Sustainable Development

UNEP-ILO-ITUC Release Preliminary Report on Green Jobs: Towards Sustainable Work in a Low-Carbon World [viewed]


“Green Jobs: Towards Sustainable Work in a Low-Carbon World” assembles evidence for currently existing green jobs in sectors such as renewable energy, energy efficiency in buildings and vehicles, sustainable transportation, and organic agriculture, and presents estimates for future green employment.

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WHO Director-General Calls for Action on Health and Climate Change [viewed]


Presenting her Report to the 122nd session of the World Health Organization's (WHO) Executive Board meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, Dr.

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UN General Assembly President Announces Climate Change Event [viewed]


UN General Assembly President Srgjan Kerim has written to permanent representatives and observers to the UN with information on a thematic debate entitled “Addressing Climate Change: the United Nations and the World at Work.” In a letter dated 15 January 2008, President Kerim indicated that the General Assembly event would take place on 11 and 12 February 2008, at UN Headquarters in New York.

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UNESCO's Climate Change Priorities Outlined [viewed]

Unesco_directorgeneral_kochiro_ma_4In an address to the Information Meeting of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Executive Board, Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO, said UNESCO will extend current research efforts – such as those undertaken by the World Climate Research Programme jointly sponsored by WMO, UNESCO/IOC and ICSU – to include adaptation research.

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Host Country Agreement Concerning United Nations Climate Change Conference - Poznan, 2008 Signed [viewed]

He_mr_maciej_nowicki_minister_of__4Maciej Nowicki, Minister of Environment of Poland, and Yvo de Boer, UNFCCC Executive Secretary, signed the Host Country Agreement between the Government of Poland and the Secretariat concerning the United Nations Climate Change Conference - Poznan, 2008.

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CBD Executive Secretary Gives Singapore Environment Lecture: Focuses on Climate Change [viewed]

Ahmed_djoghlaf_3In his Singapore Environment Lecture 2008, the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), Ahmed Djoghlaf, stressed that “climate change is real, and represents a global challenge not only for humankind, but for every life on Earth.” Addressing the relationship between climate change and security, Executive Secretary Djoghlaf said “the loss of biodiversity is also another major threat to peace and security as it undermines the capacity of the ecosystems to continue providing their goods and services and sustaining life on Earth.

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Event: Beijing International Conference on Combating Desertification [viewed]

The State Forestry Administration of the People's Republic of China (SFA) and the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA) will organize this conference, which will bring together senior government decision-makers, representatives of local authorities, officials from the UN system, researchers and experts, as well as practitioners, to share lessons learned and best practices in combating desertification. It will be convened as an intersessional event in contribution to the 16th session of the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD).  

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Event: UNCCD CRIC 7 and CST Special Session [viewed]

Based on COP 8 decision ICCD/COP(8)/L.30/Rev.1, CRIC 7 will convene from 3-14 November 2008, in Istanbul, Turkey. Based on COP 8 decision ICCD/COP(8)/L.17, the CST shall be held in conjunction with this session of the CRIC.  

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CSD-15 Concludes Without Adopting Negotiated Text [viewed]

May 2007: The fifteenth session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-15) convened from 30 April-11 May 2007, at UN headquarters in New York, US. Building on the outcomes of CSD-14 (a “Review Year”), CSD-15 focused on identifying policies and options to expedite the implementation of commitments in the areas of energy for sustainable development, industrial development, air pollution/atmosphere and climate change.

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Event: Fifteenth Session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-15) [viewed]

CSD-15 will build on the “review year” discussions at CSD-14, focusing on “policy” options for energy for sustainable development, industrial development, air pollution/atmosphere, and climate change.  

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