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Climate Change Climate Change News / 26 May 2016
World Humanitarian Summit Launches Commitments to Take Action
Read More: World Humanitarian Summit Launches Commitments to Take Action
24_May_2016: During the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit (WHS), approximatively 1,500 commitments were made, including on education, the inclusion of persons with disabilities, global preparedness, preventing conflicts, delivering crisis responses and building resilience. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who initiated the Summit, said he will report to the UN General Assembly (UNGA) on the Summit's achievements in September 2016, and will propose ways to take the commitments forward. He announced that an annual update will review progress in implementing the Summit's commitments. continued...
UNEP Releases Tool to Support Coral Reef Conservation
Read More: UNEP Releases Tool to Support Coral Reef Conservation
25_May_2016: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has launched a data-based tool and a report that support the protection of coral reefs threatened by climate change, and prioritize reef management. Both were launched at the second session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-2), meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, from 23-27 May 2016. continued...
Environmental Degradation Leading Cause of Deaths Globally, Says UN Report
Read More: Environmental Degradation Leading Cause of Deaths Globally, Says UN Report
23_May_2016: Environmental degradation and pollution cause almost a quarter of all deaths, up to 234 times as many premature deaths as occur in conflicts annually and the deaths of more than 25% of all children under the age of five, according to a UN report released to coincide with the second session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-2). The report, titled ‘Healthy Environment, Healthy People,' emphasizes the importance of a healthy environment to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and addresses dangers posed by air pollution, chemicals, climate change and other issues linking environmental quality to health. continued...
“No Scientific Voice Left Behind,” Concludes UNEA Science-Policy Forum
Read More: “No Scientific Voice Left Behind,” Concludes UNEA Science-Policy Forum
20_May_2016: The inaugural Science-Policy Forum held prior to the second session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-2) of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) discussed how to bring together diverse scientific and policy communities and citizens' voices to ensure that emerging environmental issues are highlighted and effectively addressed in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. continued...
Climate Change Climate Change Policy & Practice Calendar: Current & Upcoming Events
44th Sessions of the UNFCCC Subsidiary Bodies Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 16 May - 26 May
2016 AFDB Annual Meetings Lusaka, Zambia 23 May - 27 May
Second Meeting of the UN Environment Assembly Nairobi, Kenya 23 May - 27 May
G7 Summit 2016 Ise-Shima Summit in Mie Prefecture, Japan 26 May - 27 May
Sixth Annual WAVES Partnership Meeting San Jose, Costa Rica 31 May - 1 Jun
Seventh Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM7) San Francisco, CA, US 1 Jun - 2 Jun
CSA and Development Cooperation Training Course Padova, Veneto, Italy 6 Jun - 8 Jun
50th Meeting of the GEF Council Washington D.C., US 6 Jun - 9 Jun
Asia Clean Energy Forum 2016 Manila, Philippines 6 Jun - 10 Jun
World Conference on Disaster Management 2016 Toronto, Ontario, Canada 7 Jun - 8 Jun
High-Level Ministerial Meeting on the Implementation Sendai Framework 2015-2030 (Americas) Asuncion, Nueva Asuncion, Paraguay 8 Jun - 9 Jun
EU Sustainable Energy Week 2016 Brussels, Belgium 13 Jun - 17 Jun
GACSA Annual Forum: Climate-Smart Agriculture in Action Rome, Lazio, Italy 14 Jun - 17 Jun
World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD) 2016 worldwide 17 Jun
G20 Energy Sustainability Working Group Meeting #3 Beijing, China 28 Jun
 
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