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64th Meeting of the GEF Council

As part of a packed agenda, Council Members of the Global Environment Facility will discuss establishing a special fund to support implementation of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework.
Event 26 June 2023 - 29 June 2023

Global Conference on the Future of Resource Taxation

Policymakers, experts, and stakeholders will chart a path toward a future where mining—expected to drastically increase in the search for critical minerals for a renewable energy system—drives tangible, sustainable benefits for developing, resource-rich countries.
Event 26 June 2023 - 28 June 2023

2nd Session of the United Nations Habitat Assembly

With people increasing living in urban spaces, cities and towns have a disproportionate role to play in advancing climate action, the 2030 Agenda, effective disaster risk reduction, and other pillars of sustainable development.
Event 5 June 2023 - 9 June 2023

Bonn Climate Change Conference - June 2023

The UNFCCC Subsidiary Bodies meetings represent the last big milestone in climate negotiations before the culmination of the first Global Stocktake under the Paris Agreement at COP 28 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It will provide an opportunity to collectively reflect on where the world stands in terms of addressing climate change.
Event 5 June 2023 - 15 June 2023

2nd Session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee to Develop an International Legally Binding Instrument on Plastic Pollution, Including in the Marine Environment (INC-2)

While the meeting was characterized by procedural scuffles, long delays, and late nights, delegates shared views on an options paper and set out a path for the intersessional period leading to the next negotiating session, mandating the preparation of a “zero draft” of the new treaty to address plastics pollution.
Event 29 May 2023 - 2 June 2023

Resumed Review Conference on the UN Fish Stocks Agreement

Many highlighted progress on strengthening the ecosystem approach, addressing illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing, preserving deep-sea ecosystems, and promoting coordination between Regional Fisheries Management Organizations. But there was no consensus to reference the Agreement on the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ) and the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework.
Event 22 May 2023 - 26 May 2023

High-Level Meeting on the Midterm Review of the Sendai Framework

Eight years after the adoption of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the international community assessed progress on its implementation. Taking place at “a defining point in history,” and against the backdrop of many global crises, delegates called for better governance, investments in resilience, and a focus on disaster prevention.
Event 17 May 2023 - 19 May 2023