International Negotiations

Policy Update #9: What Can a Deal in Durban Deliver? [viewed]

The recent negotiations in Bonn, Germany, under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) offer clues about what might be achieved at the end-of-year conference in Durban, South Africa.

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Event: Second Informal Informal Consultations on the UNCSD Outcome Document [viewed]

This event was originally scheduled as the third of three "informal informal" consultations to negotiate the draft Outcome Document. The decision taken by the Bureau on 22 December 2011 canceled the February consultations, rendering this meeting the second informal informal consultation. The Bureau subsequently decided to schedule this event for two weeks, from 23 April-4 May.  

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Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and LOS Sends Outcome to UNCSD [viewed]

UN eadquarters on a sunny day24 June 2011: The UN Open-ended Informal Consultative Process (ICP) on Oceans and the Law of the Sea has completed its meeting on the theme “contributing to the assessment, in the context of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20), of progress to date and the remaining gaps in the implementation of the outcomes of the major summits on sustainable development and addressing new and emerging challenges.”

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Event: Initial Discussions on Zero Draft of UNCSD Outcome Document [viewed]

The initial discussions on the "zero draft" of the Outcome Document for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20) will take place from 25-27 January 2012, based on a decision taken by the UNCSD Bureau at its meeting on 22 December 2011. The zero draft will be based on a compilation of the input received by the UNCSD Secretariat from member States and other stakeholders by 1 November 2011.  

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CBD Announces Date and Venue of COP 11 [viewed]

CBD20 June 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has announced that the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 11) to the CBD will be held from 8-19 October 2012, in Hyderabad, India.

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AWG-LCA In-session Material Available [viewed]

UNFCCC17 June 2011: During the UN Climate Change Conference June 2011, the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA) agreed that the work done by the facilitators of the various informal negotiating groups in Bonn will be carried forward by making their notes available online.

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CCCCC's News Update Reports on Bonn Talks, Regional Developments [viewed]

CCCCCJune 2011: The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) has published the eighth and ninth issues of its News Update, which feature international and regional news on climate change-related issues.

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UNFCCC Publishes Document on Non-market-based Mechanisms [viewed]

UNFCCC17 June 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a corrigendum (FCCC/AWGLCA/2011/MISC.3/Corr.1) on the views on the elaboration of non-market-based mechanisms from Switzerland.

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UNFCCC Publishes Documents on Intergovernmental Meetings [viewed]

UNFCCC16 June 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published an addendum (FCCC/SBI/2011/6/Add.1) regarding arrangements for intergovernmental meetings that lists possible elements of the provisional agendas for the 17th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 17) and the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol at its seventh session (COP/MOP 7).

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Bonn Talks Focus on Agendas of the Subsidiary Bodies [viewed]

UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres and Halldór Thorgeirsson, UNFCCC Secretariat17 June 2011: The UN Climate Change Conference June 2011 centered on the agendas of the UNFCCC subsidiary bodies during the first week, with agreement reached to launch work on some agenda items, while the Ad Hoc Working Groups made some progress on their agendas but recognized that much work remains before the Durban Climate Change Conference.

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