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Ronalee Biasca posted Information 5 September 2012

30 August 2012: The 43rd Pacific Islands Forum convened in Rarotonga, the Cook Islands, from 28-30 August 2012, under the theme of “Large Oceans Island States – the Pacific Challenge.” Issues discussed at the meeting included the outcomes of the recent UN Conference on Sustainable Developme

05
Sep
From
5 September 2012 to 6 September 2012
in (Saint Kitts and Nevis)
Organised byCaribbean Community (CARICOM)

CSEF is a biennial renewable energy and energy efficiency forum that has been
held in the Caribbean region since 2008. Organized by the Caribbean Community
(CARICOM) Secretariat with financial support from the Government of Finland,
CSEF III will focus on the theme "Advancing Energy Integration and Energy
Access through Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency". A special focus of
the event will be on geothermal energy.

Contact: Joseph Williams, CARICOM Secretariat Energy Unit
+592 222 0139
jwilliams@caricom.org  

08
Oct
From
8 October 2012 to 19 October 2012
in Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh) (India)
Organised byConvention on Biological Diversity Secretariat

The 11th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 11) to the Convention
on Biological Diversity (CBD) is organized by the CBD Secretariat. The High
Level Segment will be held from 17-19 October 2012. The provisional agenda
includes consideration of: the status of the Nagoya Protocol on Access to
Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits arising from
their Utilization; implementation of the Strategic Plan 2011-2020 and
progress towards the Aichi Biodiversity Targets; issues related to financial
resources and the financial mechanism; issues related to cooperation,
outreach and the UN Decade on Biodiversity; operations of the Convention;
Article 8(j) and related provisions; in-depth review of the programme of work
on island biodiversity; ways and means to support ecosystem restoration;
marine and coastal biodiversity; biodiversity and climate change; other
substantive issues arising from COP 10 decisions, including dryland, forest,
inland waters, mountain, and agricultural biodiversity, protected areas,
sustainable use of biodiversity, the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation,
biofuels and biodiversity, invasive alien species, the Global Taxonomy
Initiative, incentive measures, and biodiversity and development; as well as
administrative and budgetary matters.

26
Nov
From
26 November 2012 to 7 December 2012
in Doha (Qatar)
Organised byUNFCCC

The 18th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 18) to the UN
Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the eighth session of the
Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of Parties to the Kyoto
Protocol (COP/MOP 8), among other associated meetings, are scheduled to take
place in Doha, Qatar.

Contact: UNFCCC Secretariat
Phone: +49 228 815 1000
Fax: +49 228 815 1999
Email: secretariat@unfccc.int [1]
Website: http://www.unfccc.int [2] 

[1] mailto:secretariat@unfccc.int
[2] http://www.unfccc.int/

27
Sep
From27 September 2012
in Brussels (Belgium)
Organised byCTA, DC DEVCO, ACP Secretariat, Concord

To improve information sharing and promote networking, CTA, the DG DEVCO from
the European Commission, the ACP Secretariat, Concord organize bimonthly
briefings on key issues and challenges for rural development in the context
of ACP-EU cooperation. The Briefing on 27 September 2012 will be organized in
collaboration with the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture
and Food Security (CCAFS). It will address issues related agriculture and
food security in a changing climate and how agriculture can increase
resilience to climate change effects. In particular, it will: (i) raise
awareness in ACP countries on the key challenges posed to agriculture by
climate changes; (ii) increase exchange of information and expertise on
strategies to develop climate-smart agriculture and proven successes; and
(iii) facilitate networking among development partners.

Input and comments before, during and after the meetings will be included in
the Briefings blog: http://brusselsbriefings.net [1]. Registration is also
possible on the blog. A short report and a Reader in printed and electronic
format will be produced shortly after the meeting.

[1] http://brusselsbriefings.net/

James Morris posted Information 10 September 2012

The new solar heating plant at in Danish town Frederikshavn supplies 190 households with CO2-neutral energy, and is a great example of initiatives that can shared through the K4C network.

Ronalee Biasca posted Information 11 September 2012

The Government of Saint Kitts and Nevis, with the support of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), is developing a national trust fund and conservation finance mechanism for the sustainable financing of protected areas in St. Kitts and Nevis.

Ronalee Biasca posted Information 11 September 2012

Eleven outer island communities of the Cook Islands will strength their resilience to climate change impacts across key development sectors, with support from the Kyoto Protocol Adaptation Fund.

Ronalee Biasca posted Information 11 September 2012

Eleven outer island communities of the Cook Islands will strength their resilience to climate change impacts across key development sectors, with support from the Kyoto Protocol Adaptation Fund.

Ronalee Biasca posted Information 11 September 2012

The Pacific Islands have obtained commitments from developed countries to help them protect their marine environment, and stave off threats from

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