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On the road to an International Agreement at COP21 in 2015

A conference of great significance for the Earth will be held at the end of 2015. This is the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). At COP21, the world is expected to agree on a climate deal, including to what extent we should cut greenhouse gases and how the impacts of ongoing climate change can be reduced. This means that the year 2015 matters for our planet.

Climate Negotiations in progress (SB 40)

COP is organised once a year, but that is only part of climate negotiations. In the run up to each COP meeting, representatives from countries usually meet on two other occasions for in-depth discussions and negotiations. These gatherings are called "Subsidiary body (SB)" meetings. Although SB is not as well-known as COP, the meetings play a critical role in paving the road for major decisions to be made at COP. The 40th session of SB is being held in Bonn, Germany from 4-16 June 2014.

IGES organised a side event to provide insights from some innovative GHG-reducing approaches emerging in Asia.
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Date Title
6 June 2014 IGES Side Event
"Promoting actions for drastic mitigation toward 2020 and beyond from Asia"

June 2014 Live From Bonn:
Special interview at SB40 with Mr. Takayoshi Kato, Junior Climate Policy Analyst, Environment Directorate, OECD
10 June 2014 Live From Bonn:
Forum on experiences and best practices of Cities and Subnational Authorities in relation to adaptation and mitigation
IGES Submission
  1. ADP Workstream 2: Technical inputs on the Technical Expert Meeting on Land use(65KB) 30 May 2014
  2. ADP Workstream 2: Technical inputs on the Technical Expert Meeting on Urban Environment(97KB) 28 May 2014
  3. Views on the clean development mechanism (CDM) referred to in paragraphs 1 of document
    FCCC/KP/CMP/2013/9/Add.1 as invited in paragraphs 2 of the document
    (684KB) 30 April 2014
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