Announcement / Statement

World Bank Seeks Input on Environmentally Sustainable Energy Development Path [viewed]

19 January 2010: The World Bank launched online consultations to receive input from civil society on its new energy sector strategy and how the World Bank Group can best help developing countries improve access to and the reliability of energy, while helping them shift to a more environmentally sustainable energy development path.

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Press Conference on the People's World Conference on Climate Change Held at UN Headquarters [viewed]

19 January 2010: The Permanent Mission of Bolivia to the UN sponsored a press conference on the People's World Conference on Climate Change and Mother Earth Rights, on 19 January 2010, at UN Headquarters in New York, US.

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UNFCCC Publishes Notification to Parties Regarding Copenhagen Accord [viewed]

18 January 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a notification to parties (YDB/ DBO/drl) regarding communication of information relating to the Copenhagen Accord.

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EIB Funds Research and Development of Green Trucks and Buses [viewed]

8 January 2010: The European Investment Bank (EIB) and MAN Group Munich have entered into a EUR 300m loan contract for the development and launch of reduced-emission and fuel-efficient powertrains for trucks and buses.

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IPCC Invites Nominations for the Fifth Assessment Report [viewed]

January 2010: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has invited governments and participating organizations to nominate experts to act as Coordinating Lead Authors, Lead Authors and Review Editors for the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5).

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UNECE Executive Secretary Highlights Climate Change Among 2010 Priorities [viewed]

18jan_10_03 15 January 2010: Ján Kubiš, Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), held a Town Hall meeting on 15 January 2010, in Geneva, Switzerland, to outline priorities for 2010.

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Role of Biodiversity in Addressing Climate Change Highlighted during IYB Launch [viewed]

iyblogo12 January 2010: During the official launch of the International Year of Biodiversity (IYB), speakers stressed that biological diversity is part of the solution to the climate change problem.

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UN Secretary-General's 2010 Priorities Include Sustainable Development Focus and Climate Change Agreement [viewed]

Ban Ki-moon11 January 2010: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon identified his priorities for 2010 during an address to the UN General Assembly.

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Israel and Ukraine Accept Amendment to Annex B to the Kyoto Protocol [viewed]

UNFCCC6 January 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has modified the status of ratification regarding amendment to Annex B of the Kyoto Protocol to reflect the fact that Israel and Ukraine have deposited their instruments of acceptance of the amendment to Annex B of the Protocol.

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ICAO Reaffirms Commitments to Reduce Emissions from Aviation [viewed]

Icao21 December 2009: The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has announced its intention to continue plans for reducing aviation emissions despite the lack of an agreement on bunker fuels at the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference in December 2009.

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