Announcement / Statement

UNHCR Reports on the Impact of Climate Change on Pacific Islanders [viewed]

Unhcr14 December 2009: The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has reported on how environmental, climatic, geological and demographic factors are affecting the ability of Pacific Islanders to remain in their homelands.

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UN/ISDR, WMO, UNDP Release Preliminary Disaster Figures for 2009 [viewed]

margareta-wahlstrom14 December 2009: In a joint press conference held on 14 December 2009, in Copenhagen, Denmark, the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR), the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) have reported that the preliminary 2009 disaster figures show thatover three quarters of the people killed - and 95 % of the total affected by natural hazards - since the beginning of the year were due to extreme weather events.

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UN Secretary-General Calls on World Leaders in Copenhagen to “Do What the Moment Requires” [viewed]

Ban Ki-moon14 December 2009: In a press conference held prior to his departure to Copenhagen, Denmark, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed that decades of efforts to tackle climate change will "come down to this one critical week."

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UNFCCC Executive Secretary Summarizes First Week of Copenhagen Negotiations [viewed]

Yvo De Boer Unfccc11 December 2009: In two press conferences held in Copenhagen, Denmark, Yvo de Boer, UNFCCC Executive Secretary, provided an update on the state of the negotiations at the end of the first week of the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference.

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UNFCCC Executive Secretary Challenges Business to be More Relevant to Negotiations [viewed]

14dic_09_00611 December 2009: The Copenhagen Business Day event convened at the headquarters of the Confederation of Danish Industry, in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 11 December 2009. Organized by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), together with the Confederation of Danish Industry, Copenhagen Business Day met in parallel to the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference.

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UNEP Stresses Need for Copenhagen to Deliver Emissions Cuts Beyond Current Proposals [viewed]

Unep9 December 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP), together with the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, Ecofys, Climate Analytics, the Sustainability Institute, the European Climate Foundation and ClimateWorks, has released a statement stressing the need for the Copenhagen negotiations to deliver the high-end of current emissions reduction proposals and beyond in order to contain global warming to below 2°C above pre-industrial levels.

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UN Secretary-General Optimistic About Reaching a Robust Agreement in Copenhagen [viewed]

Ban Ki-moon8 December 2009: In a question and answer session held at UN Headquarters in New York, US, the UN Secretary-General emphasized that the outcome of the ongoing climate change negotiations in Copenhagen will have reverberations for the future of humanity and the planet.

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WMO: 2009 Likely to be One of the Top 10 Warmest [viewed]

Wmo8 December 2009: According to data sources compiled by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the year 2009 is likely to rank in the top 10 warmest on record since the beginning of instrumental climate records in 1850.

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UNEP and GEF Support a Greener Football World Cup in 2010 [viewed]

GEF7 December 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) have announced support towards greening the World Cup with a one million dollar funding package to ensure that the event has a long-term sustainable impact on the country and the region.

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CBD Sets Up Website on Biodiversity-Climate Change Linkages [viewed]

Cbd7 December 2009: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has set up a webpage for posting relevant CBD documents and statements on linkages between climate change and biodiversity for the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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