Event: World Habitat Day 2010: Better City, Better Life [viewed]

The Global Observance of the 2010 World Habitat Day will be held at the Shanghai World Expo 2010. As part of the celebration, a special meeting on the ‘Livable City in a Harmonious Society' will be held. The meeting is one of the six major discussions happening during this week on key urban topics including sustainability, urban development, the environment, economy, cultural heritage, science and innovation. As part of the celebrations worldwide, UN-HABITAT, in partnership with the National Institute for Disaster Management of Mozambique (INGC), is holding a special event in the areas where floods were caused by heavy rains in recent years in Mutarara village, located in the central province of Tete, Mozambique. The event will screen two films: one titled ‘The Change,' on the causes, effects and adaptation measures to cope with climate change; and a second titled ‘The River,' which features how people living near the Limpopo river in the southern part of the country have adapted to live with floods.  

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Event: Asia Pacific Renewable Energy Policy Workshop [viewed]

This second International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) regional workshop on renewable energy policy is held in cooperation with the Government of the Republic of Korea. Held in connection with “Renewable Energy Korea 2010,” the largest exhibition dedicated to renewables in Korea, this workshop aims to offer policy advice, a platform to identify policy priorities, and an opportunity to share experiences and exchange views on renewable energy. It will be made up of three sessions on: renewable energy in the Asia Pacific region; locating barriers and policy advice; and regional cooperation for energy deployment.  

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Event: Regional Workshop on Climate Change Finance and Aid Effectiveness [viewed]

This workshop is organied by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, in response to demand from countries in the Asia-Pacific region to: better understand the needs of the Asia-Pacific countries in terms of the design and governance of climate change funds; and build capacity of relevant ministries to better access and use the potential inflow of new funding. The workshop is facilitated by the Capacity Development for Development Effectiveness Facility (CDDE) with support from donors to the CDDE Facility (Asia Development Bank (ADB), Japan, UN Development Programme (UNDP), World Bank) as well as Sweden and the OECD-Development Assistance Committee (DAC).  

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Event: International Transport Forum [viewed]

The Forum is organized by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). It will focus on the essential role of transport within society, and how it can continue to contribute to economic growth and community prosperity.  

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Event: Global Green Growth 2010 Conference [viewed]

This Conference is organized and hosted by Climate Consortium Denmark and is supported by the Danish Government. Participants are to discuss the political framework, the role of businesses, and financing in connection with the transition to green growth. The conference aims to put forward ideas that can contribute to creating growth and new jobs based on green solutions at the global level.  

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Event: Eighth Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) [viewed]

The eighth Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) will convene in Brussels, Belgium, from 4-5 October 2010.  

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Event: ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2010 [viewed]

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Plenipotentiary Conference, the top policy making body of the ITU, is held every four years and sets the ITU's policy, financial planning and strategic goals. This year's Conference will consider various issues, including: ITU's strategic plan and financial plan for 2012-2015; cybersecurity; and the enhanced use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in mitigating climate change and delivering emergency communication in the wake of natural disasters. In addition, the Conference will include four side event sessions featuring debates between experts from government and industry, on: roadblocks to ‘broadband inclusion for all;' enabling a low-carbon future: the key role of ICTs to address climate change; accessible ICTs for persons with disabilities; and cybersecurity.  

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Event: Regional Forum to Update the Strategic Action Programme on Lake Tanganyika [viewed]

The forum is organized by the Secretariat of the Lake Tanganyika Authority (LTA), and attended by experts in environmental management and fisheries, government officials of the riparian countries Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, and Zambia, as well as professionals from a range of local, regional and international research institutes and NGOs, including ICRAF, IUCN, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the WWF. Participants will update the Strategic Action Programme in recognition of new threats, such as climate change and biological invasions, that have emerged since its adoption.  

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Director of the ACP Observatory on Migration Focuses on South-South Migration and MDGs [viewed]

28 September 2010: The Director of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) States Observatory on Migration, Laurent de Boeck, stated that improved management of South-South migration can contribute positively to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

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UNFCCC Publishes WHO AWG-LCA Submission [viewed]

30 September 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a submission (FCCC/AWGLCA/2010/MISC.7) from the World Health Organization (WHO) under ideas and proposals on the elements contained in paragraph 1 of the Bali Action Plan.

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