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In December, the nations of the world and most of its leaders met in Copenhagen to agree ambitious and immediate global action to combat climate change. That complete vision did not emerge. The task has therefore become more, not less urgent. The window of opportunity to tackle the climate problem closes more rapidly the longer nations delay to act together.
Press Conference on the People's World Conference on Climate Change Held at UN Headquarters [viewed]
19 January 2010: The Permanent Mission of Bolivia to the UN sponsored a press conference on the People's World Conference on Climate Change and Mother Earth Rights, on 19 January 2010, at UN Headquarters in New York, US.
January 2010: The Hamburg University of Applied Sciences has opened a call for papers for the third worldwide online conference CLIMATE 2010/KLIMA 2010, which will take place from 1-7 November 2010.
16 January 2010: EU Environmental Ministers discussed initial steps to be taken following the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference at an informal meeting organized by the Spanish Presidency in Seville, Spain, on 16 January 2010.
12 January 2010: On the occasion of the signing of a US$14 million grant agreement on economic and technical cooperation between China and the African Union (AU) Commission, the two parties highlighted the need for continued cooperation on climate change issues.
This meeting, hosted by ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability with numerous UN partners, will provide a global forum on urban resiliency and adaptation immediately preceding the UN climate talks in Bonn. Partners will share knowledge on: urban risk assessment; socio-economic and institutional dimensions; strategy, policy integration and mainstreaming; urban adaptation planning and practice; costs and financing of urban adaptation; and technologies for adaptation.
European Environmental Agency Releases Key Message for 2010 on Climate Change and Biodiversity [viewed]
11 January 2009: The European Environmental Agency has released the first of "10 messages for 2010," which focuses on climate change and biodiversity.
AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT DAY DISCUSSES LINKS BETWEEN CLIMATE CHANGE AND AGRICULTURE [viewed]
The Agriculture and Rural Development Day event convened at the University of Copenhagen, in Copenhagen, Denmark, on Saturday, 12 December 2009.
As we all take stock of the implications of the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, one lesson is clear. If we are to maintain and expand public and political support to act on climate change, we need the headlines to be more about what we are aiming to achieve, and less about the process. We need to be clear that this is not just about targets and agreements, economy and costs, but about a better future for humanity.