The tenth session of the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF 10) will assess the overall progress made on the implementation of the Non-Legally Binding Instrument on All Types of Forests and achievement of its four Global Objectives on Forests. The theme for UNFF 10 is forests and economic development. Agenda items will include: forest products and services; national forest programmes and other sectoral policies and strategies; reducing risks and impacts of disasters; and benefits of forests and trees to urban communities.
dates: 8-19 April 2013 location: Istanbul, Turkey
During this meeting, members of the Executive Committee for the Multilateral Fund (MLF) will discuss, among other issues: status of contributions and disbursements; the MLF 2013-2015 business plan; programme implementation; project proposals; and the recruitment process for the new Chief Officer of the MLF.
dates: 15-19 April 2013 location: Montreal, Canada
The eleventh session of the Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention (CRIC 11) is scheduled to convene from 15-19 April 2013. Regional meetings preparatory to CRIC 11 are expected to convene prior to the event. The third Special Session of the Committee of Science and Technology (CST S-3) and the 2nd UNCCD Scientific Conference will convene immediately before CRIC 11, also in Bonn, Germany.
dates: 15-19 April 2013 location: Bonn, Germany
The Small Scale Working Group of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) will hold its 40th meeting to consider matters relating to small scale CDM project activities, including proposals for new baseline and monitoring methodologies for small scale project activities.
dates: 16-19 April 2013 location: Bonn, Germany
The Regional Workshop on Promoting International Collaboration to Facilitate Preparation, Submission and Implementation of NAMAs will be held from 16-19 April 2013 in Maseru, Lesotho. The meeting will aim at facilitating the preparation, submission and implementation of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) in Africa.
dates: 16-19 April 2013 location: Maseru, Lesotho
The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Afforestation and Reforestation Working Group (A/R/WG) will hold its 38th meeting to consider matters relating to CDM A/R project activities, including preparing recommendations on submitted proposals for new baseline and monitoring methodologies for A/R CDM project activities.
dates: 17-19 April 2013 location: Bonn, Germany
Expanded Constituency Workshops (ECW) bring together GEF focal points, focal points from the main conventions (biodiversity, desertification, climate change and persistent organic pollutants), representatives from civil society and representatives from the GEF Secretariat and the GEF Agencies, to discuss priority issues, lessons learned and experiences from the development and implementation of GEF projects and their integration within national policy frameworks. Countries eligible to participate in this ECW include Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay.
dates: 17-19 April 2013 location: Santiago, Chile