Sustainable Development

UNIDO Director-General Attends Meeting of China Council of International Cooperation on Environment and Development [viewed]

27nov_09_0512 November 2009: Kandeh K. Yumkella, Director-General of the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), took part in the 2009 Annual General Meeting of the China Council of International Cooperation on Environment and Development, which convened from 11-13 November 2009, in Beijing, China, and addressed, inter alia, China's response to climate change.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases JISC's Annual Report [viewed]

UNFCCC19 November 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the annual report of the Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee (JISC) to the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (FCCC/KP/CMP/2009/18 (Part I)), which covers joint implementation activities during the period from 13 September 2008-23 October 2009, the closing date of the eighteenth meeting of the JISC.

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UNWTO LEADERS CALL FOR GREEN ECONOMY SUPPORTING GLOBAL POLICIES [viewed]

The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Ministers' Summit convened in London, UK, on 10 November 2009.

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CDM Project Data Released – Number of Projects in Africa Increasing [viewed]

grida17 November 2009: According to figures compiled by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the number of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects that are being planned or have been registered across the African region is increasing.

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ILO Researching Skills Needed for Greener Economies [viewed]

IloNovember 2009: The International Labour Organization (ILO), in cooperation with the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop), is conducting policy-applied research into skills needs for greener economies.

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UNEP Co-Hosts Workshop on Climate Impact in Kenya [viewed]

workshop-on-climate11 November 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Swedish Government co-hosted a climate change conference on 11 November 2009, in Nairobi, Kenya, to raise awareness of the implications of climate change for Kenya's economy and vulnerable groups.

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World Bank Launches Report on Adapting to Climate Change in Europe and Central Asia [viewed]

World Bank29 October 2009: The World Bank office in Russia hosted the virtual launch of a report on Adapting to Climate Change in Europe and Central Asia. The report highlights that, contrary to popular perception, the region faces a substantial threat from climate change, with a number of the most serious risks already in evidence.

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Experts at UN Press Conference Discuss Climate Change's Effects on Water [viewed]

Unlogo6 November 2009: Speaking at a UN Headquarters press conference, in New York, US, on 6 November 2009, Colin Chartres, Director General of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CIGAR) at the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), warned that although some countries might get more rainfall as a result of climate change, those depending on snowmelt could expect water levels to drop by up to 30%.

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Climate Investment Funds to Channel US$1.1 Billion for Climate Change in Africa [viewed]

afdb5 November 2009: The Climate Investment Funds (CIF) will invest US$1.1 billion to integrate climate risk and resilience into development planning, achieve renewable energy goals, and pursue low carbon growth in Africa.

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CDM Small-Scale Working Group Publishes Report of 23rd Meeting [viewed]

UNFCCC5 November 2009: The report and annexes of the 23rd meeting of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Small Scale Working Group (SSC WG) have been released. The meeting took place from 27-30 October 2009, in Bonn, Germany, and considered issues relating to baseline and monitoring methodologies for small-scale CDM project activities.

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