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World Climate Conference-3 Considers Climate Prediction and Information for Decision-Making [viewed]

© WCC-331 August 2009: The World Climate Conference-3 (WCC-3), organized by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), opened in Geneva, Switzerland, on 31 August 2009, under the theme “Climate prediction and information for decision-making.”

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UN-REDD Programme Newsletter [viewed]

© UN-REDD28 August 2009: The UN Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (UN-REDD Programme) has published its first newsletter.

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UN Secretary-General Celebrates Vienna International Centre Anniversary with Call to “Seal the Deal” [viewed]

28 August 2009: The UN Secretary-General's remarks on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Vienna International Centre emphasized its historical contribution and the fact that it will continue to be a hub for addressing human security issues at the heart of Europe. He noted that the premises inaugurated last year possess state-of-the-art technology, which are greener and allow for the use of natural light, promoting a cleaner UN.

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Youth Conference Demands Action on Climate Change [viewed]

© TUNZA23 August 2009: The largest ever youth gathering on climate change was convened in Daejeon, the Republic of Korea from 17-23 August.

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UNEP Releases Publications to Highlight CDM Opportunities in the Bio-Carbon Sector [viewed]

© UNEP August 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has released three new publications under the joint UNDP-UNEP Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) capacity development programme in Eastern & Southern Africa, which, inter alia, aims to assist the region in increasing its participation in the CDM.

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UNEP FI Property Working Group Launches Toolkit for Investors [viewed]

© UNEP19 August 2009: The Property Working Group of the UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) has launched a toolkit to help investors better understand and apply the principles of Responsible Property Investment (RPI).

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UNEP Partnering to Present “The Antarctica Challenge: A Global Warning” During Copenhagen Climate Change Conference [viewed]

© UNEP18 August 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has announced that it will partner with Canada's Polar Cap Productions to present a climate change documentary, titled “The Antarctica Challenge: A Global Warning,” in Copenhagen during the December climate change negotiations.

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UNDP Launches New Climate Change Web Site [viewed]

© UNDP17 August 2009: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has launched a new climate change web site. The “UNDP Climate Community” (UNDPCC) offers information on topics including the economic and policy implications of climate change, and analyses of the negotiations.

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UNEP Hosts Youth Conference on Climate Change [viewed]

© TUNZA17 August 2009: The largest-ever youth gathering on climate change opened in Daejeon, Republic of Korea, on 17 August 2009, and will conclude on 23 August.

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UN/ISDR Says Landslide Impacts Can be Reduced [viewed]

© UN/ISDR 12 August 2009: According to the UN International Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction (UN/ISDR), the frequency of landslides is expected to increase as climate change exacerbates the intensity of rainfall, but their impact can be reduced.

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