Sustainable Development

UNFCCC Executive Secretary Challenges Business to be More Relevant to Negotiations [viewed]

14dic_09_00611 December 2009: The Copenhagen Business Day event convened at the headquarters of the Confederation of Danish Industry, in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 11 December 2009. Organized by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), together with the Confederation of Danish Industry, Copenhagen Business Day met in parallel to the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference.

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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 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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UNDP Newsletter Highlights UN Joint Programmes Funded by the MDG Spanish Fund and Community Based Adaptation [viewed]

Undp8 December 2009: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has released the second issue of its Adaptation Bulletin, which highlights the organization's support for the development of national, sub-national and community level capacities to adapt and build resilience against climate change risks.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Launches Call for Public Inputs on JI Accreditation Standards [viewed]

UNFCCC8 December 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has launched a call for public inputs on the first draft of the Joint Implementation (JI) accreditation standard.

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Report of 51st Meeting of CDM Executive Board Published [viewed]

UNFCCC4 December 2009: The Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) has released the report of its 51st meeting, held from 30 November to 4 December 2009, in Copenhagen, Denmark, during which it considered matters relating to the operation of the CDM.

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Event: 20th Meeting of the Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee [viewed]

The Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee (JISC) will hold its 20th meeting to consider matters relating to the operation of Joint Implementation (JI). The meeting will be preceded by informal consultations on 22 February 2010.  

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UN University Organizes Climate Change Film Festival [viewed]

10dic_09_01 9 December 2009: The UN University (UNU) is organizing a film festival on "Indigenous Voices on Climate Change," from 9-13 December 2009, in Copenhagen, Denmark, as part of its contribution to the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP 15).

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UN University Publishes Compendium of Climate Change Case Studies [viewed]

10dic_09_04December 2009: The UN University (UNU) has published an advance reading copy of its book titled "Advance Guard: Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation, Mitigation and Indigenous Peoples - A Compendium of Case Studies."

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UNCTAD Policy Brief Highlights Economic Opportunities of Mitigation [viewed]

10dic_09_06December 2009: The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has published a policy brief titled "Climate change: turning costs into income opportunities," which addresses the distribution of costs and incomes of mitigation.

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