UN-REDD Newsletter Highlights Latest REDD+ Activities [viewed]

UNREDD Newsletter23 June 2010: The June Newsletter of the UN-REDD Programme highlights the Programme's latest activities in support of reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, conservation, sustainable management of forests, and enhancement of carbon stocks (REDD+).

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European Commission Funds Drought Resilience in the Greater Horn of Africa [viewed]

23 June 2010: The European Commission has adopted a €20 million humanitarian financial package to support 12 million people affected by drought in Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Uganda in developing resilience to drought and adapting to climate change.

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UNDP and Bangladesh Fight Environmental Degradation to Reduce Poverty [viewed]

UNDP21 June 2010: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Bangladesh are supporting the island of St. Martin's to develop strategies that offset or avoid biodiversity loss while promoting poverty reduction.

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World Bank Stresses Housing Sector's Mitigation Potential [viewed]

18 June 2010: Addressing the St Petersburg International Economic Forum, Katherine Sierra, Vice President, Sustainable Development, World Bank, underscored the potential of the housing sector in terms of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

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African Economic Outlook 2010 Released [viewed]

17 June 2010: The “African Economic Outlook 2010,"  a joint publication of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Development Centre, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), has been released.

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General Assembly President Elect Outlines Priorities [viewed]

15 June 2010: At a press conference held at UN Headquarters in New York, US, on 15 June 2010, the General Assembly President elect for the 65th session, Joseph Deiss ( Switzerland), outlined the priorities of his tenure, including human rights, the environment and environmental governance, as well as the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

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Guest Article #43: Oceans and Coasts at the Frontline of Climate Change [viewed]

The world's oceans play a central role in climate, akin to the Earth's lungs and circulatory system. The world cannot do without a healthy ocean generating oxygen, absorbing carbon dioxide and regulating climate and temperature. Oceans already absorb over 80% of the heat added to the climate system and nearly 50% of all carbon dioxide added to the atmosphere by burning fossil fuels over the past 250 years.

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EU-ACP Review Contonou Agreement, Adopt Joint Declaration on Climate Change [viewed]

22 June 2010: During the 35th Session of the Joint Council of the EU-African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries, held on 21-22 June 2010 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, the EU and ACP countries signed the second five-year revision of the Cotonou Agreement. The EU and ACP countries also adopted joint declarations on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and climate change.

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UNFCCC Publishes Submissions Deadline Notification [viewed]

22 June 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a notification of upcoming deadlines for the submission of information and views by parties invited by Convention and Kyoto Protocol bodies.

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UNDP Releases Report on Energy Access in Nepal [viewed]

22 June 2010: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has released a report titled “Capacity development for scaling up decentralized energy access programmes.”

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