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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 2016 Thematic News

Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2030

UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development: Its 2016 Session

The third meeting of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), convened under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council, took place from 11 to 20 July 2016. The HLPF is the central platform for follow-up and review of the Agenda 2030 and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s).  This was the first HLPF session since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in September 2015. It discussed a wide range of issues, including on how to ensure that no one is left behind (the core vision of the Agenda 2030), effective means of implementation, mainstreaming the SDGs and creating ownership at the national and local level, delivering the 2030 Agenda for countries in special situations, fostering science-policy interface, and boosting the role of multi-stakeholder mechanisms in SDG’s implementation.

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International Environmental Negotiation Process

MOP 28 of the Montreal Protocol Adopts the Kigali Amendment to Phase Down HFCs

The 28th Meeting of the Montreal Protocol Parties on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (MOP 28) was convened from 8 to 14 October 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda. It immediately followed the resumed session of the 38th Open-Ended Working Group of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol (OEWG-38) held on 8 October 2016

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