Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body

UNFCCC Publishes Status of Submissions and Review of Fifth National Communications [viewed]

UNFCCC15 November 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a note (FCCC/SBI/2011/INF.8) that provides information on the status of submission and review of fifth national communication (NC5s) under the Convention and its Kyoto Protocol from Parties included in Annex I to the Convention (Annex I Parties) as of 14 November 2011.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Publishes Canada's Fifth National Communication [viewed]

UNFCCC10 November 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the report (FCCC/IDR.5/CAN) of the in-depth review of the fifth national communication (NC5) of Canada. The Expert Review Team (ERT) concludes that the NC5 generally provides a good overview of the national climate policy of Canada.

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UNFCCC Publishes GEF Report on Technology Transfer Strategic Programme [viewed]

14 November 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the report (FCCC/SBI/2011/14) of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to the 17th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 17) on the Implementation of the Poznan Strategic Programme on Technology Transfer.

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UNFCCC Pays Tribute to SBSTA Chair Mama Konaté [viewed]

14 November 2011: Expressing profound sadness, the UNFCCC Secretariat has informed parties and observers of the sudden death of Mama Konate (Mali), Chair of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), in Bonn, Germany. 

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UNFCCC Publishes National Adaptation Plans Meeting Report [viewed]

10 November 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the report (FCCC/SBI/2011/12) of the expert meeting on the process and the modalities and guidelines for the formulation and implementation of national adaptation plans (NAPs). The expert meeting was held in Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic, on 15-17 September 2011.

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UNFCCC Publishes AWG-LCA Scenario Note for Durban [viewed]

14 November 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the scenario note (FCCC/AWGLCA/2011/13) for the fourth part of the 14th session of the Ad Hoc Working Group for Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA 14). In the note, the AWG-LCA Chair calls on parties to produce concise text in each of the informal groups that can form the basis of a comprehensive AWG-LCA decision.

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ITPGR Celebrates Tenth Anniversary, Releases List of Benefit-sharing Grantees [viewed]

14 November 2011: On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGR), a high-level celebration was hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), and the ITPGR Secretariat released the list of new projects to be funded under the Treaty's Benefit-sharing Fund, to support farmers and breeders to adapt key crops to climate change.

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CBD Releases Draft Study on Impacts of Climate-Related Geo-engineering on Biodiversity [viewed]

11 November 2011: Available for peer-review, a draft study circulated by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) compiles and synthesizes available scientific information on the possible impacts of geo-engineering techniques on biodiversity, including preliminary information on associated social, economic and cultural considerations. Comments are being accepted until 9 December 2011.

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WMO Symposium Focuses on Improving Drought Information Systems [viewed]

WMO11 November 2011: The International Symposium on Integrated Drought Information Systems aimed to help countries, regions and communities move toward approaches that embrace drought preparedness and mitigation. Participants focused on the need for more coordinated polices to manage the risks of drought.

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UNFCCC Publishes REDD+ Submission from Singapore [viewed]

10 November 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published an addendum (FCCC/SBSTA/2011/MISC.7/Add.1) to views on methodological guidance for activities relating to reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation and the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks in developing countries (REDD+).

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