Northern America

US, China Discuss Climate, Energy and Fisheries Cooperation [viewed]

10 May 2011: During the third round of the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, held from 9-10 May 2011, the two sides discussed bilateral, regional and global issues, including cooperation on climate change, energy and fisheries.

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Stakeholders Consider Draft Action Plan on Forests and the Green Economy [viewed]

11 May 2010: A stakeholders meeting on the development of an action plan on forests and the green economy was held in Geneva, Switzerland, from 10-11 May 2011, under the auspices of the Forestry and Timber Section of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), in cooperation with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

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Arctic Council Adopts Nuuk Declaration [viewed]

12 May 2011: The Seventh Ministerial Meeting of the Arctic Council  was held on 12 May 2011, in Nuuk, Greenland, and concluded with the adoption of the Nuuk Declaration.

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Figueres Urges American States to Implement Cancun Agreements [viewed]

13 May 2011: Speaking at a meeting titled "Climate Change: What the Americas Can and Must Do," organized by the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington DC, US, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Executive Secretary Christina Figueres urged American States to implement the Cancun Agreements and develop their renewable energy resources.

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G8 and Africa Adopt Joint Declaration on Shared Values and Responsibilities [viewed]

27 May 2011: The Group of 8 (G8) and Algeria, Egypt, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and the African Union (AU) Commission have adopted a joint declaration on “Shared Values, Shared Responsibilities,” addressing sustainable development, energy access, investment and agriculture.

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IRI Publication Highlights Climate Information for Disaster Risk Management [viewed]

A Better Climate for Disaster Risk Management20 June 2011: The International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) at Colombia University has released a publication titled "A better climate for disaster risk management," which addresses recent advances in the use of climate information for managing risks and improving livelihoods.  

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GEO Newsletter Highlights Advances in Climate Observation Collaboration [viewed]

GEOMay 2011: The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) has released the May issue of its newsletter, titled "GEO News" on new developments in the implementation of the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS), which highlights advances in climate observation collaboration in the US and Europe.

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Event: 82nd Meeting of the IATTC [viewed]

The 82nd meeting of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) and meetings of two subsidiary groups will take place in California, US.  

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Event: 141st American Fisheries Society Conference [viewed]

The theme for this meeting is: New Frontiers in Fisheries Management and Ecology: Leading the Way in a Changing World.  

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Event: Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization 33rd Annual Meeting [viewed]

The Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) is an intergovernmental fisheries science and management body that contributes through consultation and cooperation to the optimum utilization, rational management and conservation of the fishery resources of the Convention Area.  

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