UN Programme, Agency or Fund

ADB and Japan Fund Climate Change Institutions in Bhutan [viewed]

25 January 2010: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has announced that it will provide a US$0.7 million grant, financed by the Government of Japan, to build the capacity of Bhutan's National Environment Commission for developing mitigation and adaptation measures that can counter climate change.

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Event: Fourth Policy Board Meeting of the UN-REDD Programme [viewed]

The Fourth Policy Board meeting of the UN-REDD Programme will include a field visit, which will provide an opportunity to explore current issues, challenges and concerns about REDD+ (reducing emission from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, including conservation, sustainable forest management (SFM) and stock enhancement).  

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UN-REDD Newsletter Reflects on Copenhagen Conference [viewed]

22 January 2009: The fifth issue of the UN-REDD Programme Newsletter provides an overview of events surrounding the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference related to reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD). These events included the production by the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) of a draft decision on methodological issues, which was adopted by the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 15), and references to REDD being included in the Copenhagen Accord.

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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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