Meeting

Ozone Meeting Concludes Without Progress on Low-Global Warming Potential Alternatives [viewed]

12 November 2010: The 22nd session of the Meeting of the Parties (MOP 22) to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, which took place in Bangkok, Thailand, from 8-12 November 2010, adopted 16 substantive and several procedural decisions, including on the terms of reference (ToR) for the evaluation of the financial mechanism. 

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Third Conference on Drylands, Deserts and Desertification Develops Statement to UNCCD CST [viewed]

11 November 2010: The third conference on Drylands, Deserts and Desertification, which convened from 8-11 November 2010, at the Sede Boqer's Blaustein Institute for Desert Research at Ben Gurion University in Israel, developed a "Statement on the Synergistic Implementation of the Rio Conventions in the Drylands."

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G20 Adopts Seoul Action Plan [viewed]

12 November 2010: Leaders of the Group of Twenty (G20) met in Seoul, Republic of Korea, on 11-12 November 2010 and adopted: a Leaders' Declaration; the Seoul Action Plan including a commitment to the Seoul Development Consensus for Shared Growth; and concrete measures summarized in a Multi-Year Action Plan on Development, focusing particularly on the development of infrastructure in developing countries.

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International Rice Congress Launches Global Rice Science Partnership [viewed]

12 November 2010: The International Rice Congress (IRC), sponsored by the International Rice Research Center (IRRI), met in Hanoi, Viet Nam from 8-12 November 2010.

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CIF Meetings Approve Funding for Climate Resilience in Bangladesh, Tajikistan and Niger [viewed]

11 November 2010: The Climate Investment Funds (CIF) Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) will provide US$50 million grants to the Governments of Bangladesh, Tajikistan and Niger to pilot climate resilience strategies and integrate climate risk into their economic plans.

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CARICOM Trains Next Generation of Environmental Negotiators from ACP [viewed]

10 November 2010: The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana, held a Regional Skills Training Workshop targeting the next generation of regional environmental negotiators.

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UNFCCC Publishes Report on Implementation of the Nairobi Work Programme [viewed]

10 November 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a report (FCCC/SBSTA/2010/12), which provides an overview of the discussions on, and the issues identified in relation to, the implementation of the Nairobi work programme (NWP) on impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change.

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WTO Trade and Environment Committees Discuss Environmental Goods, Ecolabels and Transport [viewed]

9 November 2010: Three recent meetings on trade and environment held at World Trade Organization (WTO) headquarters have continued existing discussions on: the relationship between multilateral agreements and the WTO; the definition of environmental goods and ecolabels; and the challenges of controlling transport emissions from a trade perspective.

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Event: Global Tourism Forum [viewed]

Organized by the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), this meeting will convene under the theme "Building New Models for Tourism Growth: Competitiveness and Responsibility." It will be the first meeting of all the major players from the tourism sector, public and private, as well as economists, academia and civil society, allowing the tourism community to reach out beyond the sector and demonstrate its role in the post-crisis sustainable recovery, climate change, and fair and inclusive development.  

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Event: UN/ISDR Third Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Reduction [viewed]

Based on lessons emerging from the Mid-Term Review of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA), the meeting will discuss what the disaster risk reduction (DRR) framework will look like post-2015, both in terms of governance, resources, monitoring and compliance; and how it will fit with the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and climate change framework. Prior to the formal opening of the event on 10 May, which will feature the participation of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, two days of key preparatory, donor, intergovernmental and coordination meetings will be held on 8 and 9 May.  

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