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Art Exhibit ‘Melting Ice/A Hot Topic: Envisioning Change' will travel to UNEP Meeting in Monaco [viewed]

Achim_steiner_4The Natural World Museum (NWM) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) have revealed plans to bring their innovative and highly celebrated art exhibit, “Melting Ice/A Hot Topic: Envisioning Change,” to the Principality of Monaco in for the Tenth Special Session of UNEP's Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum on Globalization and Environment: Financing the Climate Challenge.

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IPCC Chair Addresses World Economic Forum [viewed]

Rajendra_pachauri_3In his address to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Intergovernmenal Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Chairman Rajendra Pachauri said “if action to tackle the threat of climate change emerges soon, driven by knowledge of where we are heading, as provided by the findings of the IPCC, there would be reason for optimism that other serious challenges facing the world may also evoke similar responses based on rational assessments of problems and knowledge driven solutions.”

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Summary of UN Secretary-General's Statements on Climate Change [viewed]

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During January 2008, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has repeatedly outlined the importance of multilateral action on climate change.

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WHO Director-General Calls for Action on Health and Climate Change [viewed]

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Presenting her Report to the 122nd session of the World Health Organization's (WHO) Executive Board meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, Dr.

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Delivering as One in Space-related Activities [viewed]

Rtemagicc_othman_jpgDelivering as one in space-related activities was one of the main issues discussed during the 28th session of the United Nations Inter-Agency Meeting on Outer Space Activities, held from 16-18 January 2008 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.

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UN General Assembly President Announces Climate Change Event [viewed]

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UN General Assembly President Srgjan Kerim has written to permanent representatives and observers to the UN with information on a thematic debate entitled “Addressing Climate Change: the United Nations and the World at Work.” In a letter dated 15 January 2008, President Kerim indicated that the General Assembly event would take place on 11 and 12 February 2008, at UN Headquarters in New York.

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UNESCO's Climate Change Priorities Outlined [viewed]

Unesco_directorgeneral_kochiro_ma_4In an address to the Information Meeting of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Executive Board, Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO, said UNESCO will extend current research efforts – such as those undertaken by the World Climate Research Programme jointly sponsored by WMO, UNESCO/IOC and ICSU – to include adaptation research.

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WMO Develops New Global Satellite Strategy to Monitor Climate Change [viewed]

World_meteorological_organizationThe World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is developing a new vision for using dozens of satellites to monitor climate change and weather.

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Event: Third Session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-Term Cooperative Action under the UNFCCC and Sixth Session of the AWG under the Kyoto Protocol [viewed]

The third meeting of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-Term Cooperative Action, a body established at COP 13 in Bali, will take place Accra, Ghana, from 21-27 August 2008. The sixth session of the AWG on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Protocol will also take place at the same time.  

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Event: First Session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-Term Cooperative Action under the UNFCCC and Fifth Session of the AWG under the Kyoto Protocol [viewed]

The first meeting of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-Term Cooperative Action, a new body established at COP 13 in Bali, will take place from 31 March - 4 April 2008, in Bangkok. The purpose of the meeting will be to develop the Group's work programme. The fifth session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol will also be held at the same time.  

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