International Negotiations

WTO Negotiations on Environmental Goods and Services Continue [viewed]

1 July 2010: The World Trade Organization (WTO) negotiations on Environmental Goods and Services continued during a meeting of the Committee on Trade and Environment Special Session (CTE-SS), with proposals to include carbon capture and storage (CCS), natural gas and biofuels among environmental goods.

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Event: Informal Meeting of Climate Ministers [viewed]

The "Geneva Dialogue on Climate Financing," which is co-organized by the Governments of Switzerland and Mexico, will help prepare for the 16th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC scheduled to take place in Cancún, Mexico, at the end of 2010, and will focus on the long-term financing of climate protection. Participants are expected to discuss the overall architecture of the financial mechanism, including the new Climate Fund, as well as private sector engagement, governance and funding sources.  

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UNFCCC Publishes AWG-LCA Text to Facilitate Negotiations [viewed]

9 July 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a document containing a second iteration of text to facilitate negotiations among parties under the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA) (FCCC/AWGLCA/2010/8).

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US Climate Change Envoy to Travel through Latin America [viewed]

9 July 2010: The US State Department has announced that US Special Envoy for Climate Change Todd Stern will travel to Latin America, together with Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Arturo Valenzuela, from 10-15 July 2010, to discuss several climate change issues.

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UNFCCC Publishes Correction to AWG-LCA April Report [viewed]

8 July 2010: The UNFCCC has published a Corrigendum (FCCC/AWGLCA/2010/3/Corr.1) to the report of the 9th session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA 9).

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COP 16 Chair Discusses COP 16 Preparations [viewed]

7 July 2010: The UN University (UNU) hosted a lecture by Patricia Espinosa, Mexico's Secretary of Foreign Affairs and the Chair of the upcoming 16th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP16), on 5 July 2010. She discussed Mexico's preparations for COP 16, which will convene in Cancun, Mexico, at the end of 2010.

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UNFCCC Publishes Agenda for AWG-KP August Session [viewed]

6 July 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the annotated provisional agenda (FCCC/KP/AWG/2010/8) for the 13th session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP 13), which will be held in conjunction with the 11th session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA 11), from 2-6 August 2010, in Bonn, Germany.

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CARICOM Summit Discusses Position Ahead of Cancun [viewed]

7 July 2010: The 31st Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was held in Montego Bay, Jamaica, from 4-7 July 2010, to discuss, among other things, climate change issues.

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Japan and Mexico Discuss International Climate Change Negotiations [viewed]

5 July 2010: Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs Katsuya Okada met with Mexican Secretary of Foreign Affairs Patricia Espinosa Cantellano on 5 July 2010, to discuss, among other things, international climate change negotiations.

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Aarhus Convention Focuses on Public Participation under the UNFCCC [viewed]

2 July 2010: The 12th meeting of the Working Group of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters was held in Geneva, Switzerland, from 30 June–2 July 2010, and addressed, inter alia, the application of the principles of the Convention in international fora.

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