Sustainable Development

Event: First Intersessional Meeting for UNCSD [viewed]

As called for at the first PrepCom of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, also called Rio+20), the first of three intersessional meetings will be 10-11 January 2011.  

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UN Secretary-General Launches Global Sustainability Panel [viewed]

9 August 2010: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has launched a new High-Level Panel on Global Sustainability tasked with finding ways to lift people out of poverty while tackling climate change and ensuring environmentally-friendly economic development.

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UNIDO's "Making It" Magazine Focuses on Policy Issues [viewed]

August 2010: The UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has published the latest issue of its magazine "Making It: Industry for Development" on the theme “The Policy Choice.” With this theme, the magazine aims to highlight the notion that the real question about industrial policy is how it should be practiced, not whether it should be practiced.

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Event: Launch of UN Decade for Deserts and the Fight Against Desertification [viewed]

To promote actions that will protect the world's drylands from further deterioration and degradation into deserts, the United Nations will launch the Decade for Deserts and the Fight Against Desertification on 16 August 2010. The Decade will be launched during the opening of the 2nd International Conference on Climate, Sustainability and Development in Semi-arid Regions. The Decade of events are spearheaded by the Secretariat of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) in collaboration with the Department of Public Information (DPI) of the UN Secretariat in New York, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and other relevant UN bodies.  

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Event: Caring for Climate/B4E Special Event [viewed]

Convened by the UN Global Compact in cooperation with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Mexican Government, this event will seek to provide perspectives and policy recommendations ahead of the 16th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP 16) to be held in Cancún, Mexico, at the end of 2010.  

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Event: World Climate Summit [viewed]

The UN Global Compact and the UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) are the strategic UN partners of the World Climate Summit, which will be held during the 16th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP 16), to be held in Cancún, Mexico. The Summit will convene business, finance and government leaders to discuss how to accelerate and collaborate on economic solutions to climate change.  

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UNCSD 2012 Website Launched [viewed]

August 2010: The UN Division for Sustainable Developement (DSD) has launched a new website for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) in 2012 (also referred to as "Rio+20").

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Event: Eighth International Conference of the African Association of Remote Sensing and the Environment [viewed]

This Conference is organized by the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), together with the African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment (AARSE), the Ethiopian Mapping Agency (EMA) and the GIS Society of Ethiopia (GSSE). It aims to bring together scholars and professionals from the African and international geo-spatial information science community to present latest achievements, discuss challenges and share experience. The Conference is organized around four themes: food and water security; energy resources; disaster risk reduction; and marine and coastal management.  

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CDM Executive Board Releases 55th Meeting Report [viewed]

30 July 2010: The Report of the 55th Meeting of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Executive Board (EB), which took place from 26-30 July 2010, in Bonn, Germany, to consider matters relating to the operation of the CDM, is now available.

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CDM EB Issues Call for Public Inputs on Focus Areas for Future Practitioner Workshops [viewed]

30 July 2010: The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Executive Board (EB), at its 55th meeting, agreed to open a call for public inputs on focus areas for future practitioner workshops for CDM stakeholders.

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