Inequalities and Environmental Risks: UN Bonn holds joint session at Deutsche Welle’s Global Media Forum

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From left to right: Koko Warner (UNFCCC), Matthias Braubach (WHO), Caroline Petit (UNRIC) and Zita Sebesvari (UNU).

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May 30th 2018: Forum on the role of youth in achieving the SDGs, by ‘The Road to Rights Europe’

‘The Road to Rights’ is a youth-led volunteer movement, established in 2009 in Sri Lanka and just started promoting Human Rights and Sustainable Development here in Germany.

The event will take place on May 30, 2018 from 5 PM to 8 PM at Ehemalige Volkshochschule Kasernenstraße 50, Bonn.

A diversity of sustainable development experts will present initiatives by and for the youth:

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Urgency Underlined as Bonn Climate Talks Close

Against the backdrop of a record hot April in the host country of Germany, governments are concluding two weeks of talks aimed at preparing the Paris Agreement’s operational guidelines for adoption at the annual climate conference to be held in Katowice, Poland in December.

The guidelines are essential for determining whether total world emissions are declining fast enough to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement. 

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UNFCCC: Climate conference in Bonn

UNFCCC: Climate conference in Bonn
The 48th sessions of the Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 48) and Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 48) will convene in Bonn, Germany, from 30 April to 10 May 2018. The Bonn Climate Change Conference will also include the fifth part of the first session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA 1-5).
The Subsidiary bodies hold the meeting in preparation for the COP 24 in Kattowitz.

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Momentum for Change: Lighthouse Activity

Momentum for Change's 2018 Lighthouse Activities

The search for Momentum for Change’s 2018 Lighthouse Activities is on! Applications are being accepted from 22 February to 30 April.

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Ministers, UN and African Officials Set for Africa Climate Week

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Action on climate change will receive a high-level boost when ministers from eight countries in Africa and senior United Nations and other officials converge on Nairobi, Kenya, for Africa Climate Week, 9-13 April.

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UNFCCC–UNU Early Career Climate Fellowship Programme

The UNFCCC UNU Early Career Climate Fellowship Programme offers young people from developing countries a unique opportunity to start their career at the interface between international climate policy development and research.

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Climate change is a solvable problem. Tech innovation & behaviour change can help us fight back for our planet

Climate change is now affecting every country on every continent. It is disrupting national economies and affecting lives, costing people, communities and countries dearly today and even more tomorrow.

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Health, Climate and Small Island States – Editorial by UNFCCC and WHO

Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Secretariat (UNFCCC), and Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), have reconfirmed their commitment to a special initiative which they launched in partnerships with the Fijian Presidency at the COP 23 in Bonn last November.

 

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UNFCCC: Unprecedented efforts needed to tackle climate and disaster risks

Unprecedented levels of coordination are needed to face the combined challenges of rising global greenhouse gas emissions, weather-related disasters, and achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

This is the key finding of a UN report summing up the views of experts who gathered in Bonn, Germany, to discuss how countries can better adapt to the inevitable impacts of climate change.

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