Meeting

IRENA Finalizes its Work Programme and 2010 Budget [viewed]

17 January 2010: The Third Preparatory Commission of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) brought together 500 delegates in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, to discuss IRENA's programme of work and budget for 2010.

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Event: World Urban Forum 5 [viewed]

The theme for the Forum is “The Right to the City: Bridging the Urban Divide.” The Forum will include a thematic open debate on reducing vulnerabilities in view of climate change.  

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Event: Second International Conference on Climate, Sustainability and Development in Semi-arid Regions (ICID 2010) [viewed]

This conference will convene public policy makers, scientists and members of civil society to promote secure and sustainable development in semi-arid regions of the world. It will be hosted by the Ministry of the Environment of Brazil and Government of Ceara State, with support from international organizations including the World Bank, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).  

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UN Advisory Group on Energy and Climate Change Prepares Final Report [viewed]

25 January 2010: The UN Energy and Climate Change Advisory Group met in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, to discuss the preparation of the Group's final report.

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CDM Executive Board Releases Proposed Agenda for 52nd Meeting [viewed]

25 January 2010: The Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) has published the proposed agenda and annotations, as well as the draft work programme, for its 52nd meeting, which will take place at the UN Campus in Bonn, Germany, from 8-12 February 2010.

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BASIC Group Ministers Call for Additional Meetings Before Mexico [viewed]

24 January 2010: The second meeting of Ministers of the four BASIC (Brazil, South Africa, India and China) Group countries took place in New Delhi, India, on 24 January 2010. In a joint statement issued at the conclusion of the meeting, the Ministers re-emphasized their commitment to working together with all other countries to ensure an agreed outcome at the 16th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP 16), which will take place in Mexico at the end of 2010.

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Event: Fourth Policy Board Meeting of the UN-REDD Programme [viewed]

The Fourth Policy Board meeting of the UN-REDD Programme will include a field visit, which will provide an opportunity to explore current issues, challenges and concerns about REDD+ (reducing emission from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, including conservation, sustainable forest management (SFM) and stock enhancement).  

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Event: 52nd Meeting of the Clean Development Mechanism Executive Board [viewed]

The Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) will hold its 52nd meeting, during which it will consider matters relating to the governance of the CDM.  

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ECOSOC ELECTS 2010 PRESIDENT AND VICE-PRESIDENTS [viewed]

At its organizational meeting, on 19 January 2010, the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) elected Hamidon Ali (Malaysia) as President of the Council for 2010.

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IYB High-Level Event Draws Parallels Between Climate Change and Biodiversity Loss [viewed]

22 January 2010: At a high-level event organized at the headquarters of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris, France, from 21-22 January 2010, Davidson Hepburn, Chair of the UNESCO General Conference, stressed that “we are witnessing the loss of the very services on which livelihood systems depend,” in the case of many populations, particularly those of small island States.

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