International Negotiations

G20 Adopts Seoul Action Plan [viewed]

12 November 2010: Leaders of the Group of Twenty (G20) met in Seoul, Republic of Korea, on 11-12 November 2010 and adopted: a Leaders' Declaration; the Seoul Action Plan including a commitment to the Seoul Development Consensus for Shared Growth; and concrete measures summarized in a Multi-Year Action Plan on Development, focusing particularly on the development of infrastructure in developing countries.

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UNFCCC Publishes AWG-LCA Agenda and Scenario Note for Cancun [viewed]

12 November 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the scenario note (FCCC/AWGLCA/2010/17) for the 13th session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA), which will be held in conjunction with the 16th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) in Cancun, Mexico.

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Commonwealth, La Francophonie Identify Expectations for G20 on Climate Change [viewed]

9 November 2010: The Secretaries-General of the Commonwealth and La Francophonie have outlined the expectations of their respective member countries with regard to the G20 and climate change.

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Tarawa Climate Change Conference Adopts Ambo Declaration [viewed]

11 November 2010: The Tarawa Climate Change Conference (TCCC), which met from 9-11 November 2010 in Tarawa, Kiribati, as a session of the Climate Vulnerable Forum, concluded with the release of the Ambo Declaration.

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APEC Ministers Discuss Environmental Goods and Services, Energy Security [viewed]

11 November 2010: The 22nd Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Ministerial Meeting, held from 10-11 November 2010, in Yokohama, Japan, adopted a joint statement addressing, among other things, environmental goods and services (EGS), sustainable growth and energy security.

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European Commission Unveils Proposals to Consolidate Africa-EU Relations [viewed]

10 November 2010: Ahead of the Africa-EU Summit scheduled to take place from 29-30 November 2011 in Libya, the European Commission has published a Communication on consolidating Africa-EU relations, including on environmental sustainability, energy and climate change.

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UNFCCC Publishes AWG-LCA Tianjin Report [viewed]

9 November 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the report (FCCC/AWGLCA/2010/15) of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA) on its 12th session, held in Tianjin, China, from 4-9 October 2010.

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UNFCCC Executive Secretary Outlines Balance Required for Political Compromise in Cancun [viewed]

4 November 2010: Addressing a pre-COP ministerial meeting held in Mexico City, Mexico, on 4 November 2010, Christiana Figueres, UNFCCC Executive Secretary, emphasized the need to further clarify what would constitute a politically balanced package for Cancun.

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OECD Secretary-General Addresses Global Green Growth Conference [viewed]

8 November 2010: OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría spoke on policies for promoting green growth at the Global Green Growth Conference 2010, which took place from 7-8 November 2010, in Copenhagen, Denmark. 

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UN Secretary-General Addresses International Finance Forum [viewed]

8 November 2010: In a message to the 2010 International Finance Forum in Beijing, China, delivered on his behalf by Renata Lok-Dessallien, Resident Coordinator in China, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon underlined that global economic management "can no longer afford to neglect the most vulnerable or disadvantaged."

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