Meeting

UN/ISDR Global Platform Sets Specific Targets for Disaster Risk Reduction [viewed]

© ENB19 June 2009: The second session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction convened from 16-19 June 2009 in Geneva, Switzerland, and concluded with a call to halve disaster-related deaths by 2015.

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JI Supervisory Committee Releases Report of 16th Meeting [viewed]

18 June 2009: The Joint Implementation (JI) Supervisory Committee (JISC) has released the report of its 16th meeting, which convened from 17-18 June 2009, at the UN Campus in Bonn, Germany, and considered issues related to the functioning of JI.

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Copenhagen Congress' Update to IPCC Fourth Assessment Report Published [viewed]

18 June 2009: A report synthesizing the newest research results on climate change, based on discussions and presentations made at the scientific congress “Climate change: Global Risks, Challenges and Decisions” held in Copenhagen, Denmark, in March 2009, was presented to the Prime Minister of Denmark, Lars Løkke Rasmussen, at the European Policy Centre in Brussels, Belgium.

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UN Secretary-General Addresses UNGA's Thematic Dialogue on Energy Efficiency and Conservation [viewed]

© UN18 June 2009: The UN General Assembly's (UNGA) interactive thematic dialogue on “Energy efficiency, energy conservation and new and renewable sources of energy” took place at UN Headquarters in New York, US, on 18 June.

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Event: IFPRI 2020 Panel Discussion “Climate Change, Adaptation and Poverty” [viewed]

This panel discussion, organized by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), a research center of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), will focus on the adaptation needs of poor people, especially farmers in developing countries, to cope with climate change impacts such as droughts, floods, water stress and accelerated competition over natural resources.  

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Event: 17th Meeting of the Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee [viewed]

The Joint Implementation (JI) Supervisory Committee holds regular meetings to consider issues necessary for the operation of JI. At its 17th meeting, the JISC will consider issues including the accreditation of independent entities, matters relating to determination and verification reports, the JI management plan and resources for the work on JI. JISC17 will be preceded by informal consultations on 7 September, and a technical workshop on JI from 8-9 September.  

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Event: Second Workshop on Energy Efficiency in Housing [viewed]

This workshop is organized by the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) in cooperation with the city of Vienna and CECODHAS (the European Liaison Committee for Social Housing). The workshop will focus on institutional, legal, policy, technological, public awareness, financial and other measures and solutions to enhance energy efficiency in housing. The outcomes of the workshop and the related measures presented will contribute to the development by UNECE of the Action Plan for Energy Efficient Housing.

 

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UN DPI Organizes Briefing on the Ozone Layer and Climate Change [viewed]

© UN18 June 2009: The UN Department of Public Information (DPI) with the Department of Nongovernmental Relations held a briefing on the Ozone Layer and Climate Change, at UN Headquarters in New York, US, on 18 June.

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UN Secretary-General Launches UN Energy and Climate Change Advisory Group [viewed]

© UN17 June 2009: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched a high-level Energy and Climate Change Advisory Group, which will bring together business leaders, experts and energy practitioners to advise him on climate change and energy challenges.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases Bolivia's Proposal for an Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol [viewed]

© UNFCCC17 June 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the proposal from Bolivia, on behalf of Malaysia, Paraguay and Venezuela, for an amendment to the Kyoto Protocol (FCCC/KP/CMP/2009/12).

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