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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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IAEA's Annual Report Features Climate Change-Related Activities [viewed]

© IAEA12 August 2009: The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has published its annual report for 2008, which highlights activities related to climate change issues.

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UNDP Releases Paper on Scaling-Up Efforts to Meet Climate Challenge [viewed]

© UNDP August 2009: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) posted an online paper titled “Climate Change at UNDP: Scaling Up to Meet the Challenge,” prepared by its Environment and Energy Group. The paper presents UNDP's strategy to support the efforts of developing countries and vulnerable groups for scaling up mitigation and adaptation action to successfully meet the climate change challenge and achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

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WMO Releases New Issues of MeteoWorld and WMO Bulletin [viewed]

© WMO12 August 2009: The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has published the August edition of its newsletter MeteoWorld.

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UN Secretary-General Addresses Opening of UN/ISDR Office and Education and Training Institute [viewed]

© UN11 August 2009: Speaking in Incheon, Republic of Korea, at the opening of the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) office and the UN/ISDR Education and Training Institute for Urban Risk Reduction, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed that “climate risk is adding a new dimension to disaster risk” and that rapid urban growth is increasing vulnerability.

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