UN Secretary-General Highlights Role of Parliamentarians in Tackling Climate Change [viewed]

© IPU7 May 2009: In a message delivered to the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Conference on the Global Economic Crisis, held in Geneva, Switzerland, from 7-8 May 2009, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon emphasized the role that parliamentarians play in tackling some of the current global crises, including climate change, the financial crisis and the recent H1N1 flu outbreak.

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UNDP Resource Guide on Gender and Climate Change Advocates Involving Women in Climate Change Negotiations [viewed]

© UNDP6 May 2009: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has released a Resource Guide on Gender and Climate Change. The guide aims to inform practitioners and policy makers of the linkages between gender equality and climate change, and their importance in relation to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). It makes the case for including women's voices, needs and expertise in climate change policy and programming, and demonstrates how women's contributions can strengthen the effectiveness of climate change measures.

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IFAD Executive Board Encourages IFAD to Champion Procedures for Environmental Management and Sustainable Development at UNFCCC Meetings [viewed]

© IFAD30 April 2009: The 96th meeting of the International Fund for Agricultural Development's (IFAD) Executive Board, held 29-30 April in Rome, Italy, reviewed IFAD's procedures for environmental management and sustainable development and encouraged IFAD management to champion these rules at upcoming UNFCCC meetings.

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UNFCCC Receives Submissions from NGOs [viewed]

© UNFCCC28 April 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has received submissions from non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that will be forwarded to the June talks to be held from 1-12 June 2009, in Bonn, Germany.

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UNFCCC Receives IGOs' Submissions on Ideas and Proposals on the Bali Action Plan [viewed]

© UNFCCC24 April 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has received a number of submissions from intergovernmental organizations containing ideas and proposals on the elements of paragraph 1 of the Bali Action Plan.

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Event: International Conference on Green Industry in Asia: Managing the Transition to Resource-Efficient and Low-Carbon Industries [viewed]

This conference, jointly organized by the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), will seek to showcase how industries in the Asia and the Pacific region can effectively manage and benefit from the transition to resource-efficient and low carbon industries, whilst sustaining rapid economic growth and trade competitiveness.  

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Event: ITU Symposium on ICTs and Climate Change [viewed]

This symposium, organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), is the third in the series under the ITU's initiative on Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and climate change. It aims to highlight and discuss various issues that could help address the problem of climate change, including: ICT policies and policy frameworks to address climate change; reducing the carbon footprint of the ICT sector; using ICTs to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in other sectors; climate monitoring; climate change adaptation; deforestation; ICTs and emergencies; impact of new technologies on climate change; green technologies to mitigate climate change and financing solutions to climate change.  

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Event: 62nd Session of WHO's World Health Assembly [viewed]

The 62nd session of the World Health Assembly, the governing body of the World Health Organization (WHO), will be devoted to, inter alia, climate change and human health and the Millennium Development Goals. In addition, discussion of the WHO's programmatic budget, among other administrative matters, are on the agenda.  

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Event: Land Day [viewed]

This one-day event is organized by the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). It will offer climate change negotiators on opportunity to consider in depth the linkages between climate change and desertification, land degradation and drought (DLDD), and will seek to raise awareness about the mutually reinforcing benefits of climate change adaptation, drought mitigation and restoration of degraded lands. Pre-registration at land-day@unccd.int is requested.  

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Event: Workshop for a Dialogue on High-Global Warming Potential Alternatives to Ozone-Depleting Substances [viewed]

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