Announcement / Statement

UN Secretary-General Urges Action on Two Fronts Ahead of Copenhagen [viewed]

3dic_09_051 December 2009: In a video address on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Antarctic Treaty, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed the threat posed by climate change to the Antarctic ecosystem.

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ICAO to Highlight its Role in Fight Against Climate Change on International Civil Aviation Day [viewed]

Icao1 December 2009: The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) will celebrate International Civil Aviation Day on 7 December 2009 around the theme "65 years of empowering the global community through aviation," highlighting its role in the dialogue on global climate change.

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CO2 Cubes Art Exhibit to be Unveiled at COP15 Opening [viewed]

2dic_09_0730 November 2009: An art exhibit titled "CO2 CUBES: Visualize a Tonne of Change" will be unveiled to the public in Copenhagen, Denmark, at the Tycho Brahe Planetarium, for the launch of the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC, which will convene from 7-18 December 2009.

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UNEP Announces Release of Film “Hard Rain” [viewed]

2dic_09_0926 November 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has announced the release of a film titled "Hard Rain: Our Headlong Collision with Nature," by Mark Edwards and Bob Dylan, which will be released on DVD at the opening of the Hard Rain exhibition in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 6 December 2009, the eve of the UN Climate Change Conference.

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UN Secretary-General Welcomes Announcement that US President Will Attend Copenhagen Conference [viewed]

Ban Ki-moon225 November 2009: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the announcement by US President Barack Obama that he will attend the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen next month.

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UN-HABITAT's Executive Director Receives Environment Prize [viewed]

Unhabitat24 November 2009: UN-HABITAT Executive Director Anna Tibaijuka, Enrique Peñalosa, the former mayor of Bogotá, Colombia, and Sören Hermansen, Danish Hero of the Environment, were given the Göteborg Award for Sustainable Development during a ceremony that stressed the urban dimension of the climate change and environment debate.

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UNFCCC Executive Secretary Holds Press Briefing on Expectations for Copenhagen [viewed]

Yvo De Boer25 November 2009: In a press briefing held in Bonn, Germany, Yvo de Boer, UNFCCC Executive Secretary, outlined what can and must be achieved in Copenhagen, with a  focus on developing countries. He emphasized that "There is no Plan B for failure at Copenhagen, only plan A. And 'A' stands for action."

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UNECE Air Pollution Convention Explores Links with Climate Change [viewed]

UNECE-logo24 November 2009: On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution, climate change has been identified as an emerging issue for the Convention.

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UN Secretary-General at Global Leadership Awards Gala: Copenhagen not Destined to be “Disappointment” [viewed]

Ban Ki-moon223 November 2009: Addressing the 51st annual UNA-USA/BCUN Global Leadership Awards gala, in New York, US, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stated that, contrary to recent news reports, the climate change conference in Copenhagen is not destined to be a "disappointment" and noted that "every day lately has been bringing new signs of progress."

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UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Joins Seal the Deal! Campaign [viewed]

23nov_09_0620 November 2009: The UN Children's Fund's (UNICEF) Goodwill Ambassador Angelique Kidjo has lent her voice to the UN-led Seal the Deal! campaign.

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