UN Programme, Agency or Fund

IYB High-Level Event Draws Parallels Between Climate Change and Biodiversity Loss [viewed]

22 January 2010: At a high-level event organized at the headquarters of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris, France, from 21-22 January 2010, Davidson Hepburn, Chair of the UNESCO General Conference, stressed that “we are witnessing the loss of the very services on which livelihood systems depend,” in the case of many populations, particularly those of small island States.

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UNEP Partners with Indian Cricket League to Reduce its Carbon Footprint [viewed]

22 January 2009: As part of its ongoing efforts to promote eco-friendly sports, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has announced a partnership with the Indian Premier League (IPL) to reduce its carbon footprint.

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WMO to Establish Global Cryosphere Watch [viewed]

20 January 2010: The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) has informed on its ongoing work towards the establishment of a Global Cryosphere Watch to serve societal needs for weather, climate and water, and related environmental information and services.

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Event: 10th Session of the Consultative Meeting on High-level Policy on Satellite Matters [viewed]

This meeting will be convened by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) at its headquarters in Geneva. The annual meeting, chaired by WMO President Alexander Bedritsky, will bring together senior officials from space and meteorological agencies around the world. This year, the focus of the meeting will be on improved international collaboration among major space agencies for coordinated and sustained monitoring of Earth's climate. Senior officials from Brazil, Canada, China, Cook Islands, France, Germany, Guinea, India, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the Russian Federation, Trinidad and Tobago and the US will join the meeting.  

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Event: Climate Change: Between Trust and Trade [viewed]

This UN University (UNU) event will feature as guest speaker Dr. William Antholis, Managing Director of Brookings Institution. The event will focus on global climate regime governance by examining the importance of building and maintaining trust between nations and by drawing on lessons learned from the experience of the global trading regime. The event will be moderated by Jean-Marc Coicaud, Director of the UNU New York Office.  

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UNPFII Report Highlights Increased Vulnerability to Climate Change Among Indigenous Communities [viewed]

18 January 2010: The UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) has released the State of the World's Indigenous Peoples' Report, which highlights that indigenous peoples are among the first to feel the impacts of climate change even though their lifestyles are practically carbon neutral.

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UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF and WFP Joint Executive Board Meeting Focuses on Climate Change [viewed]

15 January 2010: The Joint Session of the Executive Boards of the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), and the World Food Programme (WFP) convened on 15 January 2010, in New York, US, and focused on the issue of climate change.

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IPCC Invites Nominations for the Fifth Assessment Report [viewed]

January 2010: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has invited governments and participating organizations to nominate experts to act as Coordinating Lead Authors, Lead Authors and Review Editors for the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5).

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Third Online Conference CLIMATE 2010/KLIMA 2010: Call for Papers Opens [viewed]

January 2010: The Hamburg University of Applied Sciences has opened a call for papers for the third worldwide online conference CLIMATE 2010/KLIMA 2010, which will take place from 1-7 November 2010.

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UNEP Assists with Tree Planting at Kenya's Mau Complex [viewed]

18jan_10_0215 January 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP), in partnership with the Government of Kenya, participated in the launch of tree planting drive in the Kiptunga area of the Mau Forest Complex, as part of an attempt to restore diminishing water towers.

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