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Event: Future of Cities - ICLEI's 20th Anniversary Congress [viewed]

This Congress is organized by ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability. Partners include the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), and the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR). The four congress themes are: eco-efficiency (more with less); resilience (stability through flexibility); Green Economy (prosperity through change); and happiness (well-being as wealth).  

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GCOS Releases Updated Implementation Plan for the Global Observing System for Climate [viewed]

31 August 2010: The updated version of the Implementation Plan for the Global Observing System for Climate in Support of the UNFCCC, including the revised list of Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) Essential Climate Variables (ECVs), has been published.

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UNEP Releases Climate Neutral Strategy [viewed]

7 September 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has released a master plan to reduce its carbon footprint and pave the way towards climate neutrality.

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UNEP FI and Insurance Industry Release Statement on Climate Change Adaptation [viewed]

6 September 2010: Leading insurance companies within the UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), together with ClimateWise, The Geneva Association, and the Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII) have called on governments worldwide to harness risk management techniques and insurance expertise to help the developing world adapt to climate change.

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Global Mechanism Developing South-South Cooperation Web Portal [viewed]

September 2010: The Global Mechanism of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) is developing a web-based, knowledge exchange tool to strengthen the role of local stakeholders in decision-making processes related to Sustainable Land Management (SLM).

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Five New Partner Countries Join UN-REDD [viewed]

3 September 2010: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Central African Republic, Colombia and Guatemala have joined the UN-REDD Programme as partner countries.

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Event: Kenya's International Conference on Biodiversity, Land Use and Climate Change [viewed]

This conference will discuss a national framework for conserving Kenya's biodiversity, taking into account land use, livelihoods and climate change issues, drawing on international and regional experience from neighboring East African States. Conference partners include the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).  

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African Environment Ministers Finalize Climate Change Communication Strategy [viewed]

26 August 2010: A Communication Strategy on Climate Change and Comprehensive Framework of African Climate Change Programmes has been finalized and validated by the consultative meeting on climate change work of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN), which was held in Nairobi, Kenya, from 23-26 August 2010.

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UN-REDD Announces New Partners [viewed]

25 August 2010: The UN-REDD Programme has released the 11th issue of its newsletter, which includes the announcement that five new partner countries have joined the Programme.

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Event: UNCTAD Ad Hoc Expert Meeting on the Green Economy: Trade and Sustainable Development Implications [viewed]

The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) is organizing an expert meeting to feed into the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), to be held in Brazil in 2012. The Ad Hoc Expert Meeting is being organized in close collaboration with the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). It aims to explore ways in which the green economy, through trade-led growth, could become a pro-development income-generating instrument that will directly contribute to meeting the sustainable development imperative adopted at Rio in 1992.  

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