Meeting

Event: Conference on Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean [viewed]

The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) will hold a Conference on Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean at Colombia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This meeting serves as the Regional Implementation Meeting (RIM). The Conference will focus on the follow-up to the development agenda beyond 2015 and the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20), with a regional perspective. It will be preceded by the Caribbean Forum on the theme of "Shaping a Sustainable Development Agenda to address the Caribbean Reality in the 21st Century," on 5-6 March 2013.  

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Low Emission Capacity Building Programme Offers Guidance on NAMA Prioritization [viewed]

LECBP11 February 2013: The Low Emission Capacity Building Programme (LECBP) has hosted a webinar that introduced LECBP country teams and other practitioners to an approach developed by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) to prioritizing nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs). The approach has been tested and implemented in Trinidad and Tobago, Bangladesh and Kenya.

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Event: BCRC-Caribbean/GEF Workshop to Enhance Implementation of Stockholm Convention in Caribbean [viewed]

The Basel Convention Regional Coordinating Centre - Caribbean (BCRC), together with the Global Environment Facility (GEF), is hosting this workshop to enhance implementation of the Stockholm Convention in the Caribbean Region. The workshop will identify priority areas for support in chemical and waste management as they apply to the production, phasing out and elimination of intentional/unintentional Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs/UPOPs) in the region.  

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Event: Inter-Agency Workshop on Employment and Social Inclusion in a Green Economy [viewed]

This workshop is organized by the International Labour Organization (ILO) to review country approaches, tools and policies to create jobs and promote social inclusion in the green economy, including case examples from Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, South Africa and Turkey. The workshop is intended for staff of UN and international organizations, researchers, government representatives and development practitioners. Its outcomes will contribute to the work of the new Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE), among the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), ILO, the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), following on the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20) decision to enhance knowledge sharing in this area.  

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UN-REDD Holds REDD+ Stakeholder and Anti-corruption Workshops for Latin American Countries [viewed]

UN-REDD8 February 2013: The UN Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (UN-REDD) convened a regional workshop on participation, advice and consent of stakeholders for REDD+ and a regional forum on preventing corruption in REDD+ for eight countries from Latin America.

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Event: Special Joint Meeting of ECOSOC and the Economic and Financial Committee of the General Assembly on "Food Security and Nutrition: Scaling Up the Global Response” [viewed]

The Special Joint Meeting of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the Economic and Financial Committee of the General Assembly (Second Committee) on food security and nutrition is being organized by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP). It aims to provide a platform for experts and government representatives to discuss food security and nutrition, and promote coordinated international action to address both short- and long-term issues affecting food security. The event will: identify and address the underlying causes of food insecurity and build momentum to take action, including by building on the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20) commitments; present specific solutions to enhance food security and scale up nutrition; examine and draw lessons from good practice examples, including innovations that enhance food security and reduce environmental impact; and examine the role of different stakeholders, including the private sector, in enhancing food security and scaling up nutrition. The outcome of the event will be a joint summary by the President of ECOSOC and the Chairperson of the Second Committee.  

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Event: Second Session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action [viewed]

The second session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) will be held in Bonn, Germany, from 29 April-3 May 2013. The ADP will meet in accordance with the ADP conclusions adopted at the Climate Change Conference held in December 2012, in Doha, Qatar. Workstream 1 discussions are expected to continue addressing the 2015 agreement, including its scope, structure and design, as well as the application of the Climate Change Convention principles. Workstream 2 is expected to address the pre-2020 ambition, which may include discussions on mitigation and adaptation benefits to the impacts of climate change, finance and capacity building to support implementation of the Convention.  

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Event: World Food Day: Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition [viewed]

“Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition” will be the focus of World Food Day in 2013. The official World Food Day theme – announced at the start of every year by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) – gives focus to World Food Day observances and helps increase understanding of problems and solutions in the drive to end hunger.  

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Event: GCF Board Meeting [viewed]

The Board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) is expected to meet in Berlin, Germany, from 13-15 March 2013. According to the Work Plan of the Board (GCF/B.02-12/03), the meeting is expected to address, among other issues: the Board's additional rules of procedure; the selection of the Executive Director; and the structure and organization of the Fund, including the model for the delivery and allocation of resources, access, governance and information disclosure policy.  

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Event: Caribbean Forum: Shaping a Sustainable Development Agenda to address the Caribbean Reality in the 21st Century [viewed]

Informal consultations on small island developing States (SIDS) will take place on 5-6 March 2013, in Bogota, Colombia, preceding the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) Conference on Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean. This conference serves as the Regional Implementation Meeting (RIM). It will have the theme, "Follow-up to the development agenda beyond 2015 and Rio+20".  

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