UN Summit on Climate Change Discusses Measures to Help the Most Vulnerable and Emission Reduction Targets [viewed]

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon greets US President Barack Obama as he arrives for the Climate Change Summit - © UN22 September 2009: The UN Summit on Climate Change convened in New York, US, on 22 September 2009, bringing together approximately 100 Heads of State and government. At the close of the Summit, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced optimism that negotiations for a new climate agreement are on the “right track,” but also warned that momentum must be maintained to ensure success in Copenhagen.

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UN Leadership Forum Discusses Private Sector Role in Climate Change Solution [viewed]

© UN22 September 2009: Organized by the UN Global Compact in collaboration with several UN organizations, the UN Leadership Forum brought chief executives together with Government leaders during a lunch event to hear how business would be part of the solution on climate change.

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AOSIS Summit Reviews Negotiations, Adopts Declaration [viewed]

© SIDSNet22 September 2009: The AOSIS Climate Change Summit was held in New York, on 21 September 2009, to set a course for AOSIS negotiators in the final months of talks on a post-2012 agreement.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Publishes Draft Report of the Compliance Committee, Note on Status of Submissions [viewed]

© UNFCCC22 September 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a draft for the annual report of the Compliance Committee to the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol, as well as the status of submission and review of reports under the Kyoto Protocol.

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Event: Fifth Session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (UNECE Water Convention) [viewed]

Among other issues, Parties will consider the adoption of the draft Guidance on Water and Adaptation to Climate Change, which focuses on adaptation from a transboundary perspective, and ways to implement it. The Meeting will further discuss future cooperation on water and adaptation to climate change with the European Commission and with the Task Force on Extreme Weather Events under the Protocol on Water and Health, as well as future activities on transboundary flood risk management.  

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UNDP Primer on Integrated Climate Change Planning: Charting a New Low-Carbon Route to Development [viewed]

© UNDP22 September 2009: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has launched Charting a New Low-Carbon Route to Development, a primer on integrated climate change planning for regional governments.

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UN Secretary-General Underscores Need for Collective Action [viewed]

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon21 September 2009: On the eve of the Summit on Climate Change, to be held on 22 September 2009, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon underscored the urgent need for collective action to save the planet.

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UNEP's Billion Tree Campaign Reaches Seven Billion [viewed]

© UNEP21 September 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has announced that its Billion Tree Campaign has reached 7 billion trees, which UNEP noted represents one tree for every person on the planet.

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WFP Initiative Targets Women Vulnerable to Climate Change [viewed]

Looding forces Samya Begum has to abandon her home every year - © WFP/Natasha Scripture21 September 2009: Vulnerable Group Development is a joint programme between the World Food Programme (WFP), the Government of Bangladesh and local NGOs, which provides monthly rations of flour and “life-skills” training to vulnerable women primarily in disaster-prone areas.

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UNESCO's OceanObs'09 to Focus on Ocean Observation Methods [viewed]

© OceanObs'0917 September 2009: UNESCO's OceanObs'09 Conference, held from 21-25 September 2009, in Venice, Italy, will seek to take stock of the progress made over the last ten years, presenting scientific results based on global ocean observation, considering the related societal and economic benefits, examining the present frontiers of global ocean observations, and looking at the way ahead in the coming decade.

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