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G-20 Toronto Summit Addresses Energy Subsidies, Climate Change and Food Security [viewed]

27 June 2010: The first Summit of the G-20 in its capacity as the premier forum for international economic cooperation convened in Toronto, Canada, on 26-27 June 2010. The Summit concluded with the adoption of a final Declaration that, among other issues, addresses development and environmental issues, including climate change and energy.

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Global Compact Leaders' Summit Adopts New York Declaration by Business [viewed]

25 June 2010: The third Global Compact Leaders' Summit took place from 24-25 June 2010, in New York, US, and brought together over 1,200 corporate executives, government representatives, civil society leaders and other participants who committed to step up their efforts to build a sustainable and inclusive global economy.

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World Bank Appoints Special Envoy for Climate Change [viewed]

25 June 2010: Robert Zoellick, World Bank President, announced the appointment of Andrew Steer as Special Envoy for Climate Change, a new position created for focused leadership and representation of the World Bank in the international climate change discussions.

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UNFCCC Launches Call for CDM Experts [viewed]

24 June 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has launched a call for experts on the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) to assist the Secretariat in certain aspects of the CDM process.

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UNFCCC Publishes Data on Wind and Hydro Tariffs in China [viewed]

24 June 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published an information note containing the highest tariffs applied by the Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) in its decisions on CDM project request reviews in China.

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UNEP Calls for Green Economy Focus at G-20 Summit [viewed]

23 June 2010: Ahead of the G-20 Summit convening in Toronto, Canada, on 26-27 June 2010, Achim Steiner, UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director, and Pavan Sukhdev, Head of the UNEP Green Economy Initiative, published an editorial emphasizing the importance for G-20 leaders to take action on the transition to a Green Economy.

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WMO Grants Awards for Scientific Contributions [viewed]

18 June 2010: The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has awarded the International Meteorological Organization (IMO) Prize to several scientists at the 62nd meeting of its Executive Council, taking place from 8-18 June 2010, in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Mexico Launches COP 16 COP/MOP 6 Website [viewed]

24 June 2010: The Government of Mexico has launched the official host country website for the 16th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP 16) and the sixth Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP/MOP 6), which will be held in Cancun, Mexico, from 29 November-10 December 2010.

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UN Global Compact Releases Environmental Stewardship Strategy [viewed]

22 June 2010: UN Global Compact has released a next-generation Environmental Stewardship Strategy, which leverages the Global Compact's Caring for Climate and CEO Water Mandate initiatives.

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World Bank Stresses Housing Sector's Mitigation Potential [viewed]

18 June 2010: Addressing the St Petersburg International Economic Forum, Katherine Sierra, Vice President, Sustainable Development, World Bank, underscored the potential of the housing sector in terms of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

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