Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body

Event: Launch of UN Decade for Deserts and the Fight Against Desertification [viewed]

To promote actions that will protect the world's drylands from further deterioration and degradation into deserts, the United Nations will launch the Decade for Deserts and the Fight Against Desertification on 16 August 2010. The Decade will be launched during the opening of the 2nd International Conference on Climate, Sustainability and Development in Semi-arid Regions. The Decade of events are spearheaded by the Secretariat of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) in collaboration with the Department of Public Information (DPI) of the UN Secretariat in New York, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and other relevant UN bodies.  

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UNFCCC Executive Secretary Briefs the Press at Opening of August Bonn Climate Change Talks [viewed]

2 August 2010: Christiana Figueres, UNFCCC Executive Secretary, held a press conference on  the opening day of the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany. She highlighted five key areas in which progress can be built. 

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Event: International Scientific Conference on Advanced Scientific Tools for Desertification Policy [viewed]

This conference is co-organized by the Global Mechanism (GM), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and the Secretariat of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). It aims to “set up a discussion on the scientific research tools and results, recently achieved at the European and international levels addressing desertification assessment and mitigation.”  

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Event: AWG-KP 14 and AWG-LCA 12 [viewed]

The 14th session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP 14) and the 12th session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA 12) will take place at the Tianjin Meijiang Convention and Exhibition Center (MJCEC). The sessions will be preceded by preparatory meetings of the Group of 77 and China, the African Group, the small islands developing States (SIDS) and the least developed countries (LDCs) from 28 September-3 October 2010.  

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August Bonn Climate Change Talks Open [viewed]

2 August 2010: The 11th session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA 11) and the 13th session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP 13) opened in Bonn, Germany, on 2 August 2010.

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CDM Executive Board Releases 55th Meeting Report [viewed]

30 July 2010: The Report of the 55th Meeting of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Executive Board (EB), which took place from 26-30 July 2010, in Bonn, Germany, to consider matters relating to the operation of the CDM, is now available.

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CDM EB Issues Call for Public Inputs on Focus Areas for Future Practitioner Workshops [viewed]

30 July 2010: The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Executive Board (EB), at its 55th meeting, agreed to open a call for public inputs on focus areas for future practitioner workshops for CDM stakeholders.

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UNFCCC Publishes Cook Islands' Submission to AWG-LCA 11 [viewed]

30 July 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a submission (FCCC/AWGLCA/2010/MISC.5) from the Cook Islands on emissions from international shipping and aviation under ideas and proposals on the elements contained in paragraph 1 of the Bali Action Plan (BAP).

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Ramsar Co-Organizes Workshop on Climate Adaptation in Murray-Darling Basin [viewed]

29 July 2010: Max Finlayson, wetlands and climate change expert member of Ramsar's Scientific and Technical Review Panel (STRP), and Brendan Edgar, Australia's National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility, co-organized a workshop to review options for coping with adapting to a changing climate in the Murray-Darling Basin (MDB), south-east Australia's major river catchment.

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ITTO Annual Report Highlights Climate Activities [viewed]

July 2010: The International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) has released its Annual Report for 2009, outlining policy work,  ITTO-sponsored meetings and financing of activities in 2009.

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