Archive for November, 2011

Decision on the host of COP 18/CMP 8

29th November 2011 Uncategorized

Durban –  The State of Qatar and the Republic of Korea have agreed to closely cooperate to make the next major UN Climate Change Conference at the end of 2012 a success. (more…)

UN Climate Change Conference in Durban kicks off with South African President calling on governments to “save tomorrow today”

28th November 2011 Uncategorized

Durban – Against a background of record greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere, more frequent and intense extreme weather events, but also growing momentum for action to fight climate change, the UN Climate Change Conference in Durban (28 November to 9 December) kicked off today. (more…)

“Durban Conference to take next big step on climate”

24th November 2011 Uncategorized

Pretoria – The latest edition of the UNFCCC Newsletter includes video messages from Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa, and from UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres, plus a wealth of information on the UN Climate Change Conference in Durban (28 November to 9 December 2011). See UNFCCC (more…)

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (25 November) and 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence (25 November to 10 December)

23rd November 2011 Uncategorized

UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet Outlines Policy Agenda to End Violence against Women Prevention, Protection and Provision of Services Key – As a young girl in Chile, I heard a common saying, quientequiereteaporrea, or who loves you beats you. I recall a woman say, “That’s just the way it is.” Today as societies become more just, democratic and egalitarian, there is growing awareness that violence against women is neither inevitable nor acceptable. (more…)

Bridging the Emissions Gap to Meet 2-Degree Target Do-able

23rd November 2011 Uncategorized

London/Nairobi – Cutting emissions by 2020 to a level that could keep a global, 21st century, temperature rise under 2 degrees Celsius is technologically and economically feasible, says a comprehensive new study released today by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). (more…)