Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body

Event: First Sustainable Development Mechanisms Joint Coordination Workshop [viewed]

The UNFCCC Secretariat is organizing the first Sustainable Development Mechanisms Joint Coordination Workshop. The sustainable development mechanisms are Joint Implementation (JI) and the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).  

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UNFCCC Releases Scenario Note for AWG-KP 17 [viewed]

UNFCCC5 March 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the scenario note (FCCC/KP/AWG/2012/2) for the 17th session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP), which is scheduled to take place in Bonn, Germany, from 15-24 May 2012. The note aims to share with delegations the Chair's views on the organization of the work for the session. 

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Event: First Meeting of the IWG on the Mid-term Evaluation of the UNCCD Strategy [viewed]

The tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 10) to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) called for the creation of an Intersessional Working Group (IWG) on the mid-term evaluation of the ten year Strategy for the Convention. The IWG is expected to consist of 14 members: the President of the COP; the chairpersons of the Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention (CRIC) and of the Committee on Science and Technology (CST); two members from each of five regional groups; and one CSO representative.  

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Event: Second Meeting of the IWG on the Mid-term Evaluation of the UNCCD Strategy [viewed]

The tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) called for the creation of an Intersessional Working Group (IWG) on the mid-term evaluation of the ten year Strategy for the Convention. The IWG is expected to consist of 14 members: the President of the Conference of the Parties (COP); the chairpersons of the Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention (CRIC) and of the Committee on Science and Technology (CST); two members from each of five regional groups; and one CSO representative.  

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CDM Beneficiaries Explain the CDM's Impacts [viewed]

5 March 2012: The International Emissions Trading Association (IETA), in collaboration with the UNFCCC Secretariat, organized a “Meet the Beneficiaries” event, during which people who have benefited from Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects met with Members of the European Parliament to explain how the CDM has changed their lives.

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CDM Executive Board Calls for Inputs [viewed]

5 March 2012: The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Executive Board has launched five calls for public inputs on various matters. The calls were launched following the 66th meeting of the Board, during which it agreed to seek public inputs on specific issues relating to the operation of the CDM.

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UNCCD Launches Redesigned Website [viewed]

2 March 2012: The Secretariat of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) has launched a redesigned website.

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Guest Article #74: Adaptation After Durban [viewed]

The recently concluded 17th session of the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP 17) agreed on a number of seminal decisions to move forward the global agenda for climate change adaptation. However, a less visible yet equally impactful outcome is the subtle change in global orientation and outlook towards adaptation, an evolution which had already started at COP 16 in Cancun and was subsequently solidified by the Durban decisions. This change can be summed up as three major steps forward: towards a reinforced long-term commitment to adaptation action; towards consolidation and defragmentation; and towards predictability. 

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UNFCCC Releases Provisional Agenda for AWG-KP 17 [viewed]

2 March 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the provisional agenda for the 17th session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP 17), which will take place in Bonn, Germany, from 15-24 May 2012.

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UNFCCC Releases SBSTA 35 Report [viewed]

1 March 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the report of the 35th session of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), which took place in Durban, South Africa, from 28 November - 3 December 2011 (FCCC/SBSTA/2011/5).

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