Asia

Third ASEAN-UN Summit Convenes in Hanoi [viewed]

1 November 2010: The Third Summit between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon took place on 29 October 2010 in Hanoi, Viet Nam, to address, among other issues, climate change, food and energy security, and disaster risk reduction.

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UNECE Holds Workshop on Methane Drainage and Use in Coal Mines [viewed]

29 October 2010: As reported in the Weekly newsletter of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) for the period 1-6 November 2010, the first UNECE Workshop on Best Practice Guidance for Effective Methane Drainage and Use in Coal Mines was held in Beijing, China, on 20 October 2010.

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Event: Governors' Global Climate Summit 3 [viewed]

The Governors' Global Climate Summit (GGCS) is co-hosted by the Governor of California and other Subnational Leaders and Partners, in Partnership with the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and UN Environment Programme (UNEP). GGCS 3 is focusing on "Building the Green Economy." It will serve as a forum to learn best practices, share ideas and collaborate on projects to see first-hand how our actions at the subnational level can drive national and international climate negotiations.  

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UN Secretary-General Visits 2010 World Expo [viewed]

31 October 2010: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, China, on 31 October 2010, where he underlined that the Expo has provided "invaluable" ideas to tackle some of the biggest current challenges, including rapid urbanization, climate change and sustainable development.

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UN, Pakistan Hold Conference on Climate Change and Development [viewed]

UNDP24 October 2010: The Ministry of Environment of Pakistan, in collaboration with One UN Joint Programme on Environment, organized an International Conference on Climate Change and Development on 21-22 October 2010, in Islamabad, Pakistan, to take stock of the unfolding effects of climate change in the South Asian region, with a focus on Pakistan.

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ADB Announces "Lighting for All" Platform [viewed]

29 October 2010: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) have announced a “Lighting for All” platform to help provide clean and affordable electricity to 50 million people who currently rely on expensive and highly polluting fuels for their lighting needs.

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UNGA Second Committee Considers Agriculture and Food Security [viewed]

28 October 2010: The Second Committee (Economic and Financial) of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) considered agriculture development and food security when it met in New York, US, on 28 October 2010.

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Asian Ministers Adopt Roadmap to Cope with Climate-related Hazards [viewed]

28 October 2010: Delegates attending the Fourth Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, which convened from 24-28 October 2010, in Songdo, Incheon, Republic of Korea, approved a five-year regional roadmap to establish climate resilient disaster risk management systems by 2015.

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Japan Funds ITTO/CBD Transboundary Conservation Project [viewed]

28 October 2010: The Government of Japan is funding a transboundary conservation area between Thailand and Cambodia, as part of the collaborative initiative between the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

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UNU and TIRI Sign Cooperation Agreement [viewed]

28 October 2010: The UN University Institute for Sustainability and Peace (UNU-ISP) and the Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial Technology Research Institute (TIRI) signed a memorandum to boost cooperation on research, testing and analysis related to industrial technologies research to support local enterprises to achieve sustainable development, promote recycling and reduce emissions.

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