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The United Nations Development Programme's 21st Human Development Report, The Rise of the South, explores growth in the leading economies of the global south, its impact and what it means for the future.
Every 22 March, World Water Day focuses attention on the importance of freshwater and the sustainable management of freshwater resources. This year World Water Day is also dedicated to the theme of cooperation around water.
The 2012 UN Climate Change Conference agreed a new commitment period under the Kyoto Protocol, a timetable to adopt a universal climate agreement by 2015, and a path to raise necessary ambition to respond to climate change.
At the opening of the UN Climate Change Conference in Doha the conference President called for global action, while UK Secretary of State Edward Davey will look for progress on the global deal agreed in Durban.
Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Edward Davey has set out the Government's position in the lead-up to the 2012 UN Climate Change Conference in Doha, stressing the risks and opportunities of climate change.
The Board of the Green Climate Fund has held its first and second meetings, taking a number of decisions that will lay the foundations for the operation of the Fund, including selecting the country that will host the new fund.
Introducing the Sustainable Energy for All initiative, recently launched by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to make sustainable energy for all a reality over the next two decades.
To accompany our introductory article on the Sustainable Energy for All initiative, members of the High-Level Group and Technical Group offer reflections on the initiative's aims and approach.
On 22 March United Nations World Water Day 2012 focuses on water and food security, aiming to raise awareness of the link between water and the food we eat through video, events, resources and a new interactive game for children.
The UN High-level Panel on Global Sustainability's final report, Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A Future Worth Choosing, makes 56 recommendations to put sustainable development into practice and mainstream it into economic policy.