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COP23 2017 1Addressing the United Nations Climate Conference (COP23) in Bonn, Germany, on Wednesday, Secretary-General António Guterres called for more ambition, more leadership and more partnerships to tackle climate change.


COP23 2017Cities, the transport sector and ocean advocates today announced a number of new initiatives to push for further, faster climate action, at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 23) in Bonn, Germany. 


cop 23 fiji1The 2017 UN Climate Change Conference opens on Monday, with the aim of launching nations towards the next level of ambition needed to tackle global warming and put the world on a safer and more prosperous development path.


5On October 18, after two-day theoretical and practical classes on Russian experience in energy management, fellows were invited to participate in the 5th Annual Forum “Open Innovations”. The Forum is a global discussion platform that is dedicated to emerging technologies and furthering innovation prospects and collaboration worldwide.

vie16The world’s 250 biggest listed companies account for a third of all man-made greenhouse gas emissions yet few have strong goals to limit rising temperatures, a study showed on Tuesday. Coal India, Gazprom and Exxon Mobil topped the list when measuring carbon dioxide emitted by companies and by consumers using their products, it said.

1During the second week of the UNESCO/ISEDC Сo-Sponsored Fellowships Programme fellows studied the course related to municipal and industrial energy management. ISEDC partners became the lecturers of the course in the framework of the Programme, namely leading experts of UNDP-GEF Project “Building energy efficiency in the North-West of Russia”, Mr. Vitaly Bekker and Mr. Andrey Dodonov.

odriThe 58 members of UNESCO’s Executive Board on 13 October nominated Audrey Azoulay of France for the position of Director-General of the Organization, replacing outgoing Director-General Irina Bokova. The nomination will be submitted to the vote of the General Conference that brings together all 195 Member States of the Organization every two years on 10 November.

maria1United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres visited Dominica on Sunday, taking stock of the immense damage caused by Hurricane Maria last month and the relief efforts underway, as well as paying tribute to its leaders for their vision to not only rebuild but to become the world's first climate-resilient nation.