International Negotiations

Guatemalan President Gives UNU Lecture on Climate Change and the Mayan Vision [viewed]

21 October 2010: Álvaro Colom Caballeros, President of the Republic of Guatemala, gave a lecture at UN University (UNU) headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, focusing on climate change and the Mayan vision.

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Mediterranean Climate Change Initiative Launched [viewed]

22 October 2010: The Greek Government, with the support of the European Investment Bank (EIB) and in collaboration with leaders from across the Mediterranean, launched the Mediterranean Climate Change Initiative on 22 October 2010, in Athens, Greece.

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UN Secretary-General Addresses Francophonie Summit [viewed]

24 October 2010: The 13th Summit of the International Organization of la Francophonie took place from 22-24 October 2010, in Switzerland, and focused on development.

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Land Day 3 Considers the Nexus Between Biodiversity and Desertification [viewed]

23 October 2010: The Secretariats of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) organized Land Day 3 on 23 October 2010, in parallel to the 10th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 10) to the CBD, in Nagoya, Japan. 

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UNFCCC Publishes Report on Enhancing Observer Engagement [viewed]

19 October 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a report (FCCC/SBI/2010/16) that synthesizes the proposals made by parties and observer organizations on ways to enhance the engagement of observer organizations.

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UN Secretary-General Travels to Marrakesh and Strasbourg [viewed]

19 October 2010: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon highlighted climate change issues in statements recently delivered in Marrakesh, Morocco, at the World Policy Conference, and Strasbourg, France, at the European Parliament.

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UNGA Committee Addresses Challenges Faced by Countries in Special Situations [viewed]

18 October 2010:  The Second Committee (Economic and Financial) of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) met on 18 October 2010, in New York, US, to consider groups of countries in special situations, looking ahead towards the Fourth UN Conference on Least Developed Countries (LDCs), to be held in Istanbul, Turkey, from 30 May-3 June 2010.

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EU Environment Ministers Adopt Negotiating Position for Cancun [viewed]

14 October 2010: At their meeting on 14 October 2010, in Brussels, Belgium, the Council of the EU Environment Ministers agreed on a negotiating strategy for the Cancun Climate Change Conference to be held in late 2010.

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African Development Forum Focuses on Climate Change and Development [viewed]

15 October 2010: The Seventh African Development Forum was held from 12-15 October 2010 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, under the theme, "Acting on Climate Change for Sustainable Development in Africa."

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POPs Review Committee Takes Note of POPs and Climate Change Study [viewed]

15 October 2010: During its sixth meeting, which took place from 11-15 October 2010, in Geneva, Switzerland, the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Review Committee (POPRC) took note of a concept note for a project on POPs and climate change (document UNEP/POPS/POPRC.6/INF/27).

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