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UN/ISDR, WMO, UNDP Release Preliminary Disaster Figures for 2009 [viewed]

margareta-wahlstrom14 December 2009: In a joint press conference held on 14 December 2009, in Copenhagen, Denmark, the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR), the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) have reported that the preliminary 2009 disaster figures show thatover three quarters of the people killed - and 95 % of the total affected by natural hazards - since the beginning of the year were due to extreme weather events.

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UNEP-WCMC Participates in Study Mapping the Climate Change and Biodiversity Impacts of REDD [viewed]

15dic_09_0313 December 2009: The UN Environment Programme - World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC), together with a range of organizations, has participated in a study that identifies areas where carbon and biodiversity benefits can be maximized, including global biodiversity hotspots.

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UNEP Releases European Atlas of Environmental Change and Climate Communities [viewed]

15dic_09_0513 December 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the European Environment Agency have released theEuropean Atlas of Environmental Change and Climate Communities, which depicts through satellite imagery the impact of climate change in Europe.

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CBD Secretariat Releases Scientific Synthesis of Ocean Acidification Impacts on Marine Biodiversity [viewed]

14dic_09_00114 December 2009: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has released a publication entitled "Scientific Synthesis of the Impacts of Ocean Acidification on Marine Biodiversity," which highlights the direct link between climate change, ocean health and human well-being.

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Forest Day 3 Supports Including REDD in Copenhagen Outcome [viewed]

14dic_09_00213 December 2009: The third Forest Day event convened in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 13 December 2009.

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UNEP Releases Study on Impacts of Climate Change on Water Resources in the Himalayas [viewed]

14dic_09_00411 December 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP), together with the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and the Center for International Climate and Environmental Research (CICERO), has released a study on climate-induced extreme droughts and floods risks in the Himalayas.

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FAO Publishes Report on Climate Change Impacts on Fisheries and Aquaculture [viewed]

14dic_09_00711 December 2009: The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has released a collection of three technical papers that present an overview of knowledge on "Climate Change and Implications for Fisheries and Aquaculture."

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UNEP-WCMC Launches Reports on Climate Change and Biodiversity [viewed]

14dic_09_00811 December 2009: UN Environment Programme-World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) has launched a series of reports on climate change and biodiversity at the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference.

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UNEP Stresses Mitigation Role of Energy-Efficient Buildings [viewed]

14dic_09_0111 December 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has  released a report titled "Buildings and Climate Change - Summary for Decision Makers," which finds that energy-efficient buildings could significantly contribute to climate change mitigation and seeks to ensure that negotiators at the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference have the information needed to incorporate emissions from buildings into a global strategy on climate change.

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UNEP Launches Climate Pledge Tracker [viewed]

Unep11 December 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has launched an online "climate pledge tracker," which presents the current country pledges and the remaining gap for reaching the goal of maintaining global warming at or under 2ºC compared to pre-industrial levels. The Climate Pledges website is updated as new proposals are made during the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference.

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