UNFCCC Secretariat Receives Submissions under the Bali Action Plan [viewed]

11 September 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has received a submission from Bolivia, under shared vision for long-term cooperative action, calling for a Universal Mother Earth's Rights Declaration.

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UNDP Administrator Emphasizes Importance of Development Framework that Promotes Inclusive and Greener Globalization [viewed]

© UNDP9 September 2009: UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark, in her opening statement to the second Regular Session of the Executive Board of the UNDP and the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), which convened on 9 September 2009, reminded participants of the agreement to develop a common framework to address the economic crisis and to build a more inclusive and greener globalization.

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UN Under-Secretary General for Economic and Social Affairs Links Climate Change and Stimulus Projects [viewed]

© UN9 September 2009: In a statement to the Green Korea 2009 Conference, UN Under-Secretary General for Economic and Social Affairs Sha Zukang encouraged developing countries to continue on a “greener” path to growth by targeting large investments toward energy efficiency, renewable energy and public transport.

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Event: Fourteenth Session of the Committee on Sustainable Energy of the UN Economic Commission for Europe [viewed]

The 14th session of the Committee on Sustainable Energy of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) will include a seminar on policy reforms to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy investments, which will share experience on policy reforms to promote market-based energy systems, energy efficiency and renewable energy investments among countries participating in the Energy Efficiency Investments for Climate Change Mitigation project.  

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Event: Sixteenth Session of the Committee on Environmental Policy of the UN Economic Commission for Europe [viewed]

The 16th Session of the Committee on Environmental Policy of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) will address, among other agenda items, climate change and its impacts on various sectors of the countries under the Environmental Performance Review programme. In addition, it will discuss the contribution to the climate change agenda of the implementation of UNECE environmental agreements (which address public participation, water, industrial accidents, air pollution and environmental impact assessment).

 

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Event: Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate [viewed]

This meeting will take place at the level of leaders' representatives. It will be the first meeting since the leaders met on 9 July 2009, in L'Aquila, Italy, alongside the G8 Summit.  

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Guest Article #21: Climate Neutral Cities [viewed]

Over this past decade, the effects of climate change have revealed the many facets of this unprecedented challenge. What was initially understood to be a limited environmental challenge has now been shown to impact the lives and future of all of us, in many interlinked ways.

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IPCC Posts Documents for 31st Session [viewed]

16 September 2009: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has posted several documents for its 31st session and sessions of the Panel's Working Groups (WGs), which will take place from 26-29 October 2009, in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia.

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UNEP Calls for “Champions of the Earth” Nominations [viewed]

© UNEP15 September 2009: The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has announced that nominations are now open for the sixth cycle of the Champions of the Earth award.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Announces Publication of a JI Project Design Document Determination [viewed]

© UNFCCC15 September 2009: The determination regarding the project design document (PDD) for the joint implementation (JI) project “Improvement of the Energy Efficiency at Energomashspetsstal (EMSS), Kramatorsk, Ukraine” has been submitted to the UNFCCC Secretariat by an accredited independent entity (AIE).

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