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IUCN World Parks Congress 2014International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Parks Congress (WPC) 2014
On Wednesday morning, the World Parks Congress 2014 concluded with participants meeting in plenary until lunchtime to hear statements and commitments from high-level delegates and dignitaries, witness the award ceremonies, and listen to musical performances. The plenary observed a minute’s silence in memory of rangers who have sacrificed their lives in the frontline of anti-poaching activities, and in memory of two IUCN colleagues. .. More »
COP 10/MOP 26Twenty-sixth Meeting of the Parties (MOP) to the Montreal Protocol and Tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Vienna Convention
The High Level Segment (HLS) of the Vienna Convention (VC) COP10 and Montreal Protocol (MP) MOP26 opened on Thursday, 20 November 2014, in Paris, France. .. More »
ICN2Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2)
On Thursday, 20 November 2014, ICN2 continued with the general debate, which convened throughout the day. Roundtables convened on: policy coherence for nutrition-sensitive agriculture; nutrition in all sectors; nutrition governance; and nutrition accountability. .. More »
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First International Environment Forum for Basin OrganizationsFirst International Environment Forum for Basin Organizations
This Forum will convene in Nairobi, Kenya, from 26-28 November 2014. The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) is organizing the forum in cooperation with the International Network of Basin Organizations (INBO) to strengthen the transboundary governance of freshwater resources and ensure their sustainability. .. More »
Lima Climate Change Conference - December 2014Lima Climate Change Conference - December 2014
The 20th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 20) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the 10th session of the COP serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP 10) will take place from 1-12 December 2014, in Lima, Peru. The joint high-level segment of COP 20/CMP 10 will take place from 9-11 December 2014. .. More »
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CMS COP11Eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP11) of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS)
After addressing a packed agenda, CMS COP11 adopted 35 resolutions, including, on: the lion, that will work towards an Appendix II listing proposal to be presented at COP12; the Strategic Plan for Migratory Species 2015-2023; the Programme of Work on Climate Change and Migratory Species; the Central Asian Mammals Initiative; and the Renewable Energy and Migratory Species. .. More »
ITTC 50Fiftieth Session of the International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC) and Associated Sessions of the Four Committees
On the last day of ITTC-50, delegates discussed at length, and into the evening, how to proceed with the election of the next ITTO Executive Director. .. More »
Mercury INC 6Sixth session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee on Mercury (INC 6)
On Friday, INC6 delegates convened in plenary in the morning to hear reports from the Co-Chairs of the Contact Groups on finance and rules and reporting. Plenary was then suspended until 3:00 pm to allow the Contact Groups additional time. In the afternoon, delegates reconvened in plenary to consider the work completed by the contact groups and to address other business, including the report of the Interim Secretariat on its activities. .. More »
ISID Forum-2Second Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development (ISID) Forum – “Partnerships to scale up investment for ISID”
Convened under the theme ‘Partnerships to scale up investment for inclusive and sustainable industrial development,’ the meeting was the second in a series of two global forums on inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) organized by the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). .. More »
IPCC-40Fortieth session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC-40)
On Friday, the 40th session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC-40) continued to meet throughout the day and evening in Copenhagen, Denmark, to consider and finalize the Synthesis Report (SYR), which integrates the findings from the three Working Group reports. .. More »
Sixteenth RRI Dialogue on Forests, Governance, and Climate ChangeSixteenth Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) Dialogue on Forests, Governance, and Climate Change – “Investments, Communities and Climate Change – Risks and Opportunities”
On 30 October 2014 the RRI hosted its 16th Dialogue on Forests, Governance and Climate Change in Lima, Peru, in partnership with the Instituto del Bien Comun (IBC). Over 100 participants took part in four separate panel-led discussions, featuring key representatives from governmental, non-governmental and intergovernmental organizations. In addition, proceedings were made available via live webcast. .. More »
Workshop on International Arrangement on Forests beyond 2015Workshop on the International Arrangement on Forests beyond 2015 - “A Country-Led Initiative in Support of the UN Forum on Forests”
On the last day of the Workshop on IAF beyond 2015, a Country-Led Initiative in support of the UN Forum on Forests, participants discussed at length a discussion paper on possible elements of a strategic plan for a future IAF. .. More »
CRC-10 & POPRC-10Tenth meeting of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC-10) to the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade and Tenth meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutant Review Committee (POPRC-10) to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)
On Thursday, 30 October 2014, POPRC-10 convened for its final day. .. More »
GEF Council Consultation meeting with CSOs, 47th GEF Council Meeting, and 17th LDCF/SCCF Council MeetingGlobal Environment Facility (GEF) Council Consultation meeting with Civil Society Organization (CSOs), Forty-seventh meeting of the GEF Council, and 17th meeting of the Least Developed Countries Fund and the Special Climate Change Fund (LDCF/SCCF) Council
On the third and final day of the 47th meeting of the GEF Council, Council Members met in Executive Session to consider the Report of the Selection and Review Committee, and agreed on dates for the next three sessions of the Council: 2-4 June 2015, 20-22 October 2015, and 7-9 June 2016. .. More »
ADP 2-6Bonn Climate Change Conference - October 2014
On Saturday, 25 October 2014, the contact group on ADP item 3 addressed workstream 1, with a focus on mitigation, cycle and other issues. During the contact group, SBSTA Chair Emmanuel Dlamini, Swaziland, provided an update on the 2013-2015 review. .. More »
African Mountains Regional ForumAfrican Mountains Regional Forum - “Towards a Shared Mountain Agenda for Africa”
This forum convened in Arusha, Tanzania, from 22-24 October 2014. The meeting was organized by the Albertine Rift Conservation Society and the Africa Mountain Partnership Champions Committee, in partnership with the East African Community, the UN Environment Programme, the Austrian Development Cooperation, and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. The meeting brought together over 100 participants representing, inter alia, government, academia, research institutions, intergovernmental organizations and civil society. .. More »
CBD COP 12 & NP COP/MOP 1Twelfth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 12) and First Meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing (NP COP/MOP 1)
CBD COP 12 convened concurrently with NP COP/MOP 1 from 6-17 October 2014, in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea, gathering over 3,000 delegates. .. More »
Seventy-fifth Session of the UNECE’s CHLMSeventy-fifth Session of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Committee on Housing and Land Management (CHLM)
This event convened at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, from 8-9 October 2014. More than 160 participants attended the meeting, including representatives from 41 UNECE Member States and one observer country, as well as representatives from non-governmental and intergovernmental organizations, academia and the private sector. .. More »
CBD COP-MOP 7Seventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (COP-MOP 7)
On Friday, Working Group I convened in the morning to finalize the decision on socio-economic considerations and adopt the group’s report. Working Group II also reconvened briefly to adopt its report. .. More »
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