Human Settlements & Population

World Bank Consultation in Australia Highlights Importance of Sustainable Urban Planning in Pacific Islands [viewed]

22 February 2010: The World Bank office in Sydney, Australia, held a civil society consultation on the World Bank's proposed new Environment Strategy, on 22 February 2010. Stakeholders at the consultation highlighted the importance of urban planning in countries that are especially vulnerable to climate change, such as the low-lying atoll nation of Kiribati.

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Event: CSD 18 SIDS Special Day [viewed]

CSD-18 SIDS Day will serve as a PrepCom for the High-level Review of the Mauritius Strategy for the Implementation (MSI) of the Barbados Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States (SIDS), which is scheduled to take place in September 2010.  

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Short Video of Grenada Highlights Impacts of Climate Change [viewed]

16 February 2010: The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), Division for Sustainable Development (DSD), in collaboration with the UN Department of Public Information (DPI) and UN-TV, are producing a series of short films to highlight the challenges faced by small island developing States (SIDS).

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ECLAC's MDGs Study Highlights Latin America's Growing Deforestation and GHG Emission Rates [viewed]

17 February 2010: The UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has published a report titled "Millennium Development Goals: Advances in Environmentally Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean."

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UN-HABITAT Highlights the Need to Confront the Challenge of Urbanization in Africa in the Context of Climate Change [viewed]

16 February 2010:  A conference on Sub-Saharan Africa, held during the first week of February 2010 at Wiston House in Wilton Park, Sussex, UK, focused on the challenges faced by Africa half way between the report of the Commission for Africa, tabled at the Gleneagles Summit in 2005, and the target date for completion of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2015.

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European Commission Scientific Newsletter Focuses on Climate and Health [viewed]

11 February 2010: The most recent issue of Science for Environment Policy, the newsletter published by the European Commission to inform policy makers of recent research findings, includes several pieces on climate change and a special thematic issue on climate change and health.

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UNEP Assists in Minimizing Carbon Impact of Winter Olympics [viewed]

12 February 2010: As part of its ongoing efforts to promote eco-friendly sports, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has been working with the Vancouver Organizing Committee (VANOC) of the 2010 Winter Olympics, to enhance the event's environmental performance and increase green awareness.

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WHO Publishes Draft Discussion Paper on Gender, Climate Change and Health [viewed]

February 2010: The World Health Organization (WHO) has published a draft discussion paper titled “Gender, climate change and health.”

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ESCAP and DESA Convene High-Level Dialogue on Sustainable Development of Pacific SIDS [viewed]

9 February 2010: The UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) convened the Pacific High Level Dialogue on the five-year review of the Mauritius Strategy from 8-9 February 2010, in Port Vila, Vanuatu.

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African Union Conference Confirms Zenawi as Coordinator of the African Conference on Climate Change [viewed]

5 February 2010: The Heads of State and government of the African Union (AU) adopted a decision on climate change during the 14th ordinary session of the AU Conference, held from 31 January-2 February 2010, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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