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On June 5, UNECE will celebrate World Environment Day (WED) 2015 at Geneva Palais des Nations, Room XIV. WED is the biggest, most globally celebrated day for positive environmental action. In Geneva, various events will take place during 3 days. Full programme here:
12.30-13.00 Cocktail reception
13.00-13.20 Opening remarks
Mr. Michael Møller, Acting Director-General, United Nations Office at Geneva
H.E Ambassador Mukhtar Tileuberdi, Permanent Representative of Kazakhstan, UNECE Chair
H.E Ambassador Raimonds Jansons, Permanent Representative of Latvia, UNECE Vice-Chair
13.20-13.40 Keynote address Climate Change: Where we are, where we may be going, Prof. Martin Beniston, University of Geneva
13.40-14.30 Screening of documentary Déchets — Honourable Mention, Festival du Film Vert Suisse 2015
Ms. Kate Amiguet, Documentarist, Switzerland
14.30-15.00 Opening of cartoon exhibition (until 19 June) Environment in change, Mr. Tom Tirabosco, Cartoonist, Switzerland
Coffee, tea & biscuits
Moderator: Mr. Marco Keiner, Director, Environment Division
More information: http://ow.ly/NKJMM 
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Read UNECE's Executive Secretary Christian Friis Bach last article on his blog: "Let’s continue to keep the rivers and lakes of Europe safe for shipping and swimming", and learn about the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Inland Waterways (ADN).
Read here: http://ow.ly/NAa6w
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New study links fine particulate air pollution to risk of childhood autism.
Pollutants in the air we breathe come from multiple sources, including sectors such as industry, transport and agriculture. To improve air quality on the local, national and regional levels, UNECE member States have been working successfully to gradually reduce and prevent air pollution in the region. 
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Tuesday 26 May 2015, 18:30 - 20:00
"Scenarios for Sustainable Energy" event by the Graduate Institute of Geneva, in collaboration with UNECE
How the global energy system will develop is one of today’s big unknowns. As energy is both cause and solution to many global problems, a multitude of actors is exploring driving forces, critical uncertainties and unknowns with an influence on energy systems development.
This event will explore global energy challenges, elements for solid scenario building, what scenarios can and cannot do, and how to develop stories about possible energy futures.
Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva
Programme: http://ow.ly/NilbC 
UNECE Sustainable energy: http://ow.ly/Nilh0
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Partnerships with the private sector will be critical to mobilize the financing needed to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be adopted in September 2015 by the UN General Assembly.
In order to help building-up such frameworks, the Confederation of International Construction Associations (CICA) and the French Institute of International Legal Experts (IFEJI), with the support of the French Government and of the French Employers’ Federation (MEDEF), are establishing an International Specialist Centre of Excellence for Public-Private Partnerships Policy, Laws and Institutions.
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Starting June 1, countries in the European Union will use United Nations new GHS pictograms for dangerous chemicals. Using international pictograms allows everyone understand signs the same way and therefore, helps to prevent accidents from happening while using these chemicals.
To consult the list, see: http://ow.ly/NuV6o
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In its report "Decarbonizing Development: Three Steps to a Zero-Carbon Future", the World Bank evokes several pillars to a successful decarbonization. Among them, many are discussed by UNECE: such as CSS, renewable energies or energy efficiency. To read the report: http://ow.ly/NrsX2 
To know more about UNECE work on sustainable energy: http://ow.ly/NrsSn
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The world's energy demand will keep increasing in the years ahead. However, the production of energy is sometimes costly and harmful for the planet. How can we provide energy for all, in a sustainable way?
To discuss this question and many more, UNECE holds a workshop today at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, entitled "Reaching sustainable energy in the UNECE Region- Common understanding and critical uncertainties". http://ow.ly/Nr8k7 
The event will be followed by a talk exploring "Scenarios for sustainable energy" at the Geneva Graduate Institute this evening. Programme here: http://ow.ly/Nr8Kb
Finally, in the wake of these events, the "Open-ended Consultations on UNECE Work on Sustainable Energy (27-28 May 2015) will offer the possibility for member States to review progress of the implementation of the programme of work 2014-2015 in preparation of the twenty-fourth session of the Committee". http://ow.ly/Nr9iL
To know more about UNECE work on sustainable energy: http://ow.ly/Nr9pv
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What is the “right” poverty measure? Can we devise a universal poverty indicator to monitor the poverty aspect of SDGs? How to assess the closely related issues of inequality, vulnerability and social exclusion? What can be UNECE’s role in promoting comparability and the much-needed international guidance in this area? To provide answers to these questions, UNECE held three events addressing the challenges of poverty measurement from 4 to 8 May. 
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The "Greening Economies in the European Union's Eastern Neighbourhood" (EaP GREEN) programme assists six countries of the European Union Eastern Neighbourhood Partnership in progressing faster towards a green economy framework. Decoupling economic growth from environmental degradation should result in higher productivity and competitiveness, better natural capital management, enhanced environmental quality of life, and more resilient economies.
UNECE is committed to the EaP Green programme, helping countries implementing the Espoo Convention and the SEA protocol. 
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Read UNECE's Executive Secretary Christian Friis Bach's last article on his blog : "Getting energy investments rights".
"To avoid a 2°C or higher rise in global temperature, the investments needed in renewable energy, energy efficiency and carbon abatement are estimated at around one trillion dollars per year for the next 40 years. Clearly this cannot come from public funds alone – private investments will need to be mobilized massively. It is therefore crucial that we invest in the right energy sources, in the right place and at the right time..."
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United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) http://www.unece.org/ Comments or questions, please drop us a line at: info.ece@unece.org
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The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) is one of the five regional commissions of the United Nations. It was established in 1947 to promote economic integration among its member States and beyond. UNECE has 56 member States located in Europe, the Caucasus, Central Asia and North America.

Through dialogue, policy advice and technical assistance, we help our members cooperate to mutual benefit. We develop international norms, standards and regulations with national experts of our member countries and serve as the secretariat for a number of regional and global conventions and protocols. 

In carrying out our mandate and initiatives, we work closely the other UN regional commissions, global institutions and key stakeholders. More than 70 international professional organizations and non-governmental organizations also participate in our work.


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Our areas of expertise cover economic cooperation and integration, energy, environment, housing and land management, population, statistics, timber, trade, and transport. Through these targeted fields we endeavor to improve living standards in a sustainable way. Our numerous activities allow us to deal with the challenges of the 21st century, from transport and energy to environment and security.
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