Announcement / Statement

C3E Soliciting Nominations for Women in Clean Energy Awards [viewed]

2 April 2013: The US Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) initiative has announced it is accepting nominations for its US C3E awards, which will honor mid-career achievements of women in clean energy.

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IPCC Calls for Review of Draft WGII Contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report [viewed]

IPCC25 March 2013: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has announced that the review period for expert and government review of the second order draft of the contribution of Working Group II (WGII) to its Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) will run from 28 March-24 May 2013.

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Afghanistan Joins Kyoto Protocol [viewed]

25 March 2013: The UNFCCC Secretariat has reported that Afghanistan is the 192th country or regional economic integration organization to deposit its instrument of ratification or accession to the Kyoto Protocol.

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First International Day of Forests Celebrated [viewed]

21 March 2013: A number of high-level officials have issued statements in celebration of the first-ever International Day of Forests, including the UN Secretary-General, and the Heads of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), the UN Department for Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF), the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF).

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Outreach Materials Released in Support of First International Day of Forests [viewed]

21 March 2013: A number of organizations have developed and released outreach and communications materials in support of the first International Day of Forests, an event to be held annually on 21 March. The materials focus on the key messages presented by the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF) with regards to: forests and air; water; biodiversity; land; forests and resilience to natural disasters; forests as a key part of the climate change solution; healthy forests, healthy people; and forests are our livelihoods, wealth.

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ICAO, UNWTO to Cooperate on Aviation and Tourism [viewed]

18 March 2013: The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) have signed a Joint Statement on Aviation and Tourism, which includes an intention to contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from aviation and tourism. 

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UN-REDD Responds to Withdraw of National Coordinating Body of Indigenous Peoples in Panama [viewed]

14 March 2013: The UN Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (UN-REDD) has responded to the withdrawal of the National Coordinating Body of Indigenous Peoples in Panama (COONAPIP) from the National REDD+ Programme.

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UN Agencies Launch Capacity Building Project on Drought Preparedness [viewed]

12 March 2013: The UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), in cooperation with the UN-Water Decade Programme on Capacity Development (UNW-DPC), have signed a framework of cooperation and launched a project on capacity-building in support of national drought management policies (NDMPs).

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UNCCD, WMO Launch Global Campaign for Drought Mitigation [viewed]

13 March 2013:  The UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) have launched a global campaign on drought preparedness and risk management. The Campaign was inaugurated on 13 March, during the High-Level Meeting on National Drought Policy (HMNDP) in Geneva, Switzerland.

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UN Agrees on Plan of Action on Disaster Risk Reduction for Resilience [viewed]

7 March 2013: The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) has announced that representatives of UN agencies, funds and programmes have agreed to the UN Plan of Action on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) for Resilience. The Plan will accelerate the integration of DRR into all UN country-level operations.

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