Event: Eye on Earth Summit [viewed]

The Eye on Earth Summit, Pursuing a Vision, is being organised under the theme "Dynamic system to keep the world environmental situation under review." This event will launch the global environmental information network (EIN) strengthening initiative and address major policy and technical issues. The Summit is co-organized by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), Environment Agency Abu Dhabi, European Environment Agency, among others, and funded by the United Arab Emirates. An expected outcome of the Summit will be a clear statement on ways and means to strengthen existing initiatives and fill gaps towards informed policy making in support of a sustainable future. As part of preparations for the UNCSD in 2012, the Eye on the Earth Summit represents an opportunity and milestone to focus attention on the 20 years of collective efforts of making the best environmental information available to support decision making in order to achieve sustainable development, reduce poverty and transform the global economy.  

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Event: IUCN World Conservation Congress 2012 [viewed]

The Congress theme will be Nature+, a slogan that captures the fundamental importance of nature and its inherent link to every aspect of people's lives. The Congress will explore many of the most pressing environmental and development challenges from this perspective and how strong and resilient nature is intricately linked to solving these issues, including Nature+climate, nature+livelihoods, nature+energy and nature+economics.  

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Event: 2011 CIF Pilot Country Meetings [viewed]

The objective of the Pilot Country Meetings is to provide a common space for representatives from pilot countries to share their experiences with Climate Investment Funds (CIF) activities, to learn from each other, and to discuss issues of common interest. Meetings will include the Scaling Up Renewable Energy Program (SREP), Clean Technology Fund (CTF), Forest Investment Program (FIP), Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) and CIF pilot countries.  

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UNFCCC Publishes Further Views on Market-based and Non-market-based Mechanisms [viewed]

7 April 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a submission (FCCC/AWGLCA/2011/MISC.3/Add.2) from Ethiopia on mutually appropriate mitigation actions (MAMAs) under non-market-based mechanisms.

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UNDP Implements GEF Hydropower Project in Lao People's Democratic Republic [viewed]

7 April 2011: Funding from the Small Grants Programme of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), implemented by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), has allowed villagers in Lao People's Democratic Republic to access clean electricity from a 7.5kW hydro-power turbine.

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UNFCCC Publishes Slovenia's 2010 GHG Inventory Report [viewed]

6 April 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the report (FCCC/ARR/2010/SVN) of the individual review of the annual submission of Slovenia.

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UNEP, WMO Release Ozone Depletion Assessment [viewed]

5 April 2011: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) have released an assessment titled “Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion: 2010,” which reports record stratospheric ozone loss in the Arctic.

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First IRENA Assembly Designates Permanent Seat, Elects Council Members [viewed]

6 April 2011: The fifth session of the Preparatory Commission for the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the first session of the Assembly of IRENA were held from 3-5 April 2011, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The Assembly was the inaugural meeting IRENA's governing body, and was attended by 950 participants, including one Head of State, over 50 ministers, 30 ministerial-level officials, 670 country delegates, 130 observers and officials, and 70 accredited media.

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UNFCCC Publishes G-77/China Proposal for AWG-LCA Agenda [viewed]

6 April 2011: The UNFCCC  Secretariat has published a proposal (FCCC/AWGLCA/2011/CRP.1) on the provisional agenda of Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA 14), submitted by the G-77/China.

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OECD Releases Statistical Overview of Climate Change Aid [viewed]

March 2011: The Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has prepared a brief titled "Tracking Aid in Support of Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in Developing Countries."

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