UNESCAP Launches Regional Cooperative Mechanism on Drought Monitoring and Early Warning [viewed]

16 September 2010: The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) announced the launch of a Regional Cooperative Mechanism on Drought Monitoring and Early Warning.

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Two Local Governments Join UN/ISDR Campaign [viewed]

15 September 2010: The UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) has announced that Overstrand Municipality, South Africa, and Maputo, Mozambique, have joined the World Disaster Reduction Campaign on "Making Cities Resilient: My City is Getting Ready!" 

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Event: First All-Africa Energy Week [viewed]

The First All Africa Energy Week (AAEW) is organized by the African Development Bank (AfDB), in cooperation with the African Union Commission (AUC) and the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), under the theme: “Energy Infrastructure and Services in the Context of Climate Challenges.” The overall objectives of the AAEW are to achieve more efficient, coherent and coordinated actions towards increasing energy access and developing the energy sector in Africa; and to accelerate progress through dialogue and partnerships in scaling up investments in the African energy sector. The All-Africa Energy Week will be organised jointly with the Pan African Investment Forum and the AU Conference of African Energy Ministers.  

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Event: GSI-UNEP Conference on Increasing the Momentum of Fossil-Fuel Subsidy Reform [viewed]

The Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) are holding a two-day conference, titled "Increasing the Momentum of Fossil-Fuel Subsidy Reform: Developments and Opportunities," to bring together country delegates and experts from international organizations, NGOs, universities and the industrial sector. The event will feature representatives from international organizations such as the OECD, UNEP, World Bank, WTO and OPEC, as well as international fora such as G-20, APEC and the Friends group of countries that support reforming fossil-fuel subsidies, who will share and review their perspectives and activities. It will discuss not only the scale and impacts of consumer and producer subsidies, but especially focus on international developments, reform strategies and opportunities for enhanced international cooperation.  

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Event: 16th Senior Officials Meeting of the Environmental Management Group [viewed]

The technical segment of the meeting will consider a progress report on the work of the Environmental Management Group (EMG) and a proposed work plan. The meeting will also consider strategic issues including the green economy, international environmental governance, and environmental and social safeguards.  

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UN Secretary-General Addresses World Energy Congress [viewed]

16 September 2010: The 21st World Energy Congress took place from 12-16 September 2010, in Montreal, Canada.

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Cordoba Seminar Focuses on Agrobiodiversity and Climate Change [viewed]

15 September 2010: Held from 13-15 September 2010, in Cordoba, Spain, the International Seminar on the Role of Agricultural Biodiversity in Addressing Hunger and Climate Change was organized in the framework of the International Year of Biodiversity and in commemoration of World Food Day.

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WTO Public Forum 2010 Opens [viewed]

15 September 2010: The World Trade Organization (WTO) Public Forum 2010 is taking place from 15-17 September 2010, in Geneva, Switzerland, around the theme "The Shaping Forces."

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Greening the Blue Website Nominated for Clarion Award [viewed]

14 September 2010: Greening the Blue has been nominated under the "Websites" category by the judges of the International Visual Communications Association (IVCA) Clarion Awards.

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UNDP Supports Solar-Powered Irrigation in Mozambique [viewed]

14 September 2010: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and Mitsui and Co. Ltda, a Japanese trading company, have established a partnership to build a solar-powered irrigation system that will benefit the Millennium Village of Chibuto, in Southern Mozambique.

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