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UNEP Executive Director Calls for “Climate Proofing” Economies [viewed]

Achim Steiner, Executive Director, UNEP 25 August 2008: Achim Steiner UN Under-Secretary General and

the UN Environment Programme's (UNEP) Executive Director, spoke on risk and

climate change at the International Disaster Risk Conference (IDRC), which

convened in Davos, Switzerland, from 25-29 August 2008.

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Africa Carbon Forum Seeks to Improve Africa's Participation in the CDM [viewed]

Africa Carbon Forum 28 August 2008: The Africa Carbon Forum will take place from 3-5 September 2008, in Dakar, Senegal. At the thirteenth Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC in Bali, Indonesia in December 2007, the Secretariat of the UNFCCC announced its intent to convene the first Africa Carbon Forum, in collaboration with the International Emissions Trading Association and the partner agencies of the Nairobi Framework, including the UN Development Programme, UN Environment Programme, World Bank and African Development Bank.

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Latest ITU Technology Watch Briefing Report Focuses on Climate Change and Energy Efficiency [viewed]

ITU Telecommunication Standardization Sector 27 August 2008: The seventh issue of the International Telecommunication Union's (ITU) Technology Watch Briefing Report, entitled “Next-Generation Networks and Energy Efficiency,” has been released.

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ICAO Statement to AWG-LCA3 Addresses Options to Reduce GHG Emissions from International Civil Aviation [viewed]

25 August 2008: In a statement to the third Session of the

Ad hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention

(AWG-LCA 3), which met in Accra, Ghana, from 21-27 August 2008, the

International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) addressed the various

approaches and options under which greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from

international civil aviation can be effectively addressed.

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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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