UNFCCC Secretariat Releases AWG-LCA Negotiating Text [viewed]

© UNFCCC19 May 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has posted the negotiating text prepared by the Chair of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA) to facilitate the negotiations among parties on the fulfillment of the Bali Action Plan towards the agreed outcome to be adopted at the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties in Copenhagen, Denmark, in December 2009.

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WHO Launches Report on Priorities for Climate and Health Research [viewed]

© WHO17 May 2009: The World Health Organization (WHO) launched a report on climate change and health research during the meeting of Commonwealth Health Ministers, which took place in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction Launched [viewed]

17 May 2009: The Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction was launched on 17 May 2009, in Manama, Bahrain.

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CSD Decision Addresses Links between Agriculture and Climate Change [viewed]

© ENB15 May 2009: The final decision adopted by the 17th session of the Commission on Sustainable Development, which convened from 4-15 May 2009 at UN Headquarters in New York, NY, recognizes that agriculture is dependent on climate and sensitive to climate change, and that sustainable agricultural practices as well as sustainable forest management can contribute to meeting climate change concerns.

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IEA Contributes to Renewables Global Status Report [viewed]

© REN2113 May 2009: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has contributed to the “REN21 Renewables Global Status Report,” which was released on 13 May 2009.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases AWG-KP8 Negotiating Texts [viewed]

© UNFCCC15 May 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released two documents prepared by the Chair of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP) to be discussed at its eighth session, scheduled to take place in Bonn, Germany, from 1-12 June 2009.

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UNEP Executive Director Calls for Investments in Ecological Infrastructure [viewed]

© UNEP14 May 2009: Speaking at the launch of the report “The Environmental Food Crisis: The Environment's Role in Averting Future Food Crises,” UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director Achim Steiner stated that reversing environmental degradation and investing in ecological infrastructure such as forests, soils and water bodies is part of the Green Economy solution.

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UNCCD Executive Secretary: Crises Present Opportunity for Action [viewed]

© UNCCD13 May 2009: UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) Executive Secretary Luc Gnacadja told a press conference at UN Headquarters in New York, US, that the convergence of the global food, fuel, financial and economic crises, against a backdrop of climate change, present an opportunity for action to reshape the development agenda and should not be wasted.

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UNDP Administrator Discusses Development Priorities with UK Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs [viewed]

13 May 2009: The new Administrator of the UN Development Programme (UNDP), Helen Clark, recently met the UK Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Hilary Benn.

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Conference on Sustainable Urbanization Addresses Impact of Climate Change on Sustainable Urban Planning [viewed]

© UN News service13 May 2009: The Conference on Sustainable Urbanization in the Information Age, Role of Infrastructure took place on 13 May 2009, at UN Headquarters in New York, US, to consider how better infrastructure planning could help achieve sustainable urban development.

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