UN/ISDR Global Platform Sets Specific Targets for Disaster Risk Reduction [viewed]

© ENB19 June 2009: The second session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction convened from 16-19 June 2009 in Geneva, Switzerland, and concluded with a call to halve disaster-related deaths by 2015.

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UNEP Highlights New Report on Climate Change Impacts in the US [viewed]

19 June 2009: According to a new report titled “Global Climate Change Impacts in the US,” there is evidence that patterns of erratic and often extreme weather conditions that have recently affected the US are attributable to climate change.

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JI Supervisory Committee Releases Report of 16th Meeting [viewed]

18 June 2009: The Joint Implementation (JI) Supervisory Committee (JISC) has released the report of its 16th meeting, which convened from 17-18 June 2009, at the UN Campus in Bonn, Germany, and considered issues related to the functioning of JI.

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Copenhagen Congress' Update to IPCC Fourth Assessment Report Published [viewed]

18 June 2009: A report synthesizing the newest research results on climate change, based on discussions and presentations made at the scientific congress “Climate change: Global Risks, Challenges and Decisions” held in Copenhagen, Denmark, in March 2009, was presented to the Prime Minister of Denmark, Lars Løkke Rasmussen, at the European Policy Centre in Brussels, Belgium.

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Joint Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation/UNCA Global Prize for Coverage of Climate Change Issues Launched [viewed]

18 June 2009: A press conference was held on 18 June 2009, at UN Headquarters in New York, US, to launch the €10,000 joint Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation/UN Correspondents Association (UNCA) Global Prize for the best coverage of climate change issues.

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UN Secretary-General Addresses UNGA's Thematic Dialogue on Energy Efficiency and Conservation [viewed]

© UN18 June 2009: The UN General Assembly's (UNGA) interactive thematic dialogue on “Energy efficiency, energy conservation and new and renewable sources of energy” took place at UN Headquarters in New York, US, on 18 June.

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OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2009 Analyzes Interactions between Food Prices, Energy Markets and Biofuel Policies [viewed]

© FAO June 2009: The 15th edition of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)-UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Agricultural Outlook addresses, among other issues, the interdependence between food and energy markets and the possible impacts of expanding demand for biofuels on agricultural commodity prices.

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Event: IFPRI 2020 Panel Discussion “Climate Change, Adaptation and Poverty” [viewed]

This panel discussion, organized by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), a research center of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), will focus on the adaptation needs of poor people, especially farmers in developing countries, to cope with climate change impacts such as droughts, floods, water stress and accelerated competition over natural resources.  

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Event: 17th Meeting of the Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee [viewed]

The Joint Implementation (JI) Supervisory Committee holds regular meetings to consider issues necessary for the operation of JI. At its 17th meeting, the JISC will consider issues including the accreditation of independent entities, matters relating to determination and verification reports, the JI management plan and resources for the work on JI. JISC17 will be preceded by informal consultations on 7 September, and a technical workshop on JI from 8-9 September.  

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Event: Second Workshop on Energy Efficiency in Housing [viewed]

This workshop is organized by the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) in cooperation with the city of Vienna and CECODHAS (the European Liaison Committee for Social Housing). The workshop will focus on institutional, legal, policy, technological, public awareness, financial and other measures and solutions to enhance energy efficiency in housing. The outcomes of the workshop and the related measures presented will contribute to the development by UNECE of the Action Plan for Energy Efficient Housing.

 

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