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UN Secretary-General releases report on the UN's Climate Change Activities [viewed]

Climateusg_3The UN Secretary-General's report entitled ‘Overview of United Nations activities in relation to climate change (A/62/644)' has been released in advance of the General Assembly's High Level Thematic debate on climate change, to be held in February 2008.

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UNESCO Appoints New Chair of Desert Studies [viewed]


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Special Edition of Nature on the International Year of Planet Earth [viewed]

Cover_2A January supplement to Nature Journal celebrates the International Year of Planet Earth and explores recent developments and future directions in the Earth sciences.

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WHO's Executive Board Adopts Resolution on Climate Change and Health [viewed]

WhoDelegates to the 122nd session of the World Health Organization's (WHO) Executive Board meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, adopted a resolution on climate change and health (EB122.R4).

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UNECA to Establish Climate Change Center for Africa [viewed]


Speaking at the 12th Executive Council meeting of the African Union, UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) Executive Secretary Abdulahi Janneh disclosed plans establish an African center for climate policy studies to deal with the problem of climate change facing the continent.

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Art Exhibit ‘Melting Ice/A Hot Topic: Envisioning Change' will travel to UNEP Meeting in Monaco [viewed]

Achim_steiner_4The Natural World Museum (NWM) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) have revealed plans to bring their innovative and highly celebrated art exhibit, “Melting Ice/A Hot Topic: Envisioning Change,” to the Principality of Monaco in for the Tenth Special Session of UNEP's Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum on Globalization and Environment: Financing the Climate Challenge.

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UN/ISDR Releases 2007 Disaster Figures [viewed]

Disasters_2 18 January 2008: UN/ISDR's 2007 disaster figures reveal that 2007 witnessed a marked increase in the number of floods compared with the average of the last seven years, and Asia was the continent hit hardest by disasters.

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UN/ISDR and WHO Launch Global ‘Hospitals Safe from Disasters' Campaign [viewed]

Covercampaing20082009The Secretariat of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) and the World Health Organization (WHO) launched the global campaign “Hospitals Safe from Disasters” at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

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Summary of UN Secretary-General's Statements on Climate Change [viewed]


During January 2008, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has repeatedly outlined the importance of multilateral action on climate change.

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UNEP-ILO-ITUC Release Preliminary Report on Green Jobs: Towards Sustainable Work in a Low-Carbon World [viewed]


“Green Jobs: Towards Sustainable Work in a Low-Carbon World” assembles evidence for currently existing green jobs in sectors such as renewable energy, energy efficiency in buildings and vehicles, sustainable transportation, and organic agriculture, and presents estimates for future green employment.

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