International Negotiations

UNFF Launches Newsletter on Regional Forest Activities [viewed]

10 August 2011: The UN Forum on Forests Secretariat has launched the first issue of its newsletter "Regional Voices," reporting on several regional activities related to sustainable forest management.

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UNFCCC Publishes SBSTA Documents [viewed]

UNFCCC4 August 2011: The Secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has published a note (FCCC/SBSTA/2011/INF.7) containing a synthesis of views from Parties and observer organizations on modalities and procedures for carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) in geological formations as Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project activities.

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UNFCCC Publishes Convention Amendment Submissions [viewed]

UNFCCC26 July 2011: The UNFCCC has published a proposal (FCCC/CP/2011/3) from Cyprus and the EU to amend Annex I to the Convention, as well as a proposal (FCCC/CP/2011/4) from Papua New Guinea and Mexico to amend Articles 7 (Conference of the Parties) and 18 (right to vote) of the Convention.

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Event: Fifth Meeting of the Cartagena Group/Dialogue for Progressive Action on Climate Financing [viewed]

The fifth meeting of the Cartagena Group/Dialogue for Progressive Action on climate financing will take place in Apia, Samoa.  

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CGRFA 13 Adopts Elements for a Roadmap on Climate Change and Genetic Resources [viewed]

22 July 2011: The 13th regular session of the Commission on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (CGRFA) of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has agreed on a list of elements for a roadmap or work programme to take action on the roles and values of genetic resources for food and agriculture (GRFA) in terms of achieving food and nutritional security and enabling countries to plan and implement adaptation and mitigation strategies in the context of climate change and anticipated impacts of climate change on food and agricultural production now and in the future.

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UN Security Council Debates Security Impacts of Climate Change [viewed]

20 July 2011: The UN Security Council held its second thematic debate on “Maintenance of international peace and security: the impact of climate change,” on 20 July 2011, in New York, US. Many delegates expressed concern that adverse effects of climate change could aggravate existing threats to international peace and security. While noting that the loss of territory in some States due to sea-level rise, particularly in small, low-lying island States, could have security implications, the Security Council could not agree that it had a role to play in this regard.

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Event: Pre-UNFCCC COP 17 African Energy Ministers Conference [viewed]

Hosted by the Government of South Africa and endorsed by the African Union (AU), this conference seeks to provide input into the 17th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 17) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The meeting will also work towards, inter alia, the development of a Sustainable Energy Access Road Map and a Joint Communique. Participants are also expected to address: mitigation; adaptation; regional interconnectivity; the scaling up of renewables; energy efficiency; and financing possibilities for sustainable options for increasing clean energy access in Africa.  

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UNFCCC Publishes AWG-KP 16 Report [viewed]

UNFCCC19 July 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the report (FCCC/ KP/AWG/2011/4) of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP) on the first and second parts of its 16th session, respectively held in Bangkok, Thailand, from 5-8 April 2011, and Bonn, Germany, from 7-17 June 2011.

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UNFCCC Publishes Written Inputs to AWG-LCA 14 [viewed]

18 July 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published 66 written inputs (FCCC/AWGLCA/2011/MISC.8) from parties at the second part of the 14th session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA 14).

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Green Climate Fund Transitional Committee Agrees on Work Plan [viewed]

UNFCCC14 July 2011: The second meeting of the Transitional Committee for the design of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) discussed the main objectives for the Fund, how it should be governed and how it could most effectively raise and deliver climate finance to developing countries.

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