Event: UNECE Workshop on Greening Real Estate Markets [viewed]

The workshop is organized by the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and its Real Estate Market Advisory Group, together with the German Federal Environment Agency, to review existing obstacles and ascertain economic and social benefits associated with a green real estate sector.  

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Event: UNECE International Forum on Natural Disasters and Building and Construction Safety [viewed]

The Committee on Housing and Land Management of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) will organize this forum, which will address the impact of climate change and natural disasters on building and construction safety.  

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Last Update in 2009 [viewed]

iisd_card_2009_en2We at IISD RS wish you all the best for this holiday season and throughout the coming year.

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UN Secretary-General Discusses Next Steps in Remarks to UNGA on the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference [viewed]

ban copenhagen21 December 2009: In his briefing to the UN General Assembly (UNGA) on the outcome of the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon identified a number of tasks that the international community should now undertake.

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Eleven European Countries Ratify Tropical Timber Agreement [viewed]

22dic_09_0218 December 2009: The Governments of Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Lithuania, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain took part in a ceremony on 18 December 2009, at UN Headquarters in New York, US, to indicate their support for the International Tropical Timber Agreement, 2006 (ITTA, 2006).

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Global South-South Development Expo Highlights Innovative Climate Change Solutions [viewed]

22dic_09_0318 December 2009: The 2009 Global South-South Development Expo took place from 14-17 December 2009, at the World Bank facilities in Washington DC, US.

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WFP Initiates Fuel Efficient Stove Project for Vulnerable Populations [viewed]

22dic_09_0416 December 2009: The World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a pilot programme in Sudan and Uganda to provide fuel-efficient stoves to approximately 150,000 women, to reduce the risk of violence that women face when collecting firewood as well as to protect women's health, the local environment and reduce carbon emissions.

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REDD+ Gets US$3.5 Billion Initial Funding [viewed]

22dic_09_0516 December 2009: During the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, the Governments of Australia, France, Japan, Norway, the UK and the US collectively agreed to dedicate US$3.5 billion as fast-start climate change financing between 2010-2012 for REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, including conservation, sustainable forest management (SFM) and stock enhancement).

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UN Climate Change Conference Concludes by Taking Note of the “Copenhagen Accord” [viewed]

21dic_09_0119 December 2009: The UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, took place from 7-19 December 2009, and included the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 15) to the UNFCCC and the fifth session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP/MOP 5).

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WHO Fact File Highlights Climate Change's Impact on Children's Environmental Health [viewed]

Who18 December 2009: The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a fact file titled "10 Facts on Children's Environmental Health," which summarizes environment-related causes and conditions of the nearly three million deaths of children under five years old every year.

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