Transport

UN Secretary-General at Saint Louis University: “We All Have a Stake in Fighting Climate Change” [viewed]

12 June 2009: In an address at Saint Louis University, Missouri, US, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon underscored that climate change exacerbates the food crisis and called for urgent action to stop the planet from warming, noting the costs of inaction.

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World Bank Booklet on Climate-related Activities [viewed]

June 2009: The World Bank has published a booklet titled “Development and Climate Change: The World Bank Group at Work,” which provides an overview of its activities related to climate change, including sections on partnerships, strategy, finance, knowledge and capacity.

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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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ICAO's GIACC Develops Action Plan to Tackle International Aviation Emissions [viewed]

© ICAO3 June 2009: The Group on International Aviation and Climate Change (GIACC) of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has released a report outlining steps to address climate change and aviation. The report recommends a global aspirational goal of 2% annual improvement in fuel efficiency of aircraft involved in international aviation.

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Third C40 Large Cities Summit Addresses Achievements and Challenges in Fighting Climate Change [viewed]

© UN2 June 2009: 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. Under the theme “Cities' Achievements and Challenges in the Fight Against Climate Change,” the Summit brought together mayors, company executives and leaders from 40 cities and 17 affiliate municipalities around the world to share their policies and good practices in addressing global warming.

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OECD Publishes Study on Sectoral Approaches in Developing Countries and the Carbon Market [viewed]

© OECD28 May 2009: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has presented a new study by Richard Baron (International Energy Agency (IEA)), Barbara Buchner (IEA) and Jane Ellis (OECD) titled “Sectoral Approaches and the Carbon Market.”

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ADB-Backed Conference Calls on Transport Sector to Curb Emissions [viewed]

© World Bank May 2009: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has co-organized, with the Clean Air Institute and the support of the Rockefeller Foundation, a conference that sought to build consensus on the required policy response to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from transport in the developing world.

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WMO Bulletin Focuses on Weather and Climate Challenges to Transportation [viewed]

© WMOMay 2009: The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has published the April edition of its Bulletin, which focuses on meteorological services for transportation. The feature articles discuss the challenges of weather, climate and climate change for the transportation sector, including services and infrastructure of the aviation industry and road, rail and marine transport.

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IMO, ICAO and UNFCCC Hold Preparatory Meeting to COP15 [viewed]

© UNFCCC8 May 2009: Efthimios E. Mitropoulos, Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Yvo de Boer, Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC, and Kobeh González, President of the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), met in London, UK, on 30 April 2009, for a preparatory meeting to the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP15) to the UNFCCC, which will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark, in December.

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EU and Canadian Leaders Address Climate Change, the Environment and Energy Security [viewed]

© EU6 May 2009: The leaders of the EU and Canada met in Prague, Czech Republic, on 6 May 2009, for their regular summit and adopted a declaration reiterating that their priority areas include climate change and the environment, and energy security and sustainability. In the declaration, the EU and Canadian leaders expressed their commitment to continue their cooperation in the context of their High-Level Dialogue on Energy, highlighting carbon capture and storage (CCS), bioenergy, and distributed generation and smart electricity networks as priority collaboration areas.

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