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FAO Releases Fifth Issue of its FoodClimate E-newsletter [viewed]

June 2009: The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has published the fifth issue of its FoodClimate E-newsletter.

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UNEP Launches Climate Heroes Platform [viewed]

© UNEP4 June 2009: As part of this year's World Environment Day celebrations, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) is launching “Climate Heroes,” a long term platform supporting a select group of people undertaking exceptional acts of environmental activism under the global banner, “Unite to Combat Climate Change.”

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WMO Executive Council to Address Climate, Water and Weather Services [viewed]

© WMO3 June 2009: At its 61st annual session, which is taking place from 3-12 June 2009, in Geneva, Switzerland, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Executive Council will address a range of issues in order to enhance the provision of critical weather, water and climate assessments and services.

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ICAO's GIACC Develops Action Plan to Tackle International Aviation Emissions [viewed]

© ICAO3 June 2009: The Group on International Aviation and Climate Change (GIACC) of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has released a report outlining steps to address climate change and aviation. The report recommends a global aspirational goal of 2% annual improvement in fuel efficiency of aircraft involved in international aviation.

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UNEP Tree Planting Campaign Passes Four Billion Mark [viewed]

© UNEP2 June 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) announced that its Billion Tree Campaign has passed the four billion mark, a crucial step towards its target of seven billion trees planted by the end of 2009.

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UNEP Report Highlights Rise in Emerging Economies' Investment in Clean Energy [viewed]

© UNEP3 June 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Sustainable Energy Finance Initiative (SEFI) and New Energy Finance have released this year's Global Trends in Sustainable Energy Investment 2009 Report. The report finds that investment in clean energy in 2008, although hampered by very difficult market conditions, topped 2007's record investments by 5%, largely as a result of China, Brazil and other emerging economies.

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Third C40 Large Cities Summit Addresses Achievements and Challenges in Fighting Climate Change [viewed]

© UN2 June 2009: The third Summit of the C40, a group of the world's largest cities committed to tackling climate change, was held in Seoul, South Korea, from 18-21 May 2009. Under the theme “Cities' Achievements and Challenges in the Fight Against Climate Change,” the Summit brought together mayors, company executives and leaders from 40 cities and 17 affiliate municipalities around the world to share their policies and good practices in addressing global warming.

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Liaison Group of Biodiversity-Related Conventions Considers Climate Change as a Cross-Cutting Issue [viewed]

© CBD1 June 2009: The recently-released report of the seventh meeting of the Liaison Group of the Biodiversity-related Conventions indicates that the group discussed, among other topics, options for enhanced cooperation with regard to work on cross-cutting issues such as climate change.

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Event: Twenty-sixth session of the UNEP Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum [viewed]

The 26th session of the Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GC26/GMEF) of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) is scheduled to convene from 21-24 February 2011, at the UN Office in Nairobi, Kenya. In pursuance of General Assembly resolution 53/242 (Report of the Secretary-General on environment and human settlements) of 28 July 1999, the Governing Council constitutes the annual ministerial-level global environmental forum in which participants gather to review important and emerging policy issues in the field of the environment. The 12th Session of the Global Major Groups and Stakeholders Forum (GMGSF) will be held from 19-20 February 2011, prior to GC26/GMEF.  

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UN Agencies Call for Attention to Fisheries in Climate Change Negotiations [viewed]

© FAO1 June 2009: A consortium of 16 UN and other international organizations, including the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the World Bank and the World Fish Center, has issued a policy brief urging negotiators to ensure that fisheries and aquaculture are addressed in a new international agreement on climate change.

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