The Annual Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC and the Kyoto Protocol (COP20/CMP10) was held from 1-14 December 2014 in Lima, Peru.
List of 2014 Thematic News
Call for Civil Society Responses to the UN Secretary-General’s Synthesis Report on the Post-2015 Development Agenda
On 4 December, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon informally presented an advance, unedited version of his synthesis report on the post-2015 development agenda to UN Member States.
On 6 November 2014, the Secretary-General’s Independent Expert Advisory Group on a Data Revolution for Sustainable Development (IEAG) met the UN Secretary-General to hand over their culminating report “A World That Counts: Mobilizing the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development”.
The 12TH COP of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity and the 1ST MOP of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-Sharing
The twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 12) was held from 6-17 October 2014, in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea. The first meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol (NP COP/MOP 1) was held during the 2nd week of CBD COP 12, from 13-17 October 2014.
The 16th Global Meeting of the Regional Seas Conventions and Action Plans (RSCAPs) took place from 29 September to 1 October 2014 in Athens, Greece. The objectives of the meeting were to discuss the role of the RSCAPs in the process of developing a Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) on oceans within the post-2015 development agenda.
Τhe Espoo Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context is now open to all United Nations Member States through the entry into force on 26 August 2014 of its first amendment.