Announcement / Statement

Spain Pledges €15 million for UN-REDD Programme [viewed]

Un-redd4 December 2009: Spain has become the third donor to the UN-REDD Programme, following the Governments of Norway and Denmark, by pledging €15 million to the trust fund. Yemi Katerere, Head of UN-REDD, commented that "there is a growing interest in the UN-REDD Programme by developing and developed countries and a clear recognition that reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD) cannot happen without this partnership.

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UN Secretary-General's Climate Change Support Team Chief Holds Press Conference [viewed]

4 December 2009: During a press conference held at UN Headquarters in New York, US, Janos Pasztor, Director of the Secretary-General's Climate Change Support Team, underlined that there were several signs of optimism that the outcome of the UN Conference on Climate Change in Copenhagen would be successful.

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UPU Releases Results of Carbon Emissions Inventory [viewed]

Upu Logo3 December 2009: The Universal Postal Union (UPU), the UN specialized agency for postal services, has released the results of its first worldwide survey, which estimates that Posts in its 191 member countries generated at least 26 million tons of carbon dioxide in 2008 through the operation of postal vehicles and buildings, or 0.07% of total worldwide emissions.

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CBD Underlines Role of Forests in Climate Change Mitigation [viewed]

Cbd2 December 2009: Ahmed Djoghlaf, Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Executive Secretary, has underlined the potential synergies among the Rio Conventions, noting that discussions on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD) will be an important part of the Copenhagen climate change negotiations.

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Multilateral Development Banks, IMF Call for Comprehensive Global Climate Change Regime [viewed]

2 December 2009: The Heads of the Multilateral Development Banks and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) appealed in a joint statement to the parties to the UNFCCC to agree in Copenhagen on the foundations for an ambitious, comprehensive and equitable global climate change regime that enables all countries to achieve sustainable development along climate-resilient and low greenhouse gas emission-intensive paths.

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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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