International Negotiations

UNGA Adopts Resolutions on Climate and Disasters [viewed]

20 December 2010: In a plenary session held on 20 December 2010, the UN General Assembly (UNGA) adopted the Report of its Second Committee on sustainable development (A/65/436), which includes draft resolutions on "Protection of global climate for present and future generations of humankind" and "International Strategy for Disaster Reduction."

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CBD COP 10 Report Available Online [viewed]

21 December 2010: The official report, including all decisions and outcomes, of the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 10) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has been made available online.

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UNFCCC Executive Secretary Looks Beyond Cancun [viewed]

20 December 2010: In a press release, Christiana Figueres, UNFCCC Executive Secretary, observes that the successful Cancun Climate Change Conference must be followed up with higher global emissions cuts and the rapid launch of new institutions and funds “to show the world that a new era of international cooperation on climate change is an established fact.”

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Event: ITTC 47 [viewed]

The 47th Session of the International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC) and the Associated Sessions of the four Committees (Finance and Administration, Economic Information and Market Intelligence, Forest Industry, and Reforestation and Forest Management) are taking place in Antigua, Guatemala, from 14-19 November 2011.  

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CBD Secretariat Circulates October Bulletin of Activities [viewed]

13 December 2010: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has circulated its Monthly Bulletin of Activities for October 2010.

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Cancun Climate Change Conference Concludes with Agreement on Package of Decisions [viewed]

11 December 2010: The UN Climate Change Conference in Cancun, which took place from 29 November-11 December 2010,  concluded with agreement on a package of decisions. The Cancun Agreements include decisions under both the Convention and Protocol negotiating tracks, and contain provisions on adaptation, REDD+, technology, mitigation and finance.

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ILO Releases Brief on Social Dimensions of a New Climate Agreement [viewed]

November 2010: The International Labour Organization (ILO) has released a technical brief titled "The Social and Decent Work Dimensions of a New Agreement on Climate Change," which addresses the inter-relations between climate adaptation and mitigation measures and the promotion of the support and engagement of millions of employers and workers.

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UNFCCC Subsidiary Bodies Complete their Work in Cancun [viewed]

4 December 2010: On 4 December 2010, the UNFCCC Subsidiary Bodies for Implementation (SBI) and Scientific and Technical Advice (SBSTA) completed their work for their sessions in Cancun, Mexico.

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ASB to Build Capacity for REDD Negotiators [viewed]

4 December 2010: The Alternatives to Slash and Burn Partnership at the World Agroforestry Centre (ASB-ICRAF) has launched the second phase of its project on "Building REDD Capacity for Developing Country Negotiators and Land Managers."

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Forest Day Highlights Urgency to Act on REDD+ [viewed]

5 December 2010: Forest Day 4, held on the sidelines of the Cancun Climate Change Conference, addressed the need to press on with a global mechanism for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, and the role of conservation, sustainable use of forests and enhancement of carbon stocks (REDD+).

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