Human Settlements & Population

Event: Global Change and Mediterranean Pines: Alternatives for Management [viewed]

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the University of Vallidolid and other partners are contributing to this Mediterranean Pines IUFRO 2010 conference, which will consider the dual impacts of climate change and social demographic pressures on biodiversity in the Mediterranean.  

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DEVELOPMENT AND CLIMATE DAYS HIGHLIGHT KEY ISSUES [viewed]

The “Development and Climate Days at COP 15” event took place at The Concert House in Copenhagen, Denmark, from 11-14 December 2009.

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Event: International Expert Group Meeting: UN Forum on Climate Change Mitigation, Fuel Efficiency and Sustainable Urban Transport [viewed]

This meeting will seek to contribute to global efforts to enhance sustainable development of the transport sector and to help curb the global growth of greenhouse gases and other emissions emanating from motor vehicles, in particular in metropolitan and other rapidly growing urban areas. It will serve as an intersessional meeting of the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD).  

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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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Event: Joint meeting of the Executive Boards of UNDP/UNFPA, UNICEF and WFP [viewed]

The joint meeting of the Executive Boards of the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Food Programme (WFP) will address climate change, among other agenda items. The provisional annotated agenda, list of documents and workplan for the session are contained in document DP/2010/L.1.  

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GEF Funds Clean Energy Transport in Latin America [viewed]

GEF29 December 2009: The World Bank has approved two Global Environment Facility (GEF) grants to fund clean energy transport in Mexican and Brazilian cities.

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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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