Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body

Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress Receives First Ratification [viewed]

7 December 2011: Latvia has become the first country to ratify the Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety.

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Nordic Conference Reflects on Current and Future State of Wetlands [viewed]

6 December 2011: An international conference on “The Future of Wetlands” brought together experts from several European countries, the Europarc Federation and the Secretariat of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention) to: reflect on the current state of wetlands and the failure to reach the 2010 biodiversity target; explore why wetlands are relevant; identify more efficient and sustainable solutions; and increase political commitment for the future.

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Pre-COP 11 Ramsar Regional Meeting for Asia Discusses Future Priorities [viewed]

6 December 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention) has reported on the outcomes of the Ramsar Regional Meeting for Asian Contracting Parties, held ahead of the 11th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 11) to the Convention.

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CBD and UNEP-WCMC Release Draft Study on Standards and Certification Schemes [viewed]

December 2011: Authored by experts from the UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) and published as part of the Convention on Biological Diversity's (CBD) Technical Series, a new draft study reviews the biodiversity requirements of 36 environmental standards, sampled from eight business sectors.

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Event: UNFCCC COP 22 [viewed]

The 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) to the UNFCCC is expected to take place in from 30 November-11 December 2016. Morocco has offered to host this COP.  

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Event: 42nd Sessions of the UNFCCC Subsidiary Bodies [viewed]

The 42nd sessions of the subsidiary bodies to the UNFCCC are expected to take place in May 2016.  

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Event: 42nd Sessions of the UNFCCC Subsidiary Bodies [viewed]

The 40th sessions of the Subsidiary Bodies to the UNFCCC are expected to take place in June 2015.  

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ITTA, 2006 Enters into Force [viewed]

12 December 2011: The International Tropical Timber Agreement (ITTA), 2006 entered into force on 12 December 2011 with the ratification of the agreement by the Government of Benin. ITTA, 2006 takes the place of its predecessor agreement, ITTA, 1994.

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French Ramsar Site Leaders Adopt Management Charter [viewed]

9 December 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention) has reported on the outcomes of the third annual seminar of activity leaders at French Ramsar Sites, highlighting the adoption of the "Charter for the management of Ramsar Sites."

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Lithuania Designates Two Ramsar Sites [viewed]

Ramsar9 December 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention) has reported that the Ministry of Environment of Lithuania has designated two new Wetlands of International Importance.

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