Event: UNFCCC COP 15 and COP/MOP 5 [viewed]

These meetings will coincide with the 31st meetings of the UNFCCC's subsidiary bodies. Under the “roadmap” agreed at the UN Climate Change Conference in Bali in December 2007, COP 15 and COP/MOP 5 are expected to finalize an agreement on a framework for combating climate change post-2012, when the Kyoto Protocol's first commitment period ends.  

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UN/ISDR Organizes Second Africa Regional Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction Consultative Meeting [viewed]

11 May 2009: The Second Africa Regional Platform (ARP) on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Consultative Meeting convened at UN Environment Programme (UNEP) headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, from 5-7 May 2009. The event, themed “Accelerate progress in implementing the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) and the Africa Regional Strategy for DRR,” was organized by the African Union Commission (AUC) and the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR).

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UN Special Rapporteur to CSD: Consider Agricultural Production Modes That Do Not Contribute to Climate Change [viewed]

7 May 2009: UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food Olivier De Schutter has submitted a contribution to the 17th session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD 17), which is meeting at UN Headquarters in New York, US, though 15 May 2009.

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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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