Sustainable Development

CDM Executive Board Releases Report of 49th Meeting [viewed]

© UNFCCC11 September 2009: The report of the 49th meeting of the Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) has been published on the CDM website. The meeting took place from 8-11 September 2009, in Bonn, Germany.

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UNIDO, UNEP AND ESCAP Co-organize Conference on Green Industry in Asia [viewed]

© ENB11 September 2009: The International Conference on Green Industry in Asia, titled “Managing the transition to resource efficient and low carbon industries,” concluded with the adoption of a non-binding Declaration and Framework of Action outlining steps to reduce the resource intensity and greenhouse gas emissions of industries in Asia, and to track the progress towards a low-carbon industrial future.

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JI Supervisory Committee Meeting: Joint Implementation Can Contribute to Successful Copenhagen Outcome [viewed]

© UNFCCC10 September 2009: The 17th meeting of the Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee (JISC) concluded with agreement on the importance of JI to the successful outcome at the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC, to convene in Copenhagen in December.

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DSD Posts Submissions for Secretary-General's Report on Climate Change and Possible Security Implications [viewed]

10 September 2009: The Division for Sustainable Development (DSD), of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), has posted member States' submissions of input towards the Secretary-General's report on Climate Change and Possible Security Implications.

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AGROFORESTRY CONFERENCE PROMOTES SUSTAINABLE LAND USE [viewed]

The Second World Congress on Agroforestry took place in Nairobi, Kenya, from 23-28 August 2009.

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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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