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Latin America & Caribbean Latin America & Caribbean News / 23 August 2016
APEC Senior Officials Discuss Actions Addressing Illegal Timber, Environmental Crime
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21_August_2016: Senior officials and technical experts from 21 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member economies discussed policy measures to address illegal logging, fishing, land development and mining at APEC's Third Senior Officials Meeting (SOM). Participants called for increased cooperation to ensure environmental sustainability and agreed on a timber legality guidance template. continued...
UN Launches Digital Campaign on Refugee Crisis
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19_August_2016: On the occasion of World Humanitarian Day, the UN called for a ceasefire in Syria to enable delivery of urgently-needed food and medicines, and launched the 'World You'd Rather' digital campaign to promote a just and safer world. continued...
Mitigation Update: Sustainable Energy Systems Examined, Mexico to Launch ETS Pilot
Read More: Mitigation Update: Sustainable Energy Systems Examined, Mexico to Launch ETS Pilot
17_August_2016: Recent weeks have brought news about our energy system as it grows and changes. A report on integrating solar and wind into the grid calls for taking whole system value into account. Kenya's counties are preparing and planning for sustainable energy systems, and solutions in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector are being highlighted. This Update also includes news on two approaches to mitigating greenhouse gases (GHGs) – through emissions trading in Mexico and peatlands in Mongolia. continued...
LAC Advances Negotiations on Principle 10 Regional Instrument
Read More: LAC Advances Negotiations on Principle 10 Regional Instrument
15_August_2016: Latin American and Caribbean countries held the fourth negotiating session on a regional agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters (Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development). The negotiating committee considered a revised draft text (LC/L.4059/Rev.2) that addresses substantive aspects of the agreement and reflects countries' earlier proposals. continued...
Latin America & Caribbean Latin America & Caribbean Regional Coverage Calendar: Current & Upcoming Events
Central and South America and the Caribbean/Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Joint Preparatory Meeting for CITES CoP 17 and CBD COP 13 Antigua, Guatemala 22 Aug - 26 Aug
Second Session of the Preparatory Committee on BBNJ New York City, US 26 Aug - 9 Sep
World Water Week 2016 Stockholm, Stockholms Lan, Sweden 28 Aug - 2 Sep
Informal Negotiations on Habitat III Outcome Document New York City, US 29 Aug
2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress Honolulu, HI, US 1 Sep - 10 Sep
G20 Summit - China 2016 Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China 4 Sep - 5 Sep
4th Forum of the Standing Committee on Finance Manila, Philippines 5 Sep - 6 Sep
13th Meeting of the Technology Executive Committee Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 6 Sep - 9 Sep
Global Preparatory Seminar for UN World Data Forum Guilin, Guangxi, China 7 Sep - 9 Sep
Opening of 71st Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 71) New York City, US 13 Sep
Twelfth Meeting of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC-12) Rome, Lazio, Italy 14 Sep - 16 Sep
Fourth Meeting of the Executive Committee of the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 19 Sep - 23 Sep
Twelfth Meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC-12) Rome, Lazio, Italy 19 Sep - 23 Sep
Leaders' Summit on Refugees New York City, US 20 Sep
71st General Debate of UN General Assembly New York City, US 20 Sep - 30 Sep
 
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