WMO Bulletin Focuses on Weather and Climate Challenges to Transportation [viewed]

© WMOMay 2009: The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has published the April edition of its Bulletin, which focuses on meteorological services for transportation. The feature articles discuss the challenges of weather, climate and climate change for the transportation sector, including services and infrastructure of the aviation industry and road, rail and marine transport.

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Event: European Regional Workshop on Article 6 of the Convention [viewed]

This UNFCCC workshop aims to: share experiences, lessons learned and best practices in developing and implementing education and outreach activities, including practical examples of such activities; develop options and strategies for strengthening and expanding these activities; and promote greater regional and international cooperation on implementing the New Delhi Work Programme.  

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Event: World Climate Broadcasts Forum [viewed]

This Forum is organized by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and will bring weather presenters together during the World Climate Conference-3 (WCC-3) in Geneva, Switzerland, from 31 August-4 September 2009. Weather presenters will discuss best practices in order to develop recommendations for ways to provide climate outlooks to the public at large.  

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Event: Second World Congress of Agroforestry [viewed]

This Congress will be co-hosted by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF).  

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Guest Article #14: UNCTAD and the climate change challenge [viewed]

Increasingly compelling scientific evidence and a better understanding of the economics of climate change have moved the issue to the forefront of the international agenda. As the impacts of climate change are already being felt globally, in particular by the most vulnerable countries, an integrated international approach to addressing these challenges is crucial.

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UNCTAD's Trade and Development Commission Addresses Energy Issues in the Context of Climate Change [viewed]

12 May 2009: The UN Conference on Trade and Development's (UNCTAD) Trade and Development Commission is holding its first session in Geneva, Switzerland, from 11-15 May 2009.

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UNEP Sets New Tree Planting Target in Countdown to World Environment Day [viewed]

© UNEP12 May 2009: In the lead-up to World Environment Day, which will be celebrated on 5 June, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has set the new target to plant seven billion trees by the end of 2009, under the Billion Tree Campaign.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases Overview Schedule for June Meeting [viewed]

11 May 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the overview schedule for the 30th session of the UNFCCC subsidiary bodies, which will be held from 1-12 June 2009, in Bonn, Germany.

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UNCTAD HOLDS MEETING ON CDM CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES [viewed]

The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) held an expert meeting on the “Trade and Investment Opportunities and Challenges under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)” in Geneva, Switzerland, from 27-29 April 2009. The event included presentations by academics, research institutions and country experts who explored ways to facilitate participation from developing countries and least developed countries in the CDM, and provided examples of how to overcome existing obstacles to greater CDM investment flows.

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Event: Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting 2009 [viewed]

The 2009 Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting will be organized around the theme “Health and Climate Change.”  

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