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Last update / dernière mise à jour : 30.12.2022
The International Cooperation Forum
Towards the UN 2023 Water Conference (22-24 March 2023, New York)
UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)
Global status of multi-hazard early warning systems: Target G
This UNDRR-WMO joint report assesses the current global status of multi-hazard early warning systems (MHEWS) against Target G of the Sendai Framework, collating data officially reported by the Member States with data collected through a WMO survey.
Published 13 October 2022
The Aarhus Convention
The Aarhus Convention (UNECE)
The UNECE Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters was adopted on 25th June 1998 in the Danish city of Aarhus at the Fourth Ministerial Conference in the 'Environment for Europe' process.
Together with its Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers, it protects every person’s right to live in an environment adequate to his or her health and well-being. They are the only global legally binding global instruments on environmental democracy that put Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development in practice.
UN, NGOs and Media reporting
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
International Conference on Climate Resilient Pakistan - 9 January 2023
The Conference will bring together Governments, leaders from the public and private sectors and civil society to support the people and the Government of Pakistan for the rehabilitation and reconstruction after the devastating floods in 2022 and strengthen the country’s climate resilience.
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – IPCC
Multilateral Environmental Agreements
More on Environment Issues
Oh FFS: A guide to climate change acronyms
The aid sector loves its acronyms. Stir in some climate science and the political language of global treaty negotiations, and you have the recipe for a (rapidly warming) cauldron of alphabet soup.
The New Humanitarian, 7 November 2022
Climate, Environment and Conflict
The relationship between climate change and deadly conflict is complex and context-specific, but it is undeniable that climate change is a threat multiplier that is already increasing food insecurity, water scarcity and resource competition, while disrupting livelihoods and spurring migration. In turn, deadly conflict and political instability are contributing to climate change – including through illegal logging.
ClimaHealth : Global Knowledge for Climate and Public Health
Informing action to protect populations from the health risks of climate change.
Launched by WHO and WMO on 1 November 2022
Emissions Gap Report 2022 - UNEP
As growing climate change impacts are experienced across the globe, the message that greenhouse gas emissions must fall is unambiguous. Yet the Emissions Gap Report 2022: The Closing Window – Climate crisis calls for rapid transformation of societies finds that the international community is falling far short of the Paris goals, with no credible pathway to 1.5°C in place. Only an urgent system-wide transformation can avoid climate disaster.
Published 21 October 2022
The right to a clean, healthy, and sustainable environment – what does it mean for states, for rights-holders, and for nature?
The eighth Glion Human Rights Dialogue (Glion VIII), organised by the Governments of Switzerland and Liechtenstein, and the Universal Rights Group (URG), in partnership with the Permanent Missions of Fiji, the Marshall Islands, Mexico, and Thailand, was held on 16-17 May 2022 and focused on the topic: ‘The right to a clean, healthy, and sustainable environment – what does it mean for States, for rights-holders, and for nature?’ The Glion VIII retreat was preceded by three preparatory policy dialogues.
21 October 2022
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