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IISD/ENB summary meeting report
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2024

1st Part of the 29th Annual Session of the International Seabed Authority

Environmental externalities, underwater cultural heritage, test mining, regional environmental management plans, environmental compensation fund, royalties, safety measures… The list goes on. New elements continue to be added to the already complex and interlinked group of elements that need to be

Topics:
Marine and Freshwater
IISD/ENB summary meeting report
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2024

UNEA-6 and OECPR-6

Under the theme “Effective, inclusive and sustainable multilateral actions to tackle climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution,” delegates adopted 15 resolutions, two decisions, and a Ministerial Declaration, covering topics including the highly hazardous pesticides, sustainable lifestyles, sand and dust storms

MEAs:
United Nations Environment Assembly
Topics:
Chemicals and Waste,
Climate and Atmosphere,
Biological diversity,
Environmental Governance
IISD/ENB summary meeting report
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2024

14th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS COP 14)

From the launch of the first State of the World’s Migratory Species report, to a resolution on deep-sea mining, and updated guidelines on light pollution, ecotourism, and community involvement in conservation, the first Conference of the Parties in Central Asia

MEAs:
Convention on Migratory Species,
Convention on Migratory Species
Topics:
Biological diversity,
Environmental Governance
Keywords:
Conference of the Parties, Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals, Resolution
IISD/ENB summary meeting report
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2023

23rd Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention (COP 23)

Delegates praised the Convention as an example of how to translate global commitments into regional action. The week’s highlights included the adoption of the new Programme of Work and Budget 2024-2025, and the Portorož Ministerial Declaration, in which Parties commit

Topics:
Marine and Freshwater,
Biological diversity,
Climate and Atmosphere
Keywords:
Convention, Parties, Delegate, Adoption, Adoption, Declaration, Conference of the Parties
IISD/ENB summary meeting report
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2023

UN Climate Change Conference - United Arab Emirates Nov/Dec 2023

Parties adopted a decision operationalizing the new loss and damage fund and a number of parties announced pledges for its initial capitalization. But negotiations were difficult on the other central outcomes: the first Global Stocktake, the Global Goal on Adaptation

MEAs:
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change,
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
Topics:
Climate and Atmosphere,
Environmental Governance
Keywords:
Climate change, Inter alia, Parties, Informal consultations, Adaptation, Subsidiary Body for Implementation, Decision, Mitigation, Adaptation Fund, Conference of the Parties, Indigenous peoples, Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice, Capacity building, Clean Development Mechanism, Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol, Small Island Developing States
IISD/ENB summary meeting report
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2023

10th Session of the ITPGRFA Governing Body

Collaboration between the Treaty and relevant international instruments and organizations came into the spotlight as the Governing Body worked through its agenda, including enhancing the Treaty’s Multilateral System of access and benefit-sharing, farmers’ rights, and the impact of technological developments

MEAs:
International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture,
International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
Topics:
Land and Agriculture
Keywords:
Convention, Implementation, Convention on Biological Diversity, Resolution, Global Biodiversity Forum, International Agreement, Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, Session, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Sustainable use, Agenda, Secretariat, Delegate, Working group, Biological diversity, Plenary, Multi-Year Programme of Work, Capacity building, Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
IISD/ENB summary meeting report
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2023

59th Session of the International Tropical Timber Council

The Council adopted five decisions, including: to determine by 1 June 2024 on extending the International Tropical Timber Agreement, 2006 to 2029; projects for sustainable forest management and related objectives; its budget and work programme for 2024-25; and a four-year

MEAs:
International Tropical Timber Agreement
Keywords:
International Tropical Timber Organization, Sustainable Forest Management, International Tropical Timber Council, International Tropical Timber Agreement, Session, Decision
IISD/ENB summary meeting report
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2023

3rd Session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee to Develop an International Legally Binding Instrument on Plastic Pollution, Including in the Marine Environment (INC-3)

As concerns about the scourge of plastic pollution mount worldwide, delegates shared their views on the “full life cycle of plastic,” with some favoring measures addressing plastic production, and others favoring downstream measures to eliminate plastic waste. Still others focused

Topics:
Chemicals and Waste,
Marine and Freshwater
Keywords:
Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee, International Agreement, Contact group, Delegate, Wastes, Session, Final clauses, Resolution, Delegation, Small Island Developing States, Open-ended Working Group, World Trade Organization
IISD/ENB summary meeting report
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2023

5th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury

Parties took crucial steps toward eliminating mercury pollution, including by adopting decisions on: new dates to phase out mercury-added products including cosmetics, strengthened ties with Indigenous Peoples, the Convention’s first effectiveness evaluation, and a threshold for mercury waste, which will

MEAs:
Minamata Convention on Mercury,
Minamata Convention on Mercury
Topics:
Chemicals and Waste,
Environmental Governance
Keywords:
Indigenous peoples, Wastes, Parties, Delegate, Secretariat, Conference of the Parties, National Report, Convention, Decision, Capacity building, Inter alia, European Union, Plenary, African Group of Negotiators, Global Environment Facility, Executive Secretary, Best available technique, Trust fund, Contact group, Global Biodiversity Forum