Archive for November, 2011

UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres reaction to IPCC Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (SREX)

18th November 2011 Uncategorized

Bonn, Kampala – “The new IPCC report is a stark reminder of the extent to which rising greenhouse gas concentrations and the ensuing rise in global average temperatures are already leading to increased incidencesof floods and heat waves, and that such incidences will become more frequent and severe if the global rise in greenhouse gas emissions is left unchecked. (more…)

Message on the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

18th November 2011 Uncategorized

New York – Each day, nearly 3,500 people die on the roads. Tens of thousands more are injured. Families are broken apart. The futures of young people are dashed. Road accidents have become the leading cause of death for people aged 15 to 29. This is an unacceptable price to pay for mobility.  (more…)

African Journalists win Fellowships to report on COP-17

18th November 2011 Uncategorized

Pretoria – UNDP’s Africa Adaptation Programme (AAP) has awarded fellowships to nine journalists from eight African countries to attend the COP17 climate change negotiations in Durban. (more…)

COP17/CMP7 media workshops

11th November 2011 Uncategorized

Pretoria, 26 October 2011 and Durban, 28 October 2011
–  South African and South Africa-based journalists gathered at the CSIR Convention Centre in Pretoria on 26 October 2011 for a media workshop to prepare them for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 17thConference of Parties (COP 17), to be held in Durban from 28 December to 9 December 2011. (more…)

Ban urges consensus on emissions and funding at climate change meeting

10th November 2011 Uncategorized

New York – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed that the forthcoming United Nations conference on climate change in Durban, South Africa, should produce agreement on limiting emissions of greenhouse gases, and launch the green climate fund for mitigation and adaptation in developing countries. (more…)