Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body

Event: Fifth Caribbean Environment Forum and Exhibition (CEF 5), Second Caribbean Sustainable Energy Forum (CSEF 2), and 15th Annual Wider Caribbean Waste Management Conference (ReCaribe) [viewed]

These three events will be held simultaneously under the unified theme "Coping with Copenhagen: Water, Waste, Energy, Health..." to emphasize actions and strategies to address key Caribbean environmental issues against the backdrop of climate change. The CEF series on Caribbean health and environment has been organized by the Caribbean Community's (CARICOM) Caribbean Environmental Health Institute (CEHI) biennially since 2000. The CSEF focuses on energy efficiency, renewable energy and energy security for Small Island Developing States (SIDS). The annual ReCaribe has been organized since 1995 by Clean Islands International (CII) to discuss waste management issues in the wider Caribbean region. The combined event is being co-sponsored by the Jamaican Government, the Organization of American States (OAS), the Global Environment Facility's (GEF) Integrating Watershed and Coastal Area Management project (IWCAM), the Caribbean Renewable Energy Development Programme (CREDP), and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  

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UNCCD and UNISDR Sign MOU [viewed]

30 May 2010: The Secretariats of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in Bonn, Germany, on 30 May 2010. The MOU establishes a framework for collaboration on reducing the vulnerability of communities to drought-related risk and to expand networks that will advance the prevention of drought-associated disasters.

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World Bank Approves Financing for Chillers Replacement [viewed]

3 June 2010: The World Bank approved a bundle of financial instruments for a project called the “Chillers Energy Efficiency Project,” which will replace around 375 chillers in the Philippines with more climate-friendly technologies.

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UNFCCC Publishes Workshop Report on Reporting Guidelines [viewed]

30 May 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a workshop report on issues relating to the revision of the UNFCCC Annex I reporting guidelines (FCCC/SBSTA/2010/INF.5).

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UNFCCC Releases Report on Review of Technology Transfer [viewed]

26 May 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the report on the review and assessment of the effectiveness of the implementation of Article 4, paragraphs 1(c) and 5, of the Convention (FCCC/SBI/2010/INF.4) on technology transfer.

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UNFCCC Publishes Note on Technology Transfer Performance Indicators [viewed]

25 May 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a note (FCCC/SBSTA/2010/INF.3) that presents information required for using the performance indicators to support the review of the implementation of Article 4, paragraphs 1(c) and 5, of the Convention (technology transfer).

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Climate Talks Open in Bonn [viewed]

31 May 2010: The Bonn Climate Change Talks began on 31 May 2010, and are scheduled to conclude on 11 June. The meeting brings together representatives from 182 countries and will include the 32nd sessions of the Subsidiary Bodies of the UNFCCC, the tenth session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA 10) and the 12th session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP 12).

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UNFCCC Releases Brazil's Views on CCS [viewed]

31 May 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the submission from Brazil(FCCC/SBSTA/2010/MISC.2/Add.1) containing its views related to carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) in geological formations as a possible mitigation technology.

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UNFCCC Releases EGTT Report [viewed]

30 May 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the report of the Expert Group on Technology Transfer (EGTT) (FCCC/SB/2010/INF.1).

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First World Congress on Cities and Adaptation Adopts Bonn Declaration [viewed]

30 May 2010: The first World Congress on Cities and Adaptation to Climate Change, which addressed the theme "Resilient Cities 2010," convened from 28-30 May 2010, in Bonn, Germany. The Congress was organized by ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainable Development, the World Mayors Council on Climate Change and the City of Bonn, and it sought to support the implementation of the UNFCCC Nairobi Work Programme on Adaptation by providing a forum for exchange, learning, networking, debating and policy making on approaches and solutions for climate change adaptation and resilience-building in cities and municipalities, including local adaptation practices.

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