Mitigation

Event: UNCTAD Ad Hoc Expert Meeting on the Green Economy: Trade and Sustainable Development Implications [viewed]

The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) is organizing an expert meeting to feed into the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), to be held in Brazil in 2012. The Ad Hoc Expert Meeting is being organized in close collaboration with the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). It aims to explore ways in which the green economy, through trade-led growth, could become a pro-development income-generating instrument that will directly contribute to meeting the sustainable development imperative adopted at Rio in 1992.  

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Event: WTO Public Forum 2010 [viewed]

The World Trade Organization's (WTO) Public Forum 2010 is organized under the heading "The Forces Shaping World Trade." The Forum provides an opportunity for governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), academics, businesses and students to come together to discuss issues regarding the multilateral trading system. The programme features a panel on "Beyond Border Carbon Adjustment Measures: Standards, Labelling and the Issue of Emission Allowances," and another on "Key Issues in Trade, Development and Climate Change."  

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UNEP Calculates Carbon Footprint of Young Olympians [viewed]

25 August 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) is providing a carbon footprint calculator for participants in the Youth Olympics, which is being held in Singapore, for competitors aged 14 to 18.

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CIFOR Director General Delivers Keynote on Forests, Climate Change and Communities [viewed]

24 August 2010: Frances Seymour, Director General of the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), delivered a keynote address titled "Forests, Climate Change, and Communities: Making Progress up the Learning Curve" at the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) World Congress, being held in Seoul, Republic of Korea, from 23-28 August 2010.

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US Hosts Global Shale Gas Conference [viewed]

24 August 2010: As part of its effort to promote global energy security and climate security around the world, the US Department of State's Coordinator for International Energy Affairs hosted the first multilateral conference under the Global Shale Gas Initiative (GSGI) on 23-24 August 2010.

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CEC Prioritizes Low-carbon Economy [viewed]

19 August 2010: At the 17th Ordinary Session of the Council of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation for North America (CEC), environmental ministers of Canada, the US and Mexico discussed a proposed 2010-2015 Strategic Plan, to guide CEC's work according to three priority issues for the region, including climate change and low-carbon economy.

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Brazil and New Zealand Discuss Climate Cooperation Issues [viewed]

14 August 2010: A bilateral meeting between Brazil's Minister of External Relations and New Zealand's Minister of Foreign Affairs was held on 13-14 August 2010, in São Paulo, Brazil, to discuss, inter alia, climate change cooperation.

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UNFCCC Publishes Compliance Committee Report [viewed]

7 July 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the report (CC/7/2010/5) of the seventh meeting of the UNFCCC Compliance Committee, which took place in Bonn, Germany, on 30 June 2010.

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Event: Consultative Meeting on Draft AMCEN Communications Strategy on Climate Change and Comprehensive Framework of African Climate Change Programmes [viewed]

This consultative meeting of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) will discuss, inter alia, the draft "AMCEN Climate Change Communication Strategy: Priority Activities."  

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Event: UNFCCC Eighth Compliance Committee Meeting [viewed]

This meeting's agenda includes: the report on the seventh meeting of the plenary of the compliance committee; information on privileges and immunities for members; the report of the enforcement branch report of the facilitative branch; conflict of interest; information on the status of reports of expert review teams under Article 8 of the Kyoto Protocol; consistency of reviews under Article 8; matters arising from the rules of procedure (operationalizing rule 9); the annual report to the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP/MOP); and the calendar of meetings for 2011.  

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