February 28, 2010

The 11th Special Session of the UNEP Governing Council

Filed under: UN System — Tags: , — inece @ 9:47 am

The eleventh special session of the Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) convened in Bali, Indonesia, from 24 to 26 February 2010, with a focus on the emerging policy issues under the overall theme of environment in the multilateral system. Specific themes  considered included  “international environmental governance and sustainable development,” “green economy,” and “biodiversity and ecosystems.” The meeting resulted in the Nusa Dua Declaration. [pdf]

Background information on the meeting is available at http://www.unep.org/gc/gcss-xi/.

February 25, 2010

New Global Campaign to Strengthen Synergies in Chemicals & Waste Management

Filed under: Chemicals & Waste — inece @ 11:37 am

The simultaneous extraordinary meetings of the Conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions was held in Bali, Indonesia, at the Bali International Convention Centre in, Nusa Dua, from 22 to 24 February 2010.

The convening of three independent treaty conferences simultaneously marked a historic departure for international environmental governance.

Parties to the three  treaties adopted a ground breaking framework for the achievement of coordination and cooperation at all levels between the legally separate instruments. The framework is expected to provide Parties, the secretariats and key partner organizations with a mechanism that will strengthen the impact of the work of the three conventions at all levels.

February 8, 2010

Fraud Besets E.U. Carbon Trade System

Filed under: climate — inece @ 3:46 pm
Carbon markets have had a rocky ride since trading began five years ago in the European Union. The latest bump came last month, when swindlers used faked e-mail messages to obtain access codes for individual accounts on national registries that make up the bloc’s Emission Trading System.
From nytimes.com Green Inc

February 3, 2010

Phishing attack nets 3 million euros of carbon permits

Filed under: climate — inece @ 1:48 pm

BBC News reports that the international carbon market has been hit by a phishing attack which saw an estimated 250,000 permits worth over 3 million euros stolen this week.

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