Sustainable Development

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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West African Development Bank Defines its Role in the Climate Change Regime [viewed]

6jan_10_04December 2009: The West African Development Bank (BOAD) has published a report in French on its role in the future climate change regime. The report, titled "New Treaty on Climate: Copenhagen 2009, role and place of the BOAD," discusses the enhancement of the Bank's environmental policy and proposed Carbon Initiative.

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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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UNDP MDG Carbon Facility Newsletter Highlights Achievements in Carbon Financing in Developing Countries [viewed]

mdglogoDecember 2009: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has launched the MDG Carbon Facility (MDGCF) Newsletter.

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UNDP and South Korea Partner to Support Poverty Reduction and Climate Change Initiatives [viewed]

4jan_10_13November 2009: During UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark's visit to South Korea at the end of 2009, two agreements were reached.

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UN Secretary-General Discusses Next Steps in Remarks to UNGA on the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference [viewed]

ban copenhagen21 December 2009: In his briefing to the UN General Assembly (UNGA) on the outcome of the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon identified a number of tasks that the international community should now undertake.

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