Intergovernmental Organization

UN Secretary-General Addresses CARICOM [viewed]

2 July 2009: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, in his message to the 30th Heads of Government meeting of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), from 2-3 July 2009 in Georgetown, Guyana, announced he would soon launch a Global Vulnerability Alert System.

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World Bank and Partners Host Symposium on Cities and Climate Change [viewed]

© URS20092 July 2009: The fifth Urban Research Symposium, which took place from 28 June-1 July 2009, in Marseille, France, was co-organized by the World Bank, the French ministry of Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development and Town and Country Planning, and the French Agency for Development around the theme “Cities and Climate Change: Responding to the Urgent Agenda.”

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IRENA's Interim Headquarters and Interim Director-General Designated [viewed]

© IRENA30 June 2009: The second session of the Preparatory Commission of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) took place in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, from 29-30 June 2009, bringing together over 130 member States signatories.

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UNECE/FAO Workshop Calls for Increased Wood Mobilization for Renewable Energy [viewed]

© UNECE29 June 2009: The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and other partners have jointly organized a workshop titled “Strategies for increased wood mobilization from sustainable sources.”

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IWC Adopts Resolution on Climate and Other Environmental Changes and Cetaceans [viewed]

© IWC26 June 2009: At its 61st Annual Meeting, which took place from 22-26 June 2009, in Madeira, Portugal, the International Whaling Commission (IWC) adopted by consensus a resolution on Climate and Other Environmental Changes and Cetaceans, which had been submitted by the US and Norway.

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OECD Ministers Adopt Declaration on Green Growth [viewed]

© OECD25 June 2009: Member countries participating in the annual Ministerial Council of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), which took place in Paris, France, from 24-25 June 2009, adopted a Declaration on Green Growth. The Declaration provides that the crisis should not delay “crucial decisions for the future of our planet,” noting in particular the challenge of climate change.

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OECD to Support Exports of Renewable Energy and Nuclear Power Equipment [viewed]

© OECD24 June 2009: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries have agreed to boost official backing for exports of renewable energy and nuclear power equipment by offering more generous terms on government-backed credits in support of export deals.

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OECD Forum Addresses Green Growth and Climate Change [viewed]

© OECD23 June 2009: Opening the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development's (OECD) Tenth Forum, which was held in Paris, France, from 23-24 June 2009, Han Seung-soo, Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea and Chair of OECD's Ministerial Council Meeting, highlighted that the Forum's theme, “The Crisis and Beyond: For a stronger, cleaner, fairer world economy,” seeks to address the unprecedented challenges of the global financial crisis and climate change.

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IEA Executive Director Stresses Role of Renewable Energy Sources in Tackling Climate Change [viewed]

23 June 2009: Speaking at the Renewable Energy Finance Forum taking place in New York, US, from 23-24 June 2009, Nobuo Tanaka, International Energy Agency (IEA) Executive Director, underscored the key role that renewable energy sources can play with respect to both energy security and climate change, but noted that both challenges are being overshadowed by the current economic crisis.

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First UNESCAP Asia-Pacific Low Carbon Economy Forum Convenes [viewed]

© UNESCAP20 June 2009: The first Asia Low Carbon Economy Forum convened from 19-20 June 2009, in Beijing, China. The Forum was jointly organized by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), in partnership with the National Development and Reform Commission of China and WWF, and brought together over 300 policy makers, experts and mayors.

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