Guest Article #20: Climate change and the labour market - friends or foes? [viewed]

Less than one hundred days before the Copenhagen climate change conference, the prospect of a prolonged increase in unemployment, underemployment, worsening poverty and inequality and the continuing closure of enterprises due to the global economic crisis form a threatening cloud over the talks.

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UNDP Re-Launches Adaptation Learning Mechanism Website [viewed]

© ALM7 September 2009: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has announced the re-launch of the Adaptation Learning Mechanism (ALM) website.

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UNESCO Convenes Broadcast Media and Climate Change Conference [viewed]

© UNESCO5 September 2009: The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) convened the first UNESCO Broadcast Media and Climate Change conference in Paris, France, from 4-5 September 2009.

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World Climate Conference-3 Agrees to Establish Global Framework for Climate Services [viewed]

© ENB4 September 2009: The World Climate Conference-3 (WCC-3) convened at the Geneva International Conference Centre in Geneva, Switzerland, from 31 August-4 September 2009, under the theme “Better climate information for a better future.”

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CBD Executive Secretary Highlights Exchange of Information from Local to Global Level for Climate Change Adaptation [viewed]

© CBD4 September 2009: Addressing the World Climate Conference-3 (WCC-3), CBD Executive Secretary Ahmed Djoghlaf stressed that adaptation to the impacts of climate change requires exchange of climate-related information in both directions: people on the ground need to have access to localized predictions of change, while scientists need access to observational data gathered by people on the ground.

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CBD and UNWTO Sign Memorandum of Cooperation [viewed]

September 2009: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) signed a Memorandum of Cooperation on the margins of the World Climate Conference-3 (WCC-3).

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UN Climate Change Gateway Website Updated [viewed]

© UN4 September 2009: The website that presents the UN System's Work on Climate Change has been updated. The website offers pages regarding, inter alia: the 2009 Summit, to take place on 22 September 2009, in New York, US; Science; Themes; Negotiations; Secretary-General; News and Media; Calendar; Documents; and Youth. It also offers links to the climate change websites for the UN System's organizations, programmes and agencies.

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UNDP Calls for Climate Proofing Development Strategies at WCC-3 [viewed]

© WCC33 September 2009: On the occasion of the World Climate Conference-3 (WCC-3), which convened in Geneva, Switzerland, from 31 August-3 September 2009, UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark spoke on the need to improve climate prediction for climate risk management to safeguard progress made towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and poverty reduction in general.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases Scenario Note for First Part of AWG-KP 9 [viewed]

© UNFCCC3 September 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a Scenario Note (FCCC/KP/AWG/2009/13) in preparation for the first part of the ninth session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP), which will convene from 28 September- 9 October in Bangkok, Thailand, in conjunction with the seventh session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA).

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UNFCCC Publishes Havana Workshop Report [viewed]

© UNFCCC 3 September 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a summary (FCCC/SBSTA/2009/5) of the technical workshop on integrating practices, tools and systems for climate risk assessment and management and disaster risk reduction strategies into national policies and programmes, held under the Nairobi Work Programme on impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change.

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