UN Secretariat

UNDESA Policy Brief: “Ocean Acidification: A Hidden Risk for Sustainable Development” [viewed]

21dic_09_07December 2009: The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), Division for Sustainable Development (DSD), has prepared a policy brief titled "Ocean Acidification: A Hidden Risk for Sustainable Development."

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UNDESA Technical Note: A Global Green New Deal for Climate, Energy, and Development [viewed]

21dic_09_08December 2009: The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), Division for Sustainable Development (DSD), has prepared a technical note titled "A Global Green New Deal for Climate, Energy, and Development."

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UNEP Launches Report on Climate Neutral UN [viewed]

16dic_09_0515 December 2009: At a side event held during the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director, launched a report entitled "Moving Towards a Climate Neutral UN," explaining that the process has entailed: the first assessment to establish the source of greenhouse gases (GHGs); methodologies to manage the carbon footprint; and measures put in place to remove that footprint.

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UN Secretary-General Designates Wangari Maathai as UN Messenger of Peace [viewed]

wangari-maathai14 December 2009: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has designated 2004 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai as a UN Messenger of Peace with a special focus on the environment and climate change.

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UN Secretary-General Calls on World Leaders in Copenhagen to “Do What the Moment Requires” [viewed]

Ban Ki-moon14 December 2009: In a press conference held prior to his departure to Copenhagen, Denmark, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed that decades of efforts to tackle climate change will "come down to this one critical week."

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Forest Day 3 Supports Including REDD in Copenhagen Outcome [viewed]

14dic_09_00213 December 2009: The third Forest Day event convened in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 13 December 2009.

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UN Secretary-General Optimistic About Reaching a Robust Agreement in Copenhagen [viewed]

Ban Ki-moon8 December 2009: In a question and answer session held at UN Headquarters in New York, US, the UN Secretary-General emphasized that the outcome of the ongoing climate change negotiations in Copenhagen will have reverberations for the future of humanity and the planet.

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UN DPI Releases Booklet on Climate Benefits from Ozone Layer Protection [viewed]

10dic_09_034 December 2009: The Outreach Division of the UN Department of Public Information (UN DPI) has released a booklet titled "Climate Benefits From Ozone Layer Protection: Low Hanging Fruits," whichincludes a background section on ozone protection and climate change, and focuses on the issue of phasing down hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) use.

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UN Secretary-General Stresses Role of Industry in Moving Towards a Low-Carbon Economy [viewed]

Unido7 December 2009: In a message to the 13th session of the General Conference of the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in Vienna, Austria, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the meeting's focus on how industry can become a vehicle for green growth.

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UN-NGLS Launches Publication for Policy Makers and NGOs on Climate Justice [viewed]

7dic_09_026 December 2009: Ahead of the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, the UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS) launched a publication titled "Climate Justice for a Changing Planet: A Primer for Policy Makers and NGOs," which examinesthe intersection of equity and justice in the context of the current climate change debate.

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