WTO Trade and Environment Committees Discuss Environmental Goods, Ecolabels and Transport [viewed]

9 November 2010: Three recent meetings on trade and environment held at World Trade Organization (WTO) headquarters have continued existing discussions on: the relationship between multilateral agreements and the WTO; the definition of environmental goods and ecolabels; and the challenges of controlling transport emissions from a trade perspective.

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EU Launches Consultation on Future Development Policy [viewed]

10 November 2010: The European Commission has launched a public consultation, open to EU and partner countries, on the future of EU development policy, which aims to "collect views" on advancing progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and beyond, in the face of economic, food and environmental crises.

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Commonwealth, La Francophonie Identify Expectations for G20 on Climate Change [viewed]

9 November 2010: The Secretaries-General of the Commonwealth and La Francophonie have outlined the expectations of their respective member countries with regard to the G20 and climate change.

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IEA, OECD Release Paper on Investments in Energy Efficiency [viewed]

October 2010: The International Energy Agency (IEA) and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) have released a working paper titled “Money Matters: Mitigating Risk to Spark Private Investments in Energy Efficiency.”

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Event: Global Tourism Forum [viewed]

Organized by the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), this meeting will convene under the theme "Building New Models for Tourism Growth: Competitiveness and Responsibility." It will be the first meeting of all the major players from the tourism sector, public and private, as well as economists, academia and civil society, allowing the tourism community to reach out beyond the sector and demonstrate its role in the post-crisis sustainable recovery, climate change, and fair and inclusive development.  

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Event: UN/ISDR Third Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Reduction [viewed]

Based on lessons emerging from the Mid-Term Review of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA), the meeting will discuss what the disaster risk reduction (DRR) framework will look like post-2015, both in terms of governance, resources, monitoring and compliance; and how it will fit with the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and climate change framework. Prior to the formal opening of the event on 10 May, which will feature the participation of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, two days of key preparatory, donor, intergovernmental and coordination meetings will be held on 8 and 9 May.  

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Event: Global South-South Development Expo 2010 [viewed]

Organized by the UN annually since 2008, the Global South-South Development Expo provides a forum to enable developing countries and their development partners, including donor agencies, organizations of the UN system, and private-sector and civil society organizations, to showcase their evidence-based South-South development solutions. Solution forums include social protection and decent work, food security, climate change and environment, HIV/AIDS, global health, and education. This third GSSD Expo will focus on enhancing the strategic capacity of developing countries in research and technology development, and will develop inter-regional partnerships in each of its core topic areas.  

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Event: JISC 24 [viewed]

The 24th meeting of the Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee (JISC) will take place in Bonn, Germany. The meeting is open to attendance, as observers, by all parties and UNFCCC accredited observers and stakeholders. The deadline for registration as an observer is two weeks before the meeting and only observers who have registered within the stipulated deadline of 9 February 2011 will be allowed to have access to the observer room.  

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Event: FAO Expert Meeting on Land Tenure Issues and Requirements for Climate Change Mitigation Policies in Forestry and Agriculture [viewed]

This UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) expert meeting is organized by the UN-REDD programme, the MICCA (Mitigation of Climate Change in Agriculture) project and the Land Tenure team developing the Voluntary Guidelines on Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land and other Natural Resources.  

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Tarawa Climate Change Conference Adopts Ambo Declaration [viewed]

11 November 2010: The Tarawa Climate Change Conference (TCCC), which met from 9-11 November 2010 in Tarawa, Kiribati, as a session of the Climate Vulnerable Forum, concluded with the release of the Ambo Declaration.

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