UN Programme, Agency or Fund

Event: Green Information and Communication Technologies for a Sustainable Future [viewed]

This event is being organized by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) during "Climate Week NYC," which will take place from 20-26 September in New York, US. This workshop will present case studies of innovation in low-carbon technologies. The event will also cover, inter alia: the role of “green” ICT initiatives and applications in reducing carbon dioxide emissions; ensuring sustainable development and green growth; and how the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry can promote awareness and implementation of “green” ICTs.  

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UNECE Publishes MDGs Report for Europe and Central Asia [viewed]

August 2010: The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) has published a report titled "The MDGs in Europe and Central Asia: Achievements, Challenges and the Way Forward." The chapter on MDG 7 (environmental sustainability) was jointly prepared by UNECE and the Regional Office for Europe of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), and contains several references to climate change.

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Event: Caring for Climate Working Group on Climate Change and Development Webinar [viewed]

Caring for Climate (C4C), in cooperation with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the World Resources Institute (WRI) and WWF, is creating a business working group aimed at enhancing the understanding of ways in which businesses can find strategic solutions throughout their operations and value chains to address the impacts of climate change on development. C4C is a voluntary and complementary action platform for UN Global Compact participants who seek to demonstrate leadership on the issue of climate change. The event is open to C4C signatories only.  

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UNDP Administrator Speaks on Disaster and Climate Risk Management in Moldova [viewed]

10 September 2010: UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark spoke at the presentation of the results of the Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) during her official visit to the Republic of Moldova, which followed the recent floods that affected hundreds of families and their livelihoods.  

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UNECE and UNCTAD Organize Workshop on Climate Change and International Transport [viewed]

8 September 2010: The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) organized a joint workshop in Geneva, Switzerland, on 8 September 2010, on climate change impacts on international transport networks.

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Event: UN REDD Fifth Policy Board Meeting [viewed]

The Fifth Policy Board meeting of the UN-REDD Programme will be followed by a joint meeting with the FCPF and FIP governing bodies, to be held on 6 November 2010.  

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Event: Future of Cities - ICLEI's 20th Anniversary Congress [viewed]

This Congress is organized by ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability. Partners include the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), and the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR). The four congress themes are: eco-efficiency (more with less); resilience (stability through flexibility); Green Economy (prosperity through change); and happiness (well-being as wealth).  

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UNICEF Launches Progress for Children Report [viewed]

8 September 2010: The UN Children Fund (UNICEF) has recently released its flagship report, titled "Progress for Children," with a special focus on achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) with equity.

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Event: Third Meeting of the Dynamic Coalition on Internet and Climate Change [viewed]

The Dynamic Coalition on Internet and Climate Change (DCICC) was launched by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to: help moderate the environmental impact of the Internet; seek new ways to use the power of the Internet to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions worldwide; and enable transformation in line with the objectives of the UNFCCC. Its third meeting will be held in conjunction with the fifth meeting of the Internet Governance Forum in September 2010.  

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Event: Fifth ITU Symposium on ICTs and the Environment and Climate Change [viewed]

The International Telecommunication Union's (ITU) fifth Symposium on Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and the Environment and Climate Change will be hosted and co-organized by Egypt's Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and Ministry of State for Environmental Affairs. It will focus on the issue of ICTs, the environment and climate change in Africa, as well as the needs of developing countries. Topics to be discussed include adaptation to climate change, e-waste, cost-effective ICT technologies, methodology of environmental impact assessment of ICT and financing of climate change solutions. The main purpose is to raise awareness of the importance and opportunities of using ICTs to monitor climate change, and to mitigate and address its effects. The symposium will issue the “Cairo Road Map,” a set of recommendations for action in relation to ICTs, the Environment and Climate Change.  

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