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unidoyongThe head of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has stressed that the agency’s strong focus on inclusive and sustainable industrialization can help bolster the continent’s efforts to achieve long-term growth and development.

“It is so important for Africa to find a tool to open the door of inclusive and sustainable industrial development in order to take off during the next decades,” Li Yong, Director General of UNIDO, said in a statement, summing up his first visit to Africa since taking office.

ban ki moonSecretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed the vital role of water in sustainable development, highlighting in particular its importance with regard to food security, climate change and sanitation.

“Water holds the key to sustainable development. We need it for health, food security and economic progress,” Mr. Ban said in his opening remarks at the Budapest Water Summit. “Yet, each year brings new pressures.”

bokovaThe 58 members of UNESCO’s Executive Board on 04 October nominated Irina Bokova (Bulgaria) for the position of Director-General.

There were  three candidates:  Irina Bokova, Rachad Farah (Djibouti) and Joseph Maïla (Lebanon).

14The Forum “Open Innovations” is thought by organizers as a global discussion venue devoted to the innovation topics. The event is aimed at predicting technology trends, defining the role of innovative ecosystems in global world processes, and setting the Russian and international agendas for innovative development.

The key theme of the Forum in 2013:  “Disruption and Innovation: Game Changers Powering the Global Market”. The Forum will be focused on game changers—forward-minded innovative companies and breakthrough technology solutions that change the rules of the global market and alter the relationship between various global innovation market players.

icefjord greenlandThere is a perception that global warming has many advantages. This statement became the main topic of discussion in a live radio station "Voice of Russia". The discussion was attended by the representative of the International Sustainable Energy Development Centre under the auspices of UNESCO (ISEDC) Vladimir Berdine.

Scientists of the Carnegie Institution and Stanford University, argued that statements about the dangers of global warming are wrong and are without any foundation.

co2 6The 26 January of 2012 in Moscow Center of the Carnegie in the building of the Business center "Gallery Actor" took place the session of the round table on the theme of "Climate policy after Durban: prospects for the Russian economy".

The event was organized by Carnegie Moscow center together with the Institute of Fritjof Nansen.

duma1The State Duma Committee of energy, held a Round table on a theme "About normative ensuring the implementation of the provisions of 261-FL "About energy saving and improving energy efficiency and about  introduction of amendments to certain legislative acts of the Russian Federation".

Significant theme for the first wide-ranging discussion in the Duma VI convocation to the Committee on energy was the theme "Of normative acts ensuring the implementation of the provisions of the federal law №261 "About energy saving and energy efficiency and introduction of amendments to certain legislative acts of the Russian Federation".

DAVOSAt the Davos World Economic Forum, International Sustainable Energy Development Centre under the auspices of UNESCO (ISEDC) gives a presentation its energy activities within the framework of the Russian pavilion «Expo-2020» Yekaterinburg.

On January 25 in Davos during the World Economic Forum opened the pavilion "Expo-2020 Yekaterinburg", where publicly will be submitted a project of a Universal Exhibition, for conduction of which intends to fight the capital of the Ural federal district.