ILO, WHO, UNIFEM and FAO Make Joint Submission to AWG-LCA [viewed]

April 2009: The International Labour Organization (ILO), the World Health Organization (WHO), the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and the UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) have submitted suggestions in the framework of the work of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long Term Cooperative Action (AWG-LCA) related to development and social issues, in particular on employment and incomes, food and agriculture, gender equality, health and development.

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Event: International Energy Conference 2009 [viewed]

This conference is titled “Towards an Integrated Energy Agenda Beyond 2020: Securing Sustainable Policies and Investments.” It is co-organized by the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), the Global Forum on Sustainable Energy, the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Austrian Development Cooperation and the Austrian Energy Agency. The Conference will stress the need for increased international cooperation and highlight the role the UN system and development partners can play in the field of energy.  

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Event: ADB Climate and Clean Energy Week [viewed]

The Asian Development Bank's (ADB) Climate and Clean Energy Week will consist of two major events: the High-Level Dialogue on Climate Change in Asia Pacific, and the fourth Asia Clean Energy Forum 2009. The high-level dialogue, co-organized with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), will invite global and regional leaders to share the latest thinking on various aspects of climate change.  

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Event: 30th Sessions of the UNFCCC Subsidiary Bodies, AWG-KP 8 and AWG-LCA 6 [viewed]

These meetings will include the 30th sessions of the Subsidiary Bodies of the UNFCCC – the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) – the eighth session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP 8), and sixth session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA 6).  

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Event: Eighth Meeting of the Asia Forest Partnership – REDD and Combating Illegal Logging [viewed]

The Asia Forest Partnership (AFP) Dialogue 2009 will examine links between mechanisms to compensate countries for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (REDD), and efforts to combat illegal logging and the associated timber trade.  

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Event: Workshop on Developing Water and Climate Change Adaptation Guidelines [viewed]

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is organizing a meeting to develop training materials and guidelines on Developing Water and Climate Change Adaptation Guidelines to support the use of a combination of modeling approaches (statistical and dynamic) that will deliver results to clients in the short and medium term.  

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CSD17 Begins Consideration of Desertification, Drought, Agriculture, Land, Rural Development and Africa [viewed]

L-R: CSD Chair Gerda Verburg, Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, the Netherlands; and UN Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro4 May 2009: The 17th session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD17) opened on 4 May 2009, at UN Headquarters in New York, US.

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UN/ISDR Releases April Issue of ISDR-Highlights [viewed]

© UN/ISDR1 May 2009: The UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) has released the April 2009 issue of its newsletter ISDR-Highlights.

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GEF STAP Addresses GEF'S Role in REDD [viewed]

© GEFMay 2009: The Global Environment Facility's Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (GEF-STAP) met in Rome, Italy, from 28-30 April 2009, to review GEF implementation science and the emerging strategies for the fifth GEF Replenishment (GEF-5).

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UN/ISDR and UNDP to Launch Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction [viewed]

May 2009: The 2009 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction will be launched in Manama, Bahrain, on 17 May 2009, at an event organized by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR). The report will present a global risk analysis on emerging disaster and climatic risk patterns and trends, in particular those related to poverty and human development concerns.

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