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GC Today - 16 February 2009

Delegates at the 25th session of the UNEP Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GC-25/GMEF) convened in the morning for the opening ceremony, followed by consideration of organizational matters, a policy statement by the UNEP Executive Director, Achim Steiner, and an overview of matters before the Council/Forum. In the afternoon, delegates convened for ministerial consultations on the nature and scale of current environment and development challenges and opportunities under the themes “Global crises: national chaos?” and “International environmental governance: help or hindrance?” The Committee of the Whole (COW) also met in the afternoon to address organizational matters, the introduction of draft decisions and to consider the budget and programme of work for the biennium 2010-2011. - ENB
Today's Proceedings:

Daily Online Coverage - Earth Negotiation Bulletin

Press Releases
» Realizing a 'Green New Deal"
  One third of the around $2.5 trillion-worth of planned stimulus packages should be invested on 'greening' the world economy.
» UNEP Year Book 2009 Makes the Green Economy Case
  The importance of realizing a Global Green New Deal and the urgent need for a transition to a low carbon and resource efficient Green Economy are spotlighted in the UNEP Year Book 2009, launched today at an international gathering of environment ministers.
Special Events
» GEF support to the Stockholm Convention in Africa
» Natural Answers to Climate Change
Videos Photo galleries
Daily Summary from GC President
Kenya Atlas Launch
United States Statement on Mercury
Curtain Raiser: Green Economy
United States Proposes Decision on Mercury
Message to UNEP's 25th GC/GMEF by Ban-ki Moon, UN Secretary-General
Policy Statement by Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director
The UNEP Year Book 2009 presents work in progress on scientific understanding of global environmental change, as well as foresight about possible issues on the horizon.
Global Green New Deal - Final Report
A Global Green New Deal, February 2009- Final Report
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