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MEPIELAN E-Bulletin is a digital academic and practitioner newsletter of the MEPIELAN Centre, launched in 2010.  It features insight articles, reflective opinions, specially selected documents and cases, book reviews as well as news on thematic topics of direct interest of MEPIELAN Centre and on the activities and role of MEPIELAN Centre. Its content bridges theory and practice perspectives of relational international law, international environmental law and participatory governance , and international negotiating process, thus serving the primary goal of Centre: to develop an integrated, inter-disciplinary, relational, context-related and sustainably effective governance approach creating, protecting and advancing international common interest for the present and future generations. Providing a knowledge- and information-sharing platform and a scholarly forum, the Bulletin promotes innovative ideas and enlightened critical views, contributing to a broader scholarly debate on important issues of international common interest. The audience of the Bulletin includes academics, practitioners, researchers, university students, international lawyers, officials and personnel of international organizations and institutional arrangements, heads and personnel of national authorities at all levels (national, regional and local), and members of the civil society at large.

List of 2015 Thematic News

International Environmental Negotiation Process

MOP 27 of the Montreal Protocol Outlines a Roadmap for Negotiations on a HFC Amendment

The 27th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (MOP 27) was convened from 1 to 5 November 2015 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It immediately followed the two-day resumed session of the 36th Open-Ended Working Group of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol (OEWG 36) held from 29 to 30 October 2015.

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Public Participation in Environmental Governance

Eye on Earth Summit Calls for Practical Actions to Support Informed Decision-Making and the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda

The 2nd Eye on Earth Summit was held from 6 - 8 October 2015 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The event brought together over 760 participants included representatives of governments, scientific and research centres, universities, non-governmental organizations, technology companies, international organizations, UN major groups and stakeholder and UN agencies, funds and programmes.

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Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2030

The United Nations adopted a Comprehensive Framework of Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations Summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda took place from 25 to 27 September 2015, in New York and convened as a high-level plenary meeting of the General Assembly. The utmost objective of the Summit was to discuss and adopt an extensive number of sustainable development goals and targets.

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