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UNDP, IEA and WHO Report Underlines Need for Climate Change Agreement to Address Energy Poverty [viewed]

Undp Logo23 November 2009: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Health Organization (WHO), with the support of the International Energy Agency (IEA), have released a new report titled "The Energy Access Situation in Developing Countries: A Review Focusing on the Least Developed Countries and Sub-Saharan Africa." The report indicates that over 1.5 billion people currently lack access to electricity.

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IMO Secretary-General Confident International Shipping Can Reduce its Carbon Footprint [viewed]

Imo23 November 2009: Speaking at the opening of the 26th session of the Assembly of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), IMO Secretary-General Efthimios E. Mitropoulos reviewed the work of the organization in the previous biennium, highlighting progress on a package of technical and operational measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping.

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WMO Releases 2008 Greenhouse Gas Bulletin [viewed]

Wmo23 November 2009: The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has released the 2008 Greenhouse Gas Bulletin, which provides information on the state of greenhouse gases (GHG) in the atmosphere using global observations through 2008.

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ICAO Conference Endorses Global Framework on Aviation and Alternative Fuels [viewed]

Icao20 November 2009: The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has announced the establishment of an online tool, the "Global Framework on Aviation and Alternative Fuels" (GRAAF), which will be used to communicate best practices, future ICAO member State activities, and other information regarding the development and implementation of alternative fuels for aviation worldwide.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases Further Bali Action Plan Submissions [viewed]

UNFCCC20 November 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has received eight further submissions (FCCC/AWGLCA/2009/MISC.6/Add.1) from parties on ideas and proposals on the elements contained in paragraph 1 of the Bali Action Plan.

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UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Joins Seal the Deal! Campaign [viewed]

23nov_09_0620 November 2009: The UN Children's Fund's (UNICEF) Goodwill Ambassador Angelique Kidjo has lent her voice to the UN-led Seal the Deal! campaign.

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Assistant Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction Wahlström Calls for Copenhagen to Spur Practical Action [viewed]

23nov_09_0720 November 2009: In an interview with the UN News Centre, Margareta Wahlström, Assistant Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction and Head of the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR), explained that climate change is expected to lead to an increased number of extreme weather events, water and drought situations.

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UN/ISDR's 2010-2011 Biennial Work Programme Features Disaster Risk Reduction for Climate Change Adaptation as Strategic Objective [viewed]

biennial-work-programme19 November 2009: The UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction Secretariat (UN/ISDR) has released its 2010-2011 "Biennial Work Programme: Invest Today for a Safer Tomorrow," which includes the acceptance and application of disaster risk reduction for climate change adaptation as one of its four strategic objectives.

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Sixth Plenary Session of the Group on Earth Observations Assesses Status of Activities [viewed]

geologo18 November 2009: The sixth plenary session of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO-VI) convened in Washington, DC, US, from 17-18 November 2009, to assess and promote the partnership's progress towards making information about global environmental change readily available to those who need it.

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UN Agencies Hold Workshop to Advance Concept of One UN Training Service Platform on Climate Change [viewed]

UnitarNovember 2009: A two-day UN inter-agency workshop was held from 29-30 October 2009, in Geneva, Switzerland, to advance the concept of a "One UN Training Service Platform on Climate Change," also referred to as "UN CC:Learn." The workshop was held at the headquarters of the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and was attended by representatives from 17 UN organizations.

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