Human Settlements & Population

Event: UNECE Workshop on Greening Real Estate Markets [viewed]

The workshop is organized by the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and its Real Estate Market Advisory Group, together with the German Federal Environment Agency, to review existing obstacles and ascertain economic and social benefits associated with a green real estate sector.  

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Event: UNECE International Forum on Natural Disasters and Building and Construction Safety [viewed]

The Committee on Housing and Land Management of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) will organize this forum, which will address the impact of climate change and natural disasters on building and construction safety.  

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UNEP Releases New Publication on the UNEP Climate Neutral Network [viewed]

18dic_09_0117 December 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has released a new publication entitled "A Case for Climate Neutrality," which presents examples of  efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions and promote "green growth" at all levels.

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UNEP Stresses Mitigation Role of Energy-Efficient Buildings [viewed]

14dic_09_0111 December 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has  released a report titled "Buildings and Climate Change - Summary for Decision Makers," which finds that energy-efficient buildings could significantly contribute to climate change mitigation and seeks to ensure that negotiators at the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference have the information needed to incorporate emissions from buildings into a global strategy on climate change.

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UNECE Releases Publication on its Climate Change Responses [viewed]

14dic_09_0211 December 2009: The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) has released a publication titled "Catalysing Change - The UNECE Response to the Climate Countdown."

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UNECE Regional Sustainable Development Meeting Focuses on Sustainable Transport, Consumption and Production [viewed]

Unece11 December 2009: The "Weekly" bulletin of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) for 14-18 December 2009 reports on the UNECE fourth Regional Implementation Meeting on Sustainable Development, held on 1-2 December 2009, in Geneva, Switzerland. The meeting addressed sustainable transport, production and consumption, among other issues.

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IEA Releases Report on Role of Cities and Towns in Promoting Renewable Energy [viewed]

9dic_09_068 December 2009: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has published a report titled "Cities, Towns and Renewable Energy: Yes In My Front Yard," which aims to illustrate to local level stakeholders the benefits and opportunities renewables can offer local businesses and citizens, and to assist national governments to better understand the role municipalities can play in national renewables programmes.

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UNEP and GEF Support a Greener Football World Cup in 2010 [viewed]

GEF7 December 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) have announced support towards greening the World Cup with a one million dollar funding package to ensure that the event has a long-term sustainable impact on the country and the region.

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UNICEF Children's Climate Forum Forwards Declaration to COP15 [viewed]

8dic_09_064 December 2009: The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the city of Copenhagen, Denmark, organized a Children's Climate Forum from 28 November-4 December 2009, in the run up to the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP 15).

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GEF Videos Highlight Adaptation and Mitigation Efforts in Bhutan and China [viewed]

GEF2 December 2009: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has posted two videos showcasing adaptation efforts in Thotomi Glacier Lake, Bhutan, and its latest efforts to develop the renewable energy sector in China.

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