UN Programme, Agency or Fund

UNGA Discusses IAEA Annual Report [viewed]

8 November 2010: The UN General Assembly (UNGA) met on 8 November 2010 in New York, US, to take up the 54th report of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) (document GC(54)/4), which summarizes developments over the past year in the major areas related to safeguards, safety, and science and technology.

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UNEP Launches en.lighten Initiative Website [viewed]

5 November 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has launched a new website for the en.lighten initiative, which was created in 2009 as a partnership between UNEP, OSRAM GmbH and Philips Lighting, with the support of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Earth Fund.

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Event: Workshop: “Opportunities and threats of REDD+ – Why we need an active anti-corruption community?" [viewed]

This workshop is organized by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and GTZ at the occasion of the 14th International Anti-Corruption Conference. Participants will discuss the opportunities and threats in REDD+, considering that a substantial amount of financial resources – about US$15-30 billion – are expected to be invested in climate mitigation. The workshop will focus on what needs to be done and who can do what to integrate preventive anti-corruption measures into REDD+ development and implementation. This workshop will be moderated by UNDP Environment and Energy Group Director Veerle Vandeweerd.  

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Event: UNU Public Symposium on Climate Change and Education: UNESCO's Role in the 2010s [viewed]

This public symposium is hosted by the UN University (UNU). Irina Bokova, UN Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Director General, will focus on the role of education in addressing climate change impact in a sustainable manner. UNESCO has recently launched a climate change initiative that supports investigation and research in areas such as advancing knowledge about climate change, preserving the biosphere, coping with the social aspects of climate change, and minimizing disaster risks.  

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UNEP Executive Director Calls on G-20 to Transition Towards a Green Economy [viewed]

9 November 2010: The Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), Achim Steiner, has urged leaders of the G-20 Summit convening in Seoul, Republic of Korea, to evolve their vision toward an inclusive, sustainable green growth underpinned by clean technologies and ecosystems.

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Chief Technology Officers Call for Streamlining the Standardization Landscape [viewed]

8 November 2010: The second annual meeting of chief technology officers (CTOs) was held in Paris, France, on 29 October 2010, to discuss the telecommunication standardization landscape.

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SPREP Launches Online Helpdesk for Climate Adaptation [viewed]

5 November 2010: The South Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) has launched a new online helpdesk as part of its support to the regional project “Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change” (PACC).

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APEC ICT Ministers Adopt Okinawa Declaration [viewed]

1 November 2010: The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) ministers responsible for the telecommunications and information industry (ICT) gathered in Okinawa, Japan, from 30-31 October 2010, under the theme "ICT as an Engine for New Socioeconomic Growth," and discussed the role of ICT in environmental management, among other issues.

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SPREP and UNDP Convene Pacific Adaptation Meeting on Operational and Financial Requirements [viewed]

27 October 2010: The South Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) organized a Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change Regional Meeting on Operational and Financial Requirements from 4-8 October 2010 in Apia, Samoa. The meeting addressed operational and financial planning and reporting requirements in the framework of the regional project “Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change” (PACC).

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Event: Webinar on Biodiversity Benefits of REDD [viewed]

This webinar will address latest developments on the linkages between biodiversity and reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD) in the framework of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). It will be held in English, at 10:00 am Montreal time, and run 90 minutes. Participants need to register at: redd@cbd.int by 12 November 2010. The webinar will be held at: http://www.cbd.int/forest/redd/webinar/  

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