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Latest News - 22 December 2014
Last Update of 2014
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We_at_IISD RS wish you all the best for this holiday season and throughout the coming year. We will resume publication on our knowledgebases on 6 January 2015. Thank you for your support during 2014. continued...
ESCAP Statistics Show Impacts of Hunger, Disasters
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18_December 2014: The UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) has issued the Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific 2014, which shows that economic growth has not regained the levels reached before the global financial crisis, and 60% of the world's hunger occurs in the region. At the same time, the region is driving global economic recovery. continued...
g7+ Countries Promote ‘Fragile-to-Fragile' Partnerships
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December_2014: The General Secretary of the g7+, Helder da Costa, announced that the grouping is promoting "fragile-to-fragile" (F2F) partnerships, among fragile and conflict-affected countries, in the areas of public finance management, natural resource management, and peace and reconciliation. He cited Timor-Leste's assistance to Guinea-Bissau on electoral registration efforts that resulted in fair and transparent elections in 2014, as an example of F2F partnerships. continued...
December 2014 Climate Finance Update
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19_December 2014: During December 2014, finance for climate change mitigation and adaptation projects was announced by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the World Bank. Germany, Norway and the UK also reported on funding for projects to be undertaken in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF), the Climate Investment Funds (CIF), the GEF and IDB released climate-related publications. continued...
Comoros Accepts Doha Amendment to Kyoto Protocol
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18_December 2014: The UNFCCC Secretariat has reported that Comoros has accepted the Doha Amendment, which formalizes commitments for the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol (2013-2020). This announcement brings the total number of parties that have deposited their instruments of acceptance to 22. continued...
Caribbean Ministers Recommit to Fighting Corruption
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11_December 2014: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) hosted a regional ministerial meeting on transparency and integrity in enhancing development and unlocking growth in the Caribbean. Ministerial delegates from six countries - the Bahamas, Barbados, Haiti, Jamaica, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago - discussed the positive impacts of transparent governance on growth equity, competitiveness and investment in the region. continued...
FAO Reports on Mesoamerican LULUCF Workshop
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16_December 2014: The Mesoamerican Workshop on National Emissions Inventories and Mitigation Plans in Agriculture, Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) assisted 15 countries in identifying resources and methods in order to improve their reporting under the UNFCCC, according to the workshop's final report, released by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO). The report also relays the major challenges these countries face in both implementing and reporting on measures to address climate change. continued...
SIDS Policy & Practice Calendar: Current & Upcoming Events
Fifth Session of the IRENA Assembly Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 17 Jan - 18 Jan
Intergovernmental Negotiations on Post-2015 Development Agenda - First Session New York City, US 19 Jan - 21 Jan
Ninth Ad Hoc Open-ended Informal Working Group to Study Issues Relating to the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Marine BBNJ New York City, US 20 Jan - 23 Jan
First Drafting Session on Outcome Document of Third Conference on FfD New York City, US 27 Jan - 29 Jan
Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP 3-1) Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland 8 Feb - 13 Feb
Intergovernmental Negotiations on Post-2015 Development Agenda - Second Session New York City, US 17 Feb - 20 Feb
IPCC 41 Nairobi, Kenya 24 Feb - 27 Feb
UNCCD 3rd Scientific Conference Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico 9 Mar - 12 Mar
UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction Sendai, Miyagi, Japan 14 Mar - 18 Mar
Intergovernmental Negotiations on Post-2015 Development Agenda - Third Session New York City, US 23 Mar - 27 Mar
Second Drafting Session on Outcome Document of Third Conference on FfD New York City, US 13 Apr - 17 Apr
2015 Spring Meetings of World Bank and IMF Washington D.C., US 17 Apr - 19 Apr
14th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (PFII 14) New York City, US 20 Apr - 1 May
Basel COP 12, Rotterdam COP 7 and Stockholm COP 7 Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland 3 May - 14 May
UN Forum on Forests Eleventh Session (UNFF11) New York City, US 4 May - 15 May
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