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Monthly Archives: November 2017

UNGA, UNSC Jointly Elect Dalveer Bhandari as ICJ Judge

New York (ABC Live): Dalveer Bhandari:  International Court of Justice : The General Assembly and the Security Council today elected the fifth judge to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) concluding the 2017 elections to the principal judicial organ of the United Nations. Dalveer Bhandari, of India, received the absolute majority of votes in elections – conducted independently, but concurrently – at …

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Know the COP23 Adopted Agenda and Actions

Bonn (ABC Live): COP23 Adopted Agenda : The Conference of the Parties Twenty-third session concluded on November 17, 2017 in Bonn, Germany. Following are the agendas adopted at COP23 1.Opening of the session. Organizational matters: (a) Election of the President of the Conference of the Parties at its twenty-third session; (b) Adoption of the rules of procedure; (c) Adoption of …

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Talanoa Dialogue Gets COP23 Mandate

Bonn (ABC Live): Talanoa Dialogue : The Presidencies of COP 22 and COP 23 conducted extensive consultations on the Talanoa dialogue throughout 2017, which continued during the twenty-third session of the COP. This informal note has been prepared by the Presidencies of COP 22 and COP 23 on this basis. Mandate The COP by its decision 1/CP.21, paragraph 20, decided …

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COP23 Gets Climate Action Commitments from Stake Holders

UN Climate Change News, Bonn (ABC Live): Climate Action Commitments:  – As the UN Climate Change Conference comes down to the last day and governments work to complete the final negotiation decisions, it’s good to be reminded of the new wave of climate action that has been announced during COP23 from countries, cities, states, regions, business and civil society. The common …

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COP23 Gets EMAS Certification for Eco-management

Bonn (ABC Live): EMAS Certification : COP23 in Bonn is the first UN Climate Change Conference to receive official certification for eco-friendly performance. Federal Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks and Ovais Sarmad, UN Climate Change Deputy Executive Secretary were today presented with the Eco-management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) certificate. The certificate verifies the event management’s successful and environmentally-friendly organisation of the conference. Event …

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New Global Coal Alliance At COP23 for Coal Phase out

Bonn (ABC Live): New Global Coal Alliance : The United Kingdom and Canada are leading a new global coal alliance aimed at accelerating clean growth and achieving the rapid phase-out of traditional coal power. More than 20 countries, including France, Finland, and Mexico, are part of the “Powering Past Coal Alliance” which also brings together a wide range of businesses …

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Ocean Pathway Partnership Starts at COP23

Bonn (ABC Live): Ocean Pathway : Ocean Pathway Partnership was launched at COP23 in Bonn on November 17, 2017. Fiji’s presidency is a voice for the most vulnerable countries that include small island and coastal states that are literally on the nexus of the ocean and climate change. A healthy ocean is critical to the economic, cultural and social wellbeing …

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Know the WTO Agriculture Draft Cancún Ministerial Text

New Delhi (ABC Live): Draft Cancún Ministerial Text : General Council chairperson Carlos Pérez del Castillo and Director-General Supachai Panitchpakdi submitted their draft Cancún Ministerial Declaration to ministers on 31 August 2003. Draft Cancún Ministerial Text We reaffirm our Declarations made at Doha and the decisions we took there. We take note of the progress that has been made towards carrying out …

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Know Unique Features Small Modular Reactors

Vienna (ABC Live): Small Modular Reactors : The nuclear industry could benefit from a new generation of reactors designed to create inherently safer and more efficient nuclear power plants. These reactors may contribute to the development of more sustainable nuclear energy and may also be used in a variety of industrial applications. Advanced reactors with unique performance and safety features …

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COP23 Warns Against Risks of Climate Engineering

Bonn (ABC Live): Climate Engineering : Climate Engineering, or climate intervention, is risky but needs to be explored as a supplement – not as a ‘Plan B’ – to greenhouse gas emissions reduction, said experts at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23), in Bonn, Germany. Climate engineering, also referred to as geoengineering, is the deliberate and large-scale intervention in …

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