Technology Transfer

Event: UNFCCC 40th Sessions of the Subsidiary Bodies [viewed]

The 40th sessions of the Subsidiary Bodies to the UNFCCC are expected to take place in June 2014.  

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COP 17 Concludes with Adoption of the Durban Platform [viewed]

11 December 2011: After extended negotiations over the weekend, the UN Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa, concluded with the adoption of the "Durban Platform," a set of decisions that lay the ground for adopting a legal agreement on climate change as soon as possible, and no later than 2015.

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UNGA Postpones Action on Law of the Sea Resolution [viewed]

6 December 2011: The UN General Assembly (UNGA) has delayed action on its annual omnibus text on Oceans and the Law of the Sea. The draft under consideration refers to the upcoming UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20) as a unique opportunity to consider measures to implement internationally-agreed goals and commitments on the conservation and sustainable use of the marine environment and its resources.

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FAO's Remote Sensing Updates Picture of Forest Loss [viewed]

FAO30 November 2011: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has released initial results from a satellite-based remote sensing survey, showing new information on forest area declines between 1990 and 2005.

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ACTO Ministers Forward Declaration to Rio+20 and Adopt Manaus Commitment [viewed]

ACTO22 November 2011: At their XI meeting in Manaus, Brazil, the Foreign Ministers of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (ACTO) countries adopted a declaration to be forwarded to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20) and a "Manaus Commitment" pledging new actions for ACTO cooperation.

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BioCAN Approves Work Plan for Amazon Regional Information Platform [viewed]

BioCAN21 November 2011: Delegates from the four Andean Community (CAN) countries approved a work plan for a key element of the Community's biodiversity program, BioCAN. Approved at the second session of the technical committee for the Amazon Regional Information Platform (PIRAA), the work plan for the Platform and its national nodes calls for actions and mechanisms to improve the exchange of information on biodiversity and the environment in the Amazonian regions of the four countries.

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New GEF STAP Reports Give Scientific Backing for Projects [viewed]

GEF-UNEPNovember 2011: The Global Environment Facility Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (GEF STAP) has released four publications providing scientific backing for the implementation of GEF projects.

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High-level Forum on Ecosystem Management Sends Input to Rio+20 [viewed]

UNEP - CAS18 November 2011: The High-level International Forum on Ecosystem Management and the Green Economy, hosted by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) in collaboration with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), has issued a communiqué recognizing the role of ecosystem management in the transition to a green economy and recommending actions to be taken at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20).

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CPF Highlights Role of Forests for Bioenergy [viewed]

7 November 2011: The Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) has released a statement on the role of forests in coping with future demands for bioenergy, improving environmental quality and increasing economic opportunities.

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FAO Releases BiotechNews on Re-designed Biotechnology Website [viewed]

FAO3 November 2011: Published on the newly designed Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) Biotechnology website, the latest update of FAO BiotechNews highlights recent activities and publications on applications of biotechnologies in food and agriculture in developing countries by FAO, other UN bodies and the centers of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).

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