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This meeting of the Ad Hoc open-ended informal working group to study issues relating to the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity beyond areas of national jurisdiction is convened in accordance with General Assembly resolution 63/111, paragraph 127, of 5 December 2008, and paragraph 146 of resolution 64/71 of 4 December 2009.
13 December 2009: The third Forest Day event convened in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 13 December 2009.
The 14th meeting of the CBD Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 14) will address, among other issues, biodiversity and climate change, biofuels and biodiversity, and forest biodiversity, including the definitions of forest and forest types.
Event: CBD Workshop on Regional Action to Combat Invasive Species on Islands to Preserve Biodiversity and Aid Climate Change Adaptation [viewed]
This workshop will address invasive species in the island context for biodiversity conservation and climate change adaptation.
The 46th meeting of the International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC-46) will take place together with associated sessions of the four committees.
2 December 2009: Ahmed Djoghlaf, Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Executive Secretary, has underlined the potential synergies among the Rio Conventions, noting that discussions on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD) will be an important part of the Copenhagen climate change negotiations.
The GEF Council Meeting will develop, adopt and evaluate GEF programmes. Council members representing 32 constituencies (16 from developing countries, 14 from developed countries, and two from countries with transitional economies) will be represented. An NGO Consultation will be held on the first day.
The dates for the 39th GEF Council meeting were selected at the end of the November 2009 meeting of the GEF Council (http://thegef.org/uploadedfiles/C.36.%20Joint%20Summary.final.pdf). The GEF Council Meeting will develop, adopt and evaluate GEF programs. Council members representing 32 constituencies (16 from developing countries, 14 from developed countries, and two from countries with transitional economies) will be represented at the Council Meeting. An NGO Consultation will be held on 15 November 2010.