Intergovernmental Process

17th Katoomba Meeting Discusses Payments for Ecosystem Services [viewed]

24 June  2010: The Katoomba Group, an international network of individuals working to promote and improve capacity related to markets and payments for ecosystem services (PES), held its 17th meeting in Hanoi, Viet Nam, from 23-24 June 2010.

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EU Outlines Priorities for G20 Toronto Summit [viewed]

23 June 2010: The President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, and the President of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy, have sent a joint letter to the other leaders of the G20 outlining their thoughts on key agenda items of the G20 summit, to be held in Toronto, Canada, from 26-27 June 2010, including on climate change.

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Guest Article #43: Oceans and Coasts at the Frontline of Climate Change [viewed]

The world's oceans play a central role in climate, akin to the Earth's lungs and circulatory system. The world cannot do without a healthy ocean generating oxygen, absorbing carbon dioxide and regulating climate and temperature. Oceans already absorb over 80% of the heat added to the climate system and nearly 50% of all carbon dioxide added to the atmosphere by burning fossil fuels over the past 250 years.

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EU-ACP Review Contonou Agreement, Adopt Joint Declaration on Climate Change [viewed]

22 June 2010: During the 35th Session of the Joint Council of the EU-African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries, held on 21-22 June 2010 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, the EU and ACP countries signed the second five-year revision of the Cotonou Agreement. The EU and ACP countries also adopted joint declarations on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and climate change.

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Indonesia Places Moratorium on Forest and Peatland Conversion [viewed]

15 June 2010: The Government of Indonesia has announced that it will place a two-year moratorium on the conversion of natural forests and peatlands. Beginning in 2011, no new conversion permits will be issued, although permits issued before 2011 will not be affected.

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UN Secretary-General Urges G20 to Focus on Green Growth [viewed]

10 June 2010: In a letter to the leaders of the Group of 20 (G20) nations, scheduled to meet in Toronto, Canada, on 26-27 June 2010, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged a focus on development and green growth.

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Event: Workshop on Experiences of Promoting the Application of the Principles of the Aarhus Convention in International Forums [viewed]

This workshop is organized in the framework of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-Making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (Aarhus Convention). Among other things, participants will discuss promoting the principles of the Aarhus Convention in the lead up to, during and after the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference.  

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APEC Energy Ministers Focus on Low-Carbon Energy Security [viewed]

19 June 2010: The ninth meeting of the Energy Ministers of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) convened in Fukui, Japan, on 19 June 2010, under the theme "Low Carbon Paths to Energy Security: Cooperative Energy Solutions for a Sustainable APEC," and agreed to improve energy efficiency and increase the clean energy supply in the APEC region.

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EU-US Conclude Memorandum on Civil Aviation Research and Development [viewed]

18 June 2010: The European Commission and the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have concluded negotiations for the establishment of a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) in civil aviation research and development.

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Event: IPCC 33 [viewed]

The 33rd session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC 33) will be preceded by the 11th session of IPCC WGIII, which will meet in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, from 5-8 May 2011.  

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