Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body

CBD Releases November Issue of REDD+ and Biodiversity Newsletter [viewed]

19 November 2010: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has released the November volume of its REDD+ and Biodiversity newsletter.

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UNFCCC Releases Document on International Transport [viewed]

15 November 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a document titled “Information relevant to emissions from fuel used for international aviation and maritime transport: Submissions from international organizations.”

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JI Supervisory Committee and CDM Executive Board Annual Reports Published [viewed]

16 November 2010: The annual report of the Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee (JISC) and the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Executive Board to the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP/MOP) are now available on the UNFCCC website.

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Event: Montreal Protocol OEWG 31 [viewed]

Delegates at the 31st meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG 31) of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer are expected to discuss two proposals for amendments to the Montreal Protocol. The first has been submitted by the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) and is similar to the amendment proposed by FSM in 2010 to control the production and consumption of HFCs. Canada, Mexico and the US have also submitted a proposed amendment, similar to the amendment they proposed at the twenty-second meeting of the Parties (MOP 22) in 2010, which aims to list 20 specific HFCs in a new Annex to the Protocol. OEWG 31 is also scheduled to consider several other issues, including the 2011 progress report of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel (TEAP) and the TEAP's initial recommendations for essential-use and critical-use nominations.  

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CBD Secretariat Circulates Presentations from the Ecosystems Pavilion [viewed]

November 2010: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has circulated information, including links to presentations, videos and photos, from the inaugural "Rio Conventions' Ecosystems and Climate Change Pavilion," held from 18-28 October 2010 on the margins of the 10th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 10) to the CBD in Nagoya, Japan.

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Event: Joint 9th Meeting of the Vienna Convention COP and 23rd Montreal Protocol MOP [viewed]

The 23rd Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (MOP 23) and ninth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer (COP 9) are scheduled to take place in Bali, Indonesia, from 21-25 November 2011.  

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UNFCCC Executive Secretary Calls for Compromise [viewed]

15 November 2010:  Christiana Figueres, UNFCCC Executive Secretary, emphasized the need for compromise in international efforts to reach a solution to the climate challenge at a press briefing held in Bonn, Germany, on 15 November 2010.

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Ozone Meeting Concludes Without Progress on Low-Global Warming Potential Alternatives [viewed]

12 November 2010: The 22nd session of the Meeting of the Parties (MOP 22) to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, which took place in Bangkok, Thailand, from 8-12 November 2010, adopted 16 substantive and several procedural decisions, including on the terms of reference (ToR) for the evaluation of the financial mechanism. 

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Third Conference on Drylands, Deserts and Desertification Develops Statement to UNCCD CST [viewed]

11 November 2010: The third conference on Drylands, Deserts and Desertification, which convened from 8-11 November 2010, at the Sede Boqer's Blaustein Institute for Desert Research at Ben Gurion University in Israel, developed a "Statement on the Synergistic Implementation of the Rio Conventions in the Drylands."

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UNFCCC Publishes AWG-LCA Agenda and Scenario Note for Cancun [viewed]

12 November 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the scenario note (FCCC/AWGLCA/2010/17) for the 13th session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA), which will be held in conjunction with the 16th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) in Cancun, Mexico.

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