UN Programme, Agency or Fund

Event: UN-REDD FPIC Workshop [viewed]

This consultation with indigenous peoples' representatives and civil society organizations from Latin America and the Caribbean is convened by the UN-REDD Programme to facilitate the development of guidance on free, prior, and informed consent (FPIC) and recourse mechanisms for national UN-REDD activities.  

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UNEP Completes GEO-5 Regional Consultations [viewed]

5 October 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has completed its scheduled regional consultations for GEO-5. The consultations were convened in Washington DC, US (September 2), Panama City, Panama (September 6-7), Ottawa, Canada (September 9), Bangkok, Thailand (September 16-17), Nairobi, Kenya (September 20-21), Geneva, Switzerland (September 23-24) and Bahrain (October 4-5).

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IMO Discusses Carbon Dioxide Control Measures [viewed]

4 October 2010: The 61st session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), which took place from 27 September-1 October 2010, in London, UK, addressed greenhouse gas (GHG) measures for new ships, measures to improve the energy efficiency of ships, and technical and operational measures.

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UN/ISDR Resilient Campaign Reaches 100 Cities [viewed]

2 October 2010: The UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) has announced that the city of Nis, Serbia, is the 100th city to join its "Making Cities Resilient: My City is Getting Ready" campaign.

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WMO South American Regional Meeting Identifies Priorities [viewed]

September 2010: At the World Meteorological Organization's (WMO) South American Regional Association meeting in Bogota, Colombia, delegates from 13 South American countries agreed on the need for efforts to provide better meteorological and hydrological services in the region.

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ICAO Releases 2010 Environmental Report [viewed]

30 September 2010: At its 37thGeneral Assembly held in Montreal, Canada, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) launched its "ICAO Environmental Report 2010," which brings together scientific, technological, economic, political and regulatory aspects of aviation environmental protection.

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UNEP Releases Patent-Based Study on Clean Energy Technologies [viewed]

30 September 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP), in partnership with European Patent Office and the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD), has released a report titled "Patents and clean energy: bridging the gap between evidence and policy."

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Event: World Habitat Day 2010: Better City, Better Life [viewed]

The Global Observance of the 2010 World Habitat Day will be held at the Shanghai World Expo 2010. As part of the celebration, a special meeting on the ‘Livable City in a Harmonious Society' will be held. The meeting is one of the six major discussions happening during this week on key urban topics including sustainability, urban development, the environment, economy, cultural heritage, science and innovation. As part of the celebrations worldwide, UN-HABITAT, in partnership with the National Institute for Disaster Management of Mozambique (INGC), is holding a special event in the areas where floods were caused by heavy rains in recent years in Mutarara village, located in the central province of Tete, Mozambique. The event will screen two films: one titled ‘The Change,' on the causes, effects and adaptation measures to cope with climate change; and a second titled ‘The River,' which features how people living near the Limpopo river in the southern part of the country have adapted to live with floods.  

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Event: ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2010 [viewed]

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Plenipotentiary Conference, the top policy making body of the ITU, is held every four years and sets the ITU's policy, financial planning and strategic goals. This year's Conference will consider various issues, including: ITU's strategic plan and financial plan for 2012-2015; cybersecurity; and the enhanced use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in mitigating climate change and delivering emergency communication in the wake of natural disasters. In addition, the Conference will include four side event sessions featuring debates between experts from government and industry, on: roadblocks to ‘broadband inclusion for all;' enabling a low-carbon future: the key role of ICTs to address climate change; accessible ICTs for persons with disabilities; and cybersecurity.  

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Event: Regional Forum to Update the Strategic Action Programme on Lake Tanganyika [viewed]

The forum is organized by the Secretariat of the Lake Tanganyika Authority (LTA), and attended by experts in environmental management and fisheries, government officials of the riparian countries Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, and Zambia, as well as professionals from a range of local, regional and international research institutes and NGOs, including ICRAF, IUCN, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the WWF. Participants will update the Strategic Action Programme in recognition of new threats, such as climate change and biological invasions, that have emerged since its adoption.  

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