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OECD Ministers Adopt Declaration on Green Growth [viewed]

© OECD25 June 2009: Member countries participating in the annual Ministerial Council of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), which took place in Paris, France, from 24-25 June 2009, adopted a Declaration on Green Growth. The Declaration provides that the crisis should not delay “crucial decisions for the future of our planet,” noting in particular the challenge of climate change.

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OECD to Support Exports of Renewable Energy and Nuclear Power Equipment [viewed]

© OECD24 June 2009: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries have agreed to boost official backing for exports of renewable energy and nuclear power equipment by offering more generous terms on government-backed credits in support of export deals.

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UN Secretary-General Urges Concrete Action on Climate Change in Remarks to Conference on World Economic Crisis [viewed]

© UN24 June 2009: Addressing the UN Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis and its Impact on Development taking place in New York, US, from 24-26 June 2009, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stated that we are still going through a multiple food, energy, and economic crisis, and that “the effects of climate change and extreme poverty have become even starker.”

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UN Secretary-General Urges G-8 Countries to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions [viewed]

24 June 2009: In advance of this year's G-8 Summit in L'Aquila, Italy, scheduled to take place from 8-10 July, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has written to the G-8 leaders outlining challenges that require their urgent attention, including tackling climate change.

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ILO's New Global Jobs Pact Urges a Shift to a Low-Carbon Economy [viewed]

© ILO19 June 2009: The International Labour Conference of the International Labour Organization (ILO), which took place from 3-19 June 2009, in Geneva, Switzerland, concluded with the adoption of a new "Global Jobs Pact," which underlines the need to include green jobs and green technologies in the recovery packages and policies.

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Global Humanitarian Forum Addresses Human Impact of Climate Change [viewed]

© Global Humanitarian Forum24 June 2009: The Global Humanitarian Forum took place from 23-24 June 2009, in Geneva, Switzerland, and was organized around the theme “Human Impact of Climate Change.”

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UNDP and Partners Launch Report on Climate Index Insurance [viewed]

© UNDP24 June 2009: During the Global Humanitarian Forum held in Geneva, Switzerland, from 23-24 June 2009, the International Research Institute for Climate and Society of the Columbia University, in partnership with the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the World Food Programme (WFP) and others, launched the second issue of Climate and Society, titled “Index insurance and climate risk: prospects for development and disaster management.”

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IEA Executive Director Stresses Role of Renewable Energy Sources in Tackling Climate Change [viewed]

23 June 2009: Speaking at the Renewable Energy Finance Forum taking place in New York, US, from 23-24 June 2009, Nobuo Tanaka, International Energy Agency (IEA) Executive Director, underscored the key role that renewable energy sources can play with respect to both energy security and climate change, but noted that both challenges are being overshadowed by the current economic crisis.

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UN Secretary-General Launches Climate Week NYC [viewed]

© ENB23 June 2009: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon held a joint press conference in New York, US, on 23 June 2009, with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Paul Dickinson, CEO of the Carbon Disclosure Project, to highlight major events in the last quarter of 2009 to promote action on climate change.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Publishes Revised AWG-LCA Negotiating Text [viewed]

© UNFCCC22 June 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the revised negotiating text (FCCC/AWGLCA/2009/INF.1) for the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action (AWG-LCA).

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