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UNESCO Releases Book on Climate Change and the Arctic [viewed]

11jan_10_05January 2010: The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has released a book titled "Climate Change and Arctic Sustainable Development," with forewords by HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco and the UNESCO Director-General.

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Oceans Day Promotes Focus on Oceans in Climate Negotiations [viewed]

4jan_10_0614 December 2009: On the sideline of the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, the Global Forum on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands, the Government of Indonesia, and the European Environment Agency organized a special day to stress the central role of oceans in the Earth's life support system and to address threats faced by coastal communities, especially in developing nations and small island States.

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UN World Water Assessment Programme Releases Publications on Water and Climate Change [viewed]

world-water-assessment-programme-logoNovember 2009: The UN World Water Assessment Programme has released two publications addressing water and climate change, produced in anticipation of the discussions at the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC in Copenhagen, Denmark. 

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Sixth Plenary Session of the Group on Earth Observations Assesses Status of Activities [viewed]

geologo18 November 2009: The sixth plenary session of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO-VI) convened in Washington, DC, US, from 17-18 November 2009, to assess and promote the partnership's progress towards making information about global environmental change readily available to those who need it.

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UNWTO LEADERS CALL FOR GREEN ECONOMY SUPPORTING GLOBAL POLICIES [viewed]

The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Ministers' Summit convened in London, UK, on 10 November 2009.

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UNFCCC Receives Submission from Global Climate Observing System [viewed]

ecoslogo6 November 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has received a submission from the Secretariat of the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) (FCCC/SBSTA/2009/MISC.12), containing the 2010 provisional update to the Implementation Plan for the GCOS in Support of the UNFCCC. This document will be considered by the 31st session of the UNFCCC's Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), which will take place from 7-18 December 2009, in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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UN-Backed Project Aims to Reduce Coastal Erosion in West Africa [viewed]

coastal-erosion-in-west-africa30 October 2009: The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will execute a UN-backed project aimed at reversing coastal erosion in five West African countries.

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UNDG Guidelines on Indigenous Peoples' Issues Highlight Climate Change Impacts [viewed]

UNDG Guidelines on Indigenous Peoples' Issues

October 2009: Now available in English, Spanish and French, the UN Development Group's (UNDG) Guidelines on Indigenous Peoples' Issues call for indigenous peoples' full participation in the definition and implementation of policies and plans related to climate change impact mitigation.

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UNESCO to Consider Preparing a Universal Declaration of Ethical Principles Related to Climate Change [viewed]

© UNESCO23 October 2009: The 35th Session of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) General Conference convened at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France, from 6-23 October 2009. A key climate-related outcome was in the field of social and human sciences, where the Conference requested an examination of the advisability of preparing a draft universal declaration of ethical principles in relation to climate change.

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UNEP, UNESCO and FAO Collaborate on Blue Carbon Report Highlighting the Importance of Healthy Oceans [viewed]

© UNEP6 October 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP), in collaboration with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), has compiled a report that illustrates how the ocean's carbon capture and storage systems (CCS) are being undermined by human activity, thereby harming their ability to “sequester” greenhouse gas emissions.

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