2nd Part of the 28th Annual Session of the International Seabed Authority
The meeting is expected to clarify possible scenarios given the rapid approach of the deadline triggered by Nauru’s request to apply for approval of a deep-sea mineral exploitation plan.
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.
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.
Further resumed 5th Session of the Intergovernmental Conference (IGC) on BBNJ
UN Member States are expected to formally adopt a new treaty on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.