Health

UNEP Addresses Meeting on Black Carbon [viewed]

22 June 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Spokesperson, Nick Nuttall, addressed a meeting and panel discussion at the European Parliament on Black Carbon, stressing that “we do know enough to act.”

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Event: 14th International Anti-Corruption Conference on Restoring Trust: Global Action for Transparency [viewed]

This annual International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC), organized by Transparency International with the support of the Royal Thai Ministy of Justice, will focus on how global and national efforts to reduce poverty and to deliver on promises for sustainable development, human security, curbing illicit trade and climate control have not yet resulted in positive change. The UN Development Programme (UNDP) will organize a roundtable on REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in developing countries) and corruption, in partnership with GTZ. UNDP is also supporting the plenary on “Climate Governance: Ensuring a Collective Commitment” and is currently preparing a background overview paper mapping the corruption risks and anti-corruption opportunities related to climate change mitigation and adaptation.  

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IPCC Scholarship Programme Issues Call for Proposals [viewed]

24 June 2010: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Scholarship Programme, which was established with the funds received from the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, has issued its first call for proposals.

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UNFCCC Holds Technical Workshop on Costs and Benefits of Adaptation Options [viewed]

24 June 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat organized a technical workshop on costs and benefits of adaptation options from 22-24 June 2010, in Madrid, Spain.

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Workshop on Transport in Europe Discusses Sustainable Urban Transport Policies [viewed]

17 June 2010: The Workshop on Sustainable and Healthy Urban Transport Policies in South-East Europe, titled “Working together to make things happen,” convened from 7-8 June 2010, in Skopje, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, within the framework of the PEP – the Transport, Health and Environment Pan-European Programme.

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Event: Fifth Caribbean Environment Forum and Exhibition (CEF 5), Second Caribbean Sustainable Energy Forum (CSEF 2), and 15th Annual Wider Caribbean Waste Management Conference (ReCaribe) [viewed]

These three events will be held simultaneously under the unified theme "Coping with Copenhagen: Water, Waste, Energy, Health..." to emphasize actions and strategies to address key Caribbean environmental issues against the backdrop of climate change. The CEF series on Caribbean health and environment has been organized by the Caribbean Community's (CARICOM) Caribbean Environmental Health Institute (CEHI) biennially since 2000. The CSEF focuses on energy efficiency, renewable energy and energy security for Small Island Developing States (SIDS). The annual ReCaribe has been organized since 1995 by Clean Islands International (CII) to discuss waste management issues in the wider Caribbean region. The combined event is being co-sponsored by the Jamaican Government, the Organization of American States (OAS), the Global Environment Facility's (GEF) Integrating Watershed and Coastal Area Management project (IWCAM), the Caribbean Renewable Energy Development Programme (CREDP), and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  

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UN General Assembly Concludes Human Security Debate [viewed]

21 May 2010: The UN General Assembly met from 20-21 May 2010, to discuss the concept of human security, based on the report of the Secretary-General on the follow-up to the outcome of the Millennium Summit (A/64/701).

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WHO Releases ‘Vision 2030' on Water Supply, Sanitation and Climate Change [viewed]

May 2010: The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a CD-ROM titled "Vision 2030: The resilience of water supply and sanitation in the face of climate change," which aims to increase understanding of how anticipated climate change may affect drinking water and sanitation systems. It also outlines possible actions to optimize resilience of infrastructure and services.

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World Bank Approves First Climate Change Development Policy Loan [viewed]

25 May 2010: The World Bank approved its first development policy loan dedicated to climate change mitigation and adaptation, in Indonesia.

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WHO Publishes Interview on Climate Change and Health [viewed]

June 2010: The latest issue of the Bulletin of the World Health Organization (WHO) features an interview with oceanographer and geologist Colin Summerhayes, titled "Climate change: a creeping catastrophe," which explores the expected consequences of climate change on human health.

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