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`Urgent action` needed on Clean Development Mechanism

by SciDev.Net  (Sep. 14, 2012)

A high-level panel has called for "urgent action" to safeguard the UN's Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) by providing extra support to under-represented developing countries and focusing on sustainable development priorities. CDM allows developing economies to earn credits for projects that reduce greenhouse ...

UNEP Joins UN Carbon-Offsetting Programme for Second Year Running

by US Department of Energy  (Jun. 5, 2014)

For the second year in a row, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) - which has been climate neutral since 2008 - has purchased certified emission reduction (CER) units through a joint procurement initiative with the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and several other UN Common System agencies. These units will offset ...

Uganda to become Clean Development Mechanism Hub

by SciDev.Net  (Mar. 2, 2012)

Uganda is set to become a Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Hub over the next three years, with financial assistance from Belgium. The Belgian Development Agency is investing US$2.6 million in the scheme, which will be overseen by the designated national authority — the Climate Change Unit (CCU) at the Ugandan Ministry of Water and ...

Coalition of 96 Partners Steps Up Ambition for Climate Action

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Sep. 23, 2014)

Partners in the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants approved five ambitious efforts Monday to present at the UN Climate Summit, aiming to catalyse action on emissions from agriculture, freight, oil and gas production, and municipal solid waste, and to phase down high global warming potential hydrofluorocarbons ...

Carbon Partnership Facility: Innovation in Scaling-up Emission Reductions

by The World Bank  (Aug. 5, 2014)

We’re about 16 months away from the 2015 UN climate meeting in Paris, intended to reach an ambitious global agreement on climate change. Now, more than ever, there is a need for innovation to scale up climate action. The Bank’s Carbon Partnership Facility (CPF) is helping blaze that trail. The role of the CPF is to innovate in ...

Historic UN Environment Assembly Calls for Strengthened Action on Air Quality, Linked to 7 Million Deaths Annually, Among 16 Major Resolutions

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Jun. 27, 2014)

The inaugural UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) concluded its five-day deliberations in Nairobi on Friday with 16 decisions and resolutions that encourage international action on major environmental issues ranging from air pollution and the illegal trade in wildlife, to plastic debris in the oceans, chemicals and waste. "The air we breathe, the water ...

Quick start and challenges for UN’s tech transfer body

by SciDev.Net  (Apr. 10, 2014)

The “lightning speed” with which a UN-led initiative to transfer technologies for tackling climate change to developing nations has been set up is impressive, but remaining challenges could prevent its success, a member of its advisory board says. ...

Statement by UN Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner on the Occasion of World Environment Day 2014

by US Department of Energy  (Jun. 5, 2014)

Your Excellency Freundel Stuart, Prime Minister of Barbados, The Honourable Maxine McClean, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, The Honourable Denis Lowe, Minister of the Environment, Water Resources and Drainage, Excellencies, esteemed colleagues, ladies and gentlemen. Today marks World Environment Day, ...

Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) carbon offsets top 500 million mark

by BusinessGreen  (Jan. 11, 2011)

The new year passed its first carbon market milestone this week, as the UN announced it has issued 500 million offset credits under its Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). Under the CDM, emission reduction projects earn an offset credit, termed certified emission reduction (CER) credits, for each tonne of CO2 saved. CERs are sold to companies or ...

International Youth Day Celebrated in Kenya and Around the World with a Focus on Youth and Mental Health

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Aug. 12, 2014)

Music, street performance and speeches by high-level officials were part of Kenya's commemoration of International Youth Day 2014, whose theme was "Youth and Mental Health: Youth Inclusion in the Post-2015 Development Agenda." International Youth Day, which for the last 15 years has taken place annually on 12 August, aims to spotlight young ...

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