Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body

CDM and JI Stakeholders Hold First Joint Workshop [viewed]

25 March 2012: The first Sustainable Development Mechanisms Joint Coordination Workshop brought together stakeholders involved in both the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and Joint Implementation (JI) to learn about recent and planned improvements and discuss the future of the mechanisms.

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CDM DNAs Consider Stakeholder Participation and CDM Benefits [viewed]

23 March 2012: The 13th meeting of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Designated National Authorities (DNA) Forum and Training brought together nearly 100 DNAs to exchange information and lessons learned on various topics related to the CDM, including improving stakeholder consultation, co-benefits of the CDM and attracting investment.

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JI Supervisory Committee Agrees on Work Plan to Revise JI Guidelines [viewed]

23 March 2012: The Joint Implementation (JI) Supervisory Committee (JISC) has concluded its 28th meeting with the adoption of a two-year business plan and detailed management plan designed to guide the mechanism to a healthy future.

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JI Supervisory Committee Launches Call for Experts for Accreditation Panel [viewed]

19 March 2012: The Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee (JISC) has launched a call for experts to serve as members of the Joint Implementation (JI) Accreditation Panel, which considers matters relating to the accreditation of operational entities.

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ITTO, FAO Workshop Addresses Global Forest Reporting [viewed]

21 March 2012: The proceedings of a joint workshop organized by the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), the Montreal Process, FOREST EUROPE, and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), to discuss streamlining of global forest reporting, have been released.

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Rio Conventions Pavilion Highlights Synergies [viewed]

19 March 2012: On the margins of the the first round of “informal-informal” consultations on the zero draft of the outcome document for Rio+20, the Secretariat of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) organized a side-event highlighting the importance of the Rio Conventions Pavilion (Rio Pavilion) as a mechanism for emphasizing the synergies among the Rio Conventions.

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UNFCCC Releases CC:iNet Report [viewed]

19 March 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the report on the further development of CC:iNet (FCCC/SBI/2012/4). The climate change information network clearing house (CC:iNet) was launched in December 2010 to facilitate the implementation of the amended New Delhi work programme on Article 6 of the Convention (on education, training and public awareness).

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Organizations Express Willingness to Host UNFCCC's Climate Technology Centre [viewed]

19 March 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has reported that nine organizations have expressed their willingness to be the host of the UNFCCC's new Climate Technology Centre (CTC). The CTC, along with its Network, is the implementing arm of the UNFCCC's Technology Mechanism, established at the UN Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico, in 2010.

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UNFCCC Releases COP/MOP 7 Report [viewed]

15 March 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the report of the seventh session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP/MOP 7), held in Durban, South Africa, from 28 November - 11 December 2011.

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UNFCCC Releases Agenda for Durban Platform's First Session [viewed]

16 March 2012: The UNFCCC Secretary has released the provisional agenda for the first session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (FCCC/ADP/2012/1), which is scheduled to take place in Bonn, Germany, from 17–24 May 2012.

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