Sustainable Development

Africa Regional Implementation Meeting Prepares for CSD 18 [viewed]

Uneca27 October 2009: Director of the UN Economic Commission for Africa's (ECA) Food and Security and Sustainable Development Josue Dione welcomed participants to the sixth session of the Committee on Food Security and Sustainable Development, which is meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and reported on ECA's implementation of its 2008-2009 work programme, especially with regard to land policy, agricultural development, food security and the challenges of climate change.

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UN/ISDR Co-Hosts 2009 Stockholm Policy Forum on Climate-Smart Disaster Risk Reduction [viewed]

Un-isdr26 October 2009: The UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR), the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) co-hosted the 2009 Stockholm Policy Forum on Climate-Smart Disaster Risk Reduction on 26 October 2009.

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World Bank Launches MultiCat Program to Insure Against Floods, Hurricanes and Wind Storms [viewed]

Worldbanklogo19 October 2009: The World Bank launched the MultiCat Program – a catastrophe bond issuance platform that gives governments and other public entities access to international capital markets to insure themselves against the risk of natural disasters. The types of events that may be insured are earthquakes, floods, hurricanes and other wind storms.

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2011 Environment for Europe Ministerial Conference to Address Green Economy [viewed]

2011 Environment for Europe Ministerial Conference to Address Green Economy27 October 2009: The Seventh “Environment for Europe” Ministerial Conference, to be held in autumn 2011 in Astana, Kazakhstan, will have two themes: “the sustainable management of water and water-related ecosystems” and “greening the economy: mainstreaming the environment into economic development.”

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UNFCCC Secretariat Announces Submission of Two JI Project Design Documents [viewed]

UNFCCC27 October 2009: Two joint implementation (JI) project design documents (PDDs) have been submitted by an accredited independent entity to the UNFCCC Secretariat, for the JI projects “Reconstruction of Units 1, 2, 3 and 4 at Zuyevska Thermal Power Plant” in Ukraine, and “New dry cement line installation at OJSC ‘Sukholozhskcement,' Sverdlovsk area, Russia.”

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Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee Publishes Report of 18th Meeting [viewed]

UNFCCC26 October 2009: The Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee (JISC) has published the report of its 18th meeting, together with related annexes. JISC 18 took place from 22-23 October 2009, in Bonn, Germany, to consider matters relating to the operation of Joint Implementation (JI).

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UNEP Finance Initiative 2009 Global Roundtable Launches CDM Report [viewed]

© UNEP26 October 2009: The UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) convened its 2009 Global Roundtable in Cape Town, South Africa, from 22-23 October 2009. The meeting explored ways to achieve sustainable financial markets and economies and launched several reports.

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World Bank Finances Low Carbon Growth in Mexico, Publishes Study [viewed]

© The World Bank26 October 2009: A World Bank study on “Low-Carbon Development for Mexico” concluded that Mexico could reduce its carbon emissions by at least 42 percent (or 477 million tons) per year by 2030 without sacrificing economic development.

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UNESCO to Consider Preparing a Universal Declaration of Ethical Principles Related to Climate Change [viewed]

© UNESCO23 October 2009: The 35th Session of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) General Conference convened at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France, from 6-23 October 2009. A key climate-related outcome was in the field of social and human sciences, where the Conference requested an examination of the advisability of preparing a draft universal declaration of ethical principles in relation to climate change.

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UNDESA High-Level Meeting on Climate Change, Technology Development and Transfer Develops Final Statement [viewed]

23 October 2009: The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) and the Government of India convened a high-level meeting on climate change, technology development and transfer in New Delhi, India, from 22-23 October 2009.

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