Human Rights & Indigenous Peoples

UNITAR Highlights Conditions for “Safe” Climate-Related Migration [viewed]

UnitarJanuary 2010: On the occasion of International Migrants Day, the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) has identified some of the necessary conditions for making migration a safe choice, particularly in light of climate-induced migration.

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WFP Initiates Fuel Efficient Stove Project for Vulnerable Populations [viewed]

22dic_09_0416 December 2009: The World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a pilot programme in Sudan and Uganda to provide fuel-efficient stoves to approximately 150,000 women, to reduce the risk of violence that women face when collecting firewood as well as to protect women's health, the local environment and reduce carbon emissions.

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UNHCR Reports on Climate Change, Disaster, Displacement and Migration in Africa [viewed]

21dic_09_05December 2009: The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has published a working paper titled "Climate change, disaster, displacement and migration: initial evidence from Africa," based on evidence from Burundi and Somalia, which are among the most vulnerable countries in the world.

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UNDP and Ecuador to Protect Yasuni National Park and Forego Fossil Fuels Extraction [viewed]

Undp16 December 2009: On the sidelines of the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, Helen Clark, UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator, together with Ecuador's Foreign Minister Fander Falconi and Minister of Natural and Cultural Heritage Marie Ferdinand Espinosa, launched an initiative to protect Ecuador's Yasuni National Park and forego the extraction of fossil fuels.

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FAO, UNEP, UNDP, UNCCD, UNFPA, IFAD and World Bank Participate in Development and Climate Days [viewed]

17dic_09_0116 December 2009: The "Development and Climate Days" meeting convened from 11-14 December 2009, alongside the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP15) in Copenhagen, Denmark. The meeting provided opportunities to share information on the negotiations and on key development and climate issues.

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UNEP and ICLEI Launch Bonn Center for Local Climate Action and Reporting – carbonn [viewed]

Unep14 December 2009: On the sidelines of the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) have launched the Bonn Center for Local Climate Action and Reporting - carbonn.

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UNHCR Reports on Climate Change Impact on Eastern Chad [viewed]

16dic_09_0215 December 2009: The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has reported on the conditions of locals and Sudanese refugees living in Iriba and Abeche, Eastern Chad, highlighting the aggravating impact of climate change.

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UN Secretary-General Designates Wangari Maathai as UN Messenger of Peace [viewed]

wangari-maathai14 December 2009: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has designated 2004 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai as a UN Messenger of Peace with a special focus on the environment and climate change.

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UNHCR Reports on the Impact of Climate Change on Pacific Islanders [viewed]

Unhcr14 December 2009: The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has reported on how environmental, climatic, geological and demographic factors are affecting the ability of Pacific Islanders to remain in their homelands.

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UNDP National Human Development Report for Moldova Focuses on the Socioeconomic Impacts of Climate Change [viewed]

16dic_09_10December 2009: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has released the 2009/2010 National Human Development Report for Moldova, entitled "Climate Change in Moldova: Socio-Economic Impact and Policy Options for Adaptation."

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