Transport

ICAO to Highlight its Role in Fight Against Climate Change on International Civil Aviation Day [viewed]

Icao1 December 2009: The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) will celebrate International Civil Aviation Day on 7 December 2009 around the theme "65 years of empowering the global community through aviation," highlighting its role in the dialogue on global climate change.

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UNESCAP Committee on Environment and Development's First Session to Focus on Green Growth [viewed]

Unescap30 November 2009: The first session of the Committee on Environment and Development of the UN Environment and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) is convening from 2-4 December 2009, in Bangkok, Thailand, and will focus on development through Green Growth.

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ICAO Journal Focuses on Options and Priorities for Achieving a Sustainable Future for Air Transport [viewed]

2dic_09_10November 2009: The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has published a special issue of its bi-monthly journal titled "Planetary Priorities: ICAO and aviation stakeholders weigh-in on our best options for a sustainable air transport future."

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WHO Identifies Public Health Impacts of Mitigation Strategies [viewed]

27nov_09_0225 November 2009: The World Health Organization (WHO), together with an international team of health and environmental scientists, has produced the first global study identifying the health implications of different mitigation strategies in high and low-income countries.

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IMO Secretary-General Confident International Shipping Can Reduce its Carbon Footprint [viewed]

Imo23 November 2009: Speaking at the opening of the 26th session of the Assembly of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), IMO Secretary-General Efthimios E. Mitropoulos reviewed the work of the organization in the previous biennium, highlighting progress on a package of technical and operational measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping.

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ICAO Conference Endorses Global Framework on Aviation and Alternative Fuels [viewed]

Icao20 November 2009: The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has announced the establishment of an online tool, the "Global Framework on Aviation and Alternative Fuels" (GRAAF), which will be used to communicate best practices, future ICAO member State activities, and other information regarding the development and implementation of alternative fuels for aviation worldwide.

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ECLAC Executive Secretary Calls on the LAC Region to Contribute to Climate Change Negotiations [viewed]

23nov_09_0820 November 2009: Speaking at the launch of a study titled "The Economics of Climate Change in Chile," Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), noted that the impact of climate change in Latin America and the Caribbean will be considerable and stressed the need for the region to contribute to negotiations in the UN Climate Change Conference scheduled to take place in Copenhagen.

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US and China Identify Areas for Cooperation on Climate Change, Energy and Environment in Joint Statement [viewed]

17 November 2009: US President Barak Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao issued a Joint Statement based on their discussions in Beijing, China, which includes a section on "Climate Change, Energy and Environment."

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ICAO Conference on Alternative Airline Fuels Opens [viewed]

Icao16 November 2009: Opening the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Conference on Aviation and Alternative Fuels, which is taking place from 16-18 November 2009, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, ICAO Secretary General Raymond Benjamin stressed that efficiency improvements can no longer be relied upon to meet the airline industry's growing requirements to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

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Climate Investment Funds to Channel US$1.1 Billion for Climate Change in Africa [viewed]

afdb5 November 2009: The Climate Investment Funds (CIF) will invest US$1.1 billion to integrate climate risk and resilience into development planning, achieve renewable energy goals, and pursue low carbon growth in Africa.

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