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UNDP-CAFI Signature of US $200 million agreement for DRC forests takes place in Geneva on April 22

Geneva - April 22, 2016 - The Central African Forest Initiative (CAFI) and the Minister of Finance of the DR Congo today signed a letter of intent (LOI) for 200 million US dollars to address deforestation and forest degradation in the country and to promote sustainable development.

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UNEP-Countries Make Further Progress towards Curbing Potent Greenhouse Gases under the Montreal Protocol

11 April 2016 - Only two weeks ahead of the signing of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, the 197 parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer have taken steps towards amending the Protocol to phase down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which will help curb global warming.

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GEF-Facilitating synergies among MEAs to deliver results on the ground

This week, the GEF Secretariat piloted an interactive dialogue on facilitating synergies in implementing the Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) that the GEF serves as financial mechanism. These MEAs include the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), the Stockholm Convention and the Minamata Convention on Mercury.

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Unep-Rwanda's Model Green Village - a Sustainable Development Incarnation

Perched on the steep slopes of Rwanda's hilly north, Rubaya village used to suffer from soil erosion caused by heavy rains, which were washing away the most fertile soil, and sometimes even houses or large chunks of the hills. This was affecting the community's agricultural productivity, pushing it into poverty.

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IISD-summary of the thirty-seventh meeting of the open-ended working group of the parties to the montreal protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer.

The thirty-seventh meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG 37) of the parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer convened in Geneva, Switzerland, from 4-8 April 2016. Over 350 participants representing governments, UN agencies, Montreal Protocol expert panels and committees, non-governmental organizations, and industry attended the meeting.

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IISD-Summary of the first session of the preparatory committee on marine biodiversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction

The first session of the Preparatory Committee on the elements of a draft text of an international legally binding instrument under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ) convened from 28 March – 8 April 2016 at UN Headquarters in New York.

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iisd- summary of the 43rd session of the intergovernmental panel on climate change: 11-13 april 2016.

The 43rd session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC-43) convened from 11-13 April 2016, in Nairobi, Kenya, and brought together 264 participants from 117 countries.

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Briefing note on the paris climate agreement signing ceremony: 22 april 2016

On Friday, 22 April 2016, the signing ceremony for the Paris Agreement on Climate Change took place at the UN Headquarters in New York. Following an opening ceremony, 175 countries signed the Paris Agreement, the largest number of countries to ever sign a multilateral agreement on the day on which it opens for signature. After signing, Heads of State and Government met in parallel sessions to deliver national statements addressing their intention to ratify the Agreement, and outline their climate change policies and actions.

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