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SIDS SIDS News / 13 August 2015
UNGA President Circulates Amended 2030 Agenda
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12_August_2015: The President of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), Sam Kutesa, circulated the outcome document of the UN Summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda, agreed by consensus at the conclusion of the intergovernmental negotiation process on 2 August 2015. Kutesa informed Member States that he will convene a plenary meeting of the Assembly in early September to take action on a draft resolution that will transmit the outcome document to the UNGA's 70th session for consideration and adoption during the Summit. continued...
FYR Macedonia, Trinidad and Tobago, Benin and US Announce Climate Plans
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7_August_2015: The UNFCCC Secretariat has reported that the former Yugoslav Republic (fYR) of Macedonia, Trinidad and Tobago, and Benin have formally submitted intended nationally determined contributions (INDCs), bringing the total number of Parties to have done so to 53. In addition, the US Government finalized its Clean Power Plan, an integral part of its INDC submitted on 31 March 2015. continued...
SPREP Reports on Environment and Development Work
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4_August_2015: The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) released its Annual Report for 2014, detailing the relevance of SPREP's work to the major environmental and sustainable development challenges in its Pacific island members. The report focuses on four priority areas: biodiversity and ecosystem management; climate change; waste management and pollution control; and environmental monitoring and governance. continued...
Pacific Islands Assess POPs Reduction
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28_July_2015: Representatives from 13 Pacific island countries met to review progress as well as areas requiring further attention in carrying out the Pacific Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Release Reduction Project. continued...
OECD Highlights Benefits of Integrating Climate, Development Financing
Read More: OECD Highlights Benefits of Integrating Climate, Development Financing
July_2015: Integrating financing for climate change and development can help maximize low-carbon, climate-resilient and environmental sustainable pathways to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to a brief by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). continued...
SIDS SIDS Policy & Practice Calendar: Current & Upcoming Events
Sixth Regional 3R Forum in Asia and the Pacific Male, Kaafu, Maldives 16 Aug - 19 Aug
World Water Week 2015 Stockholm, Stockholms Lan, Sweden 23 Aug - 28 Aug
ECLAC Meeting on Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters Saint Lucia 24 Aug - 25 Aug
Asia Pacific Resilience Innovation Summits and Expo Honolulu, HI, US 24 Aug - 26 Aug
High-level Multi-stakeholder Strategy Forum on South-South and Triangular Cooperation Post-2015 Macau/Macao (Special Administrative Region), China 25 Aug - 26 Aug
11th Annual High Level Forum: Connecting Water to Climate, Economic Growth and Development within the Post-2015 Development Agenda Miami, FL, US 27 Aug - 28 Aug
Fourth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament New York City, US 31 Aug - 2 Sep
ADP 2-10 Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 31 Aug - 4 Sep
Africa Climate Talks: East/Southern Africa, and Indian Ocean SIDS Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania 3 Sep - 5 Sep
Meeting of Senior Government Officials Expert in Environmental Law on the Midterm Review of the Montevideo Programme IV Montevideo, Uruguay 7 Sep - 11 Sep
International Day for South-South Cooperation 2015 worldwide 12 Sep
CBD AHTEG on Indicators for the Strategic Plan on Biodiversity Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland 14 Sep - 17 Sep
Opening of the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 70) New York City, US 15 Sep
Address by His Holiness Pope Francis to UN General Assembly New York City, US 25 Sep
UN Summit for the Adoption of the Post-2015 Development Agenda New York City, US 25 Sep - 27 Sep
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