International Negotiations

Event: Third PrepCom for UNCSD [viewed]

The UN General Assembly, in December 2009, adopted a resolution calling for a UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, also referred to as Rio+20) to be convened in Brazil in 2012. This meeting will mark the 20th anniversary of the UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), which convened in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The General Assembly resolution specifies that a three-day PrepCom should convene in May 2010, a two-day PrepCom should convene in March 2011, and a three-day PrepCom should convene immediately before the UNCSD (PrepCom III). On 4 November 2011, Dilma Rousseff, President of Brazil, announced a proposal to change the dates to 13-15 June 2012 for PrepCom III and 20-22 June 2012 for the UNCSD, in order to allow for highest-level participation. The previously scheduled dates were 28-30 May 2012 for PrepCom III and 4-6 June 2012 for the UNCSD.  

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UNGA Refers Draft Outcome Document to MSI+5 [viewed]

13 September 2010: The UN General Assembly (UNGA) has agreed by consensus to refer a draft outcome document (document A/64/L.68) to the high-level review meeting on the implementation of the Mauritius Strategy for the Further Implementation of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) (MSI+5).

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UNFCCC Publishes COP 16 and COP/MOP 6 Agendas [viewed]

9 September 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the provisional annotated agendas for the 16th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 16) (FCCC/CP/2010/1) and the sixth session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP/MOP 6) (FCCC/KP/CMP/2010/1), which will take place in Cancun, Mexico, from 29 November-10 December 2010.

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Japan-CARICOM Ministerial Conference Discusses Assistance Measures Related to Peace, Development and Prosperity [viewed]

2 September 2010: The second Japan-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ministerial-level Conference was held on 2 September 2010, in Tokyo, Japan, to identify assistance measures that will benefit CARICOM States in the next three years under the framework of the Japan-CARICOM Partnership Programme.

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UNFCCC Publishes SB Agendas for Cancun [viewed]

7 September 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the provisional agendas for the 33rd sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) (FCCC/SBI/2010/11) and Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) (FCCC/SBSTA/2010/7), which will take place in Cancun, Mexico, from 30 November-4 December 2010.

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Event: JISC Extraordinary Meeting – 23rd Meeting of the JISC [viewed]

The Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee (JISC) is holding its 23rd meeting as an extraordinary meeting in place of its 23rd and 24th meetings. The main focus of this meeting will be to finalize the JISC annual report to the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP/MOP).  

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OECD Publishes Working Paper on Effectiveness of Copenhagen Accord Pledges [viewed]

4 August 2010: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has released a working paper titled “Costs, Revenues, and Effectiveness of the Copenhagen Accord Emission Pledges for 2020.”

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UNEP FI and Insurance Industry Release Statement on Climate Change Adaptation [viewed]

6 September 2010: Leading insurance companies within the UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), together with ClimateWise, The Geneva Association, and the Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII) have called on governments worldwide to harness risk management techniques and insurance expertise to help the developing world adapt to climate change.

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Geneva Dialogue Discusses Climate Finance [viewed]

4 September 2010: The Geneva Dialogue on Climate Finance took place in Geneva, Switzerland, from 2-3 September 2010, to address current themes related to finance in the ongoing UN climate negotiations.

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UNFCCC Releases AWG-KP 13 Report [viewed]

2 September 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the report (FCCC/KP/AWG/2010/11) of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol on its 13th session (AWG-KP 13), which took place in Bonn, Germany, from 2-6 August 2010.

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