Announcement / Statement

UN Special Advisor Highlights Need to Focus on Achieving Climate Goals, Not Negotiation [viewed]

© UN15 September 2009: Delivering the 14th Prebisch Lecture at the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Jeffrey Sachs, Special Advisor to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the Millennium Development Goals, said current international attempts to respond to climate change are off track.

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New UNGA President Calls Attention to UN Summit on Climate Change [viewed]

© COPYRIGHTFOTO15 September 2009: Opening the 64th annual session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), incoming President Ali Treki (Libya) urged participants at the upcoming Climate Change Summit to agree on recommendations for the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. The Summit will be convened by the UN Secretary-General on 22 September in New York, US.

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UNEP Calls for “Champions of the Earth” Nominations [viewed]

© UNEP15 September 2009: The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has announced that nominations are now open for the sixth cycle of the Champions of the Earth award.

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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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