International Negotiations

Event: 24th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol [viewed]

The 24th session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (MOP 24) is scheduled to take place in Geneva, Switzerland.  

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Event: Additional Sessions of the UNFCCC Ad Hoc Working Groups [viewed]

This meeting will include sessions of: the Ad hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA); the Ad hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP); and the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP). Due to space limitations, it will not be possible to hold side events and exhibits on this occasion. These sessions will be preceded by preparatory meetings of the Group of 77 and China, the African States, the small island developing States (SIDS), and the least developed countries (LDCs), from 24-29 August 2012.  

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UNFCCC Releases Scenario Note for AWG-KP 17 [viewed]

UNFCCC5 March 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the scenario note (FCCC/KP/AWG/2012/2) for the 17th session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP), which is scheduled to take place in Bonn, Germany, from 15-24 May 2012. The note aims to share with delegations the Chair's views on the organization of the work for the session. 

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Guest Article #74: Adaptation After Durban [viewed]

The recently concluded 17th session of the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP 17) agreed on a number of seminal decisions to move forward the global agenda for climate change adaptation. However, a less visible yet equally impactful outcome is the subtle change in global orientation and outlook towards adaptation, an evolution which had already started at COP 16 in Cancun and was subsequently solidified by the Durban decisions. This change can be summed up as three major steps forward: towards a reinforced long-term commitment to adaptation action; towards consolidation and defragmentation; and towards predictability. 

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UNFCCC Releases Provisional Agenda for AWG-KP 17 [viewed]

2 March 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the provisional agenda for the 17th session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP 17), which will take place in Bonn, Germany, from 15-24 May 2012.

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UNFCCC Releases SBSTA 35 Report [viewed]

1 March 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the report of the 35th session of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), which took place in Durban, South Africa, from 28 November - 3 December 2011 (FCCC/SBSTA/2011/5).

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IRENA Newsletter Details Results of Assembly, Pacific Leaders Meeting and WFES [viewed]

IRENAJanuary 2012: A Special Edition of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Newsletter highlights the results of three events related to the future of sustainable energy use – the Pacific Leader's Meeting, the Second Assembly of IRENA, and the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) – all of which focused on renewable energy strategies at regional and international levels.

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Businesses Gather for Summit on Sustainable Growth [viewed]

14 February 2012: KPMG International, in cooperation with the UN Global Compact, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), hosted a Summit on the Business Perspective for Sustainable Growth, at which UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for business leaders' support in achieving “critical mass” for corporate sustainability.

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Quito Declaration Addresses Climate Issues [viewed]

6 February 2012: During the 18th Session of the Forum of Environment Ministers (FME18) of Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries, in Quito, Ecuador, climate issues featured frequently in the FME's 31 January-1 February 2012 Preparatory Meeting of High-Level Experts and 2-3 February Ministerial Segment.

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UNFCCC Publishes AWG-KP Report from Panama and Durban [viewed]

30 January 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the report (FCCC/KP/AWG/2011/7) of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP) on the third and fourth parts of its 16th session, held in Panama City, Panama, from 1-7 October 2011, and Durban, South Africa, from 29 November-10 December 2011.

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