Announcement / Statement

UN Secretary-General Calls for Russia's Leadership [viewed]

18 March 2010: In an address at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations in Moscow, Russian Federation, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for Russia's leadership to address the challenges of the modern world, and highlighted: the Millennium Development Goals and climate change, nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation, global peace and security.

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UNEP Executive Director Addresses Pan Africa Media Conference [viewed]

19 March 2010: Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director, addressed the Pan Africa Media Conference on 19 March 2010, in Nairobi Kenya, and spoke about climate change, among other environmental issues.

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Ban Calls for Confidence Building [viewed]

16 March 2010: In a press conference held in New York, US, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon indicated he was “encouraged” by the response of governments, scientific institutions and environmental activists to the launch of the independent review of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). He also welcomed the support expressed by 110 countries representing over 80% of global emissions for the Copenhagen Accord, noting it was “an important advance toward Cancun.”

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Stockholm Convention to Study Climate Change and POPs [viewed]

12 March 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Stockholm Convention Secretariat has informed it will carry out a 12-month international study of the influence of climate change and persistent organic pollutants (POPs) on human health and the environment. The study, which was announced during the fifth Environment and Health Ministerial Conference held in Parma, Italy, from 10-12 March 2010, will involve over 10 organizations in five countries and will review the latest science to inform the assessment of current and new POPs.

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InterAcademy Council to Review the IPCC's Processes and Procedures [viewed]

10 March 2010: At a press conference held on10 March 2010, at UN Headquarters in New York, US,UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Chair Rajendra Pachauri launched an Independent Review of the IPCC's processes and procedures.

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India and China to be Listed in Chapeau of Copenhagen Accord [viewed]

9 March 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has posted on its website letters from the Governments of India and China, dated 8 and 9 March respectively, informing of their wish to be listed in the chapeau of the Copenhagen Accord.

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Chile and European Investment Bank Sign Agreement for Climate Financing [viewed]

9 March 2010: European Investment Bank (EIB) Vice-President Carlos da Silva Costa and Chile's Ambassador to the EU, Carlos Appelgren, have signed a framework agreement that aims to foster sustainable growth through the financing of investment projects of mutual interest that, inter alia, support climate change mitigation policies.

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IMF Chief Proposes Green Fund to Address Climate-Related Shocks in Africa [viewed]

8 March 2010: Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), took part in a panel discussion at the Kenya International Conference Center in Nairobi, and addressed the twin challenges facing Africa: to revive strong growth and reinforce resilience to shocks, including those related to climate change.

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UN-REDD Programme Policy Board Invites Eight New Observer Countries [viewed]

8 March 2010: Costa Rica, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, the Philippines, Republic of Congo, Solomon Islands, and Sudan have been invited to join the UN-REDD Programme Policy Board as observer countries.

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UN Marks International Women's Day with Calls to Meet the Challenges of Development [viewed]

8 March 2010: To mark International Women's Day, UN officials stressed the need for greater empowerment of women in order to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015 and to face development challenges, including climate change.

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