Guest Article #18: The Road to Copenhagen [viewed]

We need an ambitious agreement in Copenhagen. An agreement that includes all nations, enables us to keep global warming below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and unleashes the forces for sustainable development.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases Scenario Note for August Informal Consultations [viewed]

3 August 2009: In preparation for the intersessional informal consultations of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA), which will convene from 10-14 August 2009, in Bonn, Germany, the UNFCCC Secretariat has released the AWG-LCA scenario note.

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UNESCO Organizes Seminar on Climate Change and Education [viewed]

© UNESCO31 July 2009: The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) organized a seminar on climate change and education at its headquarters in Paris, France, from 27-29 July 2009.

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FAO Contribution to Upcoming World Summit on Food Security Addresses Agricultural Mitigation and Adaptation to Climate Change [viewed]

© FAO31 July 2009: Jacques Diouf, UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Director-General, has sent a document to Ministers for Foreign Affairs, Development Cooperation and Agriculture of members of FAO and the UN to initiate the negotiation of a declaration for adoption by the World Summit of Heads of State and Government on Food Security, scheduled to take place from 16-18 November 2009, in Rome, Italy.

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ICAO Annual Report Features Council's Activities to Reduce Aviation Emissions [viewed]

© ICAO30 July 2009: The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has released its annual report for 2008, which includes an update on the activities of the Council on environmental protection, including on tackling climate change.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Publishes Bangkok Meeting Notification [viewed]

30 July 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a notification (CAS/PART/JUL/09) for parties and observer States concerning the ninth session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP 9) and the seventh session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA 7), which will be held from 28 September-9 October 2009, in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Junior Chamber International Leadership Summit Focuses on Climate Change [viewed]

© COPYRIGHTFOTO28 July 2009: The Junior Chamber International Leadership Summit, supported by UN Global Compact and the International Chamber of Commerce, took place from 27-30 July 2009, in Geneva, Switzerland, and focused on climate change.

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Event: Forum on Gender and Climate Change at World Climate Conference-3 [viewed]

This forum is organized by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), in collaboration with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the Global Gender and Climate Alliance (GGCA), IUCN, the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The event will explore linkages between gender and climate issues, particularly in relation to the role of women as effective agents of change, and enhancing women's capacities to address climate change.

 

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Event: ASEAN Training of Trainer Green Growth Capacity Development Seminar [viewed]

This seminar is being convened in response to the request for capacity development assistance from governments in the region. The UN Economic Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in partnership with the Regional Helpdesk on Sustainable Consumption and Production in Asia and the Pacific, and with support from the UK Government, has prepared a unique training package for Green Growth for Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Government Officials.  

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Event: CBD COP 10 [viewed]

The tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is expected to assess achievement of the 2010 target to reduce significantly the rate of biodiversity loss, adopt an international regime on access and benefit-sharing and celebrate the International Year of Biodiversity 2010.  

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