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Event: G20 Summit - China 2016[viewed]

The Group of 20 leaders will convene in Hangzhou, China, to discuss way to enhance international economic cooperation.

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APEC Senior Officials Discuss Actions Addressing Illegal Timber, Environmental Crime[viewed]

Senior officials and technical experts from 21 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member economies discussed policy measures to address illegal logging, fishing, land development and mining at APEC's Third Senior Officials Meeting (SOM). Participants called for increased cooperation to ensure environmental sustainability and agreed on a timber legality guidance template.

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UN Launches Digital Campaign on Refugee Crisis[viewed]

On the occasion of World Humanitarian Day, the UN called for a ceasefire in Syria to enable delivery of urgently-needed food and medicines, and launched the 'World You'd Rather' digital campaign to promote a just and safer world.

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Mitigation Update: Sustainable Energy Systems Examined, Mexico to Launch ETS Pilot[viewed]

Recent weeks have brought news about our energy system as it grows and changes. A report on integrating solar and wind into the grid calls for taking whole system value into account. Kenya's counties are preparing and planning for sustainable energy systems, and solutions in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector are being highlighted. This Update also includes news on two approaches to mitigating greenhouse gases (GHGs) – through emissions trading in Mexico and peatlands in Mongolia.

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Event: Third Meeting of Parties to the CMS Gorilla Agreement[viewed]

The Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) will hold the Third Meeting of Parties to the Gorilla Agreement (GA MOP3) in parallel with the GRASP Council, so that the two organizations can streamline efforts to conserve gorillas in Africa.

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Event: Third Meeting of the GRASP Council[viewed]

The third meeting of the Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP) Council will address climate change, sustainable palm oil and illegal trade, as well as a proposal to add gibbons to the GRASP mandate.

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Event: Open Government Partnership Global Summit[viewed]

The Open Government Partnership (OGP) Global Summit will bring together representatives from governments, civil society, academia and international organizations to share experiences and advance an open government global agenda.

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DESA Studies Macroeconomic Implications of China's ‘Silk Road'[viewed]

The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) announced a study of how China's ‘Silk Road' regional cooperation initiatives are contributing to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the seven action areas of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda on financing for development (AAAA). DESA will conduct the study through a capacity development project in cooperation with China.

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Event: Second Annual Solutions Summit[viewed]

The Second Annual Solutions Summit will highlight projects and exceptional innovators that are working to develop solutions to one or more of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Event: Seventh International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development[viewed]

This meeting will explore how to deliver on national commitments, including nationally determined contributions (NDCs) under the UNFCCC and investment in renewable energy to reduce the carbon intensity of the energy sector.

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