Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body

UNFCCC Releases Long-term Finance Work Programme Report [viewed]

UNFCCC6 November 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the report on the workshops on the work programme on long-term finance (FCCC/CP/2012/3). The report includes information on the workshops and the web-based activities undertaken in the context of the work programme on long-term finance in 2012.

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UNFCCC Publishes LEG's Meeting Report [viewed]

UNFCCC7 November 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the report of the 22nd meeting of the Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LEG) (FCCC/SBI/2012/27). The meeting was held in Funafuti, Tuvalu, from 26-29 September 2012. The report provides an update on the efforts of the LEG to implement its work. 

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UNFCCC Publishes Workshop Report on Issues Relating to Kyoto Protocol Methodological Issues [viewed]

UNFCCC8 November 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the report of the workshop on the implications of the implementation of certain decisions by the seventh session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP/MOP 7) on its previous decisions on methodological issues related to the Kyoto Protocol (FCCC/SBSTA/2012/INF.12).

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Event: CBD COP 12 [viewed]

The twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 12) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will engage in a mid-term review of the implementation of the Strategic Plan and the Aichi targets. The theme of the meeting will be 'Biodiversity for Sustainable Development.' The Meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (COP MOP 7) will take place immediately before COP 12.  

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ITTC Approves New Strategic Plan for ITTO, US$9 Million in Funding [viewed]

10 November 2012: The International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC) convened its 48th session from 5-10 November 2012, in Yokohama, Japan. The Council announced funding of US$9 million for sustainable forest management and to support trade of sustainably harvested tropical forest resources.

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UNFCCC Publishes Annual Report of ITL Administrator [viewed]

UNFCCC8 November 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a document containing the Annual Report of the Administrator of the International Transaction Log (ITL) under the Kyoto Protocol (FCCC/KP/CMP/2012/8), which outlines the activities of the ITL administrator from November 2011 to October 2012.

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UNFCCC Releases Report on Domestic Action by Annex I Parties [viewed]

UNFCCC9 November 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a report on the implementation of domestic action by Parties included in Annex I to the Convention that are also Parties to the Kyoto Protocol, based on the information reported in their national communications (FCCC/SBSTA/2012/INF.9). The report is based on information contained in national communications from Parties and other sources for consideration by the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice at its 37th session (SBSTA 37).

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UNFCCC Releases US' Views on Annex I Parties' National Communications Guidelines [viewed]

9 November 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the US' submission on views from Parties on the elements of the work programme and on the timeline of proposed activities, as well as on key elements of the revision of guidelines for the review of the biennial reports from developed countries and national communications, including national greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories from Annex I Parties (FCCC/SBSTA/2012/MISC.17/Add.1). 

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Australia Outlines Conditions for Joining Kyoto Protocol's Second Commitment Period [viewed]

9 November 2012: Australia's Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Greg Combet, has announced that Australia is ready to join a second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol. UN General-Secretary Ban Ki-moon commended Australia for expressing readiness to join a second commitment period, and called on all governments to take decisive steps to address climate change at the upcoming Climate Change Conference in Doha, Qatar. 

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UNEP Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Ozone Treaty [viewed]

11 November 2012: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP), together with the Government of Switzerland, convened a seminar titled “Protecting our Atmosphere for Generations to Come” on 11 November 2012, marking the 25th anniversary of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (Montreal Protocol).

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