Archive for October, 2011

Press statement by UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres at Pre-COP 17 media workshop in Pretoria

27th October 2011 Uncategorized

Thank you very much for allowing me to speak at this important event.

Many thanks to South African Government represented by our wonderful Ambassador Diseko and to the UN Information Centre in Pretoria for organizing this media workshop that we always have before COP. It’s absolutely critical to ensure the media has all the details to do responsible reporting on climate change. Thanks also to UNEP, UNDP, UNITAR and the World Bank for providing their valuable inputs, and in particular to UNITAR for sponsoring participants from 10 different African countries. (more…)

Week-long commemoration to mark UN Day 2011

24th October 2011 Uncategorized

Pretoria – The United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Pretoria, together with the United Nations Communications Group South Africa, organized a series of activities to celebrate the Organization’s 66th birthday. (more…)

Young Environmental Leaders from Developing Countries Showcase Sustainable Solutions in Germany

20th October 2011 Uncategorized

Youth Vision for Green Economy Highlighted at UNEP-Bayer Young Envoy Programme
Leverkusen (Germany) / Nairobi – Young environmental leaders from 18 developing countries are gathering in Germany this week to showcase their own, innovative solutions for sustainable development. (more…)

UN official stresses climate change adaptation measures in Africa

18th October 2011 Uncategorized

African States have no choice but to implement climate change adaptation measures, given the continent’s vulnerability to the phenomenon, a senior United Nations official said today as the first conference on climate change and development in Africa got under way in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. (more…)

Director-General Yumkella Says UNIDO’s Green Industry Concept Will Catalyze Green Growth

12th October 2011 Uncategorized

Copenhagen/Vienna,  (United Nations Industrial Development Organization) – The Director-General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Kandeh K. Yumkella, said today that his organization’s Green Industry concept is proving to be a crucial element of a green economy and if implemented worldwide, would further green growth. (more…)