International Negotiations

UNECE Meeting on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution Amends Gothenburg Protocol [viewed]

UNECE4 May 2012: The 30th Session of the Executive Body for the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (LRTAP) adopted amendments to the 1999 Gothenburg Protocol to Abate Acidification, Eutrophication and Ground-level Ozone (Gothenburg Protocol). The amendments include national emission reduction commitments to be achieved by 2020 and beyond, and address, for the first time, particulate matter, including black carbon, a short-lived climate forcer.

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Informal Ministerial Meeting on the Durban Platform Calls for Building on Durban's Momentum [viewed]

Durban Climate Change Conference - November 20115 May 2012: An Informal Ministerial Meeting on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action, held at the invitation of Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation and President of the 17th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 17) to the UNFCCC, expressed determination to build on the momentum of the Durban Conference and achieve a strong outcome in Doha, Qatar, at COP 18.

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

The Bureau of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) announced, on 4 May 2012, that an additional week of informal informal consultations on the UNCSD outcome document would take place from 29 May-2 June 2012.  

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UNFCCC Releases Scenario Note for AWG-LCA 15 [viewed]

10 April 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the scenario note on the 15th session of the Ad hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA) (FCCC/AWGLCA/2012/2), which will take place in Bonn, Germany, from 15-24 May 2012.

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UNFCCC Releases Provisional Annotated Agenda for AWG-LCA 15 [viewed]

10 April 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the provisional annotated agenda of the 15th session of the Ad hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA) (FCCC/AWGLCA/2012/1), which will take place in Bonn, Germany, from 15–24 May 2012.

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UNFCCC Releases COP/MOP 7 Report [viewed]

15 March 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the report of the seventh session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP/MOP 7), held in Durban, South Africa, from 28 November - 11 December 2011.

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Event: International Conference on Agriculture and Environment [viewed]

This conference is organized around the theme "Agricultural Production and Economic Growth in Harmony with the Environment: A Shared Vision in the Context of Climate Change." It will be hosted by the Honduran Government and Zamorano University, with support from the Inter-American Institute on Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), the Central American Commission on Environment and Development (CCAD), the Central American Commission on Agriculture (CAC), and several international organizations related to agriculture. The conference is intended to help prepare the eight Member States of the Central American Integration System (SICA) for negotiations on issues related to food, biomass and other agricultural production in upcoming global talks on biodiversity, biosafety and climate change, as well as the June 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD or Rio+20).  

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UNFCCC Releases Agenda for Durban Platform's First Session [viewed]

16 March 2012: The UNFCCC Secretary has released the provisional agenda for the first session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (FCCC/ADP/2012/1), which is scheduled to take place in Bonn, Germany, from 17–24 May 2012.

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UNFCCC Releases COP 17 Report [viewed]

15 March 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the report of the 17th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 17) to the UNFCCC, held in Durban, South Africa, from 28 November - 11 December 2011.

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UNFCCC Releases SBI Durban Report [viewed]

7 March 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the report of the 35th session of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI), which took place in Durban, South Africa, from 28 November - 3 December 2011 (FCCC/SBI/2011/17).

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