Sustainable Development

UN Secretary-General Addresses UNGA's Thematic Dialogue on Energy Efficiency and Conservation [viewed]

© UN18 June 2009: The UN General Assembly's (UNGA) interactive thematic dialogue on “Energy efficiency, energy conservation and new and renewable sources of energy” took place at UN Headquarters in New York, US, on 18 June.

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UN Secretary-General Calls for Asia's Involvement in the Fight Against Climate Change [viewed]

16 June 2009: In a video message to the High-Level Dialogue: Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific, which was organized by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Manila, the Philippines, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recalled that 2009 is the year of climate change and listed its impacts in the Asian region, including shrinking glaciers that threaten water supplies and food security, rising sea levels, desertification and land degradation.

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THIRD C40 LARGE CITIES SUMMIT ADDRESSES ACHIEVEMENTS AND CHALLENGES IN FIGHTING CLIMATE CHANGE [viewed]

The third Summit of the C40, a group of the world's largest cities committed to tackling climate change, was held in Seoul, South Korea, from 18-21 May 2009.

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G8 Finance Ministers Call for Action on Climate Change [viewed]

© G813 June 2009: The final statement issued by the G8 Finance Ministers' Meeting, held in Lecce, Italy, from 12-13 June 2009, notes the economic, financial and developmental aspects of climate change.

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UNDP Holds Consultation on Citizen's Engagement on Climate Change and the Global Economic Crisis [viewed]

© UNDP9 June 2009: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) held a two-day consultation with 25 representatives of civil society organizations and foundations in New York, US. UNDP is preparing a 20-year review of the impact of its flagship publication, the Human Development Report, which advocates for a healthy environment where people can lead productive and creative lives.

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UNEP Signs MoU on Green Games with Russian Sochi Olympic Organizers [viewed]

© UNEP9 June 2009: In an effort to green the 2014 Sochi Olympics, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Russian Olympic organizers to help and advise them on making the games environmentally friendly.

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ILO Addresses “Climate Change and the World of Work” [viewed]

9 June 2009: On the sidelines of the 98th Session of the International Labour Conference, taking place from 3-19 June 2009, in Geneva, Switzerland, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Danish Government co-organized a side event on “Climate Change and the World of Work.”

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CDM Executive Board Calls for Public Input on Reasons for No or Low Application of Approved Methodologies [viewed]

© UNFCCC8 June 2009: The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Executive Board, at its 47th meeting, considered the reasons for no or low application of approved methodologies in CDM projects.

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UNWTO Releases Study on Low Carbon Travel and the Tourism Sector [viewed]

© UNWTO5 June 2009: The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has released “Towards a Low Carbon Travel and Tourism Sector,” a study developed as a result of collaboration between the UNWTO, the World Economic Forum, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), and tourism and travel business leaders.

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UNDP and UNFCCC Launch Handbook for Conducting Technology Needs Assessment for Climate Change [viewed]

© UNDP6 June 2009: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the UNFCCC Secretariat, in collaboration with the Expert Group on Technology Transfer (EGTT) and the Climate Technology Initiative (CTI), launched the advance document of the Handbook for Conducting Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) for Climate Change during a side event held on 6 June 2009, at the Bonn Climate Change Talks.

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