International Negotiations

CCCCC Update Highlights SIDS' Calls for Action on Climate [viewed]

CCCCC4 October 2011: The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) has published the September 2011 edition of its Climate Change News Update. The edition contains a summary of major international and regional climate change-related news, highlighting calls by representatives of small island States for urgent action to mitigate climate change and to support the adaptation efforts of the poorest countries.

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UNFCCC Publishes Submissions by Saudi Arabia and Singapore on Response Measures [viewed]

UNFCCC4 October 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published an addendum containing submissions from countries on further views on the elements for the development of a work programme and a possible forum on response measures (FCCC/SB/2011/MISC.4/Add.1).

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EU Finance Ministers Recommend Progress on Climate Finance [viewed]

4 October 2011: The Economic and Financial Affairs Council of the EU, which gathers EU finance ministers, has adopted conclusions on climate finance, in which the Council stresses the need to provide a transparent report on fast-start finance to ensure trust among UNFCCC parties, confirming that the EU will report in Durban on this issue.

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UNFCCC Publishes Switzerland's Views on Developing Country Mitigation Actions [viewed]

UNFCCC3 October 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published Switzerland's submission (FCCC/AWGLCA/2011/MISC.7/Add.6) on its views on the items relating to a work programme for the development of modalities and guidelines listed in paragraph 66 of decision 1/CP.16 (Enhanced action on mitigation: nationally appropriate mitigation actions by developing country parties).

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UNFCCC Releases Technology Executive Committee's Modalities and Procedures [viewed]

UNFCCC30 September 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the modalities and procedures of the Technology Executive Committee (TEC) (FCCC/CP/2011/8) for consideration by the 17th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 17) to the UNFCCC. The COP is invited to consider the modalities and procedures and to take any action it deems appropriate.

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UNFCCC Releases Report of the Activities of the Technology Executive Committee [viewed]

UNFCCC30 September 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a note summarizing the activities and performance of the Technology Executive Committee (TEC) for 2011 (FCCC/SB/2011/2). The Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) and the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) may wish to take note of the report and consider any further action, as appropriate.

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UNFCCC Publishes Parties' Submissions on the Research Dialogue [viewed]

UNFCCC29 September 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published submissions from parties on their views on the research dialogue, including ongoing activities, associated modalities and ways to enhance it (FCCC/SBSTA/2011/MISC.8).

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Host Country Agreement Signed for Durban Climate Change Conference [viewed]

3 October 2011: Christiana Figueres, UNFCCC Executive Secretary, and Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, South Africa's Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, have signed the Host Country Agreement for the 17th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 17) to the UNFCCC and the seventh session of the Conference of the Parties serving the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP/MOP 7), which will take place in Durban, South Africa, from 28 November to 9 December 2011.

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UNFCCC Publishes AWG-LCA Submissions for Panama Session [viewed]

UNFCCC3 October 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a number of submisisons from parties to be considered by the third part of the 14th session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA 14), taking place in Panama City, Panama, from 1-7 October 2011.

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UNFCCC Executive Secretary Highlights Importance of Forwarding Draft Decisions to Durban [viewed]

2 October 2011: Speaking during the UN Climate Change Conference in Panama City, Panama, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres welcomed the recognition by governments of the need to speed up and scale up their efforts to address climate change, and that to ensure a successfull outcome in Durban at the 17th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 17) to the UNFCCC, the Panama talks need to conclude with the adoption of draft decisions.

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