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ICAO Environment Committee Recommends CO2 Standard for Adoption[viewed]

The Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP) of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) agreed unanimously to recommend the first international aviation carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions standard for adoption. The standard will apply to new aircraft type designs as of 2020 and new deliveries of current in-production aircraft types from 2023.

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REFMAR Days Advance International Cooperation on Sea-Level Observation[viewed]

With a view to supporting sea-level observation for prediction of tides, implementation of tsunami warning systems, coastal management, decision-making and other applications, nearly 150 scientists and researchers from Francophone countries gathered for the second edition of the REFMAR Days. The event focused on: sea-level observation in support of research; storm surges and extreme sea-level events; and understanding long-term changes in sea-level, with a full day dedicated to each theme.

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OECD Highlights Integration Policies for Refugees and Migrants[viewed]

A publication from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) summarizes good policy practices to support the lasting integration of refugees and other groups in need of protection in the host countries, as well as key challenges. The booklet, the first in a series on 'Making Integration Work,' stresses the importance of early intervention, including providing access to language courses, employment programmes, and integration services as soon as possible, including for asylum seekers with high prospects to remain.

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Panel Makes Recommendations on Health Crises, Health-Related SDGs[viewed]

“The high risk of major health crises is widely underestimated, and…the world's preparedness and capacity to respond is woefully insufficient,” finds a Report of the High-level Panel on the Global Response to Health Crises. The report presents 27 recommendations for international, regional and national action to strengthen the global health architecture to better address the threat of pandemics, including priority actions and suggestions on achieving the health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Loss and Damage Committee Discusses Implementation Issues, Displacement and Risk Transfer[viewed]

The second meeting of the Executive Committee (ExCom) of the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage (WIM) addressed, among other issues, the implementation of its initial two-year workplan, and initiated work mandated by the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 21) to the UNFCCC concerning the establishment of: a task force on displacement; and a clearinghouse on insurance and risk transfer.

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Syria Conference Raises Record US$11 Billion for Relief and Recovery[viewed]

Donors and humanitarian actors attending a conference in London have pledged over US$11 for relief and recovery in Syria and neighboring countries. According to the UN Regional Information Centre for Western Europe (UNRIC), this is the largest amount ever raised by the international community on a single day for a single crisis. In addition, multilateral development banks and donors announced around U$40 billion in concessional loans.

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31 Countries Agree on Multinational Transparency Measures[viewed]

As part of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)/G20 project on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS), 31 countries have signed the Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement (MCAA), which aims to increase transparency by multinational enterprises (MNEs). The OECD/G20 BEPS Project sets out 15 key actions to reform the international tax framework and ensure that profits are reported where economic activities are carried out.

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Event: UNFCCC COP 25[viewed]

The 25th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) to the UNFCCC is expected to take place in from 11-22 November 2019, at a location to be determined.

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Event: 49th Sessions of the UNFCCC Subsidiary Bodies[viewed]

The 49th sessions of the UNFCCC Subsidiary Bodies will meet from 17-27 June 2019.

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Event: UNFCCC COP 24[viewed]

The 24th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 24) to the UNFCCC is expected to take place from 5-16 November 2018, at a location to be determined.

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