Event: UNCTAD's Second World Investment Forum [viewed]

The World Investment Forum, organized by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), will feature high-level panels addressing several issues related to climate change policy, including how investment can foster sustainable development, and the promotion of green foreign direct investment (FDI) in light of government commitments to combat climate change.  

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Event: UNCTAD Ad Hoc Expert Meeting on the Green Economy: Trade and Sustainable Development Implications [viewed]

The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) is organizing an expert meeting to feed into the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), to be held in Brazil in 2012. The Ad Hoc Expert Meeting is being organized in close collaboration with the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). It aims to explore ways in which the green economy, through trade-led growth, could become a pro-development income-generating instrument that will directly contribute to meeting the sustainable development imperative adopted at Rio in 1992.  

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Event: WTO Public Forum 2010 [viewed]

The World Trade Organization's (WTO) Public Forum 2010 is organized under the heading "The Forces Shaping World Trade." The Forum provides an opportunity for governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), academics, businesses and students to come together to discuss issues regarding the multilateral trading system. The programme features a panel on "Beyond Border Carbon Adjustment Measures: Standards, Labelling and the Issue of Emission Allowances," and another on "Key Issues in Trade, Development and Climate Change."  

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Event: GEF STAP Workshop on Approaches to Address Carbon Benefit in Implementing the SFM/REDD+ Program [viewed]

The Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel of the Global Environment Facility (GEF STAP) is organizing a workshop on Approaches to Address Carbon Benefit in the context of Multiple Global Environmental Benefits in Implementing the SFM/ REDD+ Program in GEF-5. The workshop will deliver a list of advisory products that will contribute to a toolkit for the implementation of GEF's SFM/REDD+ program.  

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UNEP Calculates Carbon Footprint of Young Olympians [viewed]

25 August 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) is providing a carbon footprint calculator for participants in the Youth Olympics, which is being held in Singapore, for competitors aged 14 to 18.

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UN/ISDR Launches “Safer Chennai Campaign" [viewed]

25 August 2010: The UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) coordinated the launch of the “Safer Chennai Campaign” in Chennai, India, on 19 August 2010, marking the beginning of Chennai's intensified efforts to reduce urban disaster risks.

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EEA Publishes Coastal Ecosystem Message [viewed]

25 August 2010: The European Environment Agency (EEA) of the EU has published the ninth in its series of '10 messages for 2010,' the International Year of Biodiversity. The newest message focuses on coastal ecosystems.

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CIFOR Director General Delivers Keynote on Forests, Climate Change and Communities [viewed]

24 August 2010: Frances Seymour, Director General of the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), delivered a keynote address titled "Forests, Climate Change, and Communities: Making Progress up the Learning Curve" at the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) World Congress, being held in Seoul, Republic of Korea, from 23-28 August 2010.

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US Hosts Global Shale Gas Conference [viewed]

24 August 2010: As part of its effort to promote global energy security and climate security around the world, the US Department of State's Coordinator for International Energy Affairs hosted the first multilateral conference under the Global Shale Gas Initiative (GSGI) on 23-24 August 2010.

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CEC Prioritizes Low-carbon Economy [viewed]

19 August 2010: At the 17th Ordinary Session of the Council of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation for North America (CEC), environmental ministers of Canada, the US and Mexico discussed a proposed 2010-2015 Strategic Plan, to guide CEC's work according to three priority issues for the region, including climate change and low-carbon economy.

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