Governance

UNEP Completes GEO-5 Regional Consultations [viewed]

5 October 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has completed its scheduled regional consultations for GEO-5. The consultations were convened in Washington DC, US (September 2), Panama City, Panama (September 6-7), Ottawa, Canada (September 9), Bangkok, Thailand (September 16-17), Nairobi, Kenya (September 20-21), Geneva, Switzerland (September 23-24) and Bahrain (October 4-5).

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UNFCCC Releases Submissions on Engagement of Observers [viewed]

4 October 2010: The UNFCCC Secretary has released a document containing five submissions from parties outlining their views on ways to enhance the engagement of observer organizations (FCCC/SBI/2010/MISC.8).

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UNFCCC Releases List of Organizations Applying for Observer Status [viewed]

30 September 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released, for consideration by the 16th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 16), a list of new applicant intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that satisfy the requirements set out in the Convention, the draft rules of procedure being applied and established practice, and that have expressed a wish to be represented at sessions of the COP and its subsidiary bodies as observers (FCCC/CP/2010/4).

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CBD Workshop Highlights Biodiversity Benefits from REDD [viewed]

1 October 2010: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has circulated the results of the Global Expert Workshop on Biodiversity Benefits of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD), which convened from 20-23 September 2010, in Nairobi, Kenya.

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UNFCCC Releases Report on Status of Kyoto Submissions [viewed]

1 October 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a note (CC/8/2010/6/Rev.1) that provides information on the status of submission and review of fifth national communications (NC5), and the annual reports submitted under decision 15/CMP.1, from Annex I Parties that are also parties to the Kyoto Protocol as at 7 September 2010.

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IPCC Releases Documentation Ahead of 32nd Session [viewed]

October 2009: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has posted documents for its 32nd session, which will take place from 11-14 October 2010, in Busan, Republic of Korea.

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UNFCCC Publishes SBI Documents for Cancun [viewed]

30 September 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published several documents for consideration by the 33rd session of Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI), which will take place in Cancun, Mexico, from 30 November-4 December 2010.

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Rio Conventions Focus on Enhancing Collaboration [viewed]

23 September 2010: The tenth meeting of the Joint Liaison Group of the Rio Conventions convened on 23 September 2010, on the margins of the UN General Assembly high-level meeting on biodiversity, in New York, US.

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Event: Eighth Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) [viewed]

The eighth Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) will convene in Brussels, Belgium, from 4-5 October 2010.  

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Yale-UNITAR Conference on Environmental Governance Focuses on Climate Change [viewed]

September 2010: The UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and Yale University held their second Conference on Environmental Governance and Democracy around the theme “Strengthening Institutions to Address Climate Change and Advance a Green Economy.”

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