UN Secretary-General Discusses Climate Change with Finnish President [viewed]

© ENB26 May 2009: In a press conference while on an official visit in Helsinki, Finland, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reported on his meeting with Finnish President Tarja Halonen.

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UNDP Assists Indigenous People in Documenting the Impact of Climate Change [viewed]

18 May 2009: The UN Development Programme (UNDP), under its Global Human Rights Strengthening Programme, is training the Baka indigenous peoples in Eastern Cameroon to use video cameras to document and monitor the impact of climate change on their livelihoods.

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Event: WTO Seventh Session of the Ministerial Conference [viewed]

The World Trade Organization (WTO) Seventh Ministerial Conference will be held under the theme “The WTO, the Multilateral Trading System and the Current Global Economic Environment.”  

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases SBI Documents [viewed]

© UNFCCC27 May 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released two documents that will be considered by its Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) at its 30th session, which will take place from 1-10 June 2009, in Bonn, Germany.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases Switzerland's REDD Submission [viewed]

27 May 2009: Under the agenda item on reducing emissions from deforestation in developing countries (REDD): approaches to stimulate action, the UNFCCC Secretariat has released an addendum to the document on issues relating to indigenous people and local communities for the development and application of methodologies, which contains a submission from Switzerland (FCCC/SBSTA/2009/MISC.1/Add.2).

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UNFCCC Releases Chile's LULUCF Submission [viewed]

26 May 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released an addendum to the document containing views on options and proposals for addressing definitions, modalities, rules and guidelines for the treatment of land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF), consisting of a submission from Chile (FCCC/KP/AWG/2009/MISC.11/Add.1).

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UNFCCC Secretariat Publishes Technology Transfer Report [viewed]

© UNFCCC26 May 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the report by the Chair of the Expert Group on Technology Transfer containing recommendations on future financing options for enhancing the development, deployment, diffusion and transfer of technologies under the Convention, for consideration by the subsidiary bodies at their thirtieth sessions (FCCC/SB/2009/2).

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UNDP Administrator Calls for a “New Deal” to Address Climate Change and Poverty [viewed]

26 May 2009: Addressing the opening session of the annual meeting of the Executive Board of the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), which is taking place from 26 May-5 June 2009 at UN Headquarters in New York, US, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark called for developing a new deal of global solutions to tackle climate change and poverty reduction.

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Ramsar's Standing Committee Tasks its Scientific Panel to Review Wetlands and Climate Change [viewed]

© RAMSAR26 May 2009: During its 40th meeting, which took place from 11-15 May 2009, in Gland, Switzerland, the Ramsar Standing Committee approved the Scientific and Review Panel (STRP) work plan for 2009-2012.

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UNESCO's “On the Frontlines of Climate Change” Forum Discusses Indigenous Views and REDD [viewed]

© On the Frontlines of Climate Change19 May 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 (REDD).

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