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Lynn Wagner, Ph.D.A number of events during June offer interesting case studies into the development of institutions for and the implementation of international environmental governance. … article continues

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Lessons Learned from Brazil’s Experience with Fossil-fuel Subsidies and their Reform
Brazil Low-Carbon Country Case Study
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Latest News - Friday, 2 July 2010
ICP 11 Considers Capacity Building in Ocean Affairs
New York, 26 June—The 11th meeting of the UN Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea (Consultative Process or ICP 11), which convened from 21-25 June 2010, at UN Headquarters in New York, US, discussed capacity building in ocean affairs and the law of the sea, among other issues. A Co-Chairs’ summary of ICP-11’s discussions will be submitted to the UN General Assembly for consideration at its 65th session under the agenda item “Oceans and the law of the sea.” More.
Photo: L-R: ICP-11 Co-Chairs Amb. Don Mackay (New Zealand) and Amb. Paul Badji (Senegal), and Gabriele Goettsche-Wanli, UN-DOALOS Secretary
RRI Dialogue Addresses Forests, Governance and Climate Change
Washington, DC, 23 June—The fifth Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) Dialogue on Forests, Governance and Climate Change took place on 22 June 2010, in Washington DC, US. The Dialogue provided a forum for representatives from governments and civil society to discuss recent developments in the global architecture for a mechanism for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of carbon stocks (REDD+). More.
Photo: R-L: Andy White, RRI, being congratulated by Charles Barber, State Department, US
Ozone OEWG 30 Convenes
Geneva, 19 June—The 30th meeting of the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG 30) of the parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer discussed the financial mechanism, hydrochlorofluorocarbons and their alternatives, polyols, and environmentally sound management of banks of ozone-depleting substances (ODS), among other topics, at the 15-18 June 2010 meeting in Geneva, Switzerland. More.
Climate Modelers Discuss Greenhouse Gas Reduction Analysis
Seoul, 19 June—The International Conference on Post-Kyoto Climate Change Mitigation Modeling, which convened following the Second East Asia Climate Forum, from 17-18 June 2010, in Seoul, Republic of Korea, provided a forum for climate modeling experts from around the world to discuss greenhouse gas reduction analysis. More.
Other News
ECOSOC High-level Segment opens
AMCEN 13 Focuses on Rio Conventions, Prepares for Cancún
Sustainable Development News

Signatories to the Siberian Crane MoU endorse new conservation plan
CMS warns against climate change catastrophe for migratory species
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Stockholm Convention convenes Central and Eastern European Regional Workshop
Basel Convention Secretariat Releases OEWG Report
Rotterdam Convention releases progress report
Mediterranean to phase out hazardous chemicals by 2019
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UNFCCC Holds Technical Workshop on Costs and Benefits of Adaptation Options        
UNECE Black Carbon Group Holds First Meeting
IPCC Holds Workshop on Sea-Level Rise and Ice Sheet Instabilities
IPCC selects authors for Fifth Assessment Report
UNFCCC Publishes AWG-LCA and AWG-KP June Meeting Reports
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Intergovernmental Organizations
UNGA adopts climate change resolution Global Compact Leaders’ Summit Adopts New York Declaration by Business
UNGA adopts climate change resolution UNEP and Basel Convention assist in strengthening national waste management systems in Côte D’Ivoire
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UNEP and ICTSD Co-organize meeting on fisheries, trade and development
62nd IWC Meeting Postpones Decision on Lifting Moratorium
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UN-REDD Holds Workshop on MRV
17th Katoomba Meeting Discusses Payments for Ecosystem Services
UNCCD Organizes Events to Follow-up on COP Decisions
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Human Development
Third Asia Pacific Ministerial Conference on Housing and Urban Development Adopts Solo Declaration
UNDP Holds Cape Verde Workshop on Climate Change Risks and Opportunities
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Trade, Finance & Investment
G-20 Toronto Summit addresses energy subsidies, climate change and food security
Adaptation Fund Board Approves Project Concepts for Financing
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Key upcoming meetings
ECOSOC Substantive Session 2010: 28 June-23 July 2010. New York, US.
Second Meeting of the Working Group on the Future Shape of the CMS: 1-2 July 2010. Bonn, Germany.
UNEP Consultative Group of Ministers and High-Level Representatives on IEG: 7-9 July 2010. Bogotá, Colombia.
Resumed ABS 9: 10-16 July 2010. Montréal, Canada.
International Conference on Biodiversity Conservation in Transboundary Tropical Forests: 14-17 July 2010. Quito, Ecuador.

IISD Reporting Services will be reporting from the
Second International Conference: Climate, Sustainability and Development in Semi-arid Regions
16-20 August 2010, Fortaleza, Brazil

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