Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body

Nordic and Baltic Wetlands Conference Identifies Climate Change Impacts on Wetlands [viewed]

Ramsar12 September 2013: The Nordic and Baltic Wetlands Conference was organized around the theme 'Baltic Wetlands in a time of climate change- mitigation, resilience and adaptation.' The event was held as part of the Greenland Chairmanship (2012-2014) of the NorBalWet, a regional initiative for the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar Convention) that aims to contribute to more effective conservation and wise use of wetlands and enhanced international wetlands cooperation in the Nordic-Baltic region.

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Pacific Islands Leaders Call for Climate Leadership [viewed]

PIFS7 September 2013: In the context of calls for concrete action to ensure the survival of small island developing States (SIDS), the 44th Pacific Islands Forum convened under the theme 'Marshalling the Pacific Response to the Climate Challenge.'

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CDM Asia-Pacific Workshop Discusses the Future of the CDM [viewed]

ADB5 September 2013: The fourth Workshop for Enhancing the Regional Distribution of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Projects in the Asia and the Pacific provided a platform to showcase national initiatives for increasing participation in the CDM.

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UNCCD Issue Brief Emphasizes Benefits of Target-Setting Approach [viewed]

a-stronger-unccdSeptember 2013: In the lead up to the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 11) to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), the Secretariat has published an issue brief titled, 'A Stronger UNCCD for a Land-Degradation Neutral World.'

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UN Appoints New Heads of Ozone Secretariat, Multilateral Fund [viewed]

Ozone Secretariat6 September 2013: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed new heads to the Secretariat of the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and its Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (the Ozone Secretariat) and its financial mechanism, the Multilateral Fund for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol (MLF).

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Event: Basel COP 12, Rotterdam COP 7 and Stockholm COP 7 [viewed]

The 12th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Basel Convention, seventh meeting of the COP to the Rotterdam Convention, and seventh meeting of the COP to the Stockholm Convention are expected to convene back-to-back in May 2015.  

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Event: Second CTCN Advisory Board Meeting [viewed]

The Second Advisory Board Meeting of the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) is expected to discuss: a report by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) on its activities to support the full operationalization of the CTCN; the programme of work of the CTCN for 2013-2014; and strategic issues, including criteria for prioritizing countries' requests to the CTCN. The meeting will be webcast.  

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UNFCCC Publishes SBI Documents for Warsaw [viewed]

UNFCCC2 September 2013: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released documents that will be considered at the upcoming 39th session of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI), to be held in November 2013, in Warsaw, Poland.

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Event: Seventh Meeting of the Technology Executive Committee [viewed]

The seventh Meeting of the Technology Executive Committee (TEC) will meet from 4-7 September 2013, in Bonn, Germany. Discussions will address, inter alia, activities identified in the report on the linkage modalities and the rolling workplan of the TEC for 2012–2013 (FCCC/SB/2012/1).  

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LAC Carbon Forum Stresses Coordination Between Public Policies and Investments [viewed]

untitled30 August 2013: Participants at the 7th Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) Carbon Forum highlighted the key role of private sector finance in mobilizing climate finance for climate change mitigation and adaptation in developing countries.

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