Europe

UNFCCC Publishes Italy's GHG Inventory Review Report [viewed]

3 April 2013: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the report of the centralized review of the 2012 annual submission of Italy (FCCC/ARR/2012/ITA) which indicates that total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions decreased for this country by 3.5% between 1990 and 2010.

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UNFCCC Publishes Sweden's GHG Inventory Review Report [viewed]

3 April 2013: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the report of the centralized review of the 2012 annual submission of Sweden (FCCC/ARR/2012/SWE) that indicates that total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions decreased for this country by 9.1% between 1990 and 2010.

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UNFCCC Publishes Croatia's GHG Inventory Review Report [viewed]

8 April 2013: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the report of the centralized review of the 2012 annual submission of Croatia (FCCC/ARR/2012/HRV), which indicates that total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of this country decreased by 9,4% between 1990 and 2010.

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Event: 25th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol [viewed]

MOP 25 is scheduled to consider a number of issues, including nominations for critical- and essential-use exemptions. On 3 May 2013, the Ozone Secretariat announced the change in venue from Kiev (Kyiv), Ukraine to Bangkok, Thailand. The dates are unchanged.  

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Event: Forest Products and Technologies for the Future [viewed]

Organized by the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the Timber and Forestry Section of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) and the Federal Forestry Agency of the Russian Federation, the seminar will examine forests in the Russian Federation and the technologies required for the modernization of the country's forestry sector. The seminar will also explore the potential of the Russian Federation's forests with regard to climate change mitigation and the sustainable supply of timber and bio-energy.

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UN Secretary-General Calls for Environmental Protection [viewed]

3 April 2013: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addressed sustainable development, climate change and protection of the marine environment in remarks in Monaco, on 3 April 2013, on the occasion of the principality's 20th anniversary of UN membership.

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UNFCCC Publishes Parties' Views on JI Guidelines Revision [viewed]

UNFCCC2 April 2013: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a miscellaneous document containing the submissions of parties and admitted observer organizations and one intergovernmental organization on the revision of the Joint Implementation (JI) guidelines (FCCC/SBI/2013/MISC.3).

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UNFCCC Reports on Capacity Building Activities in Developing Countries [viewed]

UNFCCC28 March 2013: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a report to support the Subsidiary Body for Implementation's (SBI) annual monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of the framework for capacity-building in developing countries.

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EC Launches Consultation on International Climate Agreement [viewed]

EC26 March 2013: The European Commission has launched a Communication, titled “The 2015 Climate Change Agreement: Shaping International Climate Policy Beyond 2020,” which kick starts a public consultation on how to design the 2015 Climate Agreement being negotiated through the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) under the UNFCCC.

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Event: Global Oceans Action Summit for Food Security and Blue Growth [viewed]

The Global Ocean Action Summit for Food Security and Blue Growth, organized by the Government of the Netherlands and the World Bank, is meant to "seal major deals for worldwide action" addressing the threats to the health and productivity of oceans. The meeting aims to mobilize financial and technical support for attaining established goals under the Global Partnership for Oceans (GPO). It will also host the first official assembly of GPO partners, and will mark the implementation phase of the GPO. In addition, a report indicating priority areas and regions for action will be launched by the GPO Blue Ribbon Panel, an independent group of ocean experts. Attendance is by invitation only. The Summit was originally scheduled to take place in September 2013. The Summit will highlight the need to address the next frontier of successful integrated approaches that attract public-private partners, secure financing and catalyze good ocean governance while reconciling tensions and balancing priorities between growth and conservation, private sector interests and equitable benefits for communities and Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs) and Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (ABNJ) policy frameworks.  

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