Meeting

UNFCCC Secretariat Releases Two Proposals for Amendments to the Kyoto Protocol [viewed]

© UNFCCC17 June 2009: the UNFCCC Secretariat has released the proposals by Japan (FCCC/KP/CMP/2009/11) and Papua New Guinea (FCCC/KP/CMP/2009/13) for amendments to the Kyoto Protocol.

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UN Secretary-General Highlights Disaster Risk Reduction as an Investment in Climate Change Defense [viewed]

© UN16 June 2009: In a video message to the second session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, which is taking place in Geneva, Switzerland, from 16-19 June 2009, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon highlighted that risk reduction is an investment and a first line of defense in adapting to climate change that will pay dividends.

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Event: Second Edition of the ILO Green Jobs Course [viewed]

This course targets International Labour Organization (ILO) constituents interested in the green jobs initiative. Participants will acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to get actively involved in and influence national policy on the employment and social aspects of a changing climate and environment.  

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UNCCD [viewed]

On 6 June 2009, the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) Secretariat hosted “Land Day” at the Gustav-Stresemann-Institut, in Bonn, Germany.

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UN Secretary-General Calls for Asia's Involvement in the Fight Against Climate Change [viewed]

16 June 2009: In a video message to the High-Level Dialogue: Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific, which was organized by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Manila, the Philippines, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recalled that 2009 is the year of climate change and listed its impacts in the Asian region, including shrinking glaciers that threaten water supplies and food security, rising sea levels, desertification and land degradation.

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OECD Secretary-General Promotes Green Growth as a Response to Financial Crisis [viewed]

© OECD15 June 2009: Angel Gurría, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Secretary-General, addressed the International Economic Forum of the Americas (Conference of Montreal) on 9 June 2009, presenting on “Energy and Sustainable Development in the Context of the Economic Crisis.”

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THIRD C40 LARGE CITIES SUMMIT ADDRESSES ACHIEVEMENTS AND CHALLENGES IN FIGHTING CLIMATE CHANGE [viewed]

The third Summit of the C40, a group of the world's largest cities committed to tackling climate change, was held in Seoul, South Korea, from 18-21 May 2009.

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ILO Conference Addresses Role of Green Jobs as a Driver for Environmental Protection [viewed]

© ILO8 June 2009: During the 98th session of the International Labour Conference of the International Labour Organization (ILO), taking place in Geneva, Switzerland, from 3-19 June 2009, the committee of the whole held a discussion on the role of green jobs in the current economic crisis as a driver for economic recovery, environmental protection and creation of decent work opportunities for all.

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G8 FINANCE MINISTERS CALL FOR ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE [viewed]

The final statement issued by the G8 Finance Ministers' Meeting, held in Lecce, Italy, from 12-13 June 2009, noted ministers discussed the economic, financial and developmental aspects of climate change.

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Event: Green Week [viewed]

During this year's Green Week conference, organized by the Directorate-General Environment of the European Commission, two sessions will consider the science of climate change (24 June), and technologies for adaptation: water, construction, resource-intensive industries (25 June).  

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