Sustainable Development

UN Secretary-General Urges Businesses to be “Advocates for Climate Action” [viewed]

© UN2 June 2009: In a video message to the 19th anniversary dinner of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), which met in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 2 June 2009, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon underlined that the ICC had helped the UN launch the Global Compact 10 years ago.

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Event: Twenty-sixth session of the UNEP Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum [viewed]

The 26th session of the Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GC26/GMEF) of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) is scheduled to convene from 21-24 February 2011, at the UN Office in Nairobi, Kenya. In pursuance of General Assembly resolution 53/242 (Report of the Secretary-General on environment and human settlements) of 28 July 1999, the Governing Council constitutes the annual ministerial-level global environmental forum in which participants gather to review important and emerging policy issues in the field of the environment. The 12th Session of the Global Major Groups and Stakeholders Forum (GMGSF) will be held from 19-20 February 2011, prior to GC26/GMEF.  

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CDM Calls for Inputs on Draft General Guidelines on Sampling and Surveys [viewed]

1 June 2009: The Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), at its 47th meeting, considered a proposal by the Small-Scale Working Group on general guidelines on sampling and surveys and agreed to open a call for public inputs, inviting suggestions to enhance the practical application and user friendliness of the draft document.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases Fact Sheet on Nairobi Framework [viewed]

June 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a fact sheet on the Nairobi Framework, which was adopted in 2006 and launched by then-UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

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DSD Seeks Submissions on Climate Change for Upcoming Issue of Natural Resources Forum Journal [viewed]

© UN30 May 2009: The UN Division for Sustainable Development (DSD) of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) has called for the submission of articles and viewpoints to be included in a special section on climate change in an upcoming issue of Natural Resources Forum: A United Nations Sustainable Development Journal.

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African Ministers Adopt Nairobi Declaration on Climate Change [viewed]

29 May 2009: African Ministers attending the third special session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) on Climate Change, which convened from 25-29 May 2009, in Nairobi, Kenya, adopted the Nairobi Declaration.

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CDM Executive Board Launches Call for Accreditation Panel Members [viewed]

© UNFCCC29 May 2009: The Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), at its 47th meeting, agreed to launch a call for experts to join the CDM Accreditation Panel (AP), with a view to preparing a shortlist of experts for consideration by the Board at its 48th meeting.

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CDM Executive Board Report Published [viewed]

28 May 2009: The Executive Board (EB) of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) has released the report of its 47th meeting, which was held from 26-28 May 2009, in Bonn, Germany.

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IFPRI Policy Briefs Lay out Agenda on Agriculture and Climate Change for Copenhagen [viewed]

© IFPRI May 2009: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has released a collection of policy briefs addressing technical and policy issues on agriculture and climate change that should be addressed as part of a new international agreement on climate change.

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UNESCO's “On the Frontlines of Climate Change” Forum Discusses Indigenous Views and REDD [viewed]

© On the Frontlines of Climate Change19 May 2009: “On the Frontlines of Climate Change,” an internet forum launched by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in partnership with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Secretariat of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), has published an article on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD).

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