Announcement / Statement

WMO Grants Awards for Scientific Contributions [viewed]

18 June 2010: The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has awarded the International Meteorological Organization (IMO) Prize to several scientists at the 62nd meeting of its Executive Council, taking place from 8-18 June 2010, in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Draft IPCC Special Report on Renewable Energy Available for Review [viewed]

18 June 2010: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has sent out its Second Order Draft of the Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation for government and expert review.

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IPCC Scholarship Programme Issues Call for Proposals [viewed]

24 June 2010: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Scholarship Programme, which was established with the funds received from the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, has issued its first call for proposals.

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IPCC Selects Authors for Fifth Assessment Report [viewed]

23 June 2010: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released the final list of climate change experts who will prepare the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) to be published between 2013 and 2014. The list includes Coordinating Lead Authors, Lead Authors and Review Editors.

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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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