International Negotiations

UNEP Releases Emissions-Gap Report [viewed]

23 November 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the European Climate Foundation and the National Institute of Ecology-SEMARNAT, Mexico, have launched a report titled "The Emissions Gap Report," in advance of the Cancun Climate Change Conference.

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UNFCCC Publishes Turkey's COP 16 Outcome Submission [viewed]

19 November 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a submission from Turkey (FCCC/AWGLCA/2010/MISC.8) under the agenda item preparation of an outcome to be presented to the Conference of the Parties (COP) for adoption at its 16th session to enable the full, effective and sustained implementation of the Convention through long-term cooperative action now, up to and beyond 2012.

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UNFCCC Releases Technical Paper on Standardized Baselines under the CDM [viewed]

18 November 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a technical paper (FCCC/TP/2010/4), which has been  prepared in order to support the consideration of standardized baselines under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).

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UNFCCC Releases AWG-KP Scenario Note for Cancun [viewed]

16 November 2010: The UNFCC Secretariat has published the scenario note (FCCC/KP/AWG/2010/16) for the 15th session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP 15), which will take place in Cancun, Mexico, beginning on 29 November 2010.

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UNFCCC Releases Report on Regional Training Programme on Technology Transfer Project Preparation [viewed]

23 November 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the report of its regional training programme on preparing technology transfer projects for financing, which took place between 2008 and 2010 (FCCC/SBSTA/2010/INF.6).

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UN Secretary-General Discusses Areas for Agreement [viewed]

22 November 2010: In his address to the John C. Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey, US, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon highlighted deforestation, adaptation, technology, capacity building and the future of the Kyoto Protocol as areas that are "ripe for agreement."

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Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Planning Discusses COP 16 at Press Conference [viewed]

22 November 2010: At a press conference on the upcoming Cancun Climate Change Conference, Robert C. Orr, Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Planning, stated that progress could be achieved on a number of issues, namely deforestation, technology transfer and stronger financing.

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European Commission Outlines Future Trade Policy [viewed]

9 November 2010: The European Commission has released a Communication titled "Trade, Growth and World Affairs," which sets out the triple benefit of trade for Europe, namely stronger economic growth, more jobs and increased consumer choice at lower prices. The Communication also addresses green growth, energy and climate change.

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ALBA Nations Adopt Declaration Opposing Commodification of Nature [viewed]

5 November 2010: The Ministerial Committee for the Defense of Nature of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas – Treaty of Commerce of the People (ALBA-TCP) adopted a declaration opposing the concept of "green economy," in which nature is seen as "capital" for producing tradable goods and services.

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Event: Pre-COP Ministerial Meeting [viewed]

A Pre-COP Ministerial meeting will take place in Mexico City, Mexico, from 4-5 November 2010.  

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