Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body

Green Climate Fund Selects First Executive Director [viewed]

Green Climate Fund (GCF)30 June 2013: During a recent meeting of the Board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF), which took place from 25-28 June 2013, in Songdo, Republic of Korea, the Board selected by consensus Hela Cheikhrouhou (Tunisia) as its first Executive Director, to lead the independent Secretariat of the Fund. Other aspects for the operationalization of the Fund were also considered.

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UNFCCC TEC 6 Discusses Research, Development and Demonstration of ESTs [viewed]

UNFCCC28 June 2013: The sixth meeting of the Technology Executive Committee (TEC 6) of the UNFCCC was broadcast live via the Internet over the UNFCCC Technology Information Clearinghouse (TT:CLEAR) website, allowing for interaction with off-site stakeholders who participated via social media during a thematic dialogue on research, development and demonstration (RD&D) of environmentally sound technologies ESTs).

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Montreal Protocol Parties Discuss HFC Issues [viewed]

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28 June 2013: At the 33rd meeting of the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG 33) of the parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, delegates discussed the organization of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel (TEAP) and initiated formal discussions on the financial, legal and technical issues associated with managing hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).

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Event: Second Meeting of Experts on Long-term Finance [viewed]

The Second Meeting of Experts on Long-term Finance will be held in Bonn, Germany, from 19-20 August 2013. The meeting will address ways to mobilize scaled-up climate finance, and look at enabling environments and adequate policy frameworks for deployment of climate finance.  

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Event: LEG Workshop on Adaptation for Asian LDCs [viewed]

Organized by the Secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), this workshop will provide technical guidance and advice to the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in addressing adaptation to climate change through the National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPAs), the LDC work programme and the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process, through the exchange of information, and the promotion of regional synergies and synergies with other conventions. It will be preceded by a one-day preparatory meeting organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) on 19 August, to discuss, among other issues, integration of biodiversity and climate change adaptation at the national level, progress in revising and updating national biodiversity strategies and action plans (NBSAPs) and synergies in implementing the objectives of all three Rio Conventions at the national level. Participation of biodiversity experts in the UNFCCC workshop is facilitated through collaboration with the CBD Secretariat.  

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Event: Asia and the Pacific Regional Workshop on NAMAs [viewed]

The Regional Workshop on Promoting International Collaboration to Facilitate Preparation, Submission and Implementation of NAMAs will be held from 13-15 August 2013, in Singapore. The meeting will aim at facilitating the preparation, submission and implementation of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) in Asia.  

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Event: 65th Meeting of the CDM Accreditation Panel [viewed]

The Accreditation Panel (AP) was established to prepare the decision making of the Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) in accordance with the procedure for accrediting operational entities. The 65th meeting of the CDM Accreditation Panel will take place in Bonn, Germany, from 19-22 August 2013.  

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Event: 60th Meeting of the CDM Methodology Panel [viewed]

The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Methodology Panel will hold its 60th meeting to consider matters relating to CDM baseline; simplification and streamlining of methodologies and tools; standards and procedures; and further standardization in the demonstration of additionality.  

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Event: Ninth CDM Roundtable [viewed]

The ninth CDM Roundtable, which will convene in Bonn, Germany, on 23 August 2013, will seek to provide an opportunity to share best practices, enhance understanding and provide a platform for exchange of ideas on the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) with stakeholders, in order to identify and improve on existing standards, procedures and guidelines.  

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UNFCCC's Momentum for Change 2012 Report Focuses on the Urban Poor [viewed]

UNFCCC9 July 2013: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the 2012 report on the Momentum for Change Initiative. The report features nine experiences that address climate change while improving livelihoods and living conditions in developing countries' urban areas.

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