viewed]

© UN5 June 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) celebrated World Environment Day on 5 June 2009, under the theme “Your Planet Needs You-UNite to Combat Climate Change.”

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At Donor Forum on Biodiversity, CBD's Executive Secretary Highlights Linkages between Climate Change and Biodiversity [viewed]

© CBD3 June 2009: On the occasion of the first Global Private Donor Forum on Biodiversity, which took place in Berlin, Germany, on 3 June 2009, Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), referred to the interlinkages between climate change and biodiversity loss.

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UN Secretary-General Emphasizes U Thant's ‘One World' Concept in Tackling Climate Change [viewed]

© UN3 June 2009: In a speech given at a lunch in honor of the centenary of the birth of former UN Secretary-General U Thant, in New York, US, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon noted that U Thant was at the origin of the concept of ‘One World' and underlined that the food, energy, financial and climate crises emphasize “the interconnections of our ‘One World'.”

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UN Secretary-General Urges Businesses to be “Advocates for Climate Action” [viewed]

© UN2 June 2009: In a video message to the 19th anniversary dinner of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), which met in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 2 June 2009, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon underlined that the ICC had helped the UN launch the Global Compact 10 years ago.

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CDM Calls for Inputs on Draft General Guidelines on Sampling and Surveys [viewed]

1 June 2009: The Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), at its 47th meeting, considered a proposal by the Small-Scale Working Group on general guidelines on sampling and surveys and agreed to open a call for public inputs, inviting suggestions to enhance the practical application and user friendliness of the draft document.

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