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Ambassador Berger on security implications of climate change

May 20, 2011 | GermanyUN

The following opening remarks were delivered by Ambassador Berger at a conference on "Security Implications of Climate Change", hosted by the Permanent Mission of Germany and the Permanent Mission of...

Statement by Peter Silberberg, Head of Economic Department, at the 20th International Conference on Health and Environment

Apr 26, 2011 | GermanyUN

Statement by Peter Silberberg, Head of Economic Department, during the session “Chernobyl – lessons for nuclear security”. Today this topic is much more relevant than the organizers might have thought some weeks ago:  25 years after the tragic disaster of Chernobyl, the world is again holding its breath. 25 years ago Chernobylmade it clear that the consequences of failure to respect fundamental safety principles are felt not only by the direct victims, but also by countless people living far away from the nuclear power plant.

Appointment of Bernward Geier as German NGO Coordinator of 64th Annual UN DPI/NGO Conference

Apr 20, 2011 | GermanyUN

Bernward Geier was unanimously selected to serve as Coordinator of the German NGO Focal Group. Mr. Geier’s nomination was put forward by the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM), the organic world umbrella organization based in Bonn, where he had previously served as director for 18 years.

German Development Policy at a glance

Mar 23, 2011 | GermanyUN

German Development Policy at a glance

Ambassador Berger on occasion of book launchings: "Coping with Global Environmental Change, Disasters and Security"

Mar 23, 2011 | GermanyUN

The three volumes are not only valuable handbooks with a lot of expertise. But they are also remarkable because of two characteristics: First it deals with the whole range of issues covering the current discussion on environmental challenges: climate change, food security, desertification, water management, health, disaster resilience. And it does not stop at elaborating the challenges from a scientific point of view: it develops strategies for the international community to cope with these challenges.  That is what makes this book so extremely valuable.