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Event: 35th Meeting of the OEWG of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol[viewed]

This meeting will prepare for the 27th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol, scheduled to convene from 1-5 November 2015.

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Event: World Environment Day 2015[viewed]

This day is celebrated annually on 5 June.

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Event: Working Group Meeting of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC)[viewed]

The Working Group meeting of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC) will take place from 2-3 September 2015.

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Event: CCAC High-Level Assembly[viewed]

The Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC) High-Level Assembly will gather CCAC ministers and Heads of partner organizations to evaluate CCAC's progress, provide input on the direction of CCAC's future work and learn about the latest policy and scientific developments related to short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs).

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UNDP Reports Development Results, Challenges in Asia-Pacific[viewed]

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) released a report on its development results in 36 countries and territories in the Asia-Pacific region. It stresses the need for continued progress in reducing poverty, conserving natural resources, strengthening democratic governance and building resilience, in order to reduce inequality and eliminate poverty in the region.

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Pacific Islands Prioritize Mercury Waste Management[viewed]

Addressing the first ever sub-regional workshop on the Minamata Convention on Mercury, Prime Minister of Samoa Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi emphasized that the sound management of waste and chemicals is crucial for protecting human health and the environment in small island developing States (SIDS). David Sheppard, Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) Director General urged all countries that have not already done so, to begin ratify the convention as soon as possible.

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Event: 27th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol[viewed]

The 27th Meeting of the Parties (MOP 27) to the Montreal Protocol will convene from 1-5 November 2015.

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Event: Working Group Meeting of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC)[viewed]

The Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC) Working Group, which oversees the activities of CCAC, will meet in Kathmandu, Nepal, on 24-25 February 2015.

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Negotiations Consider Four Elements of Post-2015 Agenda[viewed]

At the first sessions of intergovernmental negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda, UN Member States and other participants addressed the four elements expected to comprise the new agenda: a declaration; a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and targets, along with eventual indicators; their means of implementation (MOI) and a new Global Partnership for Development; and follow-up and review of implementation. The “stocktaking session” was the first of eight scheduled sessions to prepare the outcome that will be adopted at the UN Summit on the Post-2015 Development Agenda in September 2015.

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US, India to Enhance Cooperation on Climate, Clean Energy[viewed]

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama have announced joint measures to boost clean energy in India and international climate action. The two sides announced their plan to cooperate together and with other countries over the next year to conclude an “ambitious” climate agreement at the Paris Climate Change Conference, scheduled to take place in December 2015.

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