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India's Urban Mobility Plans Pathway to Sustainability
India's Urban Mobility Plans Pathway to Sustainability 18/12/2013

Non-motorized transport, energy efficiency key to reducing per capita emissions, says new report

Panama Resumes Efforts to Cut Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation with Renewed Focus on Rights of Indigenous Communities
Panama Resumes Efforts to Cut Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation with Renewed Focus on Rights of Indigenous Communities 13/12/2013

The programme was suspended in March 2013, following complaints by the National Coordinating Body of Indigenous Peoples in Panama (COONAPIP) that it did not show sufficient consideration to the rights of indigenous communities.

Atlas Shows Environmental Change in Vulnerable Arab Region
Atlas Shows Environmental Change in Vulnerable Arab Region 10/12/2013

First Report of its Kind Uses Satellite Images to Track Land-use Change, Urban growth and Shrinking Water Bodies

Placing Economic Value on Africa's Natural Resources
Placing Economic Value on Africa's Natural Resources 04/12/2013

African Ministers and Experts Spotlight Efforts to Incorporate Natural Wealth Accounting in Development Planning

Stricter Regulations Required to Reap Benefits from China's Green Investments New report highlights country's leading role in renewable energy
Stricter Regulations Required to Reap Benefits from China's Green Investments New report highlights country's leading role in renewable energy 26/11/2013

China has made significant investments in industrial energy efficiency, which resulted in a 19 percent reduction in energy intensity per unit of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) between 2006 and 2010.

'We Have The Power' to make a difference
'We Have The Power' to make a difference 26/11/2013

UNEP and Magnum unite to showcase initiatives on sustainable energy for all

Climate Technology Centre and Network Ready to Assist Developing Countries
Climate Technology Centre and Network Ready to Assist Developing Countries 21/11/2013

Facility Focuses on Technology Transfer to Developing Nations in Order to Reduce Emissions and Improve Resilience to Impacts of Climate Change

Caring for Climate Hosts Inaugural Business Forum to Co-Create Climate Change Solutions
Caring for Climate Hosts Inaugural Business Forum to Co-Create Climate Change Solutions 19/11/2013

For first time, chief executives will join top Government officials to share solutions, commitments and plans towards climate action at COP, on the road to a 2015 global climate agreement

Africa Climate Adaptation Costs Could Soar  to USD $350 Billion Annually by 2070 if Warming Hits 3.5-4°C  UN Report
Africa Climate Adaptation Costs Could Soar to USD $350 Billion Annually by 2070 if Warming Hits 3.5-4°C UN Report 19/11/2013

Additional Adaptation Funding Imperative to Control Damage and Build Resilience 4 Degree World May Spell Extinction for Africa's Coral Reefs

Tightening vehicle and fuels standards to benefit global health and climate
Tightening vehicle and fuels standards to benefit global health and climate 13/11/2013

Study finds that more stringent standards worldwide could dramatically reduce premature mortality while cutting short-lived climate pollutant emissions as much as 80 percent.

Provisional Statement on Status of Climate in 2013:  Continuing high temperatures globally and many climate extremes worldwide
Provisional Statement on Status of Climate in 2013: Continuing high temperatures globally and many climate extremes worldwide 13/11/2013

The provisional WMO statement confirms that global sea level reached a new record high. Sea level has been rising at an average rate of about 3.2 milimeters per year (mm/yr), with inter-annual variability, since altimeter satellite measurements began in 1993.

COP 19/CMP 9 begins with calls for governments to harness strong groundswell  of action on climate change
COP 19/CMP 9 begins with calls for governments to harness strong groundswell of action on climate change 11/11/2013

In addition, the meeting in Warsaw will focus on decisions that will make fully operational the new institutional support under the UNFCCC for developing nations in finance, adaptation and technology.

2013 Gap Report Strengthens Case for Wide-Ranging Global Action to Close Emissions Gap
2013 Gap Report Strengthens Case for Wide-Ranging Global Action to Close Emissions Gap 05/11/2013

Raising Ambition is Key to Keeping Global Temperature Rise below 2° C

UAE to Host First Global Conference on UN Partnership for Action on Green Economy
UAE to Host First Global Conference on UN Partnership for Action on Green Economy 01/11/2013

Countries participating in PAGE outline benefits of national transition at South-South Expo

The Clean Energy Voyage
The Clean Energy Voyage 28/10/2013

Since 2006 investments worth US$1.3 trillion have been made in the clean energy sector

Global Community Gathers to Tackle Development Challenges at UN South-South Expo Held for the First Time in Africa
Global Community Gathers to Tackle Development Challenges at UN South-South Expo Held for the First Time in Africa 28/10/2013

Government Ministers, Business Leaders and Experts Spotlight Southern-Grown Solutions and Cooperation Opportunities Over US$5 Trillion in Reserves and 47 per cent of Global Trade Held by Countries of the Global South

UN Secretary-General and UNEP Open New Energy Efficiency Centre in Copenhagen
UN Secretary-General and UNEP Open New Energy Efficiency Centre in Copenhagen 24/10/2013

The new centre is part of the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative, a global multi-stakeholder partnership between governments, the private sector, and civil society.

IPCC confirms that human activity will further warm the Earth,  with dramatic effects on weather, sea-levels and the Arctic
IPCC confirms that human activity will further warm the Earth, with dramatic effects on weather, sea-levels and the Arctic 27/09/2013

The new report further states that greenhouse gas emissions at or above current rates would induce changes in the oceans, ice caps, glaciers, the biosphere, and other components of the climate system.

IPCC starts meeting to finalize Working Group I report
IPCC starts meeting to finalize Working Group I report 24/09/2013

The report builds on the four previous assessment reports produced by the IPCC since it was established in 1988, incorporating the scientific literature published since the last assessment report in 2007.

UN chief appoints Monique Barbut of France as head of convention to combat desertification
UN chief appoints Monique Barbut of France as head of convention to combat desertification 20/09/2013

Ms. Barbut has extensive experience on sustainable development issues coupled with international diplomatic and political experience.