The 11th meeting of the contracting parties (COP 11) to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat will be preceded by the 44th meeting of Standing Committee planned for 4 July 2012, and an additional day of regional meetings on 5-6 July 2011, as requested by many Contracting Parties. The Standing Committee agreed that the broad theme for World Wetlands Day 2012 and COP 11 is “Wetlands, Tourism and Recreation.”
dates: 6-13 July 2012 location: Bucharest, Romania
The first workshop on long-term finance will take place from 9-11 July in Bonn, Germany, and will facilitate technical and analytical discussions on scaling up the mobilization of climate change finance after 2012. This workshop is part of the work programme on long-term finance and is one of two workshops which will be held in 2012.
dates: 9-11 July 2012 location: Bonn, Germany
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will host the 19th Regular Session of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) Council. The Council will examine project and issues in three thematic clusters: healthy communities and ecosystems; climate change – low-carbon economy; and greening the economy in North America. The Council will also examine implementation of its new initiative to increase engagement with stakeholders and the public, the North American Partnership for Environmental Community Action (NAPECA). Every year the Council, composed of the cabinet-level environment ministers from Canada, Mexico and the US, meet to discuss challenges and identify opportunities for enhancing environmental cooperation in North America, and provide guidance to the CEC. The CEC is an intergovernmental organization established to implement the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation (NAAEC), the environmental side accord to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
dates: 10-11 July 2012 location: New Orleans, US
As part of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Policy Dialogue, the High-Level Panel on the CDM Policy Dialogue will hold individual consultations with members of the European Parliament.
dates: 11-12 July 2012 location: Brussels, Belgium