Governance

Event: Third PrepCom for UNCSD [viewed]

The UN General Assembly, in December 2009, adopted a resolution calling for a UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, also referred to as Rio+20) to be convened in Brazil in 2012. This meeting will mark the 20th anniversary of the UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), which convened in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The General Assembly resolution specifies that a three-day PrepCom should convene in May 2010, a two-day PrepCom should convene in March 2011, and a three-day PrepCom should convene immediately before the UNCSD (PrepCom III). On 4 November 2011, Dilma Rousseff, President of Brazil, announced a proposal to change the dates to 13-15 June 2012 for PrepCom III and 20-22 June 2012 for the UNCSD, in order to allow for highest-level participation. The previously scheduled dates were 28-30 May 2012 for PrepCom III and 4-6 June 2012 for the UNCSD.  

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UNFCCC Publishes NWP Workshop Report on Regional Centres Collaboration [viewed]

8 September 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the report (FCCC/SBSTA/2010/8) of the workshop on collaboration among regional centres and networks, held under the Nairobi Work Programme (NWP) on impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change.

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Documents for 11th Meeting of Adaptation Fund Board Posted [viewed]

September 2010: The working documents of the 11th meeting of the Adaptation Fund Board have been posted online.

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UNFCCC Compliance Committee Publishes Note on Admission of Observers [viewed]

3 September 2010: The UNFCCC Compliance Committee has published a note (CC/8/2010/4) concerning the working arrangements to operationalize rule 9 of the rules of procedure.

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UNFF Country-Led Initiative Addresses Forest Governance, Decentralization and REDD+ [viewed]

3 September 2010: The Oaxaca Workshop on Forest Governance, Decentralization and REDD+ in Latin America and the Caribbean took place in Oaxaca, Mexico, from 31 August-3 September 2010.

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CBD COP Presidencies Adopt Ministerial Call for Action [viewed]

3 September 2010: Meeting for the first time as a group, 11 ministers responsible for the environment, representing former and upcoming presidencies of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), gathered on 3 September 2010, in Geneva, Switzerland, and adopted the Geneva Ministerial Biodiversity Call for Immediate Action.

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Event: 12th Meeting of the Adaptation Fund Board [viewed]

The Adaptation Fund Board was established as the operating entity of the Adaptation Fund with the mandate to supervise and manage the Adaptation Fund under the authority and guidance of the CMP. At its 12th meeting, the Adaptation Fund Board will discuss several project proposals submitted for funding, and the accreditation of further implementing entities, among other matters. The Board will also engage in a dialogue with representatives from the civil society at the end of the meeting.  

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OECD Publishes Working Paper on Carbon-based Border Tax Adjustments [viewed]

July 2010: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has published a working paper titled “Is there a case for carbon-based border tax adjustment? An applied general equilibrium analysis,” which addresses calls for mechanisms to reduce possible harm to domestic competitiveness from unilateral emissions reduction policies, in the absence of global regulation.

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Event: Regional DNA Forum (Latin America) [viewed]

The Regional Designated National Authorities (DNAs) Forum for the Latin American region will be held at a venue to be determined.  

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Event: 57th Meeting of the CDM Executive Board [viewed]

The 57th Meeting of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Executive Board will be an Extraordinary meeting.  

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