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Climate Change Climate Change News / 12 October 2016
Second Committee Considers Sustainable Development Approach in UNGA 71
Read More: Second Committee Considers Sustainable Development Approach in UNGA 71
11_October 2016: During the UN General Assembly's (UNGA) Second Committee (Economic and Financial) annual debate on sustainable development (agenda item 19), governments stressed the need for: aligning the Committee's agenda with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; addressing climate change, the El Niño phenomenon, desertification, land degradation and loss of biodiversity; strong partnerships; ensuring commensurate means of implementation with the ambition of the international agreements signed in 2015; and national ownership of development plans and strategies. continued...
Poland and Rwanda Ratify Paris Agreement
Read More: Poland and Rwanda Ratify Paris Agreement
7_October_2016: Poland and Rwanda became the latest countries to ratify the Paris Agreement on climate change, bringing the total number of ratifications to 76. Rwanda ratified on 6 October 2016 and Poland ratified on 7 October. continued...
Climate Vulnerable Forum Calls for Climate Finance Roadmap
Read More: Climate Vulnerable Forum Calls for Climate Finance Roadmap
6_October_2016: The third Ministerial Dialogue of the Vulnerable Twenty (V20) Group called for a clear roadmap for raising US$100 billion in additional financing to build resilience to climate impacts in countries most vulnerable to climate change. continued...
Senior Arctic Officials Agree on Strategic Plan
Read More: Senior Arctic Officials Agree on Strategic Plan
6_October_2016: Senior officials from Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, the Russian Federation, Sweden, and the US and six indigenous Permanent Participant organizations approved an updated strategic plan and a new communications strategy at the Senior Arctic Officials' Council meeting. The meeting also recognized the Council's 20th anniversary. continued...
Asia-Pacific Ministers Commit to SDG Action on Health, Environment
Read More: Asia-Pacific Ministers Commit to SDG Action on Health, Environment
8_October_2016: Ministers and high-level officials from 14 Asia Pacific countries pledged to tackle hazardous chemicals, marine pollution, climate change, air pollution, water and sanitation, and destruction of coral reefs at a meeting of the Ministerial Regional Forum on Environment and Health in Southeast and East Asian Countries. The Forum resulted in the Manila Declaration on Health and Environment, which calls for action on specific Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and identifies areas of collaboration within and between countries. continued...
UNFCCC Compiles Parties' Submissions on APA Items for COP 22
Read More: UNFCCC Compiles Parties' Submissions on APA Items for COP 22
7_October_2016: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published four information documents in advance of the second part of the first session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA), which will convene from 7-14 November in Marrakesh, Morocco, during the 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) to the UNFCCC. continued...
Climate Change Climate Change Policy & Practice Calendar: Current & Upcoming Events
28th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol Kigali, Rwanda 8 Oct - 14 Oct
Covenant of Mayors Information Event on Urban Adaptation Brussels, Belgium 12 Oct
Our Global Commons: An International Dialogue Washington D.C., US 12 Oct - 13 Oct
UNGA Consideration of Appointment of UN Secretary-General New York City, US 13 Oct
World Food Day 2016 worldwide 14 Oct - 16 Oct
Fifth International Conference on Climate Change Adaptation 2016 Toronto, Ontario, Canada 15 Oct - 16 Oct
Fifth Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum Colombo, Sri Lanka 17 Oct - 19 Oct
44th Session of the IPCC Bangkok (Krung Thep), Thailand 17 Oct - 20 Oct
Habitat III Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador 17 Oct - 20 Oct
35th Meetings of the CCAMLR Commission and Scientific Committee Hobart, Tasmania, Australia 17 Oct - 28 Oct
Seventh International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development Baku, Abseron, Azerbaijan 18 Oct - 21 Oct
Informal Meeting of UNGA Plenary with Secretary-General-designate New York City, US 19 Oct
Climate Vulnerable Forum 2016 Addis Ababa, Adis Abeba, Ethiopia 22 Oct - 24 Oct
51st Meeting of the GEF Council Washington D.C., US 24 Oct - 27 Oct
70th Session of IMO's Marine Environment Protection Committee London, England, UK 24 Oct - 28 Oct
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