UN Climate Change Conference
7-18 December 2009
The sessions (COP 15) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is open to Parties of the Convention and Observer States (Governments), the United Nations System and observer organizations duly admitted by the Conference of the Parties. In addition, accredited press is allowed to cover the proceedings of the Convention.
One Planet, One Chance: an exhibition
Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland
26 October - 13 November
An exhibit of giant black beanbags (the Nine Planets Wanted! Installation), commissioned by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and originally designed for an international audience of decision and policy-makers gathering at the United Nations General Assembly in 2007, allows visitors to physically experience abstract data related to global warming and take measure of the inverse relationship between responsibility for climate change and vulnerability to its impact. Each of the bags represents a comparison of global carbon emissions among a select group of countries, from the United States to Burkina Faso. It draws key facts and figures from the UNDP Human Development Report 2007/2008 in an unprecedented and provocative way.
World Environment Day
Mexico City, Mexico
5 June 2009
World Environment Day is the principle vehicle through which the UN system stimulates world-wide public awareness on environmental issues and enhances political action. This year‘s theme is "Your planet needs you: U.Nite to combat climate change".
In search of shelter: mapping the effects of climate change on human migration
2 June 2009
In order to bring the topic of climate change and human mobility on the agenda of the climate negotiations, UNU-EHS, UNHCR, CARE and the University of Columbia engaged in research and jointly launched the publication “In search of shelter: mapping the effects of climate change on human migration”.
United Nations Climate Conference
1-12 December 2008
A major forum that brings together the COP14 (the 14th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), along with the 4th Session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol.
One Planet, One Chance
UN General Assembly Lobby, New York
3 September to 6 October 2008
"One Planet, One Chance" is an exhibit on the topic of climate change, and is located in the lobby of the United Nations General Assembly. Part of the campaign surrounding the 2007/2008 Report, this exhibit presents startling facts and figures of climate change and allows visitors to visualize the different impacts that countries have on global CO2 emissions.
Consultation with Indigenous Peoples on Climate Change and Biodiversity Conservation
UN Headquarters, New York
21-25 April 2008
On the occasion of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, UNDP Environment and Energy Group and GEF Small Grants Programme host a unique panel to discuss the implications of climate change on indigenous peoples.
UN Climate Change Conference: Human Development Report
11 Dec 2007
Climate change and human development: charting a new course through international cooperation
Panel Debate Theme: The threat posed by climate change to the world's poor and strategies for mitigation and adaptation
UN Climate Change Conference
3 - 14 December 2007
The Conference, hosted by the Government of Indonesia, brings together representatives of over 180 countries together with observers from intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations, and the media. The two week period includes the sessions of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC, its subsidiary bodies as well as the Meeting of the Parties of the Kyoto Protocol. A ministerial segment in the second week will conclude the Conference.
Launch of the 2007/2008 Report
27 November 2007
To be launched in Brasilia, Brazil, on 27 November 2007.
Orders of the 2007/2008 Human Development Report must be addressed to the distributors of the Report. Each language edition of the report is distributed by particular publishers.