Event: 63rd World Health Assembly [viewed]

The 63rd session of the World Health Assembly will discuss a number of public health issues, including monitoring of the achievement of the health-related Millennium Development Goals, and health and climate change.  

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Event: Roundtable Consultations on Joint Implementation [viewed]

In conjunction with its 22nd meeting, the Joint Implementation (JI) Supervisory Committee (JISC) will hold roundtable consultations on current JI issues, including: the concept of materiality in JI; changes to projects during implementation; experiences with the verification procedure under the JISC; and outreach activities on JI. The consultations will provide an opportunity for stakeholders with practical experience and knowledge of JI to have discussions with the JISC and share their views on the issues listed above, which are the present priority areas for the JISC. Stakeholders with practical experience are invited to express their interest to participate in the consultations by 14 May 2010.  

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UNEP, UN Global Compact and WWF Co-Host B4E Summit [viewed]

26 April 2010: The UN Business for the Environment Global Summit (B4E Summit) took place in Seoul, Republic of Korea, from 21-23 April 2010. The goal of the meeting was to consider the outcome of the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 15) of the UNFCCC and discuss the role of business in realizing a low carbon future.

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WFP to Use Carbon Calculator [viewed]

26 April 2010: The World Food Programme (WFP) has begun using a tool to calculate emissions from the organization's travel in order to track its environmental impact.

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UN/ISDR Convenes African Ministers' Conference on DRR [viewed]

23 April 2010: African Ministers attended the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) Second Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), from 14-16 April 2010, in Nairobi, Kenya. Key outcomes of the meeting included the adoption of the Programme of Action for the Implementation of the Africa Regional Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction (2006–2015) and a Ministerial Declaration.

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Climate Neutral Network Member to Offset Emissions during World Cup [viewed]

23 April 2010: The sportswear company PUMA, a member of the UN Environment Programme's (UNEP) Climate Neutral Network, has announced plans to offset the carbon dioxide emissions of PUMA-sponsored national football teams taking part in the Football World Cup this summer in South Africa. This includes teams from Algeria, Cameroon, Côte D'Ivoire, Ghana, Italy, Switzerland and Uruguay, and represents emissions from a total of 336 players and officials.

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UNECE Pollutant Release Protocol Close to Operationalization [viewed]

23 April 2010: The first meeting of the governing body of the 2003 Kiev Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (PRTR) culminated in the adoption of a declaration and a set of decisions to operationalize the Protocol. 

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UNEP Executive Director Re-Elected [viewed]

22 April 2010: The UN General Assembly has re-elected Achim Steiner as Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) for a further four years, beginning 15 June 2010.

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OECD Secretary General Says Current Pledges Fall Short of Reductions Needed [viewed]

22 April 2010: Angel Gurria, Secretary General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), emphasized that current pledges fall short of the effort needed to curb climate change and discouraged the use of border tax adjustment (BTA) measures during a speech at the Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).

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UNFCCC Publishes Inventory Reports [viewed]

21 April 2010: The UNFCCC has published the reports of the individual review of the annual submissions of the European Community and Finland submitted in 2009.

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