Capacity Building & Education

UNEP Signs MoU on Green Games with Russian Sochi Olympic Organizers [viewed]

© UNEP9 June 2009: In an effort to green the 2014 Sochi Olympics, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Russian Olympic organizers to help and advise them on making the games environmentally friendly.

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UNEP and the Department of Public Information Organize International Student Videoconference to Promote “Seal The Deal” Campaign [viewed]

9 June 2009: The UN Department of Public Information and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) organized an international student videoconference on 2 June to mark World Environment Day.

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World Oceans Day Highlights Impacts of Climate Change on Marine Life [viewed]

8 June 2009: World Oceans Day was celebrated officially for the first time on 8 June. The 2009 event focused on the theme “Our Oceans, Our Responsibility.” In a message to mark the Day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon underscored the impacts of human activities on marine life, emphasizing that climate change causes sea temperature increases, sea-level rise and ocean acidification.

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ILO Addresses “Climate Change and the World of Work” [viewed]

9 June 2009: On the sidelines of the 98th Session of the International Labour Conference, taking place from 3-19 June 2009, in Geneva, Switzerland, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Danish Government co-organized a side event on “Climate Change and the World of Work.”

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UN Regional Commissions Hold First GEE21 Project Meeting [viewed]

© UN 5 June 2009: Representatives from the five UN regional commissions, namely the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the UN Economic and Social Commission for East Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNECLAC), the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), and the UN Economic and Social Commission for West Asia (UNESCWA), gathered in Geneva, Switzerland, on 4 June 2009, for the first meeting of the Global Energy Efficiency 21 (GEE21) project.

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UNDP Annual Report Focuses on Food, Energy, Climate and Economic Crises [viewed]

© UNDP June 2009: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has issued its 2009 Annual Report titled “Living Up to Commitments.” The report focuses on the need to ensure that the global shocks, including the food, energy, climate and economic crises, do not reverse progress achieved on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

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FAO Releases Fifth Issue of its FoodClimate E-newsletter [viewed]

June 2009: The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has published the fifth issue of its FoodClimate E-newsletter.

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UNEP Launches Climate Heroes Platform [viewed]

© UNEP4 June 2009: As part of this year's World Environment Day celebrations, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) is launching “Climate Heroes,” a long term platform supporting a select group of people undertaking exceptional acts of environmental activism under the global banner, “Unite to Combat Climate Change.”

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UNEP Tree Planting Campaign Passes Four Billion Mark [viewed]

© UNEP2 June 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) announced that its Billion Tree Campaign has passed the four billion mark, a crucial step towards its target of seven billion trees planted by the end of 2009.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases Fact Sheet on Nairobi Framework [viewed]

June 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a fact sheet on the Nairobi Framework, which was adopted in 2006 and launched by then-UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

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