International Negotiations

Event: Third IRENA Council Meeting [viewed]

The third meeting of the International Renewable Energy Agency's (IRENA) Council meeting is set to discuss, among others, the implementation of the 2012 Work Programme, the framework of the Work Programme and Budget for 2013, the Agency's Medium-Term Strategy, and its Working Capital Fund. Accountable to the IRENA Assembly, and assisted by the Finance, Governance and Legal, and Policy and Strategy Committees, the 21 member Council facilitates consultations and cooperation among Members and considers the draft work programme, draft budget and annual report.  

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Bonn Talks Focus on Implementing the Durban Outcome [viewed]

25 May 2012: The first official UNFCCC negotiating session of 2012, after the 17th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 17) held in Durban, South Africa, took place in Bonn, Germany, from 14 to 25 May 2012. It comprised the 36th sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), the 15th session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA), the 17th session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP) and the first session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP).

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UNFCCC Workshop Considers Options and Ways for Increasing Ambition [viewed]

21 May 2012: The Workshop on increasing the level of ambition under paragraph 8 of decision 1/CP.17 aimed to consider options and ways for increasing ambition and possible further actions to bridge the gap between the sum of current pledges to curb emissions and what is required by 2020 to limit global average temperature increase to 2ºC.

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First UNFCCC Negotiating Session of 2012 Opens in Bonn [viewed]

14 May 2012: The first official negotiating session since the Durban Climate Change Conference under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Kyoto Protocol opened on 14 May 2012, in Bonn, Germany. 

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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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