Meeting

UN Secretary-General Highlights Role of Parliamentarians in Tackling Climate Change [viewed]

© IPU7 May 2009: In a message delivered to the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Conference on the Global Economic Crisis, held in Geneva, Switzerland, from 7-8 May 2009, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon emphasized the role that parliamentarians play in tackling some of the current global crises, including climate change, the financial crisis and the recent H1N1 flu outbreak.

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Event: International Conference on Green Industry in Asia: Managing the Transition to Resource-Efficient and Low-Carbon Industries [viewed]

This conference, jointly organized by the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), will seek to showcase how industries in the Asia and the Pacific region can effectively manage and benefit from the transition to resource-efficient and low carbon industries, whilst sustaining rapid economic growth and trade competitiveness.  

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Event: ITU Symposium on ICTs and Climate Change [viewed]

This symposium, organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), is the third in the series under the ITU's initiative on Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and climate change. It aims to highlight and discuss various issues that could help address the problem of climate change, including: ICT policies and policy frameworks to address climate change; reducing the carbon footprint of the ICT sector; using ICTs to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in other sectors; climate monitoring; climate change adaptation; deforestation; ICTs and emergencies; impact of new technologies on climate change; green technologies to mitigate climate change and financing solutions to climate change.  

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Event: 62nd Session of WHO's World Health Assembly [viewed]

The 62nd session of the World Health Assembly, the governing body of the World Health Organization (WHO), will be devoted to, inter alia, climate change and human health and the Millennium Development Goals. In addition, discussion of the WHO's programmatic budget, among other administrative matters, are on the agenda.  

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Event: Land Day [viewed]

This one-day event is organized by the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). It will offer climate change negotiators on opportunity to consider in depth the linkages between climate change and desertification, land degradation and drought (DLDD), and will seek to raise awareness about the mutually reinforcing benefits of climate change adaptation, drought mitigation and restoration of degraded lands. Pre-registration at land-day@unccd.int is requested.  

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Event: Workshop for a Dialogue on High-Global Warming Potential Alternatives to Ozone-Depleting Substances [viewed]

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Event: Workshop on Management and Destruction of ODS Banks and Implications to Climate Change [viewed]

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WMO Workshop Develops Recommendations on Adaptation in West African Agriculture [viewed]

6 May 2009: The international workshop on Adaptation to Climate Change in West African Agriculture, held in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, from 27-30 April 2009, was jointly sponsored by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and partner organizations. The event brought together over 70 experts and decision makers to discuss and recommend climate change adaptation options for the agriculture, livestock, forestry and fisheries sectors in West Africa.

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EU and Canadian Leaders Address Climate Change, the Environment and Energy Security [viewed]

© EU6 May 2009: The leaders of the EU and Canada met in Prague, Czech Republic, on 6 May 2009, for their regular summit and adopted a declaration reiterating that their priority areas include climate change and the environment, and energy security and sustainability. In the declaration, the EU and Canadian leaders expressed their commitment to continue their cooperation in the context of their High-Level Dialogue on Energy, highlighting carbon capture and storage (CCS), bioenergy, and distributed generation and smart electricity networks as priority collaboration areas.

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ITU Establishes Study Group on Environment and Climate Change [viewed]

© ITU4 May 2009: A study group to focus on information and communication technologies (ICTs) and the environment was created during the meeting of the International Telecommunication Union's (ITU) Telecommunication Standardization Advisory Group (TSAG), which took place from 28-30 April 2009, in Geneva, Switzerland.

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