UN Programme, Agency or Fund

UNEP Finance Initiative Releases Publication on Environmental Externalities [viewed]

October 2010: The UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) and Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) have released a publication titled “Universal Ownership: Why environmental externalities matter to institutional investors.” 

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Event: Second Session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol on Water and Health [viewed]

This session is organized by the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the Regional Office for Europe of the World Health Organization (WHO). Delegates are scheduled to discuss, inter alia: ratification and implementation of the Protocol; development of national strategies on water and health by setting targets and target dates; surveillance of and response to water-related disease; how to ensure water supply and sanitation in extreme weather events; the specific challenges of small-scale water supply systems; equitable access to drinking water; and access to information and public participation under the Protocol. In addition, MOP 2 to the Protocol is expected to adopt the Guidance on Water Supply and Sanitation in Extreme Weather Events, which were elaborated by the parties to the Protocol under the leadership of Italy.  

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COFO 2010 Calls for 360 Degree Perspective on Forests [viewed]

8 October 2010: The 20th session of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO) Committee on Forestry (COFO 2010), which convened from 4-8 October 2010, at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy, was dominated by calls for an inter-sectoral approach to address problems facing forests.

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UNCTAD Convenes Meeting of Experts on the Green Economy [viewed]

8 October 2010: The UN Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD) convened an ad hoc expert meeting to discuss "The Green Economy: Trade and Sustainable Development Implications" from 7-8 October 2010, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.

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ICAO Assembly Agrees on Roadmap for Action on Carbon Dioxide Emissions [viewed]

8 October 2010: The 37th Session of the Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), which took place from 28 September-8 October 2010, in Montreal, Canada, concluded with the adoption of a globally harmonized agreement and roadmap for action on carbon dioxide emissions though 2050.

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UNEP Holds “Play for the Planet Initiative” [viewed]

8 October 2010: The Children and Youth programme of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) organized its annual Play for the Planet Initiative from 8-10 October 2010, with the aim of educating young people about environmental protection.

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UN-REDD Workshop Highlights Community Consent in REDD [viewed]

7 October 2010: The UN-REDD Programme held a consultation workshop with representatives of civil society organizations and indigenous peoples from Latin American and the Caribbean to facilitate the development of guidance on free, prior, and informed consent (FPIC) and recourse mechanisms for national UN-REDD activities.

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WCRP Releases Regional Climate Workshop Report [viewed]

4 October 2010: The World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) has released a report on its "Workshop on Regional Climate: Facilitating the Production of Climate Information and its Use in Impact and Adaptation Work," which took place from 14-16 June 2010, in Lille, France.

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UN/ISDR Calls on Lawmakers to Take Action on Disaster Risk Reduction [viewed]

7 October 2010: The UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) presented an advocacy kit on disaster risk reduction (DRR) to parliamentarians at the 123rd Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), which convened from 4-6 October 2010, in Geneva, Switzerland.

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WFP and FAO Release Report on the State of Food Insecurity [viewed]

6 October 2010: The World Food Programme (WFP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) have released a report titled "The State of Food Insecurity in the World: Addressing food insecurity in protracted crises."

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