Intergovernmental Process

Latin American and Caribbean Environment Ministers adopt climate change resolution [viewed]

Xvi_foropeque_2The 16th Meeting of the Forum of Ministers of Latin America and the Caribbean, held in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, from 27 January to 1 February 2008, concluded with the adoption of decision on climate change, in which ministers endorsed the outcomes of the Bali UN Climate Change Conference.

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CIFOR announces Forest Day 2 for December 2008, Poznan, Poland. [viewed]

Ciforlogo_2CIFOR is planning to co-host Forest Day 2 in collaboration with partner organizations in the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF), coinciding with UNFCCC COP-14.

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EU Presidency and UN Secretary-General Identify Climate Change as Common Priority [viewed]

0125_pv_bankimoonA meeting between the Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia and President of the European Council, Janez Janša, and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon identified climate change as a common priority between the two Organizations.

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UNIDO Director-General says UN-Energy will drive renewable energy and energy efficiency in Africa [viewed]

UnidoIn his address to the tenth African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, UNIDO Director-General Kandeh K Yumkella said that “priority must be given to all forms of renewable energy for productive use and to ensuring a high degree of energy efficiency in industrial production.”

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UN Secretary-General says UN system will deliver climate mandates in support of Africa [viewed]

Un_secretarygeneral_ban_kimoon_2 In his address to the tenth African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said “our best efforts in peace, development and human rights will be undermined if we do not effectively address the threats posed by climate change.”

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IISD to cover the tenth special session of the Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum (Monaco, 20-22 February 2008) [viewed]

Logo_enbtn4_2IISD Reporting Services' flagship publication, Earth Negotiations Bulletin, will be published daily from the tenth special session of the Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum, which will convene in Monaco from 20-22 February 2008.

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New Funding for stress tolerant rice crops to support climate adaptation [viewed]

Irri_logoThe International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) is receiving significant new funding to harness major scientific advances and address some of the biggest unsolved problems in agriculture.

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Launch of the International Year of the Reef 2008 opens with call for greater efforts to combat climate change [viewed]

Iyor_logoCoral reef experts and supporters launched the International Year of the Reef 2008 in Washington, DC, US, with a resounding call for greater efforts to combat climate change to protect the world's biologically complex ocean ecosystem.

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U.S. Criticized over Arctic Climate Deal [viewed]

November 2004: A meeting on global warming in the Arctic has ended without agreement on the need for firm action as a result of U.S. skepticism, according to critics.

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Third Meeting of the Global Forum on Sustainable Energy [viewed]

29 November 2002: The Global Forum on Sustainable Energy (GFSE) convened for its third meeting from 27-29 November 2002 in Graz, Austria.

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