UN/ISDR, WMO, UNDP Release Preliminary Disaster Figures for 2009 [viewed]

margareta-wahlstrom14 December 2009: In a joint press conference held on 14 December 2009, in Copenhagen, Denmark, the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR), the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) have reported that the preliminary 2009 disaster figures show thatover three quarters of the people killed - and 95 % of the total affected by natural hazards - since the beginning of the year were due to extreme weather events.

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UN Secretary-General Calls on World Leaders in Copenhagen to “Do What the Moment Requires” [viewed]

Ban Ki-moon14 December 2009: In a press conference held prior to his departure to Copenhagen, Denmark, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed that decades of efforts to tackle climate change will "come down to this one critical week."

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UNEP-WCMC Participates in Study Mapping the Climate Change and Biodiversity Impacts of REDD [viewed]

15dic_09_0313 December 2009: The UN Environment Programme - World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC), together with a range of organizations, has participated in a study that identifies areas where carbon and biodiversity benefits can be maximized, including global biodiversity hotspots.

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CGIAR Hosts Agriculture and Rural Development Day [viewed]

agricultureandruralday13 December 2009: The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), together with a number of other organizations, hosted the Agriculture and Rural Development Day on 12 December 2009, in Copenhagen, Denmark, in parallel with the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference.

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UNEP Releases European Atlas of Environmental Change and Climate Communities [viewed]

15dic_09_0513 December 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the European Environment Agency have released theEuropean Atlas of Environmental Change and Climate Communities, which depicts through satellite imagery the impact of climate change in Europe.

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CBD Secretariat Releases Scientific Synthesis of Ocean Acidification Impacts on Marine Biodiversity [viewed]

14dic_09_00114 December 2009: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has released a publication entitled "Scientific Synthesis of the Impacts of Ocean Acidification on Marine Biodiversity," which highlights the direct link between climate change, ocean health and human well-being.

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Forest Day 3 Supports Including REDD in Copenhagen Outcome [viewed]

14dic_09_00213 December 2009: The third Forest Day event convened in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 13 December 2009.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Announces Publication of JI Documentation [viewed]

UNFCCC12 December 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a verification report submitted by an accredited independent entity (AIE) regarding the Joint Implementation (JI) project "Utilization of Coal Mine Methane at the Coal Mine named after A.F. Zasyadko."

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UNEP Releases Study on Impacts of Climate Change on Water Resources in the Himalayas [viewed]

14dic_09_00411 December 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP), together with the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and the Center for International Climate and Environmental Research (CICERO), has released a study on climate-induced extreme droughts and floods risks in the Himalayas.

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UNFCCC Executive Secretary Summarizes First Week of Copenhagen Negotiations [viewed]

Yvo De Boer Unfccc11 December 2009: In two press conferences held in Copenhagen, Denmark, Yvo de Boer, UNFCCC Executive Secretary, provided an update on the state of the negotiations at the end of the first week of the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference.

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