UNESCO Report Highlights Impact of Climate Change on Education [viewed]

19 January 2010: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Irina Bokova, Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), have launched the "Education for All Global Monitoring Report 2010" at UN Headquarters in New York, US.

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IRENA Finalizes its Work Programme and 2010 Budget [viewed]

17 January 2010: The Third Preparatory Commission of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) brought together 500 delegates in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, to discuss IRENA's programme of work and budget for 2010.

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Event: World Urban Forum 5 [viewed]

The theme for the Forum is “The Right to the City: Bridging the Urban Divide.” The Forum will include a thematic open debate on reducing vulnerabilities in view of climate change.  

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Event: Second International Conference on Climate, Sustainability and Development in Semi-arid Regions (ICID 2010) [viewed]

This conference will convene public policy makers, scientists and members of civil society to promote secure and sustainable development in semi-arid regions of the world. It will be hosted by the Ministry of the Environment of Brazil and Government of Ceara State, with support from international organizations including the World Bank, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).  

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UN Advisory Group on Energy and Climate Change Prepares Final Report [viewed]

25 January 2010: The UN Energy and Climate Change Advisory Group met in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, to discuss the preparation of the Group's final report.

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ADB and Japan Fund Climate Change Institutions in Bhutan [viewed]

25 January 2010: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has announced that it will provide a US$0.7 million grant, financed by the Government of Japan, to build the capacity of Bhutan's National Environment Commission for developing mitigation and adaptation measures that can counter climate change.

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IPCC Releases Statement on Trends in Disaster Losses [viewed]

25 January 2010: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released a statement on trends in disaster losses.

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CDM Executive Board Releases Proposed Agenda for 52nd Meeting [viewed]

25 January 2010: The Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) has published the proposed agenda and annotations, as well as the draft work programme, for its 52nd meeting, which will take place at the UN Campus in Bonn, Germany, from 8-12 February 2010.

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BASIC Group Ministers Call for Additional Meetings Before Mexico [viewed]

24 January 2010: The second meeting of Ministers of the four BASIC (Brazil, South Africa, India and China) Group countries took place in New Delhi, India, on 24 January 2010. In a joint statement issued at the conclusion of the meeting, the Ministers re-emphasized their commitment to working together with all other countries to ensure an agreed outcome at the 16th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP 16), which will take place in Mexico at the end of 2010.

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World Bank Launches Green Bonds for Japanese Investors to Finance Low-Carbon Projects [viewed]

18 January  2010: The World Bank and Daiwa Securities Group announced the issuance of green bonds to support projects for low-carbon development, designed specifically for investors in Japan.

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