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Environmental Goods and Services Negotiations at the WTO: Lessons from Multilateral Environmental Agreements and Ecolabels for Breaking the Impasse
Measuring Irrigation Subsidies: Policy Recommendations from a Spanish Case Study
World Energy Outlook 2010 – Energy Poverty: How to Make Modern Energy Access Universal
Gender Justice: Key to Achieving the Millennium Development Goals
Pakistan Floods 2010: Rapid Gender Needs Assessment of Flood Affected Communities
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Latest News - Friday, 15 October 2010
Biosafety Negotiators Agree on Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress
Nagoya, 10 October—The fourth meeting of the Group of Friends of the Co-Chairs on Liability and Redress (CCLR 4), which convened from 5-10 October 2010, in Nagoya, Japan, addressed outstanding issues with regard to the draft supplementary protocol on liability and redress in the context of the Biosafety Protocol. Originally scheduled for three days, the meeting was extended throughout the weekend. More.
Photo: L-R: Jimena Nieto (Colombia) and René Lefeber (the Netherlands), Co-Chairs, Group of Friends of the Co-Chairs on Liability and Redress
Tianjin Talks Forward Negotiating Texts to Cancun
Tianjin, 10 October—The 14th session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP 14) and the 12th session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA 12), which convened in Tianjin, China, from 4-9 October 2010, focused in particular on those issues that lend themselves to resolution within the time available, bearing in mind the need to achieve balance. Outputs from the sessions comprise draft texts and notes from the drafting group facilitators and these will be incorporated into an information document prepared by the Secretariat. More.
Photo: Consultations on the dais during the AWG-LCA closing plenary.
COFO 2010 Calls for 360 Degree Perspective on Forests
Rome, 9 October—The 20th session of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Committee on Forestry (COFO 2010), which convened from 4-8 October 2010, at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy, was dominated by calls for an inter-sectoral approach to address problems facing forests. More.
Other News
UNEP Launches “30 Ways in 30 Days” Initiative on Green Economy
Ministerial Conference on Environment and Development Focuses on Green Growth
Sustainable Development News

CMS Meeting Adopts Conservation Strategy for Dugongs
CITES Commends Czechs for Combating Illegal Trade in Parrots
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FAO Finalizes First Global Guidelines for Aquaculture Certification
Regional Seas Meeting Discusses Pressures to the Marine Environment and Management Responses
IMO MEPC Revises MARPOL, Addresses Emissions from Ships
UNITAR Becomes UN-Water Member
UN Human Rights Council Affirms the Right to Water is Legally-Binding
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Fifth BASIC Meeting Focuses on Preparations for Cancún
Asia-Europe Summit Discusses Climate Change
Ozone Secretariat Announces MOP 22 Venue Change
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Joint Consultation on Basel, Stockholm and Rotterdam Conventions Discusses Control of Trade in Hazardous Chemicals
Indonesian-Swiss Country-led Initiative Discusses Basel Convention Effectiveness
Basel Convention Invites Comments on Transboundary Movement of e-Waste Guidelines
SAICM Announces Deadline for Nominating New and Emerging Policy Issues
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REDD+ Interim Partnership Holds Technical Workshop
UN-REDD Workshop Highlights Community Consent in REDD
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Human Development
UN Unveils New Approach to Accelerate Progress on Anti-Poverty Goals
World Habitat Day Celebrates ‘Better City, Better Life’
UN Global Forum on Local Development Discusses MDGs
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Intergovernmental Organizations
UNGA adopts climate change resolution Caring for Climate Establishes Steering Committee
UNGA adopts climate change resolution B4E Summit on Climate Change Calls for Ambitious Outcome in Cancún
UNGA adopts climate change resolution UNEP Co-Hosts Climate Friendly Chillers Conference
UNGA adopts climate change resolution UNWTO Meeting Calls for Greener Tourist Industry
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Trade, Finance & Investment
UNDP/GEF SGP Announce Global Partnership on Community-Based Adaptation
WTO Discusses Carbon Footprint Initiatives
UNCTAD Convenes Meeting of Experts on the Green Economy
World Bank receives pledge from Norway for Guyana REDD+ Investment Fund
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Key meetings in the next two weeks
Tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 10) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD): 18-29 October 2010. Nagoya, Japan.
Land Day 3: 23 October 2010. Nagoya, Japan.
IRENA: Fourth Session of the Preparatory Commission: 24-25 October 2010. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Third Lead Authors Meeting on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation: 25-28 October 2010. Geneva, Switzerland.
Delhi International Renewable Energy Conference (DIREC): 27-29 October 2010. New Delhi, India.
Global Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change: 31 October-5 November 2010. The Hague, the Netherlands.

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Delhi International Renewable Energy Conference (DIREC) 2010 | 27-29 October, New Delhi, India

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