Governance

Event: UNITAR Workshop on Environmental Negotiations and Climate Change Diplomacy [viewed]

This Workshop is being organized by the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and the Olof Palme Memorial Fund as part of UNITAR's 2010 Negotiation Series “Towards levelling the playing field.” It aims at equipping delegates, particularly from developing countries, least developed countries and small island States, with the skills and knowledge needed to perform efficiently in multilateral negotiations related to environmental sustainability and climate change.  

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Commonwealth Eminent Persons Group Meets [viewed]

20 July 2010: The Commonwealth's Eminent Persons Group met for the first time in London, UK, on 19-20 July 2010, to develop options for renewal and reform of the Commonwealth. The Group discussed ways in which the Commonwealth should remain fully engaged in global debates and challenges that affect its members, especially small States and developing States, such as climate change, food security and international financial liquidity.

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UNFCCC Receives AWG-KP Submissions [viewed]

19 July 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has received  a number of submissions from parties that will be considered by the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol at its 13th session (AWG- KP 13), which will take place in Bonn, Germany, from 2-6 August 2010.

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UN Secretary-General Addresses Conference of Speakers of Parliament [viewed]

19 July 2010: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon opened the Inter-Parliamentary Union World Conference of Speakers of Parliament, which was addressing the theme “Parliaments in Time of Crisis: Securing Global Democratic Accountability,” on 19 July 2010, in Geneva, Switzerland.

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EU's JRC Announces Methodology for Calculating Carbon Stock Changes Related to Biofuels Production [viewed]

9 July 2010: The EU's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has created a methodology for predicting and measuring carbon change in soils and biomass due to land use changes, particularly those related to biofuels production.

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New UNFCCC Executive Secretary Takes Office [viewed]

8 July 2010: Christiana Figueres has taken up her post as the new Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC Secretariat.

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UN Secretary-General Addresses Security Council [viewed]

7 July 2010: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addressed the Security Council in New York, US, on 7 July 2010, and noted that the protection of civilians encompasses broader challenges, such as governance, resource scarcity, climate change and land disputes.

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Reports of CDM Methodologies Panel and Working Groups Released [viewed]

2 July 2010: The reports from the meetings of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Methodologies Panel, Afforestation/Reforestation Working Group and Small-Scale Working Group are now available on the CDM website.

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GBEP Newsletter Highlights Progress on Sustainability Indicators for Bioenergy [viewed]

1 July 2010: The Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP) has published its eighth newsletter, which discusses, inter alia, the recent G8 Summit in Muskoka, Canada, GBEP's new partners, and new online resources for greenhouse gas (GHG) measurement.

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GEF Council Approves Major Reforms in New Funding Cycle [viewed]

2 July 2010: The 38th meeting of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council took place in Washington DC, US, from 29 June-1 July 2010, and approved major reforms aimed at helping developing countries to meet international environmental challenges, including those related to climate change and biodiversity.

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