Announcement / Statement

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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Press Conference on the People's World Conference on Climate Change Held at UN Headquarters [viewed]

19 January 2010: The Permanent Mission of Bolivia to the UN sponsored a press conference on the People's World Conference on Climate Change and Mother Earth Rights, on 19 January 2010, at UN Headquarters in New York, US.

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UNFCCC Publishes Notification to Parties Regarding Copenhagen Accord [viewed]

18 January 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a notification to parties (YDB/ DBO/drl) regarding communication of information relating to the Copenhagen Accord.

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EIB Funds Research and Development of Green Trucks and Buses [viewed]

8 January 2010: The European Investment Bank (EIB) and MAN Group Munich have entered into a EUR 300m loan contract for the development and launch of reduced-emission and fuel-efficient powertrains for trucks and buses.

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IPCC Invites Nominations for the Fifth Assessment Report [viewed]

January 2010: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has invited governments and participating organizations to nominate experts to act as Coordinating Lead Authors, Lead Authors and Review Editors for the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5).

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UNECE Executive Secretary Highlights Climate Change Among 2010 Priorities [viewed]

18jan_10_03 15 January 2010: Ján Kubiš, Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), held a Town Hall meeting on 15 January 2010, in Geneva, Switzerland, to outline priorities for 2010.

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Role of Biodiversity in Addressing Climate Change Highlighted during IYB Launch [viewed]

iyblogo12 January 2010: During the official launch of the International Year of Biodiversity (IYB), speakers stressed that biological diversity is part of the solution to the climate change problem.

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