Meeting

Delhi Clean Energy Conference Discusses Clean Energy Progress and Cooperation in Emerging Economies [viewed]

25 February 2013: The Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) has reported on the outcomes of the Delhi Clean Energy Conference, which showcased clean energy progress in emerging economies and initiated the development of a South-South-North Knowledge and Collaboration Partnership in Clean Energy.

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Experts Present Work on LMEs Management in a Changing Climate [viewed]

UNDP - GEF16 February 2013: Representatives from the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the International Council for Exploration of the Sea, the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have presented their work to scientists, experts, educators and media at a one-day conference on “Stress, Sustainability and Development of Large Marine Ecosystems (LMEs) during Climate Change.”

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Event: Leadership Meeting on Environmental Sustainability in Post-2015 Development Agenda [viewed]

As part of the 11 Global Thematic Consultations on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, this High-Level Meeting will bring together NGOs, the sponsoring governments, and participants from the UN, among others, to discuss and define recommendations on environmental sustainability in a future framework. This consultation is being co-led by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Environmental Programme (UNEP), with support from the Governments of France and Costa Rica.  

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Event: World Day to Combat Desertification 2013 [viewed]

The 2013 annual World Day to Combat Desertification will focus on the slogan “Don't let our future dry up.” The day is celebrated on 17 June, to mark the conclusion of negotiations on the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). This year's theme of drought and water scarcity takes into account that 2013 is also the International Year of Water Cooperation. World Day to Combat Desertification 2013 will seek to create awareness about the risks of drought and water scarcity in the drylands and beyond, and to call attention to the importance of sustaining healthy soils as part of the post-Rio+20 agenda and post-2015 development agenda.  

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Event: World Environment Day 2013 [viewed]

World Environment Day 2013 will be celebrated under the theme "Think, Eat Save," focused on anti-food waste and food loss, encouraging people to reduce their "foodprint". Mongolia will serve as the global host for this year's celebrations.  

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Event: Caribbean Subregional Workshop on Capacity-building for the Effective Implementation of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety [viewed]

Organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), this workshop will provide an update on recent developments under the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, including the Strategic Plan, the capacity-building framework and action plan and other decisions relating to capacity-building. The workshop also aims to promote understanding of the Nagoya–Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress and explore opportunities and challenges regarding its ratification.  

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BASIC Countries Urge Developed Countries to Ratify the Kyoto Protocol Amendments [viewed]

14 February 2012: The 14th BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change concluded with the adoption of a joint statement in which ministers reaffirm that the Kyoto Protocol remains a key component of the international climate regime, and appreciate the leadership demonstrated by developed countries that joined the second commitment period.

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Event: Third IUFRO Latin American Congress (IUFROLAT 2013) [viewed]

Organized jointly by the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) and the Agriculture Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE), with support from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) and the Ibero-American Model Forest Network, this event seeks to address advances and challenges of forest sector development, providing a platform for stakeholders to share and exchange information and experiences on critical issues affecting tree resources and forest landscapes in Latin America. Central to these discussions will be the impact of forest science on livelihoods, environment and sustainable development in the Latin America and the Caribbean region. The three central themes of IUFROLAT are Forests and Ecosystem Services, Forest Sector Competitiveness and Governance and Management of Landscapes.  

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Event: Second Caribbean Media Training Workshop [viewed]

This workshop, titled "The Ozone Layer and Chemical and Waste Management Challenges in the Caribbean," is being organized by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). It seeks to strengthen environmental journalism skills and provide media professionals with relevant information and inputs for transmitting messages related to environmental protection and governance in the Caribbean. Its primary target audience includes editors and journalists of print, broadcast and online media, as well as news agencies in the English-speaking Caribbean. The workshop will focus on the Montreal Protocol for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and Chemical and Waste Management.  

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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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