Event: 2010 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group [viewed]

The Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Group provide an opportunity for discussion of the work of these organizations on sustainable development. More information will be posted once available. It will include a session on "Green Growth and Development: Opportunities, Challenges, Experiences."  

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Guest Article #32: Reflections on the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference [viewed]

In December, the nations of the world and most of its leaders met in Copenhagen to agree ambitious and immediate global action to combat climate change. That complete vision did not emerge. The task has therefore become more, not less urgent. The window of opportunity to tackle the climate problem closes more rapidly the longer nations delay to act together.

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LDCs Stress Climate Vulnerability at UNESCAP High-Level Policy Dialogue [viewed]

20 January 2010: The UN Environment and Social Commission for  Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) convened the High-level Asia-Pacific Policy Dialogue from 18-20 January, in Dakar, Bangladesh.

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IPCC Releases Statement on Melting of Himalayan Glaciers [viewed]

20 January 2010: The Chair, Vice-Chairs and Co-Chairs of Working Groups of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have issued a statement on its estimates of the melting of Himalayan glaciers in the Fourth Assessment report (AR4).

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CBD Executive Secretary Stresses Interlinkages between Biodiversity, Desertification and Climate Change [viewed]

20 January 2010: In a statement on the occasion of the regional workshop on “Guidelines on practices for sustainable forest management in drylands of the Sub-Saharan Africa,” held from 20-22 January 2010, in Dakar, Senegal, Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), stressed that biodiversity, desertification and climate change are interconnected.

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IMF Managing Director Highlights Challenges of Climate Change and Potential for Green Growth in Asia [viewed]

20 January 2010: Addressing the Asian Financial Forum taking place in Hong Kong, China, from 20-21 January 2010, the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Dominique Strauss-Kahn, highlighted the challenges of transforming the global economy and the "immense importance to the long-term welfare of us all" of tackling climate change.

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UNFCCC Executive Secretary Holds Press Briefing on Copenhagen Outcome [viewed]

20 January 2010: Yvo de Boer, UNFCCC Executive Secretary, gave a press briefing in Bonn, Germany, for the first time since the conclusion of the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in December 2009.

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World Bank Seeks Input on Environmentally Sustainable Energy Development Path [viewed]

19 January 2010: The World Bank launched online consultations to receive input from civil society on its new energy sector strategy and how the World Bank Group can best help developing countries improve access to and the reliability of energy, while helping them shift to a more environmentally sustainable energy development path.

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UNFCCC Publishes Annual Submission Reports of Poland and Belgium [viewed]

19 January 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the in-country review (FCCC/ARR/2009/POL) of the 2009 annual submissions of Poland and the centralized review (FCCC/ARR/2009/BEL) of the 2009 annual submission of Belgium.

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Press Conference on the People's World Conference on Climate Change Held at UN Headquarters [viewed]

19 January 2010: The Permanent Mission of Bolivia to the UN sponsored a press conference on the People's World Conference on Climate Change and Mother Earth Rights, on 19 January 2010, at UN Headquarters in New York, US.

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