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Latest News - 24 October 2014
European Council Agrees on 2030 Climate and Energy Policy Framework
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24_October 2014: The European Council has endorsed a binding EU target of at least a 40% domestic reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030 compared to 1990, and will submit its contribution under the UNFCCC by the first quarter of 2015, in accordance with the timeline agreed at the 19th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 19). The target is part of the 2030 Climate and Energy Policy Framework agreed by the European Council at its meeting on 23-24 October 2014. continued...
Senior Arctic Officials Prepare for Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting
Read More: Senior Arctic Officials Prepare for Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting
23_October 2014: The Senior Arctic Officials (SAOs) and Heads of Delegation of Indigenous Permanent Participant organizations of the Arctic Council met to assess overall progress toward the priorities set under the Canadian Chairmanship. SAO Chair, Vincent Rigby, noted that the productive meeting would yield a "rich set of recommendations" for the Arctic Council Ministers to consider. Notably, SAOs approved a report outlining concrete recommendations for reducing woodstove black carbon emissions. continued...
World Resources Forum Discusses Economic and Environmental Linkages
Read More: World Resources Forum Discusses Economic and Environmental Linkages
22_October 2014: The 2014 World Resources Forum (WRF) brought together over 1,000 participants from 40 countries and international organizations to share knowledge and ideas on how to increase resource productivity, promote sustainable consumption and production (SCP) and mitigate climate change, while still maintaining and improving the quality of life for people everywhere. continued...
Co-Chairs Release Zero Draft of Post-2015 DRR Framework
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21_October 2014: The Preparatory Committee of the Third UN Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction's (DRR) has issued the Zero Draft of the post-2015 framework, prepared by the Committee's Co-Chairs, Päivi Kairamo, Finland, and Thani Thongphakdi, Thailand. The Zero Draft, which builds on the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015 (HFA), will be discussed at the PrepCom's Second Session, in November 2014. The final version is expected to be adopted at the March 2015 Conference. continued...
SE4ALL Launches in the Americas
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17_October 2014: The UN Decade of Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) has officially launched in the Americas. With over 500 participants from across Latin America and the Caribbean in attendance, the event highlighted that a transition to universal sustainable energy access is possible in the region and pointed to the health, economic, social and environmental benefits of making that transition a reality. continued...
ADF 9 Recommends Policies to Address Poverty, Attract Financing
Read More: ADF 9 Recommends Policies to Address Poverty, Attract Financing
16_October 2014: The UN Economic Commission for Africa's (ECA) Ninth African Development Forum (ADF IX) agreed the Marrakech Consensus, which outlines recommendations on fiscal policies and regulatory frameworks to address poverty and attract and deploy capital. The Forum, which convened under the theme ‘Innovative Financing for Africa's Transformation,' focused on: domestic resource mobilization, including for Africa's structural transformation; illicit financial flows (IFFs), private equity, partnerships and climate financing for Africa's adaptation and mitigation needs. continued...
Climate Change Policy & Practice Calendar: Current & Upcoming Events
2014 Executive Assembly of the World Energy Council Cartagena de Indias, Bolivar, Colombia 20 Oct - 24 Oct
Bonn Climate Change Conference October 2014: ADP 2-6 Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 20 Oct - 25 Oct
65th Meeting of the CDM Methodology Panel Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 21 Oct - 24 Oct
First Africa Regional Mountain Meeting (AMRF) Arusha, Tanzania 22 Oct - 24 Oct
Third Meeting of the Task Group on the Future Work of the IPCC Copenhagen, Kobenhavn, Denmark 26 Oct
Expert Workshop on the Review of the TTE Training Programme Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 26 Oct - 27 Oct
46th Meeting of the CDM Small-Scale Working Group Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 27 Oct - 30 Oct
47th Meeting of the GEF Council Washington D.C., US 27 Oct - 30 Oct
IPCC 40 Copenhagen, Kobenhavn, Denmark 27 Oct - 31 Oct
Fifth African Rift Geothermal Conference (ARGeo - C5) Arusha, Tanzania 27 Oct - 2 Nov
COP 20 Global Stakeholders Dialogues: Taking Action on Climate Change Lima, Peru 28 Oct - 30 Oct
First Ministerial and Policy Conference on Sustainable Transport Nairobi, Kenya 28 Oct - 30 Oct
ICAO Environmental ​Seminars in the APAC Region Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Malaysia 28 Oct - 30 Oct
REDD+ Academy – Asia Yogyakarta (Java), Indonesia 28 Oct - 7 Nov
First Bangladesh SE4ALL Investor Forum Dhaka, Bangladesh 29 Oct - 30 Oct
 
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