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UNIC Beirut and NGO organize Bike Tripoli 4 ride

For the third year in a row, the Lebanese NGO Social Way Association has organized a bicycle ride, Bike Tripoli 4, in cooperation with the UN Information Centre (UNIC) in Beirut, Bike Lebanon, Beirut by Bike, and the northern coastal cities of Tripoli and Al-Mina municipalities. The theme for the sporting event was “Empowering women in decision making positions.”

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Amid ‘dramatic’ climate changes, UN launches plan to step-up polar weather and sea-ice monitoring

With relatively little data available about the Earth’s Polar Regions – posing risks for people and the environment – the United Nations weather agency has kicked off of a two-year international effort to close gaps in polar forecasting capacity and to improve future environmental safety at the farthest reaches of the planet.

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SECRETARY-GENERAL APPOINTS OVAIS SARMAD OF INDIA AS DEPUTY EXECUTIVE SECRETARY OF THE UNITED NATIONS FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Ovais Sarmad of India as Deputy Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), at the Assistant Secretary-General level. The appointment has been made after consultation with the Conference of Parties through its Bureau. Mr. Sarmad will succeed Richard Kinley of Canada, to whom the Secretary-General and the Executive Secretary are grateful for his dedicated service to United Nations climate change efforts over the past 20 years.

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UN Deputy: Climate action makes business sense

“Climate action is unstoppable because it makes business sense”, said the UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed during the opening session of the SD Talks Special Series on Climate Action on 3 May 2017. It was the first in a series of seven webinars on climate action. The webinars in this series aim to advance knowledge and further dialogue around Climate Action, in the lead up to and beyond COP 23, that will take place in November in Germany.

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More action needed to meet energy goals by 2030, new report finds

The current pace of progress on three global energy goals – access to electricity, renewable energy and efficiency – is not moving fast enough to meet 2030 targets, according to the latest Global Tracking Framework (GTF) report released today by the World Bank and the International Energy Agency as part of the Sustainable Energy for All Knowledge Hub.

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Earth Hour 2017: UN joins iconic landmarks ‘going dark’ to support protecting the planet

The United Nations this evening dimmed the lights at its iconic Headquarters complex in New York and other facilities around the world in observance of the tenth annual 'Earth Hour,' global event to put the spotlight on the issues facing the planet and to inspire millions across the world to live more sustainably.

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