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ICAO Addresses its Collaboration with the UNFCCC at AWG-KP6 [viewed]

25 August 2008: In a statement to the First Part of the

Sixth Session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I

Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP6), which took place in Accra, Ghana,

from 21-27 August 2008, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)

referred to recent developments in the field of environmental protection,

including: progress made by ICAO's Committee on Aviation Environmental

Protection in prioritizing and intensifying all activities related to

greenhouse gas emissions (GHG); and the holding of the second meeting of the

Group on International Aviation and Climate Change, where the possible

establishment of short, medium and long term goals for fuel burn was discussed.

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First Meeting of the ITU Focus Group on ICTs and Climate Change Announced [viewed]

Focus Group on ICTs and Climate Change (FG ICT&CC)August 2008: The Focus Group on informational and

communication technologies (ICTs) and climate change, established by the

International Telecommunication Union (ITU), will hold its first meeting from

1-3 September 2008, at ITU headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

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International Symposium on Climate Change and Food Security in South Asia Opens [viewed]

Michel Jarraud, Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization 25 August 2008: A UN-sponsored International Symposium on

Climate Change and Food Security in South Asia, taking place from 25-30 August

in Dhaka, Bangladesh, aims to develop an agriculture mitigation and adaptation

framework for climate change implementation in South Asia. Participants are

also expected to recommend policy and financial innovations to enable the

implementation of the framework and its integration into the sustainable

development planning of South Asia countries.

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World Bank Launches Film Contest on the Social Aspects of Climate Change [viewed]

Vulnerability Exposed: Social Dimensions of Climate Change

25 August 2008: The World Bank launched a worldwide

documentary competition that will highlight the social aspects of climate

change as experienced and/or observed by the film-maker(s).

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UN/ISDR Publication: Gender Perspectives: Integrating Disaster Risk Reduction into Climate Change Adaptation, Good Practices and Lessons Learned [viewed]

Gender Perspectives: Integrating Disaster Risk Reduction into Climate Change Adaptation, Good Practices and Lessons Learned August 2008: This UN International Strategy for Disaster

Reduction (UN/ISDR) publication emphasizes the special vulnerability of women

to disaster risk, as well as their role in preparedness and response efforts.

Through a series of good practices from various parts of the world, the report

shows the linkages among women's experiences with natural resource management,

climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction (DRR).

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SEED 2008 Award Winners Announced [viewed]

SEED announces its 2008 Award Winners 21 August 2008: The Supporting Entrepreneurs for Sustainable Development (SEED) Initiative has announced the winners of its 2008 SEED Awards for Entrepreneurship in Sustainable Development. The SEED Initiative is a global network for action on sustainable development partnerships, founded by IUCN, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), to deliver progress toward the internationally-agreed goals in the UN's Millennium Declaration and the commitments made at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg in 2002.

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UN-HABITAT Signs Agreements for Shanghai World Expo 2010 [viewed]

UN-HABITAT 18 August 2008: UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT)

Executive Director Anna Tibaijuka has signed a Memorandum of Understanding and

Participation Contract with the Government of the People's Republic of China on

the UN's participation in the Shanghai World Expo 2010, which will be held from

1 May to 31 October 2010 around the theme ‘Better City, Better Life.'

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EMG Organizing Workshop on Climate Neutral UN [viewed]

August 2008: The UN Environment Management Group (EMG) is

organizing a workshop on Climate Neutral UN, to be held from 1-3 September

2008, in Geneva, Switzerland.

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WHO/UNEP Inter-ministerial Conference to Address Climate Change Impacts on Health in Africa [viewed]

First Inter-ministerial Conference on Health and Environment in Africa 22 August 2008: The Inter-ministerial Conference for Health and Environment in Africa, which will take place from 26-29 August 2008 in

Libreville, Gabon, is organized by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the

UN Environment Programme (UNEP), in partnership with the host Government. The

Conference is scheduled to explore the evidence base for the bi-directional

links between health and environment, including the threat posed by climate

change to the health of communities in the region.

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OCHA Commissioned Report on Humanitarian Implications of Climate Change Released [viewed]

Humanitarian Implications of Climate Change 22 August 2008: A report commissioned by the UN Office for

the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and CARE International finds

that climate change greatly complicates, and could undermine, efforts to manage

the challenges presented by droughts, floods and cyclones. The study identifies

the most likely humanitarian implications of climate change for the next 20-30

year period.

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