International Negotiations

APEC Ministers Discuss Environmental Goods and Services, Energy Security [viewed]

11 November 2010: The 22nd Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Ministerial Meeting, held from 10-11 November 2010, in Yokohama, Japan, adopted a joint statement addressing, among other things, environmental goods and services (EGS), sustainable growth and energy security.

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European Commission Unveils Proposals to Consolidate Africa-EU Relations [viewed]

10 November 2010: Ahead of the Africa-EU Summit scheduled to take place from 29-30 November 2011 in Libya, the European Commission has published a Communication on consolidating Africa-EU relations, including on environmental sustainability, energy and climate change.

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UNFCCC Publishes AWG-LCA Tianjin Report [viewed]

9 November 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the report (FCCC/AWGLCA/2010/15) of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA) on its 12th session, held in Tianjin, China, from 4-9 October 2010.

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UNFCCC Executive Secretary Outlines Balance Required for Political Compromise in Cancun [viewed]

4 November 2010: Addressing a pre-COP ministerial meeting held in Mexico City, Mexico, on 4 November 2010, Christiana Figueres, UNFCCC Executive Secretary, emphasized the need to further clarify what would constitute a politically balanced package for Cancun.

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OECD Secretary-General Addresses Global Green Growth Conference [viewed]

8 November 2010: OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría spoke on policies for promoting green growth at the Global Green Growth Conference 2010, which took place from 7-8 November 2010, in Copenhagen, Denmark. 

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UN Secretary-General Addresses International Finance Forum [viewed]

8 November 2010: In a message to the 2010 International Finance Forum in Beijing, China, delivered on his behalf by Renata Lok-Dessallien, Resident Coordinator in China, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon underlined that global economic management "can no longer afford to neglect the most vulnerable or disadvantaged."

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EU Highlights Environmental Issues Before G20 Leaders Summit [viewed]

5 November 2010: In a joint letter to the G20 Leaders, Herman Van Rompuy, European Council President, and Manuel Barroso, European Commission President, presented the views of the EU on key issues on the agenda of the upcoming G20 Leaders Summit, including full support for G20 work on development as an important contribution to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and addressing environmental issues.

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EU, Mexico Discuss Preparations for Cancun [viewed]

28 October 2010: The tenth meeting of the Joint Committee between the EU and Mexico – a mechanism established under the Mexico-EU Economic Partnership, Political Coordination and Cooperation Agreement – was held in Mexico City, Mexico, on 27-28 October 2010, addressing, among other issues, preparations for the Cancun Climate Change Conference.

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Ozone Meeting Discusses Proposals to Include HFCs [viewed]

9 November 2010: The preparatory segment of the 22nd Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (MOP 22) is convening in Bangkok, Thailand, from 8-12 November 2010. 

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UNFCCC Releases AWG-KP Chair's Draft Proposal [viewed]

5 November 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a draft proposal (FCCC/KP/AWG/2010/17) by the Chair of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP) to facilitate preparations for negotiations.

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