Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body

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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UNFCCC Executive Secretary Highlights the Role of Progressive Business in Climate Change [viewed]

Christiana Figueres, UNFCCC Executive Secretary9 November 2011: Delivering the Robert Schuman Lecture at the Eco-Innovation Summit in Brussels, Belgium, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres stressed the need for the "full transformation of the global economy onto a low emissions pathway," noting that it can be achieved on a step-by-step basis and needs to be driven by international policy.

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UNFCCC Publishes GTOS Submission on Systematic Observation [viewed]

8 November 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the submission by the Secretariat of the Global Terrestrial Observing System (GTOS) on progress in the development of methodologies, standards and protocols for climate-related terrestrial observations and related matters.

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UNFCCC Publishes Report of CCS Workshop [viewed]

8 November 2011: The report of the technical workshop on modalities and procedures for carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) in geological formations as Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project activities (FCCC/SBSTA/2011/INF.14) is now available on the UNFCCC website.

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Event: Tenth Anniversary of International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources [viewed]

The Secretariat of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGR) is organizing a celebration on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the treaty. The event will focus on the achievements made so far in the implementation of this international law instrument and on the major policy issues that are still being discussed by countries.  

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