"Cool UN" Initiative Resumes [viewed]

© ENB15 June 2009: In light of the success of the “Cool UN” initiative implemented during the summer of 2008, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced that the programme will resume at UN Headquarters in New York, US, beginning on 15 June 2009 and continuing for a period of three months.

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OECD Secretary-General Promotes Green Growth as a Response to Financial Crisis [viewed]

© OECD15 June 2009: Angel Gurría, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Secretary-General, addressed the International Economic Forum of the Americas (Conference of Montreal) on 9 June 2009, presenting on “Energy and Sustainable Development in the Context of the Economic Crisis.”

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Applications Open in Self-Selection Process of Observers for World Bank Climate Funds [viewed]

© World Bank 15 June 2009: The application process has been opened in the self-selection process of civil society, indigenous peoples and business representatives to participate as observers in the World Bank's recently created Climate Investment Funds.

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UNESCO's “On the Frontlines of Climate Change” Discusses Early Impacts of Climate Change [viewed]

© UNESCO13 June 2009: “On the Frontlines of Climate Change,” an internet forum launched by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in partnership with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Secretariat of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), has published an article on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD). The article, titled “The Drying of the Tana Delta, Kenya,” highlights perspectives from Kenya on early impacts of climate change.

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THIRD C40 LARGE CITIES SUMMIT ADDRESSES ACHIEVEMENTS AND CHALLENGES IN FIGHTING CLIMATE CHANGE [viewed]

The third Summit of the C40, a group of the world's largest cities committed to tackling climate change, was held in Seoul, South Korea, from 18-21 May 2009.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Receives Kyoto Protocol Amendment Submissions [viewed]

12 June 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has received four submissions containing proposals for amendments to the Kyoto Protocol, which will be communicated to parties. The Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties (COP/MOP) to the Kyoto Protocol will consider these proposals at its fifth session in December 2009.

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UN Secretary-General at Saint Louis University: “We All Have a Stake in Fighting Climate Change” [viewed]

12 June 2009: In an address at Saint Louis University, Missouri, US, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon underscored that climate change exacerbates the food crisis and called for urgent action to stop the planet from warming, noting the costs of inaction.

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ILO Conference Addresses Role of Green Jobs as a Driver for Environmental Protection [viewed]

© ILO8 June 2009: During the 98th session of the International Labour Conference of the International Labour Organization (ILO), taking place in Geneva, Switzerland, from 3-19 June 2009, the committee of the whole held a discussion on the role of green jobs in the current economic crisis as a driver for economic recovery, environmental protection and creation of decent work opportunities for all.

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G8 FINANCE MINISTERS CALL FOR ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE [viewed]

The final statement issued by the G8 Finance Ministers' Meeting, held in Lecce, Italy, from 12-13 June 2009, noted ministers discussed the economic, financial and developmental aspects of climate change.

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Event: Green Week [viewed]

During this year's Green Week conference, organized by the Directorate-General Environment of the European Commission, two sessions will consider the science of climate change (24 June), and technologies for adaptation: water, construction, resource-intensive industries (25 June).  

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