Announcement / Statement

UN Secretary-General Urges All Heads of State and Government to Attend High-Level Segment in Copenhagen [viewed]

COP 1512 November 2009: In a statement issued by his Spokesperson, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the invitation by Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen of Denmark for Heads of State and government to attend the closing days of the UN Conference on Climate Change in Copenhagen on 17-18 December 2009.

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UN Secretary-General Urges US to Take Leading Role in Climate Change Negotiations [viewed]

ban-ki-moon-met-with-us11 November 2009: During a visit to Washington DC, US, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met with US Congressional leaders to discuss the status of international climate change negotiations.

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CBD Stresses Threat Posed to Ecosystems by Climate Change-Induced Invasive Species [viewed]

threat-posed-to-ecosystems11 November 2009: Scientists and Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) officials have stressed that, as global warming alters temperatures and precipitation patterns around the world, the threat posed by invasive species is rising.

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UNICEF Focuses on the Impact of Climate Change on Nutrition and Child Health [viewed]

Unicef Logo10 November 2009: In an official visit to Mali, UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) Executive Director Ann Veneman discussed the impacts of climate change on child health, stressing that it could increase the numbers of undernourished people in the near future.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Announces Chad and Kyrgyzstan's Deposition of Kyoto Protocol Ratification Instruments [viewed]

chadflag6 November 2009:  The UNFCCC Secretariat has announced that the Kyoto Protocol will enter into force for Chad on 17 November 2009, as it deposited its instrument of accession to the Kyoto Protocol on 18 August 2009. Chad's accession will bring the number of parties to the Protocol, both States and regional economic integration organizations, to 190.

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UN Secretary-General's Climate Change Support Team Expresses Confidence about Copenhagen [viewed]

Janos Pasztor9 November 2009: During a press conference in New York, US, Janos Pasztor, Director of the UN Secretary-General's Climate Change Support Team, indicated that Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is confident that “governments will reach agreement in Copenhagen on the fundamental issues that will form the substance of a legally binding international agreement which is the end goal for guiding action on climate change.”

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Experts at UN Press Conference Discuss Climate Change's Effects on Water [viewed]

Unlogo6 November 2009: Speaking at a UN Headquarters press conference, in New York, US, on 6 November 2009, Colin Chartres, Director General of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CIGAR) at the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), warned that although some countries might get more rainfall as a result of climate change, those depending on snowmelt could expect water levels to drop by up to 30%.

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ADB Organizes Asia-Pacific Climate Change Video Contest [viewed]

Logo-adb4 November 2009: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) announced a new video competition on the theme “My View: The Asia-Pacific Climate Change Video Contest.”

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UNFCCC Executive Secretary Addresses the Climate Group [viewed]

Yvo De Boer4 November 2009: UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer addressed the Climate Group, in Barcelona, Spain, under the theme “Implementing Copenhagen: business and regional government in a new low carbon world.”

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Biodiversity Part of the Solution to Climate Change, CBD Executive Secretary Tells UNGA Second Committee [viewed]

Cbd3 November 2009: In his address to the Second Committee of the UN General Assembly, Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), stressed that biodiversity is part of the solution to climate change.

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