International Negotiations

UN Secretary-General Discusses Areas for Agreement [viewed]

22 November 2010: In his address to the John C. Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey, US, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon highlighted deforestation, adaptation, technology, capacity building and the future of the Kyoto Protocol as areas that are "ripe for agreement."

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Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Planning Discusses COP 16 at Press Conference [viewed]

22 November 2010: At a press conference on the upcoming Cancun Climate Change Conference, Robert C. Orr, Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Planning, stated that progress could be achieved on a number of issues, namely deforestation, technology transfer and stronger financing.

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European Commission Outlines Future Trade Policy [viewed]

9 November 2010: The European Commission has released a Communication titled "Trade, Growth and World Affairs," which sets out the triple benefit of trade for Europe, namely stronger economic growth, more jobs and increased consumer choice at lower prices. The Communication also addresses green growth, energy and climate change.

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ALBA Nations Adopt Declaration Opposing Commodification of Nature [viewed]

5 November 2010: The Ministerial Committee for the Defense of Nature of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas – Treaty of Commerce of the People (ALBA-TCP) adopted a declaration opposing the concept of "green economy," in which nature is seen as "capital" for producing tradable goods and services.

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Event: Pre-COP Ministerial Meeting [viewed]

A Pre-COP Ministerial meeting will take place in Mexico City, Mexico, from 4-5 November 2010.  

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Major Economies Forum Supports Package of Decisions in Cancun [viewed]

18 November 2010: The tenth Meeting at the leaders' representative level of the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate, held in Crystal City, US, from 17-18 November 2010, expressed full support for agreeing on a package of decisions at the Cancun Climate Change Conference in late 2010.

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Report on EU Fast-Start Finance Endorsed [viewed]

17 November 2010: The Council of the Finance Ministers of the EU, meeting on 17 November 2010, in Brussels, Belgium, discussed climate finance and endorsed the report on progress on EU fast-start funding.

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AWG-LCA Chair Addresses Pre-COP 16 Ministerial Meeting [viewed]

5 November 2010: A Pre-COP Ministerial meeting took place in Mexico City, Mexico, from 4-5 November 2010.

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FAO's Unasylva Focuses on Forests, People and Wildlife [viewed]

October 2010: The latest issue of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO) journal Unasylva contains articles from case studies around the world on interactions among forests, people and wildlife. 

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UN Secretary-General Addresses G-20 Working Lunch on Climate Change and Green Growth [viewed]

19 November 2010: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon delivered a speech at the G-20 Working Lunch on Climate Change and Green Growth, in Seoul, Republic of Korea, on 12 November 2010.

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