International Negotiations

European Commission Releases Strategy on Global Action after Copenhagen [viewed]

9 March 2010: The European Commission (EC) has released a strategy to help maintain the momentum on global action to tackle climate change after the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference. The strategy is contained in a Commission Communication titled "International climate change policy post-Copenhagen: Acting now to reinvigorate global action on climate change."

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CDM Executive Board Releases Proposed Agenda and Annotations for 53rd Meeting [viewed]

8 March 2010: The proposed agenda and annotations, together with the draft work programme, for the 53rd meeting of the Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), which is scheduled to take place from 22-26 March 2010, in Bonn, Germany, is now available on the CDM website.

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GEF Replenishment Negotiations Continue [viewed]

14 March 2010: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) convened a meeting to discuss the fifth replenishment of its Trust Fund, during which participants considered replenishment options between US$3.6-4.6 billion for the period 2010-2014.

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EU Ministers Develop Conclusions Regarding Copenhagen Follow-up [viewed]

15 March 2010: During a meeting on 15 March 2010, in Brussels, Belgium, the Council of the Environment Ministers of the EU adopted conclusions on climate change regarding the “Follow-up to the Copenhagen Conference.”

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UNEP Releases Arab Region Environment Outlook [viewed]

15 March 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has released a report titled "Environment Outlook for the Arab Region: Environment for Development and  Human Well-being," which outlines the multiple challenges facing the Arab region, from climate change and food insecurity to decreasing water availability and unemployment.

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IDB Holds Seminar on the "Route to Mexico" [viewed]

20 March 2010: On the sidelines of its annual meeting, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) held a seminar in Cancun, Mexico, on "The Route to Mexico: Challenges and Opportunities for a Global Agreement."

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European Council Endorses Post-Copenhagen Strategy [viewed]

26 March 2010: The European Council, gathering Heads of State and government of the EU, met in Brussels, Belgium, on 25-26 March 2010, to discuss the EU's strategy on the international climate change negotiations, among other things. In its conclusions, the European Council called for introducing a new dynamic to the international negotiation process, and proposed following a stepwise approach building on the Copenhagen Accord and its swift implementation.

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UNPFII to Consider Indigenous Peoples' Local Adaptation and Mitigation Measures [viewed]

April 2010: The ninth session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII), which will convene in New York, US, from 19-30 April 2010, will focus on “Indigenous peoples: development with culture and identity: articles 3 and 32 of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.” This session will consider three reports on the implications of climate change for indigenous peoples' local adaptation and mitigation measures, namely: a report on the results of the UNFCCC Copenhagen meeting; a study on reindeer herding; and a study on the extent to which climate change policies and projects adhere to the standards set forth in the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

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RRI Dialogue Addresses REDD Issues [viewed]

7 April 2010: The fourth Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) Dialogue on Forests Governance and Climate Change took place on 6 April 2010, in London, UK, and was attended by representatives of over 20 countries. Two sessions took place in the morning, addressing: perspectives on the reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, plus conservation (REDD+) process, architecture, standards and role of non-governmental actors; and issues, options and recommended principles and criteria for proposed interim and global REDD+ architectures.

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Multilateral Banks Discuss Climate Finance [viewed]

9 April 2010: Heads of Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) met on 9 April 2010, at European Investment Bank (EIB) headquarters in Luxembourg, to discuss plans to support a sustainable global recovery and climate finance. Participants at the meeting noted that the Copenhagen Accord offers an opportunity to take action to finance measures to combat climate change.

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