The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Doha, Qatar, was held from 26 November to 8 December 2012. It involved a number of events, including the 18th Conference of the Parties (COP 18) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the 8th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP 8).
List of 2012 Thematic News
The Caspian Countries Sign the Land-Based Sources and Activities Protocol (LBSA Protocol) to the Tehran Convention
|The Caspian countries have taken an important step towards the specific operation and implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Caspian Sea, 2003, The Tehran Convention, by adopting and signing one more Protocol to this Convention, The Protocol for the Protection of the Caspian Sea against Pollution from Land-based Sources and Activities.|
On 25 October 2012 the Council of the European Union (Environment) adopted conclusions on the outcome and follow-up to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), held in Rio de Janeiro, in June 2012.
African Ministers Adopt Arusha Declaration on Africa’s Post Rio + 20 Strategy for Sustainable Development
The Fourteenth Regular Session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) met in Arusha, United Republic of Tanzania from 10 to 14 September 2012. The Conference brought together Environment Ministers and government representatives from over 40 African countries.
The eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 11) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) was held from 8 to19 October 2012, in Hyderabad, India. Approximately 6,000 delegates representing parties and other governments, UN agencies, intergovernmental, non-governmental, indigenous and local community organizations, academia and the private sector participated in the meeting.
Ballast Water Management Convention: More HELCOM Member States Reach their Commitment to Ratify it – HELCOM Promotes Guidances for its Implementation
On 11 September 2012 Denmark ratified the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004 (the Ballast Water Management Convention) following Russia’s ratification on March this year.