Oceans & Coasts

CBD COP 10 Opens in Nagoya [viewed]

18 October 2010: Following the conclusion of the Biosafety Protocol COP/MOP 5, the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 10) opened on 18 October 2010, and will continue until 29 October 2010. The meeting's agenda includes a series of strategic, substantive, administrative and budgetary issues.

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Event: Workshop on Responding to Climate Change in the Pacific: Moving from Strategy to Action [viewed]

This workshop is organized by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the World Bank. It will address the climate policy of the Pacific region and the importance for national governments to lead the response to climate change and their need to receive support and constructive engagement by development partners.  

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APEC Ministers Address Climate Change Impacts on Oceans and Fisheries [viewed]

12 October 2010: Oceans-related Ministers of the members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) discussed climate change impacts on oceans at a meeting titled "Healthy Oceans and Fisheries Management towards Food Security," held from 11-12 October 2010, in Paracas, Peru.

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UNGA Second Committee Underlines Importance of Climate Change Negotiations [viewed]

6 October 2010: The Second Committee (Economic and Financial) of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) met on 6 October 2010, in New York, US, to continue and conclude its general debate, addressing, inter alia: the critical importance of deliberations on climate change, biodiversity and the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD); the need for an agreement on targets for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions; expediting the implementation of existing climate change agreements; and new financing to help countries mitigate and adapt to its effects.

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Event: UNGA Special Event: SIDS in the Context of Climate Change [viewed]

This special event of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) Second Committee (Economic and Financial) will take place from 3-6 PM EST.  

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UNEP Completes GEO-5 Regional Consultations [viewed]

5 October 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has completed its scheduled regional consultations for GEO-5. The consultations were convened in Washington DC, US (September 2), Panama City, Panama (September 6-7), Ottawa, Canada (September 9), Bangkok, Thailand (September 16-17), Nairobi, Kenya (September 20-21), Geneva, Switzerland (September 23-24) and Bahrain (October 4-5).

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IMO Discusses Carbon Dioxide Control Measures [viewed]

4 October 2010: The 61st session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), which took place from 27 September-1 October 2010, in London, UK, addressed greenhouse gas (GHG) measures for new ships, measures to improve the energy efficiency of ships, and technical and operational measures.

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Developing Countries Call for Greater Support to Respond to Climate Change [viewed]

28 September 2010: As the UN General Assembly's (UNGA) annual high-level debate continued on 28 September 2010, developing countries representatives urged greater global support in responding to climate change.

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UNGA Addresses Need for Coordinated Action on Climate Change [viewed]

27 September 2010: As the UN General Assembly (UNGA) continued its annual general debate in New York, US, leaders of small island developing States (SIDS) underscored that they were unable to tackle alone the challenges posed by climate change, making it vital for the international community to develop a coordinated approach to this issue.

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Event: 61st Session of the Marine Protection Committee of the IMO [viewed]

This session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), will focus on the reduction of greenhouse gases (GHGs) from international shipping. Session participants are also expected to adopt the revised Annex III of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL), covering pollution from packaged goods, and address issues relating to the implementation of the ballast water management and ship recycling conventions.  

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