Publication

UNFCCC Releases Agenda for AWG-LCA 14 [viewed]

19 May 11: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the annotated agenda (FCCC/AWGLCA/2011/5) for the 14th session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA 14). The agenda for AWG-LCA 14 was adopted by the AWG-LCA on 8 April 2011, in Bangkok, Thailand. The AWG-LCA will resume its 14th session from 7-17 June 2011, in Bonn, Germany.

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UN-REDD Newsletter Highlights Cross-Regional REDD+ Learning and Exchange [viewed]

UNREDD Newsletter18 May 2011: The May 2011 edition of the UN-REDD Programme Newsletter features an article on Asia Pacific and Latin America cross-regional REDD+ exchange, which highlights that delegates from Viet Nam visited Mexico and Ecuador to learn from those countries' experience of Payment for Environmental Services (PES) and community-led forest management, while Mexico and Ecuador learned from Viet Nam's experience in establishing a national REDD+ Programme.

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FAO Releases Tool on Bioenergy and Food Security [viewed]

17 May 2011: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has finalized its “Bioenergy and Food Security (BEFS) Analytical Framework,” which aims to assist policymakers in evaluating the potential of bioenergy and its possible food security impacts. 

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Report of Committee for Development Policy Reviews Indicators of LDCs [viewed]

May 2011: The report of the 13th session of the Committee for Development Policy (CDP), which took place from 21-25 March 2011, has just been released. The report reviews the Committee's consideration of the following themes: education for all, issues related to the Least Developed Countries (including monitoring of the development progress of Equatorial Guinea and Samoa), and migration and development. 

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OECD Releases Review of Norway's Environmental Protection [viewed]

19 May 2011: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has published its review of the environmental performance of Norway, which praises Norway's pioneering role in environmental protection, but calls for further action, notably in addressing climate change and protecting biodiversity.

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UNFCCC Publishes SBI Notification for Bonn Session [viewed]

18 May 201: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a notification (CAS/AGEN/SBI/PART/MAY/11) concerning the 34th session of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 34), containing the agenda for the meeting and information on the mandated in-session workshops and events to be held during the session.

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UNFCCC Publishes Paper on Appeals Against CDM Board Decisions [viewed]

17 May 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a technical paper (FCCC/TP/2011/3) on procedures, mechanisms and institutional arrangements for appeals against the decisions of the Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), which takes into account the proposals on the matter contained in the 2010 annual report of the Executive Board of the CDM (FCCC/KP/CMP/2010/10), the statutes and rules of procedure of a number of international tribunals, and relevant technical literature.

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UNDP Asia and Pacific Director Calls for Building LDCs' Resilience [viewed]

UNDP17 May 2011: In a op-ed published originally in the South China Morning Post, Ajay Chibber, UN Development Programme (UNDP) Regional Director for Asia and Pacific, underscores the need to support the least developed countries (LDCs) in building their resilience and reducing their vulnerability to external shocks, including natural disasters and man-made crises.

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European Commission Publishes Study on Electric Vehicles [viewed]

17 May 2011: The European Commission has published a study on the possible impacts of introducing electric vehicles in the EU, including their potential market uptake.

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CBD April Bulletin Highlights Meetings of Joint Liaison Group, Biodiversity Conventions Group [viewed]

16 May 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has published its Monthly Bulletin of Activities for April 2011, which indicates that the Joint Liaison Group of the Rio Conventions has formalized the terms of reference of modus operandi of the group, identified joint high-level activities for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20) as well as the 20th anniversary of the Conventions in 2012, and agreed on new and revised joint publications on climate change adaptation, forests and gender.

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