Sustainable Development

Event: Millennium Development Goals Summit [viewed]

The UN General Assembly has decided to convene, from 20-22 September 2010 in New York, a high-level plenary meeting on accelerating progress to achieve all the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015, taking into account progress made through a review of successes, best practices, lessons learned, obstacles and opportunities, leading to concrete strategies for action. Further, the UN General Assembly requested that the Assembly President organize and preside over two days of informal interactive hearings, no later than June 2010, with non-governmental organizations, civil society and the private sector, and prepare a summary to be issued prior to the high-level plenary meeting.  

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BUSINESS DAY EVENT CONVENES IN COPENHAGEN [viewed]

The Copenhagen Business Day event convened at the headquarters of the Confederation of Danish Industry, in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 11 December 2009.

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UN Secretary-General's 2010 Priorities Include Sustainable Development Focus and Climate Change Agreement [viewed]

Ban Ki-moon11 January 2010: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon identified his priorities for 2010 during an address to the UN General Assembly.

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WHO Releases Study on Climate Change Science, Policy and People [viewed]

11jan_10_03January 2010: The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a report providing an update of the scientific evidence on health risks caused by climate change titled "Protecting Health from Climate Change: Connecting Science, Policy and People."

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UNITAR's 2009 Winter Newsletter Highlights Climate Change Activities [viewed]

11jan_10_04January 2010: The UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) has released its Winter 2009 Newsletter, which describes UNITAR's key activities from the 2009 winter season, including climate change-related activities.

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UNESCO Releases Book on Climate Change and the Arctic [viewed]

11jan_10_05January 2010: The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has released a book titled "Climate Change and Arctic Sustainable Development," with forewords by HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco and the UNESCO Director-General.

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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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CDM Passes 2,000th Registered Project Milestone [viewed]

UNFCCC6 January 2010: The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) has registered its 2,000th project, a biogas extraction and utilization project in Thailand, expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 56,000 tons annually.

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World Bank Provides Update on Development Marketplace Projects [viewed]

Developmentmarketplace5 January 2009: The World Bank has provided an update on how the Development Marketplace projects have fared since winning the awards in November 2009, in Washington DC, US.

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UNITAR Climate-Neutral Strategy Cited as Example of UN Climate-Friendly Action [viewed]

6jan_10_01January 2010: The commitments undertaken by the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) to reduce its carbon emissions have been cited as examples of climate-friendly action within the UN system in a report on the UN's carbon emissions.

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