Art Exhibit ‘Melting Ice/A Hot Topic: Envisioning Change' will travel to UNEP Meeting in Monaco [viewed]

Achim_steiner_4The Natural World Museum (NWM) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) have revealed plans to bring their innovative and highly celebrated art exhibit, “Melting Ice/A Hot Topic: Envisioning Change,” to the Principality of Monaco in for the Tenth Special Session of UNEP's Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum on Globalization and Environment: Financing the Climate Challenge.

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Launch of the International Year of the Reef 2008 opens with call for greater efforts to combat climate change [viewed]

Iyor_logoCoral reef experts and supporters launched the International Year of the Reef 2008 in Washington, DC, US, with a resounding call for greater efforts to combat climate change to protect the world's biologically complex ocean ecosystem.

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IPCC Chair Addresses World Economic Forum [viewed]

Rajendra_pachauri_3In his address to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Intergovernmenal Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Chairman Rajendra Pachauri said “if action to tackle the threat of climate change emerges soon, driven by knowledge of where we are heading, as provided by the findings of the IPCC, there would be reason for optimism that other serious challenges facing the world may also evoke similar responses based on rational assessments of problems and knowledge driven solutions.”

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Summary of UN Secretary-General's Statements on Climate Change [viewed]


During January 2008, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has repeatedly outlined the importance of multilateral action on climate change.

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WHO Director-General Calls for Action on Health and Climate Change [viewed]


Presenting her Report to the 122nd session of the World Health Organization's (WHO) Executive Board meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, Dr.

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UN General Assembly President Announces Climate Change Event [viewed]


UN General Assembly President Srgjan Kerim has written to permanent representatives and observers to the UN with information on a thematic debate entitled “Addressing Climate Change: the United Nations and the World at Work.” In a letter dated 15 January 2008, President Kerim indicated that the General Assembly event would take place on 11 and 12 February 2008, at UN Headquarters in New York.

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IFAD President Discusses Climate Change in Viet Nam [viewed]

Bage Lennart Båge, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), announced that he had signed a US$ 35 million loan in Viet Nam to expand market access and develop businesses for small farmers in Mekong Delta.

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UNESCO's Climate Change Priorities Outlined [viewed]

Unesco_directorgeneral_kochiro_ma_4In an address to the Information Meeting of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Executive Board, Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO, said UNESCO will extend current research efforts – such as those undertaken by the World Climate Research Programme jointly sponsored by WMO, UNESCO/IOC and ICSU – to include adaptation research.

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Host Country Agreement Concerning United Nations Climate Change Conference - Poznan, 2008 Signed [viewed]

He_mr_maciej_nowicki_minister_of__4Maciej Nowicki, Minister of Environment of Poland, and Yvo de Boer, UNFCCC Executive Secretary, signed the Host Country Agreement between the Government of Poland and the Secretariat concerning the United Nations Climate Change Conference - Poznan, 2008.

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UNDP Administrator Identifies Climate Change as UNDP Priority [viewed]

Kemal_dervi_2Speaking during a recent press briefing, UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Kemal Dervis identified climate change as one of three UNDP priorities for the current year.

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