Sustainable Development

UN-HABITAT Conference Adopts Declaration on Green Building for Africa [viewed]

14 May 2010:  The UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) held a conference on Promoting Green Building Rating in Africa from 4-6 May 2010, at its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. The event brought together experts, practitioners and decision makers from 20 African countries and concluded with the adoption of a declaration to promote and foster green building practices in Africa.

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UNDP Launches Photo Contest "Picture This: We Can End Poverty" [viewed]

14 May 2010: The UN Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with Olympus Corporation and the Agence France-Presse (AFP) Foundation, launched a photo contest titled "Picture This: We Can End Poverty." The competition will feature work carried out in various countries to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015 to demonstrate how ordinary people around the world are addressing their most pressing development challenges.

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Event: V Latin American Carbon Forum [viewed]

The Latin American Carbon Forum is a regional platform established to promote knowledge and information sharing on the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) while facilitating business-opportunity environments among main carbon market stakeholders. This Forum is organized by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Risøe Centre, the World Bank, the Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE), the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and International Emissions Trading Association (IETA).  

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UNEP Announces Sustainable Tourism Partnership [viewed]

12 May 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the French Government have announced the Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism, which is aimed at making the tourism industry environmentally, socially and economically sustainable. The Partnership is designed to identify and replicate successful and sustainable initiatives.

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UNECA and EU to Deepen Partnership on Development Issues [viewed]

11 May 2010: During a visit to the Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), the EU expressed an interest in forging a deeper partnership with UNECA on various development issues, including climate change and land ownership in Africa.

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UNDP, UNIDO, IEA Hold Expert Workshop on Energy Access and Poverty [viewed]

7 May 2010: The UN Development Programme (UNDP), the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) have collaborated on a one-day workshop titled “Towards Universal Energy Access: MDGs and Beyond,” held in Paris, France, on 7 May 2010.

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Event: LDCF/SCCF Council Meeting [viewed]

The Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) and Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF) were established under the UNFCCC and are managed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF). The LDCF addresses the adaptation needs of the LDCs. The SCCF finances activities, programmes and measures relating to climate change that are complementary to those funded by the resources allocated to the Climate Change Focal Area of the GEF and by bilateral and multilateral funding.  

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Event: 26th Meeting of the CDM Small-Scale Working Group [viewed]

The Small-Scale Working Group of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) will hold its 26th meeting to consider matters relating to small-scale CDM project activities. The dates of this meeting are to be confirmed.  

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CDM Executive Board Releases Proposed Agenda for 54th Meeting [viewed]

10 May 2010: The proposed agenda, annotated agenda and draft work programme for the 54th meeting of the Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), scheduled to take place from 24-28 May 2010, in Bonn, Germany, are now available on the CDM website.

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UNFCCC Publishes Note on ToR for Technology Research and Development [viewed]

7 May 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a note on terms of reference (ToR) for a report on options to facilitate collaborative technology research and development (R&D) relevant to environmentally sound technologies (FCCC/SBSTA/2010/INF.4).

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