Europe

G8 Development Ministers Highlight Climate Change-Development Link [viewed]

April 2008: G8 Ministers and senior officials responsible for development cooperation met from 5-6 April 2008, in Tokyo, Japan, along with representatives from Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Republic of Korea, South Africa, the ASEAN Secretariat, the AU Commission, the OECD, UNDP, UNESCO, UNICEF, WHO and the World Bank. The meeting was held with a view to provide political input and support to the Fourth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD IV), the G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit, the Third High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Accra, Ghana, the UN high-level meeting on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and the Follow-up Conference on Financing for Development in Doha. Ministers addressed the development agenda for the G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit, and held outreach sessions on: expanding partnerships for development; climate change and development; and human security and the achievement of the MDGs.

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Event: UNFCCC COP 17 and COP/MOP 7 [viewed]

The 17th session of the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP 17) and the seventh session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP/MOP 7) to the Kyoto Protocol will take place in Durban, South Africa. South Africa's website: http://www.cop17durban.com  

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2011 Environment for Europe Ministerial Conference to Address Green Economy [viewed]

2011 Environment for Europe Ministerial Conference to Address Green Economy27 October 2009: The Seventh “Environment for Europe” Ministerial Conference, to be held in autumn 2011 in Astana, Kazakhstan, will have two themes: “the sustainable management of water and water-related ecosystems” and “greening the economy: mainstreaming the environment into economic development.”

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Event: UNFCCC Subsidiary Bodies June 2013 [viewed]

The UNFCCC subsidiary bodies will meet from 3-14 June 2013. SBI 38 and SBSTA 38 will convene.  

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Event: Seventh “Environment for Europe” Ministerial Conference [viewed]

The Seventh “Environment for Europe” Ministerial Conference, convened by the UN Economic Commission for Europe (ECE, or UNECE) Committee on Environmental Policy, is being prepared in accordance with the provisions of Reform Plan of the “Environment for Europe” process. This Conference will consider two main themes: “the sustainable management of water and water-related ecosystems” and “greening the economy: mainstreaming the environment into economic development.” Under the second theme, discussions will focus on the reduction of carbon emissions, energy efficiency, sustainable consumption and production, and the reconfiguration of financing and infrastructure to better accommodate environmental considerations. While the Astana Ministerial Conference is expected to address identified environmental issues of common concern in the UNECE region, the Conference provides an opportunity to address priority environmental issues in the Central Asian sub-region.  

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Third Meeting of the Global Forum on Sustainable Energy [viewed]

29 November 2002: The Global Forum on Sustainable Energy (GFSE) convened for its third meeting from 27-29 November 2002 in Graz, Austria.

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Stakeholder Dialogue on Sustainable Water Management [viewed]

26 April 2002: The Stakeholder Dialogue on Sustainable Water Management – Priorities for Policy Frameworks and Best Practices convened from 25-26 April 2002, at the Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue in Rüschlikon, Switzerland.

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International Conference on Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development in Mountain Regions [viewed]

20 June 2002: The International Conference on Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development in Mountain Regions (SARD-M2002) was held from 16-20 June 2002 at the Kirchgemeindehaus, Adelboden, Switzerland.

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UNECE Regional Ministerial Meeting for the World Summit on Sustainable Development [viewed]

25 September 2001: The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Regional Ministerial Meeting for the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) took place from 24-25 September 2001 in Geneva, Switzerland.

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ECE Regional Implementation Meeting [viewed]

January 2004: The UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) at its eleventh session (CSD-11) invited the United Nations Regional Commissions to consider organizing regional implementation meetings to contribute to the work of the CSD. In response to this invitation, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) incorporated consideration of the CSD agenda in its deliberations at its first Regional Implementation Forum on Sustainable Development, which met from 15-16 January 2004, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.

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