UN Secretary-General Urges Action on Two Fronts Ahead of Copenhagen [viewed]

3dic_09_051 December 2009: In a video address on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Antarctic Treaty, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed the threat posed by climate change to the Antarctic ecosystem.

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WHO Stresses Links between Urbanization, Human Health and Climate Change [viewed]

WhoDecember 2009: The December Bulletin of the World Health Organization (WHO) includes an article titled "Slums, climate change and human health in sub-Saharan Africa.

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IEA Publishes Fifth Technology Roadmap on Wind Energy [viewed]

3dic_09_0730 November 2009: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has published the fifth report of its clean energy technology roadmap series on wind energy, which aims to provide input to negotiators at Copenhagen as they attempt to develop the optimal solution for climate and energy policies.

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UNEP Reports on Tree Plantings in Kenya and Côte d'Ivoire [viewed]

Unep30 November 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Tunza Youth Programme is spearheading a tree planting drive involving hundreds of Kenyan youth.

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UN Secretary-General to Ibero-American Summit: “We Cannot Afford to Fail in Copenhagen” [viewed]

29 November 2009: In a message delivered by António Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, to the Ibero-American Summit in Estoril, Portugal, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed that "our capacity to innovate should be put to use without delay" to address the challenge of climate change.

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UNEP/MAP's First State of the Environment and Development Report Highlights Climate Change's Impacts on the Mediterranean Region [viewed]

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November 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Mediterranean Action Plan (MAP) and its Regional Activity Centres have released the first State of the Environment and Development report covering the Mediterranean region, which tackles key environmental issues, including climate change.

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UNU Releases Report on Nexus between Climate Change and Migration [viewed]

3dic_09_11November 2009: The UN University (UNU) Institute for Environment and Human Security has released a brief titled "The Way Forward: Researching the Environment and Migration Nexus," whichfocuses on the links and implications of climate change and environmental degradation for migration and policy.

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Event: Delhi International Renewable Energy Conference 2010 [viewed]

The Delhi International Renewable Energy Conference (DIREC) will be the fourth global ministerial level conference on renewable energy, following Bonn Renewables 2004, Beijing 2005, and WIREC 2008 (held in Washington, DC, US).  

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Event: World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2010 [viewed]

The organizing theme for the 40th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in 2010 is “Improve the State of the World: Rethink, Redesign and Rebuild.” The event will gather leaders of the private sector and government to discuss the shape of the new global economy, including how to ensure its sustainability.  

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Event: IPCC WG I Expert Meeting on Assessing and Combining Multi-Model Climate Projections [viewed]

This expert meeting will provide tentative best practices in selecting and combining results from multiple models for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report. The meeting will help to bring the community into a position to make better use of the new model results and provide more robust and reliable projections of future climate, along with improved estimates of uncertainty.  

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