ICAO's GIACC Develops Action Plan to Tackle International Aviation Emissions [viewed]

© ICAO3 June 2009: The Group on International Aviation and Climate Change (GIACC) of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has released a report outlining steps to address climate change and aviation. The report recommends a global aspirational goal of 2% annual improvement in fuel efficiency of aircraft involved in international aviation.

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UNGA Adopts Resolution on the Security Implications of Climate Change [viewed]

© UN3 June 2009: The UN General Assembly (UNGA) unanimously adopted a draft resolution on follow-up to the outcome of the Millennium Summit titled “Climate change and its possible security implications” (document A/63/L.8/Rev.1).

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UNEP Tree Planting Campaign Passes Four Billion Mark [viewed]

© UNEP2 June 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) announced that its Billion Tree Campaign has passed the four billion mark, a crucial step towards its target of seven billion trees planted by the end of 2009.

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World Bank Releases Report on State and Trends of the Carbon Market 2009 [viewed]

© CFB2 June 2009: Despite the turmoil in the financial world, during 2008 the global carbon market doubled to US$126 billion, according to the World Bank's report titled “State and Trends of the Carbon Market 2009.”

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CBD Calls for Nominations for Capacity Workshop on Forest Biodiversity and Climate Change [viewed]

1 June 2009: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is inviting nominations for a sub-regional capacity building workshop for South-Eastern Asia on forest biodiversity and climate change, to be held from 2-5 September 2009, in Singapore City, Singapore.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases Portugal's GHG Inventory [viewed]

1 June 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the report of the individual review of the greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories submitted by Portugal in 2007 and 2008 (FCCC/ARR/2008/PRT).

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OECD High-Level Meeting Adopts Guidance on Mainstreaming Adaptation into Development Cooperation [viewed]

© COPYRIGHTFOTO29 May 2009: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) adopted policy guidance on Integrating Climate Change Adaptation into Development Co-operation.

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Event: FAO World Summit on Food Security [viewed]

The FAO World Summit on Food Security will discuss putting into place a more coherent and effective system of food security, including rules and mechanisms to ensure adequate incomes for farmers, mobilizing investments into agricultural infrastructure and access to inputs, and a mechanism for early reaction to food crises. The Summit agenda will also include roundtables on: financial and economic crisis and food security; global governance of food security; agriculture and the Copenhagen conference on climate change; support measures for farmers; and an early reaction fund for food security.  

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UN PERMANENT FORUM ON INDIGENOUS ISSUES CONSIDERS CLIMATE CHANGE AND LAND TENURE ISSUES [viewed]

About 2,000 indigenous representatives, as well as representatives of member States, civil society, academia, some 35 UN entities and other intergovernmental organizations, participated in the eighth session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII), which convened from 18-29 May 2009, at UN Headquarters in New York, US.

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UNEP Report Highlights Rise in Emerging Economies' Investment in Clean Energy [viewed]

© UNEP3 June 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Sustainable Energy Finance Initiative (SEFI) and New Energy Finance have released this year's Global Trends in Sustainable Energy Investment 2009 Report. The report finds that investment in clean energy in 2008, although hampered by very difficult market conditions, topped 2007's record investments by 5%, largely as a result of China, Brazil and other emerging economies.

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