Announcement / Statement

European Commission Adopts Proposal on Global Health [viewed]

31 March 2010: Connie Hedegaard, European Commissioner for Climate Action, is holding bilateral talks on climate change with developed and developing countries, to follow up on the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference. Hedegaard visited the US and Mexico in early March 2010, met with the Chinese delegation in late March in Brussels, Belgium, and will visit Maldives and India in early April.

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US and Japan Announce APEC Initiatives [viewed]

29 March 2010: Japan and the US, as hosts of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in 2010 and 2011 respectively, have announced initiatives they will undertake in their work with the APEC economies, as they seek increased cooperation in the design of a new growth paradigm for the region, to promote balanced, inclusive, environmentally sustainable and knowledge-based growth.

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CDM Executive Board Launches Calls for Public Inputs [viewed]

26 March 2010: Four calls for public inputs have been launched by the Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), as agreed at its 53rd meeting.

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Earth Hour Celebrated [viewed]

27 March 10: Earth Hour, a global call to action on climate change, took place on 27 March 2010, from 8:30-9:30 pm (local time).

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IPCC Completes Nomination Process for AR5 [viewed]

24 March 2010: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has announced the completion of the nomination process for the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5).  Over 3000 experts were nominated by IPCC national focal points and observer organizations. The Report, scheduled to be finalized in 2013-2014, will be the next comprehensive assessment of scientific information on climate change by the IPCC.

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World Agroforestry Centre and Viet Nam to Collaborate on Climate Research [viewed]

19 March 2010: The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) highlighted its plans to invest significantly in Viet Nam during a visit to ICRAF headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, by Vietnamese representatives. The meeting focused on how the Centre and Viet Nam's Department of Science, Technology and International Cooperation could collaborate, in particular on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD).

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WMO Celebrates World Meteorological Day [viewed]

23 March 2010: Each year, on 23 March, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), its 189 members and the worldwide meteorological community celebrate World Meteorological Day around a chosen theme. This year, the theme is “60 years of service for your safety and well-being.” The Day commemorates the entry into force, on that date in 1950, of the WMO Convention creating the Organization.

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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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