Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body

CBD Announces Date and Venue of COP 11 [viewed]

CBD20 June 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has announced that the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 11) to the CBD will be held from 8-19 October 2012, in Hyderabad, India.

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First Africa Drylands Week Highlights Potential for Sustainable Development [viewed]

UNCCD17 June 2011: The first "Africa Drylands Week" has concluded with a message by Luc Gnacadja, Executive Secretary of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), underlining the potential of drylands for the development and sustainable growth of their populations and countries.

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Event: CBD Africa Regional Consultation and Capacity Building Workshop on REDD+, Including on Relevant Biodiversity Safeguards [viewed]

This workshop is being convened by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), in collaboration with the South African National Biodiversity Institute and with financial support from Norway, the UK and the UN-REDD Programme. Its purpose is to consult effectively with parties on the development of advice on relevant safeguards for biodiversity, so that REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, as well as conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of carbon stocks) actions are consistent with the CBD objectives, and avoid negative impacts on, and enhance benefits for biodiversity.  

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Mangroves and Coral Reefs Initiative in the Americas Discusses Strategic Framework [viewed]

Mangroves and Coral Reefs Initiative in the Americas Discusses Strategic Framework21 June 2011: The Second Meeting of the Regional Initiative for the Conservation and Wise Use of Mangroves and Coral Reefs in the Americas was co-organized by the Ecuadorian and Mexican Governments in coordination with the Secretariat of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention). Opening the meeting, Marcela Aguiñaga, Minister of Environment of Ecuador, highlighted the importance of mangrove and coral reefs ecosystems in the region, emphasizing the need to include mitigation and adaptation strategies in the context of climate change.

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AWG-LCA In-session Material Available [viewed]

UNFCCC17 June 2011: During the UN Climate Change Conference June 2011, the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA) agreed that the work done by the facilitators of the various informal negotiating groups in Bonn will be carried forward by making their notes available online.

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UNFCCC Publishes Document on Non-market-based Mechanisms [viewed]

UNFCCC17 June 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a corrigendum (FCCC/AWGLCA/2011/MISC.3/Corr.1) on the views on the elaboration of non-market-based mechanisms from Switzerland.

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UNFCCC Publishes Documents on Intergovernmental Meetings [viewed]

UNFCCC16 June 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published an addendum (FCCC/SBI/2011/6/Add.1) regarding arrangements for intergovernmental meetings that lists possible elements of the provisional agendas for the 17th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 17) and the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol at its seventh session (COP/MOP 7).

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Bonn Talks Focus on Agendas of the Subsidiary Bodies [viewed]

UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres and Halldór Thorgeirsson, UNFCCC Secretariat17 June 2011: The UN Climate Change Conference June 2011 centered on the agendas of the UNFCCC subsidiary bodies during the first week, with agreement reached to launch work on some agenda items, while the Ad Hoc Working Groups made some progress on their agendas but recognized that much work remains before the Durban Climate Change Conference.

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CDM Executive Board Invites Public to Select Board Decisions for Translation [viewed]

UNFCCC17 June 2011: The Executive Board (EB) of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) has invited the public to participate in selecting which of its decisions will be translated into the six official UN languages.

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Event: 64th Meeting of the Executive Committee of the Multilateral Fund [viewed]

This meeting will addrsss: status of contributions and disbursements; status of resources and planning; and programme implementation.  

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