Meeting

ECPA Seminar Examines Research Cooperation in Energy Efficient Development for Central America [viewed]

10 September 2012: The Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA) held a seminar on innovation, science and technology for energy efficient development in Central America as part of the activities of the ECPA Energy Efficiency Working Group chaired by Mexico.

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Event: Financial Instruments to Promote Energy Efficiency: Experience from Local Financial Institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean [viewed]

This interactive workshop is being organized by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Germany's development bank (KfW) and Mexico's Nacional Financiera (NAFIN). It will seek to promote dialogue between development and commercial banks of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), and will bring together national and international experts to discuss innovative proposals for action and cooperation on financial instruments for the promotion of energy efficiency, and to share experiences and lessons learned by local financial institutions. Participation is by invitation only.  

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Event: ECLAC Technical Advisory Committee Meeting on the Economic and Social Impacts of Climate Change in the Caribbean [viewed]

This meeting is organized by the UN Economic Commission on Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), and will bring together technical experts and government representatives of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries, Cuba and the Dominican Republic to examine the results of assessments of the economic and social impacts of climate change on the agriculture, coastal and marine, energy, health, tourism and water sectors in the Caribbean.  

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UNGA Debate Addresses "Second Generation" of MDGs, Blue Economy [viewed]

28 September 2012: World leaders addressing the 67th UN General Assembly (UNGA) High-level Debate on 28 September expressed concern about achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), with some stressing the need for continued financing to meet targets. Speakers also gave statements on defining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the post-2015 development framework, and addressed outcomes of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20).

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UNFCCC Publishes Report of Vulnerability and Adaptation Workshop for Latin America and the Caribbean [viewed]

27 September 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a note containing the progress report on the work of the Consultative Group of Experts on non-Annex I National Communications (CGE), which summarizes the training workshop that was held for the Latin America and Caribbean region on vulnerability and adaptation assessment (FCCC/SBI/2012/17). 

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Event: 8th Annual International Congress on Sustainable Transport [viewed]

Co-hosted by the World Resources Institute's center for sustainable transport, EMBARQ, Mexico's Environment Secretariat, the Mexico City government, Walk 21 and others, with support from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Latin American Development Bank (CAF), this conference will discuss sustainable transport issues as transport emissions, clean vehicles, climate change, bus rapid transit (BRT) and transport post-Rio+20 under the theme "Step Into the Future".  

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UNGA Debate Addresses Rio+20 Outcome, Complementarity of MDGs, SDGs, Post-2015 Agenda [viewed]

27 September 2012: In their statements on the third day of the 67th UN General Assembly (UNGA) High-level Debate, world leaders supported accelerated efforts on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), recommended incorporating lessons learned into the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the post-2015 development framework, and addressed outcomes of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20).

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Andean Community Workshop Examines Wildlife Management, Priority Species [viewed]

26 September 2012: The Andean Community (CAN) convened wildlife officials and managers from Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru and invited regional experts to discuss wildlife management in CAN's Amazonian regions, focused on "priority species." The 24-26 September 2012 workshop held in Lima, Peru was coordinated by the Wildlife Conservation Society with guidance from CAN's biodiversity program, BioCAN.

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UNGA Debate Continues Focus on MDGs, Post-2015 Agenda [viewed]

26 September 2012: On the second day of the 67th UN General Assembly (UNGA) High-level Debate, speakers recognized the need for accelerated progress on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) while supporting the development of a post-2015 development framework to address emerging challenges and the economic, environmental and social dimensions of sustainable development, in line with the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20) agreements. Several speakers expressed support for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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UNDP Event Stresses MDG Acceleration, Lessons for Post-2015 Goals [viewed]

UNDP26 September 2012: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) hosted a high-level event on the sidelines of the 67th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 67) to discuss global progress on achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and action needed to complete the goals in their remaining three years.

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