UNFCCC

Event: LEG Technical Meeting to Review Draft NAP Guideline [viewed]

The Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LEG) technical meeting to review draft National Adaptation Plan (NAP) guideline will take place from 29-31 October 2012. Initial guidelines for the formulation of NAPs by LDC Parties were adopted by COP 17. They elaborate elements of the NAPs, including steps that may be undertaken to lay the groundwork and address gaps, and elements for the preparatory and implementation phases, as well as for reporting, monitoring and review. The COP mandated the LEG to elaborate technical guidelines for NAPs based on these initial guidelines. The COP will take stock of, and if necessary revise, the NAP guidelines at the end of 2012, at COP 19.  

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Additional Sessions of the AWGs Open in Bangkok [viewed]

30 August 2012: The informal additional sessions of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA), the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP) and the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) opened on 30 August 2012. The aim of the sessions is to enable the bodies to continue work from the Climate Change Talks held in May 2012, in Bonn, Germany, and to advance preparations for the resumed sessions of the ad hoc working groups to be convened in Doha, Qatar, at the end of the year.

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UNFCCC Releases Paper on Quantified Economy-wide Emission Reduction Targets [viewed]

23 August 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a technical paper, titled "Quantified economy-wide emission reduction targets by developed parties to the Convention: assumptions, conditions, commonalities and differences in approaches and comparison of the level of emission reduction efforts" (FCCC/TP/2012/5).

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Event: LEG 22 Meeting [viewed]

The Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LEG) will meet in late September 2012. The LEG aims to support the preparation and implementation strategy of national adaptation programmes of action (NAPAs).  

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Event: LEG Workshop for Pacific LDCs [viewed]

The Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LEG) workshop for Pacific least developed countries (LDCs) will take place from 28 September to 3 October 2012, in Tuvalu. The LEG aims to support the preparation and implementation strategy of national adaptation programmes of action (NAPAs).  

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Event: CGE Training Workshop for the Africa Region on Mitigation Assessment [viewed]

The Consultative Group of Experts on National Communications from Parties not included in Annex I to the Convention (CGE) is holding a hands-on training workshop for the Africa region on mitigation assessment.  

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Event: First Meeting of the UNFCCC Standing Committee [viewed]

The first meeting of the UNFCCC Standing Committee will take place on 6-8 September 2012, in Bangkok, Thailand. The Committee was created to assist the Conference of the Parties (COP) in exercising its functions in relation to the financial mechanism of the Convention in terms of improving coherence and coordination in the delivery of climate change financing, rationalization of the financial mechanism, mobilization of financial resources and measurement, reporting and verification of support provided to developing country Parties. At its first meeting, the Committee is scheduled to, inter alia: discuss the scope and functions of the Standing Committee; prepare the work programme of the Standing Committee (2012–2015); and address the modalities of work of the Standing Committee.  

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Event: Seventh Meeting of the CGE [viewed]

The seventh meeting of the reconstituted Consultative Group of Experts on National Communications from Parties not included in Annex I to the Convention (CGE) will take place in Accra, Ghana, from 17-19 September 2012.  

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GCF Inaugural Board Meeting Elects Co-Chairs, Agrees on Process for Selecting Host [viewed]

25 August 2012: The first Board meeting of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) considered the work plan of the Board, and initiated the work towards the operationalization of the Fund. Key outcomes of the meeting include the election of the Board's Co-Chairs and adoption of a decision on how to conduct the process to select the host country of the Fund.

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UNFCCC Releases Israel's Submission on NAMAs [viewed]

24 August 2012: The UNFCCC released an addendum to a submission of more information by developing countries, relating to nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs), including underlying assumptions and methodologies, sectors and gases covered, global warming potential values used, support needs for NAMA implementation and estimated mitigation outcomes (FCCC/AWGLCA/2012/MISC.2/Add.1).

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