Meeting

Ramsar's Standing Committee Holds 41st Meeting [viewed]

11 May 2010: The 41st meeting of the Standing Committee (SC) of the Rasmar Convention on Wetlands took place in Kobuleti, Georgia, from 26 April-1 May 2010. Opening the meeting, Giorgi Khachidze, Minister of Environment Protection and Natural Resources, Georgia, emphasized the importance of wetlands, especially in the era of climate change and increased potential for disasters.

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IEA Releases Two Solar Technology Roadmaps [viewed]

11 May 2010: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released two Roadmaps on Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) and Photovoltaic (PV) electricity production during the Mediterranean Solar Plan Conference taking place in Valencia, Spain, from 11-12 May 2010. In introducing the roadmaps, IEA Executive Director Nobuo Tanaka underscored that solar energy could represent 20-25% of global electricity production and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by six billion tons per year by 2050.

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CDM Executive Board Releases Proposed Agenda for 54th Meeting [viewed]

10 May 2010: The proposed agenda, annotated agenda and draft work programme for the 54th meeting of the Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), scheduled to take place from 24-28 May 2010, in Bonn, Germany, are now available on the CDM website.

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SIDS Day at CSD 18 Discusses Implementation of the Mauritius Strategy [viewed]

10 May 2010: On 10 May 2010, delegates at the 18th session of the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD 18) considered the CSD 18 thematic topics as they relate to small island developing States (SIDS) and conducted a review of the implementation of the Mauritius Strategy for the Implementation (MSI) of the Barbados Plan of Action for the Sustainable Development of SIDS (PrepCom for MSI+5).

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World Bank Holds Consultations on Environment Strategy [viewed]

10 May 2010: The World Bank held one in a series of consultations with civil society on its new environment strategy. During the 10 May consultation, the growing importance of climate change within the World Bank's environment agenda and concerns by civil society on the Bank's funding of fossil fuels were highlighted.

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UN Secretary-General and Bolivian President Morales Discuss Recent Conference [viewed]

7 May 2010: The UN Secretary-General recently met with Bolivian President Evo Morales Ayma and representatives from civil society organizations that participated in the People's World Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth, which convened in Cochabamba, Bolivia, from 19-22 April 2010.

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UNFCCC Publishes Document on Arrangements for Intergovernmental Meetings [viewed]

7 May 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a note by the Executive Secretary on arrangements for intergovernmental meetings (FCCC/SBI/2010/8).  This document addresses three main topics: the 16th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 16) and the sixth session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP/MOP 5); future sessional periods; and organization of the intergovernmental process.

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Report of 25th Meeting of CDM Small-Scale Working Group Released [viewed]

7 May 2010: The report and annexes of the 25th meeting of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Small Scale Working Group (SSC WG), which was held from 26-29 April 2010, in Bonn, Germany, are now available on the CDM website. At the meeting, the SSC WG considered issues relating to baseline and monitoring methodologies for small-scale CDM project activities.

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UNFCCC Publishes Technology Submission from Kazakhstan [viewed]

6 May 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a submission from Kazakhstan on the areas of focus set out in section IV of the terms of reference for the review and assessment of the effectiveness of the implementation of Article 4, paragraphs 1(c) and 5, of the Convention (technology transfer) (FCCC/SBI/2010/MISC.3).

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Event: Global Forum on Salinization and Climate Change [viewed]

The Global Forum on Salinization and Climate Change will be co-hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) and the University of Valencia. The Forum will constitute an opportunity to discuss, from a multi-disciplinary perspective, the problems associated with salinization and climate change.  

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