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IFAD Executive Board Approves Funding for Climate Change Adaptation Projects [viewed]

© IFAD15 September 2009: The 97th meeting of the Executive Board of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), held from 14-15 September 2009, in Rome, Italy, approved grants and loans totalling US$217.82 million for projects in 15 countries.

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UN Launches Report on Strengthening Global Partnership for Development [viewed]

© UN16 September 2009: During the launch of the 2009 MDG Gap Task Force Report on Strengthening the Global Partnership for Development in a Time of Crisis, UN Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro highlighted that it is crucial to deliver on global poverty-fighting commitments in a word facing economic recession, food shortage and the continuing impact of climate change, factors that impede the realization of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

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UN Special Advisor Highlights Need to Focus on Achieving Climate Goals, Not Negotiation [viewed]

© UN15 September 2009: Delivering the 14th Prebisch Lecture at the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Jeffrey Sachs, Special Advisor to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the Millennium Development Goals, said current international attempts to respond to climate change are off track.

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UNDP Administrator Emphasizes Importance of Development Framework that Promotes Inclusive and Greener Globalization [viewed]

© UNDP9 September 2009: UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark, in her opening statement to the second Regular Session of the Executive Board of the UNDP and the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), which convened on 9 September 2009, reminded participants of the agreement to develop a common framework to address the economic crisis and to build a more inclusive and greener globalization.

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UNEP Calls for “Champions of the Earth” Nominations [viewed]

© UNEP15 September 2009: The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has announced that nominations are now open for the sixth cycle of the Champions of the Earth award.

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UNDP Publishes Review of National Energy Decentralization Policies [viewed]

© UNDP3 September 2009: Aiming to aid policy makers in overcoming energy poverty by integrating energy decentralization into national and sector-specific decentralization policies, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has published a literature review of over 600 online documents entitled “Energy in National Decentralization Policies: A Review Focusing on Least Developed Countries and Sub-Saharan Africa.”

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IAEA General Conference Confirms New Director General [viewed]

© IAEA14 September 2009: At the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) 53rd General Conference in Vienna, Austria, the appointment of Ambassador Yukiya Amano of Japan as the next IAEA Director General was confirmed. Mohamed ElBaradei, who currently holds the post, will complete his term on 30 November 2009. On 1 December 2009, Ambassador Amano will commence his term as the organization's fifth Director General.

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FAO/UN-REDD Programme Collaborates on Draft Protocol for Measuring and Assessing Forest Carbon [viewed]

© COPYRIGHTFOTO September 2009: Gill Petrokofsky, FAO/UN-REDD Programme, and external experts have produced a draft protocol for a project aimed at comparing methods for the measurement and assessment of carbon stocks and carbon stock changes in terrestrial carbon pools.

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UNIDO, UNEP AND ESCAP Co-organize Conference on Green Industry in Asia [viewed]

© ENB11 September 2009: The International Conference on Green Industry in Asia, titled “Managing the transition to resource efficient and low carbon industries,” concluded with the adoption of a non-binding Declaration and Framework of Action outlining steps to reduce the resource intensity and greenhouse gas emissions of industries in Asia, and to track the progress towards a low-carbon industrial future.

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UNESCO Executive Board to Discuss Climate Change and Ethics [viewed]

© UNESCO September 2009: The Executive Board of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is convening its 182nd session from 7-23 September 2009.

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