International Negotiations

First Universal UNEP GC Adopts Decision Moving CTCN Forward [viewed]

25 February 2013: The 27th session of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GC27/GMEF) convened in Nairobi, Kenya, from 18-22 February 2013. This was the first Universal Session of the GC following the decision of the UN General Assembly to strengthen and upgrade UNEP, as called for in the Rio+20 outcome document.

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UNFCCC Releases Co-chairs' Note on the Status of the ADP's Work [viewed]

UNFCCC18 February 2013: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a note by the Co-chairs of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP). The note provides the Co-chairs' reflections on the status of the ADP's work after Doha and is aimed at assisting parties in their preparations for the next ADP session, to be held from 29 April - 3 May 2013, in Bonn, Germany.

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BASIC Countries Urge Developed Countries to Ratify the Kyoto Protocol Amendments [viewed]

14 February 2012: The 14th BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change concluded with the adoption of a joint statement in which ministers reaffirm that the Kyoto Protocol remains a key component of the international climate regime, and appreciate the leadership demonstrated by developed countries that joined the second commitment period.

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UNFCCC Releases Summary on ADP Co-chairs' Special Event in Doha [viewed]

UNFCCC7 February 2013: The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat has released the summary of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) Special Event held in Doha, Qatar, on 1 December 2012, in conjunction with the second part of the first session of the ADP. The event, convened by the ADP Co-chairs Harald Dovland (Norway) and Jayant Moreshver (India), aimed to provide observer organizations with an opportunity to become involved in the ADP's work.

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Event: INC-Forests3 Resumed Session [viewed]

The Third Session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee for a Legally Binding Agreement on Forests in Europe (INC-Forests3) will reconvene to discuss, inter alia, the decision on whether to adopt the Legally Binding Agreement (LBA) as a UN treaty, finance, compliance and the roadmap for negotiations through to the Extraordinary Ministerial Conference of FOREST EUROPE, scheduled for late 2013 in Madrid, Spain, where the results of the LBA negotiations will be presented to ministers.  

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UNFCCC Releases AWG-KP Report from Doha [viewed]

UNFCCC7 February 2013: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the report of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP) on the first and second parts of its 17th session, held in Bonn, Germany, in May 2012, and in Doha, Qatar, in December 2012.

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UNFCCC Releases ADP Co-Chairs' Summary on 2015 Agreement Roundtable [viewed]

UNFCCC7 February 2013: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a note by the Co-Chairs of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP), Jayant Moreshver Mauskar (India) and Harald Dovland (Norway), containing an informal summary of the roundtable on ADP's workstream 1 (on the 2015 agreement), which took place in December 2012, in Doha, Qatar.

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UNFCCC Releases ADP Co-Chairs' Summary on Post-2012 Ambition Roundtable [viewed]

UNFCCC7 February 2013: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a note by the Co-Chairs of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP), Jayant Moreshver Mauskar (India) and Harald Dovland (Norway), containing an informal summary of the roundtable on ADP's workstream 2 (on the issues concerning raising level of ambition for the the post-2012 regime), which took place in December 2012, in Doha, Qatar.

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UNFCCC Releases ADP Report from Doha [viewed]

UNFCCC7 February 2013: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the report of the second part of the first session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) (FCCC/ADP/2012/3), which was held in December 2012, in Doha, Qatar. The report indicates that during the session, the ADP continued exchanges of views under a roundtable setting and agreed to hold a number of meetings during 2013, with the aim of advancing its substantive discussions on a 2015 agreement and raising ambition in the post-2012 period. 

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Event: Second Session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action [viewed]

The second session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) will be held in Bonn, Germany, from 29 April-3 May 2013. The ADP will meet in accordance with the ADP conclusions adopted at the Climate Change Conference held in December 2012, in Doha, Qatar. Workstream 1 discussions are expected to continue addressing the 2015 agreement, including its scope, structure and design, as well as the application of the Climate Change Convention principles. Workstream 2 is expected to address the pre-2020 ambition, which may include discussions on mitigation and adaptation benefits to the impacts of climate change, finance and capacity building to support implementation of the Convention.  

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