Tagged on: Meeting reports and proceedings

COBSEA webinar on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, 28 May 2020
United Nations Environment Programme, Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia (COBSEA)

The first webinar took stock of the process for the development of the framework and UN Environment Programme’s (UNEP) role in this, including its work with and through Regional Seas Conventions and Action Plans. Based on this COBSEA’s mandate and current activities relevant to the framework were discussed.


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2020
Report of the Conference of the Parties to the Bamako Convention on the Ban of the Import into Africa and the Control of Transboundary Movement and Management of Hazardous Wastes within Africa on the work of its Third Meeting [Advance]
United Nations Environment Programme

The third meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Bamako Convention on the Ban of the Import into Africa and the Control of Transboundary Movement and Management of Hazardous Wastes within Africa, organized by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) under the theme “From decisions to action: working for Africa with a safe chemicals and waste future”, was held
in Brazzaville from 12 to 14 February 2020 and was hosted by the Government of the Congo. The three-day meeting began with a two-day expert segment on 12 and 13 February, followed by a ministerial segment on 14 February.


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2020
Expert Consultations on “Mercury from oil and gas” under the UNEP Global Mercury Partnership - Kick-off Meeting (23 April 2020): Summary of Main Discussion Points
United Nations Environment Programme, Global Mercury Partnership

At its tenth meeting (Geneva, 23 November 2019), the Advisory Group of the UNEP Global Mercury Partnership (PAG) requested the Secretariat of the Partnership to convene targeted discussions with interested partners and stakeholders on the issue of mercury from oil and gas, which it had identified as cross-cutting, i.e. where the collaboration of Partnership areas of work would facilitate the development of needed information, interventions and projects.
In response to this request, expert consultations were launched on 23 April 2020, with the overall objective to identify potential useful contributions from the Partnership, within the context of its mission and its existing areas of work.


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2020
Report of the Tenth Meeting of the Global Mercury Partnership Advisory Group (23 November 2019, Geneva)
United Nations Environment Programme, Global Mercury Partnership
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2020
Expert Consultations on “Mercury from Non-ferrous Metals Mining and Smelting” under the UNEP Global Mercury Partnership - Kick-off Meeting (29 April 2020): Summary of Main Discussion Points
United Nations Environment Programme, Global Mercury Partnership
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2020
Report of the Twenty-seventh Session of the WMO-IOC-UNEP-ISC Steering Committee for GCOS - GCOS-232
World Meteorological Organization, United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, International Science Council

In accordance with its Memorandum of Understanding5, GCOS prepares regular reports on the status of the global climate observing system followed by implementation plans that address issues and gaps, and new developments and user needs. These reports are 6 submitted to the WMO and UNFCCC Subsidiary Body on Science and Technology (SBSTA) . In the 2016 GCOS Implementation Plan7, endorsed by the WMO8 and UNFCCC9, the review and updating of ECV requirements is addressed by actions G10-13. Chapter 2 outlines the general process.


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2020
The Meeting Report of the 17th NOWPAP Data and Information Network Regional Activity Centre Focal Points Meeting
United Nations Environment Programme, Northwest Pacific Action Plan
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2020
Report of the Ministerial Segment - African Ministerial Conference on the Environment, Seventeenth session
United Nations Environment Programme

Report of the ministerial segment of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment Seventeenth session.


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2019
Report of the Seventeenth NOWPAP CEARAC Focal Points Meeting
United Nations Environment Programme, Northwest Pacific Action Plan

The Special Monitoring and Coastal Environmental Assessment Regional Activity Centre (CEARAC) is one of the four Regional Activity Centres (RACs) to coordinate activities relevant to specific components of the Action Plan for the Protection, Management and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the Northwest Pacific Action Plan (NOWPAP). Since its inception in 2002, CEARAC has been mainly working on monitoring and assessing harmful algal blooms (under Working Group 3) and application of remote sensing techniques to the study on the marine and coastal environment (Working Group 4).


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2019
Meeting Summary - Workshop: A national source inventory approach to support and inform marine litter action planning
United Nations Environment Programme, Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia

The workshop was convened by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Global
Programme of Action (GPA), Global Partnership on Marine Litter (GPML), and the Coordinating
Body on the Seas of East Asia (COBSEA). Organized in the context of the COBSEA Regional Action
Plan on Marine Litter (RAP MALI) and the COBSEA-UNEP SEA circular1 initiative, the workshop
aimed to present and promote a national source inventory approach in national marine litter
planning and monitoring.


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2019