Announcement / Statement

WHO to Celebrate World Health Day by Focusing on Urbanization and Health [viewed]

28 January 2010: The World Health Organization (WHO) will celebrate World Health Day on 7 April 2010, focusing on urbanization and health.

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EU Joins the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC) [viewed]

26 January 2010: At a ceremony held at International Energy Agency headquarters in Paris, France, the EU acceded to the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC).

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EU Formally Indicates Support for Copenhagen Accord [viewed]

28 January 2010: Through a joint letter to the UNFCCC, the Spanish Presidency of the Council of Ministers of the EU and the European Commission have formally indicated the support of the EU and its 27 member States for the Copenhagen Accord. 

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IPCC Releases Statement on Trends in Disaster Losses [viewed]

25 January 2010: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released a statement on trends in disaster losses.

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World Bank Launches Green Bonds for Japanese Investors to Finance Low-Carbon Projects [viewed]

18 January  2010: The World Bank and Daiwa Securities Group announced the issuance of green bonds to support projects for low-carbon development, designed specifically for investors in Japan.

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IEA Presents its Perspective on the Copenhagen Accord [viewed]

12 January 2010: Nobuo Tanaka, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), and Richard Baron, Head of the IEA's Climate Change Unit, discussed the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference on 12 January 2010, offering presentations on "The Copenhagen Accord and the IEA" and "The Outcome of Copenhagen – an IEA perspective," respectively.

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OECD Secretary-General Stresses Need for Further Climate Action [viewed]

December 2009: Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), has stated that emissions reduction targets outlined in Copenhagen are insufficient.

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IPCC Releases Statement on Melting of Himalayan Glaciers [viewed]

20 January 2010: The Chair, Vice-Chairs and Co-Chairs of Working Groups of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have issued a statement on its estimates of the melting of Himalayan glaciers in the Fourth Assessment report (AR4).

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UNFCCC Executive Secretary Holds Press Briefing on Copenhagen Outcome [viewed]

20 January 2010: Yvo de Boer, UNFCCC Executive Secretary, gave a press briefing in Bonn, Germany, for the first time since the conclusion of the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in December 2009.

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World Bank Seeks Input on Environmentally Sustainable Energy Development Path [viewed]

19 January 2010: The World Bank launched online consultations to receive input from civil society on its new energy sector strategy and how the World Bank Group can best help developing countries improve access to and the reliability of energy, while helping them shift to a more environmentally sustainable energy development path.

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