UNECE Committee on Environmental Policy Prepares for 2011 Ministerial Conference [viewed]

15 November 2010: The Committee on Environmental Policy of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) met for its seventeenth session in Geneva, Switzerland, from 2-5 November 2010, to advance the preparations for the seventh “Environment for Europe” Ministerial Conference, scheduled from 21-23 September 2011 in Astana, Kazakhstan, with two themes: “Sustainable management of water and water-related ecosystems” and “Greening the economy: mainstreaming the environment into economic development.”

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DOALOS Releases UNSG Report on Oceans and the Law of the Sea [viewed]

8 November 2010: The UN Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (DOALOS) has released the report of the UN Secretary-General (UNSG) on oceans and the law of the sea (Document A/65/69 Add.2).

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IEA Paper Outlines Model Regulatory Framework for Carbon Capture and Storage [viewed]

1 November 2010: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has published a paper titled “Carbon Capture and Storage Model Regulatory Framework” that attempts to address regulatory challenges to enabling rapid expansion and scale-up of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology.

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IEA Paper Evaluates Contribution of Natural Gas Vehicles to Sustainable Transport [viewed]

1 November 2010:  The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released a working paper titled “The Contribution of Natural Gas Vehicles to Sustainable Transport,” which considers costs and benefits associated with using natural gas vehicles (NGVs) for road transport, as well as policies related to its use and market development.

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CBD Secretariat Circulates Presentations from the Ecosystems Pavilion [viewed]

November 2010: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has circulated information, including links to presentations, videos and photos, from the inaugural "Rio Conventions' Ecosystems and Climate Change Pavilion," held from 18-28 October 2010 on the margins of the 10th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 10) to the CBD in Nagoya, Japan.

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Event: Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate [viewed]

The meeting, taking place at the level of leaders' representatives, will continue dialogue on how to make progress in meeting the climate change and clean energy challenge among 17 major economies: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, the EU, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, the UK, and the US. Representatives from Barbados, Colombia, Costa Rica, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, New Zealand, Singapore, and Spain are also expected to attend the meeting.  

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Event: Joint 9th Meeting of the Vienna Convention COP and 23rd Montreal Protocol MOP [viewed]

The 23rd Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (MOP 23) and ninth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer (COP 9) are scheduled to take place in Bali, Indonesia, from 21-25 November 2011.  

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Event: ICRECC 2010 [viewed]

The International Conference on Renewable Energy and Climate Change (ICRECC): Focus on the Pacific will cover topics ranging from renewable energy resources to technologies and their relevance to the development of the region and cross-cutting socioeconomic and policy issues. It will also include a comprehensive discussion of the impact of climate change as experienced by the people of the Pacific nations themselves.  

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UNFCCC Executive Secretary Calls for Compromise [viewed]

15 November 2010:  Christiana Figueres, UNFCCC Executive Secretary, emphasized the need for compromise in international efforts to reach a solution to the climate challenge at a press briefing held in Bonn, Germany, on 15 November 2010.

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UN Secretary-General Highlights Legacies From Franklin D. Roosevelt [viewed]

15 November 2010: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon delivered a statement at the Roosevelt House Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, at the US President's former residence in New York City, US, where he underlined his belief in the values and principles of the UN.

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