UNECE Investigates Role of Wood Energy in the Western Balkans [viewed]

3dic_09_022 December 2009: The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) held a workshop in Cavtat, Croatia, from 17-20 November 2009, to identify policy options supporting cost-effective wood energy in the Western Balkans.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Receives Further Bali Action Plan Submissions [viewed]

UNFCCC2 December 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has received three further submissions (FCCC/AWGLCA/2009/MISC.9) from intergovernmental organizations on ideas and proposals on the elements contained in paragraph 1 of the Bali Action Plan for the eighth session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA).

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UN Secretary-General Stresses that Women Are Major Agents for Progress on Climate Change [viewed]

Ban Ki-moon1 December 2009: In his opening statement to the Women's International Forum held in New York, US, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon highlighted that, beyond being the most affected by climate change and other social problems, women must be recognized as principal agents in curbing global warming and achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

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UN Secretary-General Urges Action on Two Fronts Ahead of Copenhagen [viewed]

3dic_09_051 December 2009: In a video address on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Antarctic Treaty, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed the threat posed by climate change to the Antarctic ecosystem.

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WHO Stresses Links between Urbanization, Human Health and Climate Change [viewed]

WhoDecember 2009: The December Bulletin of the World Health Organization (WHO) includes an article titled "Slums, climate change and human health in sub-Saharan Africa.

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IEA Publishes Fifth Technology Roadmap on Wind Energy [viewed]

3dic_09_0730 November 2009: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has published the fifth report of its clean energy technology roadmap series on wind energy, which aims to provide input to negotiators at Copenhagen as they attempt to develop the optimal solution for climate and energy policies.

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UNEP Reports on Tree Plantings in Kenya and Côte d'Ivoire [viewed]

Unep30 November 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Tunza Youth Programme is spearheading a tree planting drive involving hundreds of Kenyan youth.

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UN Secretary-General to Ibero-American Summit: “We Cannot Afford to Fail in Copenhagen” [viewed]

29 November 2009: In a message delivered by António Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, to the Ibero-American Summit in Estoril, Portugal, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed that "our capacity to innovate should be put to use without delay" to address the challenge of climate change.

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UNEP/MAP's First State of the Environment and Development Report Highlights Climate Change's Impacts on the Mediterranean Region [viewed]

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November 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Mediterranean Action Plan (MAP) and its Regional Activity Centres have released the first State of the Environment and Development report covering the Mediterranean region, which tackles key environmental issues, including climate change.

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UNU Releases Report on Nexus between Climate Change and Migration [viewed]

3dic_09_11November 2009: The UN University (UNU) Institute for Environment and Human Security has released a brief titled "The Way Forward: Researching the Environment and Migration Nexus," whichfocuses on the links and implications of climate change and environmental degradation for migration and policy.

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