Showing posts from December, 2022

UN Diary for 2023 Major Events

Heroes of Environmental Diplomacy: Profiles in  Courage.   Drawing on interviews and the inside stories of those involved, each chapter follows one or more of these heroic individuals, a list which includes  Sidney Holt,   Christiana Figueres ,  Maurice Strong,  Franz Perrez , Luc Hoffmann,  Mostafa Tolba , Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti,  Raul Oyuela  Estrada , Barack Obama and  Paula Caballero. UN related events in 2023 January January 13-15 th : Thirteenth Session of the International Renewable Energy Agency Assembly - World Energy Transition – The Global Stocktake Abu Dhabi UAE January 16-20 th : World Economic Forum – Cooperation in a Fragmented World Davos Switzerland March March 5-9 th : Least Development Countries fifth Conference (Doha) March 22 to 24 th : UN Water 2023 Conference (New York) April April 21-23 rd :   World Bank Group Spring Meeting April 24-27 th : Forum on Financing for Development April 24-27 th : UN World Data Forum Hangzhou China Ma

2022 an interesting year - What I have been up to

BOOKS This year I had two books out both still available for Christmas and birthday presents. The first was Governance for Sustainable Development Volume 6: Implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Addressing Key Climate and Environmental Issues .  This is the sixth book that the Friends of Governance for Sustainable Development has published, and its chapters are based on some of the presentations made at the three workshops hosted by the Friends group in 2021. In 2021, during the second year of the pandemic, the Friends group convened UN officials, experts, and representatives from governments worldwide at three participatory workshops on relevant governance issues.  The workshops were organized in partnership with the UN-DESA Office of Intergovernmental Support and Coordination for Sustainable Development and focused on providing open space for Member States to discuss issues they would be addressing in 2021 and 2022.  Having the opportunity to hear what experts

By 2030: Protect 30% of Earth’s lands, oceans, coastal areas, inland waters; Reduce by $500 billion annual harmful government subsidies; Cut food waste in half Official CBD Press Release - 19 December 2022, Montreal

Official Press Release:  Nearing the conclusion of a sometimes-fractious  two-week meeting,   nations of the world today agreed on a historic package of measures deemed critical to addressing the dangerous loss of biodiversity and restoring natural ecosystems . Convened under UN auspices, chaired by China, and hosted by Canada, the 15th Conference of Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity adopted the “ Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework” (GBF) , including four goals and 23 targets for achievement by 2030. Among the global targets for 2030:   Effective conservation and management of at least 30% of the world’s lands, inland waters, coastal areas and oceans, with emphasis on areas of particular importance for biodiversity and ecosystem functioning and services. The GBF prioritizes ecologically-representative, well-connected and equitably-governed systems of protected areas and other effective area-based conservation, recognizing indigenous and traditional territ

UNFCCC List of calls for submissions from the sessions in Sharm el-Sheikh - dates for submissions

  Issue Description Mandate Deadline     Sharm el-Sheikh mitigation ambition and implementation work program work programme Parties, observers and other non-Party stakeholders to submit suggested topics in line with the scope of the work programme referred to in paragraph 4 of FCCC/PA/CMA/2022/L.17, para. 12 to be discussed under the dialogues FCCC/PA/CMA/2022/L.17, para. 12 1 February 2023 and every year thereafter Parties, observers and other non-Party stakeholders to submit their views on opportunities, best practices, actionable solutions, challenges and barriers relevant to the topics of the dialogues referred to in paragraph 13 of FCCC/PA/CMA/2022/L.17 FCCC/PA/CMA/2022/L.17, para 14 Four weeks before each dialogue       Guidance on cooperative approaches referred to in