Adaptation

UN Secretary-General Highlights Disaster Risk Reduction as an Investment in Climate Change Defense [viewed]

© UN16 June 2009: In a video message to the second session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, which is taking place in Geneva, Switzerland, from 16-19 June 2009, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon highlighted that risk reduction is an investment and a first line of defense in adapting to climate change that will pay dividends.

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UN Secretary-General Calls for Asia's Involvement in the Fight Against Climate Change [viewed]

16 June 2009: In a video message to the High-Level Dialogue: Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific, which was organized by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Manila, the Philippines, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recalled that 2009 is the year of climate change and listed its impacts in the Asian region, including shrinking glaciers that threaten water supplies and food security, rising sea levels, desertification and land degradation.

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Applications Open in Self-Selection Process of Observers for World Bank Climate Funds [viewed]

© World Bank 15 June 2009: The application process has been opened in the self-selection process of civil society, indigenous peoples and business representatives to participate as observers in the World Bank's recently created Climate Investment Funds.

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ILO Conference Addresses Role of Green Jobs as a Driver for Environmental Protection [viewed]

© ILO8 June 2009: During the 98th session of the International Labour Conference of the International Labour Organization (ILO), taking place in Geneva, Switzerland, from 3-19 June 2009, the committee of the whole held a discussion on the role of green jobs in the current economic crisis as a driver for economic recovery, environmental protection and creation of decent work opportunities for all.

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Climate Change Talks Conclude in Bonn [viewed]

© ENB15 June 2009: The Bonn Climate Change Talks, which concluded in Germany on 12 June 2009, consisted of the 30th sessions of the UNFCCC's Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA); the sixth session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA 6); and the eighth session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Protocol (AWG-KP 8).

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UNHRC Holds Discussion Panel on Human Rights and Climate Change [viewed]

15 June 2009: During its 11th session, taking place in Geneva, Switzerland, from 2-19 June 2009, the UN Human Rights Council (UNHCR) held a panel discussion on the relationship between climate change and human rights in order to contribute to the realization of the goals set out in the Bali Action Plan.

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WMO Publishes June Issue of MeteoWorld [viewed]

© WMO15 June: The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has published the June edition of its newsletter MeteoWorld, which reviews recent WMO activities, including progress in organizing World Climate Conference-3 (WCC-3), which is scheduled to take place from 31 August-4 September 2009, in Geneva, Switzerland.

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G8 Finance Ministers Call for Action on Climate Change [viewed]

© G813 June 2009: The final statement issued by the G8 Finance Ministers' Meeting, held in Lecce, Italy, from 12-13 June 2009, notes the economic, financial and developmental aspects of climate change.

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WMO to Bring Youth Messages to World Climate Conference-3 [viewed]

© WMO8 June 2009: The World Meteorological Organization (WMO), through the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services, and the GLOBE Program (Global Learning Observations to Benefit the Environment) are inviting young people to create compelling, short messages on the topic: “Youth working to solve local problems through weather and climate research.” A selection of the messages submitted will be displayed at the third World Climate Conference (WCC-3), scheduled to take place from 31 August-4 September 2009, in Geneva, Switzerland.

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GEF Posts Documents on Fourth Assessment Report and Proposed Adaptation Strategy [viewed]

© GEF June 2009: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has posted a number of documents on its website, including: a proposed GEF adaptation strategy for 2010-1014 featuring innovative features for the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) and Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF); the interim report of the Fourth GEF Overall Performance Study (OPS4); and a report on the implementation of the Resource Allocation Framework (RAF).

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