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konkursThe Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, jointly with the UNDP-GEF Project "Building energy efficiency in the North-West of Russia,” organizes the 2nd international competition for the best project in the field of energy conservation and energy efficiency among students and postgraduates of higher education institutions in the Russian Federation (RF), the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), and the countries of the European Union (EU).

draughtGlobal temperatures for the first six months of this year reached new highs, setting 2016 on track to be the hottest-ever on record, the United Nations weather agency said today.

“Another month, another record. And another. And another. Decades-long trends of climate change are reaching new climaxes, fuelled by the strong 2015/2016 El Niño,” said World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Secretary-General Petteri Taalas in a press release.

cop21 2Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is urging world leaders to ratify the Paris Agreement on climate change and speed up the process to restrict greenhouse gas emissions.

The Secretary-General invited world leaders to a special event on 21 September to deposit their instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession to the Paris Agreement on climate change.

ban ki moon19Launching the first-ever Sustainable Development Goals report on the new global development agenda adopted last year, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said that the 15-year undertaking is “off to a good start” but will require all parts of the UN family and its partners to work together.

“We have embarked on a monumental and historic journey,” the Secretary-General told the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), which opened on 11 July and ends on 20 July, at the UN Headquarters in New York.

teksler4Sustainable Energy for All – the global, multi-stakeholder platform that played a core role in putting universal access to modern energy services at the heart of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Paris climate agreement – is shifting gear with a new five-year strategy that will drive action and deliver on those promises.

The Strategic Framework for Results 2016-21, titled ‘Going Further, Faster’, was strongly welcomed today by Sustainable Energy for All’s Advisory Board of high-level figures from the public and private sectors and civil society, co-chaired by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim.

china meetFirst UNESCO Science Centres Coordination Meeting took place in the Beijing Conference Centre in China from 16 to 18 May 2016.

ISEDC Executive Director Yury Posysaev attended the meeting co-hosted by UNESCO, the Chinese Academy of Engineering and Chinese Academy of Sciences.

cub isedcFirst UNESCO Science Centres Coordination Meeting will take place in the Beijing Conference Centre in China from 16 to 18 May 2016.

Following the invitation of UNESCO, the Chinese Academy of Engineering and Chinese Academy of Sciences the event will be attended by the ISEDC Executive Director Yury Posysaev.

ban ki moon18Recalling that just two weeks ago, 175 countries came to the United Nations to sign the historic Paris Agreement on climate change, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said it is time to take climate action to the next level.

“We need to accelerate the speed, scope and scale of our response, locally and globally,” Mr. Ban told participants of the Climate Action Summit 2016 in Washington D.C, a two-day meeting that started today and aims to strengthen the multi-stakeholder approach to climate implementation.

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