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UN Assesses Progress in Sustainable Development of Caribbean SIDS [viewed]

27 March 2012: A UN inter-agency assessment of sustainable development efforts in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) over the past 20 years identifies advances and gaps specific to the Caribbean small island developing States (SIDS).

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UN Identifies Sustainable Development Progress and Gaps in LAC [viewed]

27 March 2012: A UN inter-agency assessment of sustainable development efforts in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) over the past 20 years has identified advances, gaps and setbacks. The assessment also proposes guidelines for moving the region toward sustainable development.

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Expert Group Assesses Sectoral Data on Socioeconomic Impacts of Climate Change in the Caribbean [viewed]

3 February 2012: The subregional headquarters for the Caribbean of the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) recently convened an expert group to discuss the status of regional efforts to develop economic frameworks to assess the economic and social impacts of climate change in the Caribbean in key sectors.

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18th Forum of LAC Environment Ministers Adopts Quito Declaration [viewed]

6 February 2012: The 18th session of the Forum of Ministers of the Environment (FEM 18) of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) brought together high-level environment officials from 31 of the 33 LAC countries who adopted ten decisions and the Quito Declaration.

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EUROCLIMA Launches New Website and Second Newsletter [viewed]

26 January 2012: EUROCLIMA, a joint environmental programme of the EU and Latin America, has launched its new website, as well as the second issue of its newsletter, which focuses on water and climate change in Latin America.

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ECLAC Circular Discusses Water in the Green Economy [viewed]

January 2012: Issue No. 35 of the "Circular of the Network for Cooperation in Integrated Water Resource Management for Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean" includes a discussion of Latin America's input to the International Conference “Water in the Green Economy in Practice: Towards Rio+20,” which convened from 3-5 October 2011, in Zaragoza, Spain.

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Event: 18th Meeting of the Forum of Ministers of Environment of Latin America and the Caribbean [viewed]

This biennial meeting of Environment Ministers is organized by the regional office of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). The Preparatory Meeting of High-Level Experts will take place from 31 January-1 February 2012, and will be followed by the Ministerial Segment on 2-3 February. Among other things, the Ministers are to review the implementation of the Rio 1992 commitments and agreements, and deliberate on new, emerging and priority issues for the region and other issues on the road to the June 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20). The Ministers are also expected to discuss cooperation on sustainable consumption and production, environmental indicators, and the way forward in negotiating a regional framework agreement on atmospheric pollution that includes emissions of short-lived climate forcers (SLCFs) such as methane, black carbon, ozone precursors, and many hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).  

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ECLAC Meeting Considers Climate Change Costs and Benefits in Caribbean Countries [viewed]

30 June 2011: The third Expert Group Meeting on Understanding the Potential Economic Impacts of Climate Change in Latin America and the Caribbean, which was organized by the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), considered climate change costs and benefits in Caribbean countries.

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CCCCC Publishes March-April 2011 Issue of Climate Change News Update [viewed]

4 April 2011: The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) has published its fourth Climate Change News Update. The March-April 2011 issue of News Update compiles major international and regional climate change news, including climate change-related events, studies, reports and resource materials.

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UNDP Report on Latin America and Caribbean as Biodiversity Superpower Available Online [viewed]

January 2011: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) economic report titled "Latin America and the Caribbean: A Biodiversity Superpower" has been made available online.

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