Sustainable Development

UNEP Executive Director Calls for Investments in Ecological Infrastructure [viewed]

© UNEP14 May 2009: Speaking at the launch of the report “The Environmental Food Crisis: The Environment's Role in Averting Future Food Crises,” UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director Achim Steiner stated that reversing environmental degradation and investing in ecological infrastructure such as forests, soils and water bodies is part of the Green Economy solution.

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Conference on Sustainable Urbanization Addresses Impact of Climate Change on Sustainable Urban Planning [viewed]

© UN News service13 May 2009: The Conference on Sustainable Urbanization in the Information Age, Role of Infrastructure took place on 13 May 2009, at UN Headquarters in New York, US, to consider how better infrastructure planning could help achieve sustainable urban development.

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World Bank Supports CDM Training in China [viewed]

© World Bank13 May 2009: The World Bank has organized a “South-South CDM Knowledge Exchange Program” in China, with the objective of expanding the capacity of developing countries in the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and providing a platform for South-South experience-sharing on key challenges concerning CDM implementation.

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Proposed Agenda and Annotations of CDM Executive Board 47 Released [viewed]

© UNFCCC12 May 2009: The proposed agenda and annotations, together with the draft work programme, for the 47th meeting of the Executive Board (EB) of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), scheduled to be held from 26-28 May 2009, in Bonn, Germany, are now available.

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UNEP Announces SEED Awards [viewed]

© UNEP12 May 2009: The winners of the 2009 SEED Awards for Entrepreneurship in Sustainable Development were announced at an event in conjunction with the 17th session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD), convening in New York, US. The SEED Award is the flagship programme of the SEED Initiative, a partnership founded by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and IUCN.

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UNCTAD's Trade and Development Commission Addresses Energy Issues in the Context of Climate Change [viewed]

12 May 2009: The UN Conference on Trade and Development's (UNCTAD) Trade and Development Commission is holding its first session in Geneva, Switzerland, from 11-15 May 2009.

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WMO WORKSHOP RECOMMENDS CLIMATE CHANGE-FOOD SECURITY NETWORK [viewed]

The international workshop on Adaptation to Climate Change in West African Agriculture, held in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, from 27-30 April 2009, brought together experts and decision makers to discuss and recommend climate change adaptation options for the agriculture, livestock, forestry and fisheries sectors in West Africa.

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Report of 20th Meeting of CDM Small-Scale Working Group Released [viewed]

© UNFCCC8 May 2009: The report and annexes of the 20th meeting of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Small-Scale Working Group (SSC WG), which took place from 29 April-2 May 2009, in Bonn, Germany, are now available on the CDM website. At the meeting, the Group considered requests for creation of new methodologies for small-scale CDM projects, and agreed to recommend seven of the proposed new methodologies.

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UN Special Rapporteur to CSD: Consider Agricultural Production Modes That Do Not Contribute to Climate Change [viewed]

7 May 2009: UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food Olivier De Schutter has submitted a contribution to the 17th session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD 17), which is meeting at UN Headquarters in New York, US, though 15 May 2009.

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UN Secretary-General Highlights Role of Parliamentarians in Tackling Climate Change [viewed]

© IPU7 May 2009: In a message delivered to the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Conference on the Global Economic Crisis, held in Geneva, Switzerland, from 7-8 May 2009, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon emphasized the role that parliamentarians play in tackling some of the current global crises, including climate change, the financial crisis and the recent H1N1 flu outbreak.

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