Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body

UNFCCC Workshop Discusses Implementation of the Technology Mechanism [viewed]

2 June 2011: The UNFCCC Workshop on Technology Needs Assessments (TNAs) convened in Bonn, Germany, from 1-2 June 2011. The workshop sought to: share good practices and lessons learned from non-Annex I parties' experiences in conducting TNAs; identify specific needs and practical actions to assist parties in implementing their results; and discuss the roles of TNAs in the context of the implementation of the Technology Mechanism as established at COP 16 in Decision 1/CP.16 (the Cancun Agreements).

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UNFCCC Executive Secretary Discusses Carbon and Climate Finance [viewed]

1 June 2011: In her keynote address to the Carbon Expo 2011 roundtable titled "From carbon finance to climate finance - Are we getting there?" in Barcelona, Spain, Christiana Figueres, UNFCCC Executive Secretary, discussed carbon and climate finance, and the relationship between the two.

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UNFCCC Publishes Documents for SBI 34 [viewed]

1 June 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published additional documents that will be considered during the upcoming 34th sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI), which will take place from 6-16 June 2011, in Bonn, Germany.

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UNFCCC Releases Addendum to SBSTA 34 Agenda [viewed]

1 June 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the provisional agenda of the upcoming 34th session of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 34), which will take place from 6-16 June 2011, in Bonn, Germany.

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UNFCCC Releases Views on the Elaboration of Market-based Mechanisms [viewed]

1 June 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published an addendum (FCCC/AWGLCA/2011/MISC.2/Add.3) consisting of a submission by the Republic of Korea on views on the elaboration of market-based mechanisms, which will be considered at the second part of the 14th session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA).

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FAO/ITTO Report: Deforestation Rates in Rainforest Basins "Alarming" [viewed]

1 June 2011: A report from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) indicates that deforestation rates continue to be "alarming" in most of the 30 countries in the Amazon, Congo and Southeast Asian rainforest basins.

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CBD Publishes Technical Study on REDD and Biodiversity [viewed]

1 June 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has released a study that provides scientific and technical information on ways to ensure that the design and implementation of policies for REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation  in developing countries, as well as conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of carbon stocks) support the objectives of the CBD.

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UNFCCC Publishes Newsletter Ahead of Bonn Session [viewed]

31 May 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a new edition of its Newsletter in the run-up to the June 2011 UN Climate Change Conference, which will take place from 6-17 June 2011, in Bonn, Germany. The newsletter highlights the proceedings of the first meeting of the Transitional Committee for the design of the Green Climate Fund, among other topics.

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UNFCCC Publishes Technical Paper on New HCFC-22 Facilities [viewed]

31 May 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a technical paper (FCCC/TP/2011/2) on the implications of the establishment of new hydrochlorofluorocarbon-22 (HCFC-22) facilities seeking to obtain certified emission reductions for the destruction of hydrofluorocarbon-23 (HFC-23).

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Programme Document for ITTO/CBD Collaborative Initiative for Tropical Forest Biodiversity Released [viewed]

31 May 2011: The Programme Document for the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) and Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Collaborative Initiative for Tropical Forest Biodiversity is now available on the ITTO website. The document provides guidance for possible activities under the Initiative and ITTO members are invited to consider and approve the document, and convey their response to the ITTO Secretariat by 31 August 2011.

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