Meeting

Event: G8 Development Ministers Meeting [viewed]

This preparatory meeting will feed its results into the annual summit of the group of most industrialized nations (G8).  

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Event: C40 Large Cities Climate Summit – Seoul 2009 [viewed]

The C40 Large Cities Climate Leadership Group was established in 2005 by London's then mayor Ken Livingstone and comprises the world\'s largest cities committed to taking action on climate change. The theme of the Seoul Summit is “Cities' Achievements and Challenges in the Fight against Climate Change.”  

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Event: EBRD Annual Meeting and Business Forum [viewed]

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will hold its annual meeting and business forum under the theme “Opportunities in a tougher climate.”  

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Event: Eighth Session of UNPFII [viewed]

The eighth session of the UN Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) will consider a concept note on the extent to which climate change policies and projects adhere to the standards set forth in the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The Forum will also consider the response from the UNFCCC Secretariat regarding two recommendations on indigenous peoples and climate change adopted during the seventh session of the UNPFII (E/C.19/2008/13), which met from 21 April-2 May 2008.  

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UNFCCC Secretariat Organizes NWP Workshop on Economic Resilience [viewed]

A group shot of the workshop participants.4 May 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat organized a Technical Workshop on Increasing Economic Resilience to Climate Change and Reducing Reliance on Vulnerable Economic Sectors through Economic Diversification, which met from 28-30 April 2009, in Cairo, Egypt. The workshop was convened under the Nairobi Work Programme on impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change (NWP).

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UNFF8 Adopts Decision on Forests in a Changing Environment [viewed]

UNFF8 Chair Boen M. Purnama gaveled UNFF8 to a close at 05h53m on Saturday, 2 May 20094 May 2009: Climate change featured heavily on the agenda of the eighth session of the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF8), which convened from 20 April-1 May 2009, at UN Headquarters in New York, US. After a late night session on the final day of negotiations, UNFF8 delegates adopted a resolution on forests in a changing environment, which encourages member States to, inter alia, strengthen the implementation of sustainable forest management (SFM) in addressing the challenges faced by forests due to climate change, forest degradation, and biodiversity and forest cover loss.

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UNCTAD Holds Expert Meeting on CDM Challenges and Opportunities [viewed]

© UNCTADMay 2009: The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) held an expert meeting on the “Trade and Investment Opportunities and Challenges Under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)” in Geneva, Switzerland, from 27-29 April 2009. The event included presentations by academics, research institutions and country experts who explored ways to facilitate participation from developing countries and least developed countries in the CDM, and provided examples of how to overcome existing obstacles to greater CDM investment flows.

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UNITAR Holds Workshop on Environmental Negotiations and Climate Change Diplomacy [viewed]

29 April 2009: The UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) held a training workshop on environmental negotiations and climate change diplomacy in New York, US, from 29-30 April 2009. The workshop was organized as part of UNITAR's 2009 Negotiation Training Series, and was targeted mainly at delegates from developing countries, least developed countries and small island States (SIDS).

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Event: Informal Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change [viewed]

This informal ministerial consultation is being organized by the Poland's Minister of Environment, Maciej Nowicki, in his capacity as UNFCCC COP 14 President. The consultation will take place on the margins of the high-level segment of the 17th session of the Commission for Sustainable Development (CSD). The consultations will be held from 6:00-8:30 pm and will consist of two thematic panels followed by a political summary with key findings. The identified topics for the panels are: climate change and food security; and adaptation needs in land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF).  

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Event: Business for the Environment Global Summit [viewed]

The event, now in its third year, is the world's leading international conference for business-driven action for the environment. Business and civil society leaders, as well as international organization and government representatives will discuss ways of powering green growth around the globe.  

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