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Event: Global Sustainable Transport Conference[viewed]

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is convening the first-ever global conference on sustainable transport in recognition of the critical role that sustainable transport plays in combating climate change and achieving sustainable development.

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Event: High-Level Meeting on Sustainable Transport of Landlocked Developing Countries[viewed]

The High-Level Meeting on Sustainable Transport of Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) will review progress and challenges for LLDCs in developing and maintaining efficient, reliable and sustainable transport systems.

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71st General Debate Concludes with Reflections on SDG Implementation, Calls for Climate Action[viewed]

The 71st UN General Assembly (UNGA) has concluded its general debate. In a closing address delivered on his behalf, UNGA President Peter Thomson welcomed Member States' work to implement the SDGs and their support for the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) and the UN Conference on SDG 14. He urged all governments to include the SDGs on their country's education curricula, stressing that youth are the ones who will inherit the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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OECD Identifies 80.1% Carbon Pricing Gap in Major Economies[viewed]

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has released the first full analysis of the use of carbon pricing in 34 OECD member countries and seven partner countries. The report titled, 'Effective Carbon Rates - Pricing CO2 through Taxes and Emissions Trading Systems,' considers a wide range of types of carbon prices, such as specific taxes on energy use, carbon taxes and tradable permits. In all, the 41 countries analyzed separately and in aggregate for the report account for 80% of global energy use and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

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CCAC WG Discusses Agenda, Communiqué for HLA on Short-Lived Climate Pollutants[viewed]

The 18th Working Group (WG) meeting of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCPs) convened to, inter alia, prepare for the High-Level Assembly (HLA) that will meet on the sidelines of the 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) to the UNFCCC in Marrakesh, Morocco, in November 2016. Participants discussed the draft agenda for the HLA and possible elements for a draft communiqué, both of which will be revised and updated in advance of the HLA.

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Event: WTO Public Forum 2016[viewed]

Under the theme 'Inclusive Trade,' the 2016 World Trade Organization (WTO) Public Forum will be an opportunity to discuss how a wider range of individuals and businesses can participate in the trading system and how the rules of the WTO can help to ensure everyone benefits from trade.

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September 2016 Climate Finance Update: Readiness and Access Get a Boost, Stranded Assets Get under the Spotlight[viewed]

During the month of September, climate finance was highlighted at the highest level, during the Group of Twenty (G20) Summit and the UN General Assembly (UNGA). Readiness and access support received a major boost through the establishment of two major initiatives, underpinned by millions of US$ in funding. The UNFCCC released several reports in the run-up to the UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakech. Studies by an investor coalition and a regional development bank explored climate risk in investments and stranded assets.

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Climate Week NYC Features Business-Smart, Low-Emission Commitments[viewed]

Set in the context of an upcoming US presidential election and during the first UN General Assembly (UNGA) since the Paris Agreement was adopted, the eighth Climate Week NYC focused on promoting investment in innovation, technology and clean energy to drive profitability and progress toward net zero emissions. Stressing that a net zero emissions future depends greatly on decisions of the next US administration and Congress, global business and government leaders gathered in New York, US to raise the profile of smart climate action that, according to The Climate Group, can "create a cleaner, healthier, more prosperous America."

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Major Economies Forum Addresses Climate and Security, Finance[viewed]

The Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate Change (MEF) convened on the margins of the 71st General Debate of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) to prepare for the 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP 22) and discuss implementation of the Paris Agreement, progress toward a hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) amendment to the Montreal Protocol and the global market-based measure (MBM) to curb aviation emissions under consideration by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

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Coalition Calls for Ambitious HFC Amendment to the Montreal Protocol[viewed]

Leaders from over 100 countries announced the formation of a coalition and issued a statement calling for the adoption of an ambitious amendment on hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) to the Montreal Protocol when the Protocol's Meeting of the Parties (MOP) is held in Kigali, Rwanda from 10-14 October 2016.

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