International Negotiations

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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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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