Governance

UNCSD Bureau Meets with UN Agency Heads [viewed]

15 November 2010: The Bureau of the Preparatory Process for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, also called Rio+20) met with the expanded Executive Committee of the Economic and Social Affairs (EC-ESA Plus) on 4 November 2010, in New York, US.

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FAO Holds Expert Meeting on Land Tenure and Mitigation in Forestry and Agriculture Sectors [viewed]

17 November 2010: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) hosted an expert meeting on "Land tenure issues and requirements for implementing climate change mitigation policies in the forestry and agriculture sectors" in Rome, Italy, from 15-17 November 2010.

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OECD Report Urges Japan to Do More to Fight Climate Change and Protect Biodiversity [viewed]

16 November 2010: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has released the “OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Japan 2010,” saying that Japan should do more to fight climate change and protect biodiversity.

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IEA Paper Outlines Model Regulatory Framework for Carbon Capture and Storage [viewed]

1 November 2010: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has published a paper titled “Carbon Capture and Storage Model Regulatory Framework” that attempts to address regulatory challenges to enabling rapid expansion and scale-up of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology.

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IEA Paper Evaluates Contribution of Natural Gas Vehicles to Sustainable Transport [viewed]

1 November 2010:  The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released a working paper titled “The Contribution of Natural Gas Vehicles to Sustainable Transport,” which considers costs and benefits associated with using natural gas vehicles (NGVs) for road transport, as well as policies related to its use and market development.

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CBD Secretariat Circulates Presentations from the Ecosystems Pavilion [viewed]

November 2010: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has circulated information, including links to presentations, videos and photos, from the inaugural "Rio Conventions' Ecosystems and Climate Change Pavilion," held from 18-28 October 2010 on the margins of the 10th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 10) to the CBD in Nagoya, Japan.

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Third Conference on Drylands, Deserts and Desertification Develops Statement to UNCCD CST [viewed]

11 November 2010: The third conference on Drylands, Deserts and Desertification, which convened from 8-11 November 2010, at the Sede Boqer's Blaustein Institute for Desert Research at Ben Gurion University in Israel, developed a "Statement on the Synergistic Implementation of the Rio Conventions in the Drylands."

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UNFCCC Publishes Information Note on Completeness Check Failures [viewed]

11 November 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published an information note compiling the results of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project completeness checks, and information and reporting checks.

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UNFCCC Publishes Report on Implementation of the Nairobi Work Programme [viewed]

10 November 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a report (FCCC/SBSTA/2010/12), which provides an overview of the discussions on, and the issues identified in relation to, the implementation of the Nairobi work programme (NWP) on impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change.

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WTO Trade and Environment Committees Discuss Environmental Goods, Ecolabels and Transport [viewed]

9 November 2010: Three recent meetings on trade and environment held at World Trade Organization (WTO) headquarters have continued existing discussions on: the relationship between multilateral agreements and the WTO; the definition of environmental goods and ecolabels; and the challenges of controlling transport emissions from a trade perspective.

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