Sustainable Development

UN Secretary-General to Convene Summit on Climate Change [viewed]

© UN8 September 2009: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will convene a Summit on Climate Change on 22 September 2009, to focus the attention of Heads of State and Government on the need for urgent action and to mobilize the political will needed to reach a fair, effective and scientifically ambitious global climate agreement at the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in December.

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UNDP Administrator Calls for Climate Deal for Rich and Poor [viewed]

8 September 2009: In an op-ed published by The Guardian, UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark emphasized that the UN climate change talks must not only seek to protect the planet, but should fight poverty as well.

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UNCTAD Report Calls for Proactive Policies, Including Subsidies and Public Acquisition of Patents for Climate Change Mitigation [viewed]

© UNCTAD7 September 2009: The Trade and Development Report 2009, by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), addresses both how to respond to the global economic crisis and the role of climate change mitigation in development.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Announces Publication of a JI Project Design Document [viewed]

© UNFCCC September 2009: The project design document (PDD) for the joint implementation (JI) project “Reconstruction of the OJSC ‘Nizhniy Tagil Iron and Steel Works' blast furnaces #5 and #6, Russian Federation” has been submitted to the UNFCCC Secretariat by an accredited independent entity.

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World Bank Extends Deadline for Comments on Implementation of Strategic Framework on Development and Climate Change [viewed]

© World Bank8 September 2009: In order to help disseminate its climate-related work since the adoption of the Strategic Framework on Development and Climate Change in 2008, the World Bank has issued a booklet titled “Development and Climate Change: The World Bank Group at Work,” which is now translated into Spanish and French and posted on the Bank's website.

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South Asia Regional Climate Change Conference Highlights Vulnerabilities of South Asia to Climate Change [viewed]

© Kathmandu 1 September 2009: Government leaders meeting in Kathmandu, Nepal, for the South Asia Regional Climate Change Conference “A Vision for Addressing Climate Change Risks and Vulnerabilities in the Himalayas” issued a Final Statement noting that South Asia, including the Hindu Kush-Himalayan region, is a climate change hot spot that influences the lives of half of the world's population, is highly vulnerable to the adverse impacts of climate change, and is characterized by critical knowledge gaps, especially of mountain ecosystems within and across its constituent units.

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UNESCO Convenes Broadcast Media and Climate Change Conference [viewed]

© UNESCO5 September 2009: The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) convened the first UNESCO Broadcast Media and Climate Change conference in Paris, France, from 4-5 September 2009.

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CBD and UNWTO Sign Memorandum of Cooperation [viewed]

September 2009: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) signed a Memorandum of Cooperation on the margins of the World Climate Conference-3 (WCC-3).

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APF Special Session on Climate Change Highlights Africa's Climate Change Concerns and Expectations [viewed]

© APF2 September 2009: The Africa Partnership Forum's (APF) one-day high-level session on climate change in Africa concluded with an expression of the region's determination to make a significant contribution to efforts at reducing global emissions.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Launches 2009 CDM International Photo and Video Contests [viewed]

© COPYRIGHTFOTO1 September 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has launched the 2009 Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) International Photo and Video Contests, which has as its theme “CDM Changing Lives.”

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