Sustainable Development

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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UN Celebrates World Environment Day [viewed]

© UN5 June 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) celebrated World Environment Day on 5 June 2009, under the theme “Your Planet Needs You-UNite to Combat Climate Change.”

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UNDP Annual Report Focuses on Food, Energy, Climate and Economic Crises [viewed]

© UNDP June 2009: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has issued its 2009 Annual Report titled “Living Up to Commitments.” The report focuses on the need to ensure that the global shocks, including the food, energy, climate and economic crises, do not reverse progress achieved on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

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UNEP Launches Climate Heroes Platform [viewed]

© UNEP4 June 2009: As part of this year's World Environment Day celebrations, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) is launching “Climate Heroes,” a long term platform supporting a select group of people undertaking exceptional acts of environmental activism under the global banner, “Unite to Combat Climate Change.”

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UNEP Tree Planting Campaign Passes Four Billion Mark [viewed]

© UNEP2 June 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) announced that its Billion Tree Campaign has passed the four billion mark, a crucial step towards its target of seven billion trees planted by the end of 2009.

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OECD High-Level Meeting Adopts Guidance on Mainstreaming Adaptation into Development Cooperation [viewed]

© COPYRIGHTFOTO29 May 2009: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) adopted policy guidance on Integrating Climate Change Adaptation into Development Co-operation.

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ECOSOC Releases Report of the 11th Session of the Committee for Development Policy [viewed]

© ECOSOCMay 2009: The UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) has released the report (E/2009/33) of the 11th session of the Committee for Development Policy, held from 9-13 March 2009, at UN Headquarters in New York, US. The report addresses the following themes: international cooperation on global public health and the importance of tackling inequalities; the global financial turmoil and its impact on developing countries; climate change and development; and the triennial review of the list of the least developed countries.

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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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