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International Year of SIDS Closes with Reflections on Progress[viewed]

The International Year of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) concluded on 26 January 2015. Activities during the Year highlighted the contributions of SIDS to the world and the challenges facing SIDS.

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Caribbean Energy Security Summit Commits to Energy Transition[viewed]

Twenty-six countries, together with seven regional and international organizations have released a joint statement in support of the transformation of the energy systems of Caribbean states. The signatories of the statement, signed during the Caribbean Energy Security Summit, commit to pursuing comprehensive approaches to an energy transition toward “clean sustainable energy for all” and reforms that support the creation of favorable policy and regulatory environments for sustainable energy.

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IRENA, ADFD Announce Project Loans for Renewable Energy in Rural Communities[viewed]

The International Renewable Energy Agency and Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (IRENA/ADFD) Project Facility has announced US$57 million in concessional loans for renewable energy projects in developing countries around the world. The joint facility promotes renewable energy as a focus for foreign development assistance with long-term sustainable development benefits.

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Event: World Environment Day 2015[viewed]

This day is celebrated annually on 5 June.

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Event: South Takes Action: 2015 Climate South Initiative: Challenges and Solutions[viewed]

This conference will facilitate South-led initiatives on climate change, connecting government, business, civil society and social enterprise leaders from the global South for "a different kind of debate on climate - a debate led by the South, for the benefit of the whole world".

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Event: 17th Session of the WMO Congress[viewed]

The 17th session of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Congress will be held from 25 May to 12 June 2015, in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Event: Third Meeting of the ITPGR Working Group to Enhance the Functioning of the MLS[viewed]

The Third Meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-Ended Working Group to Enhance the Functioning of the Multilateral System (MLS) of Access and Benefit-Sharing of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGR) will be preceded by a day of regional and inter-regional consultations.

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Event: UNCCD COP 12[viewed]

The 12th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 12) to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) will take place over two weeks in Ankara, Turkey.

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Event: DCF Symposium on Development Cooperation for People and Planet: What Will it Take?[viewed]

A Development Cooperation Forum (DCF) High-Level Symposium will be held in Incheon, Republic of Korea, from 8-10 April 2015.

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Event: 27th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol[viewed]

The 27th Meeting of the Parties (MOP 27) to the Montreal Protocol will convene from 1-5 November 2015.

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