Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body

Event: Pre-COP 21 [viewed]

This Pre-COP is being held in advance of the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 21) to the UNFCCC.  

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ADP 2-11 Opens, Considers Co-Chairs' Draft Agreement [viewed]

UNFCCC19 October 2015: The 11th part of the second session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP 2-11) under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has opened in Bonn, Germany. The week-long meeting is the last scheduled round of negotiations before the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 21) to the UNFCCC meets in Paris, France, to adopt a global climate change agreement.

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CDM Executive Board Agrees to Streamline and Simplify CDM [viewed]

UNFCCC16 October 2016: The Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) has agreed on a range of changes to the Mechanism's rules and processes, with the aim of streamlining and simplifying it.

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UNFCCC Reports on NAMA Registry Operation [viewed]

UNFCCC12 October 2015: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the third annual report to the Conference of the Parties (COP) on the operation of the registry of nationally appropriate mitigation actions (FCCC/CP/2015/INF.2).

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UNFCCC Reports on Long-term Climate Finance Workshop [viewed]

UNFCCC13 October 2015: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the report of the in-session workshop on long-term climate finance (LTF) (FCCC/CP/2015/2), which summarizes the workshops's technical discussions and outcomes. The workshop aimed to: showcase concrete instruments and measures that contribute to the mobilization of climate finance for adaptation action in developing countries; provide greater clarity on the barriers and opportunities for accessing climate finance, particularly for adaptation; and identify concrete actions that can be undertaken (collaboratively) to foster the deployment of adaptation finance in the short term in developing countries.

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TEC, CTCN Release Key Messages for COP 21 [viewed]

UNFCCC12 October 2015: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the 2015 joint annual report of the Technology Executive Committee (TEC) and the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN). The document (FCCC/SB/2015/1) also includes joint and individual key messages of the TEC and CTCN for the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 21) to the UNFCCC.

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Adaptation Fund Board Approves Projects on Agriculture, Watershed Development [viewed]

Adaptation Fund9 October 2015: The Adaptation Fund Board (AFB) has approved three full project proposals and six preliminary projects, for a total of over US$12.4 million. The Board is also expanding its scope of operations, making decisions on regional projects for the first time alongside national adaptation projects.

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UNCCD COP 12 Opens, Reiterates Links between Land, Climate and SDGs [viewed]

unccd_cop1212 October 2015: In their opening statements at the twelfth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 12) to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), many delegates welcomed the recognition of the importance of land restoration in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through a specific target on land degradation neutrality (LDN).

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Event: Second Session of the Group of Experts on Renewable Energy [viewed]

The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) will convene the 2nd meeting of the Group of Experts on Renewable Energy. Discussions will include: a report on the implementation of the Work Plan 2014–2015; progress made in renewable energy uptake, including key messages and next steps from the ongoing status report in the region; the UNECE's role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) on energy, and contributing to global actions on climate change mitigation and adaptation, including the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 21) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Other topics include: the International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development; cross-cutting issues and coordination of work on renewable energy; renewal of the Mandate and Draft Work Plan of the Group of Experts on Renewable Energy for 2016–2017; and key messages for the Committee on Sustainable Energy. The Group of Experts on Renewable Energy was established to advance renewable energy and energy for all in the UNECE region. It also facilitates regulatory and policy dialogue and sharing of best practices, with a view to increasing the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.  

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UNFCCC Reports on African Region Training on BURs Preparation [viewed]

UNFCCC8 October 2015: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a report, titled 'Progress report on the work of the Consultative Group of Experts (CGE) on National Communications from Parties not included in Annex I to the Convention: report on the training workshop for the African region on the preparation of biennial update reports (BURs)' (FCCC/SBI/2015/17). The report was published in advance of the 43rd session of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI), which will meet in Paris, France, during the period from 30 November to 11 December 2015.

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