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Latin America & Caribbean Latin America & Caribbean News / 25 August 2015
Stockholm World Water Week Focuses on Water for Development
Read More: Stockholm World Water Week Focuses on Water for Development
24_August_2015: World Water Week, organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), marks its silver jubilee in Stockholm, Sweden, with a focus on water for development. SIWI notes that, although considerable progress has been made towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the targets to achieve improved access to key basic services during the first 15 years of this century will not be fully reached. It adds that about one billion people worldwide still lack access to safe water, and a higher number lack access to basic sanitation. continued...
Brazil, Germany Strengthen Cooperation Ahead of COP 21
Read More: Brazil, Germany Strengthen Cooperation Ahead of COP 21
20_August_2015: Brazil and Germany have expressed determination to work towards a successful 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 21) to the UNFCCC. In a joint statement issued during Brazilian-German intergovernmental consultations, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel announced the two countries would aim for “a fair, ambitious, long-term, comprehensive and legally binding agreement under the UNFCCC.” continued...
Dominican Republic Submits INDC
Read More: Dominican Republic Submits INDC
18_August_2015: The UNFCCC Secretariat has reported that the Dominican Republic is the 57th Party to formally submit its intended nationally determined contribution (INDC), which announces a conditional greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction target of 25% below 2010 levels by 2030. The INDC is communicated in the context of the country's vision for 2030, as supported by its 2030 National Development Strategy (NDS). continued...
UN Regional Commissions Highlight Role in Post-2015 Agenda
Read More: UN Regional Commissions Highlight Role in Post-2015 Agenda
August_2015: The UN Economic Commissions for Africa (UNECA), Europe (UNECE), Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), and Western Asia (ESCWA) have published a paper on their role in implementing the post-2015 development agenda. The paper is titled 'UN Regional Commissions and the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Moving to Deliver on a Transformative and Ambitious Agenda.' continued...
Latin America & Caribbean Latin America & Caribbean Regional Coverage Calendar: Current & Upcoming Events
World Water Week 2015 Stockholm, Stockholms Lan, Sweden 23 Aug - 28 Aug
ECLAC Meeting on Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters Saint Lucia 24 Aug - 25 Aug
High-level Multi-stakeholder Strategy Forum on South-South and Triangular Cooperation Post-2015 Macau/Macao (Special Administrative Region), China 25 Aug - 26 Aug
11th Annual High Level Forum: Connecting Water to Climate, Economic Growth and Development within the Post-2015 Development Agenda Miami, FL, US 27 Aug - 28 Aug
South Takes Action: 2015 Climate South Initiative: Challenges and Solutions Libreville, Estuaire, Gabon 29 Aug
CITES AC28 Tel Aviv, Israel 30 Aug - 3 Sep
Fourth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament New York City, US 31 Aug - 2 Sep
ADP 2-10 Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 31 Aug - 4 Sep
Fourteenth World Forestry Congress Durban, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa 7 Sep - 11 Sep
Meeting of Senior Government Officials Expert in Environmental Law on the Midterm Review of the Montevideo Programme IV Montevideo, Uruguay 7 Sep - 11 Sep
International Forests and Water Dialogue Durban, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa 8 Sep - 9 Sep
Third Forum of the Standing Committee on Finance Durban, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa 8 Sep - 9 Sep
Wildlife Forum Durban, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa 9 Sep
Latin American and Caribbean Carbon Forum 2015 Santiago, Region Metropolitana, Chile 9 Sep - 11 Sep
International Day for South-South Cooperation 2015 worldwide 12 Sep
 
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