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Climate-related Single-use Environmental Goods
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Latest News - Friday, 17 September 2010
UNFF Country-Led Initiative Addresses Forest Governance, Decentralization and REDD+
Oaxaca, 4 September—The Oaxaca Workshop on Forest Governance, Decentralization and REDD+ in Latin America and the Caribbean took place in Oaxaca, Mexico, from 31 August-3 September 2010. This country-led initiative in support of the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF) aimed to identify trends, and facilitate sharing of experiences and lessons learned with sustainable forest management (SFM), forest governance and decentralization, and reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of carbon stocks (REDD+). More.
Photo: L-R: José Luís Fernandez Ugalde, National Forestry Commission of Mexico (CONAFOR); Josefina Braña, CONAFOR; Anne Larson, Center for International Forestry Research; and Jürgen Blaser, Intercooperation
Geneva Dialogue Discusses Climate Finance
UNFF Country-Led Initiative Addresses Forest Governance, Decentralization and REDD+
ECLAC Holds Seminar on International Trade’s Vulnerability to Carbon Footprint Policies
IUFRO World Congress Focuses on "Sustaining Society and Environment"
UNDP Holds Consultation for Brazil on Biodiversity and Ecosystems
ICID 2010 Discusses Climate Change and Sustainable Development in Drylands
August Bonn Climate Change Talks Consider Gap Between Commitment Periods, Forward Drafts to October Talks
Other News
UN General Assembly Adopts Resolution on Safe and Clean Drinking Water
UNCSD Bureau Holds Sixth Meeting
Sustainable Development News

UN Launches Decade for Deserts and the Fight Against Desertification
ITTO and JICA Launch Tropical Forests Partnership
Five New Partner Countries Join UN-REDD
Global Mechanism Developing South-South Cooperation Web Portal
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Human Development
UN Secretary-General Appoints Group of Eminent Persons for LDCs
Ahead of MDG Summit, UN Secretary-General Calls for Increased Cooperation
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WMO Commission for Agriculture Addresses Improved Climate Services
Multilateral Fund Releases Summary of Executive Committee Decisions
UN Secretary-General Addresses Conference of Speakers of Parliament
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Heads of Biodiversity-Related Conventions Meet
Meetings Address Conservation Strategy for the Saiga Antelope
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UNEP Presents List of Banned Products to ECOSOC
Stockholm Convention Amendments Enter into Force
Basel, Stockholm and Rotterdam Conventions Launch Joint Calendar
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Intergovernmental Organizations
UNGA adopts climate change resolution UNEP Facilitates Kenyan Action on e-Waste
UNGA adopts climate change resolution UNEP FI Co-Organizes Meeting on “The Financial Sector Towards COP 16”
UNGA adopts climate change resolution UNEP Announces Emissions Reductions Plan
UNGA adopts climate change resolution UNEP Launches Initiative to Link Tourism and Conservation
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Trade, Finance & Investment
World Bank Funded Project Registers First CDM Program of Activities in Africa
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Ad Hoc Working Group of the Whole Formulates Recommendations on the Regular Process
World Water Week Focuses on Water Quality
UNESCO Co-organizes Conference on Oceans and Climate Change
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Key meetings in the next two weeks
Meeting of the CBD Interregional Negotiating Group on ABS: 18-21 September 2010. Montreal, Canada.
Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate: 20-21 September 2010. New York, US.
UNEP GEO-5 Regional Consultation: Nairobi: 20-21 September 2010. Nairobi, Kenya.
71st Session of the UNECE Committee on Housing and Land Management: 20-21 September 2010. Geneva, Switzerland.
Millennium Development Goals Summit: 20-22 September 2010. New York, US.
Sixth Meeting of the Parties to EUROBATS: 20-22 September 2010. Prague, Czech Republic.
Global Expert Workshop on Biodiversity Benefits of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries: 20-23 September 2010. Nairobi, Kenya.
North-East Atlantic Environment Summit: 20-24 September 2010. Bergen, Norway.
Towards a Strategy to Promote Forest Industry Development in the Congo Basin: 21-22 September 2010. Yaounde, Cameroon.
UNGA High-Level Event on Biodiversity: 22 September 2010. New York, US.
Third Meeting of the Indonesian-Swiss Country-Led Initiative to Improve the Effectiveness of the Basel Convention: 23-28 September 2010. Hilterfingen, Switzerland.
UNEP GEO-5 Regional Consultation: Geneva: 23-24 September 2010. Geneva, Switzerland.
MSI+5 High-Level Review: 24-25 September 2010. New York, US.
Second Meeting of the Consultative Group of Experts on National Communications from Parties not Included in Annex I to the Convention: 27-29 September 2010. Manila, Philippines.
VI Ministerial Conference on Environment and Development in Asia and the Pacific (MCED6): 27 September-2 October 2010. Astana, Kazakhstan.
International Scientific Conference on Advanced Scientific Tools for Desertification Policy: 28-29 September 2010. Rome, Italy.
37th Session of the ICAO Assembly: 28 September-8 October 2010. Montreal, Canada.

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High-level Plenary Meeting of the UN General Assembly: �Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Summit�
20-22 September 2010 | UN Headquarters, New York, US

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