Human Rights & Indigenous Peoples

CBD Underlines Role of Forests in Climate Change Mitigation [viewed]

Cbd2 December 2009: Ahmed Djoghlaf, Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Executive Secretary, has underlined the potential synergies among the Rio Conventions, noting that discussions on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD) will be an important part of the Copenhagen climate change negotiations.

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UN Secretary-General Stresses that Women Are Major Agents for Progress on Climate Change [viewed]

Ban Ki-moon1 December 2009: In his opening statement to the Women's International Forum held in New York, US, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon highlighted that, beyond being the most affected by climate change and other social problems, women must be recognized as principal agents in curbing global warming and achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

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WHO Stresses Links between Urbanization, Human Health and Climate Change [viewed]

WhoDecember 2009: The December Bulletin of the World Health Organization (WHO) includes an article titled "Slums, climate change and human health in sub-Saharan Africa.

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CBD Launches Guide on Biodiversity and REDD [viewed]

30nov_09_0130 November 2009: The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) launched a guide titled "Biodiversity and Livelihoods: REDD Benefits," which provides an array of tools and examples for how synergies in the implementation of the UNFCCC and the CBD can be achieved through reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD).

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African Women's Affairs Ministers Stress Need for Gender Responsive Climate Change Policies [viewed]

Uneca20 November 2009: African ministers responsible for gender and women's affairs met at the Eighth Regional Conference on Women (Beijing +15) Review Meeting from 16-20 November 2009, in Banjul, the Gambia, under the aegis of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA).

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Expert Meeting Discusses Strategies to Empower African Women in Relation to Climate Change and Food Security [viewed]

empower-african-women18 November 2009: Gender equality experts discussed strategies to empower African women at an expert session of the Eighth African Regional Conference on Women (Beijing +15), which convened in Banjul, the Gambia, on 17-18 November 2009.

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WHO Highlights Links between Climate Change and Population [viewed]

WhoNovember 2009: A recent article published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization (WHO) addresses the links between population growth and climate change.

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World Bank Roundtable on Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples Discusses Indigenous Peoples Climate Action Fund [viewed]

World Bank18 November 2009: Robert Zoellick, World Bank President, stated that indigenous peoples carry a “disproportionate share of the burden of climate change effects” during a roundtable on Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change, organized by the World Bank and First Peoples Worldwide, in Washington DC, US. 

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UNFPA Flagship Publication Focuses on Women, Population and Climate Change [viewed]

19nov_09_0618 November 2009: The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) has launched The State of World Population 2009 Report, which is sub-titled “Facing a Changing World: Women, Population and Climate Change.”

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Climate Vulnerable Countries Issue Declaration for Copenhagen [viewed]

climatevulnerableforum10 November 2009: Maldives hosted a high-level climate change summit focusing on ‘climate vulnerable' States, from 9-10 November 2009, in Bandos Island Resort, with a view to drawing attention to the specific challenges, adaptation and green development needs of the States that are most vulnerable to global climate change.

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