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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 Finance Preparations for COP 22 Well Underway[viewed]

The UNFCCC Secretariat and a number of relevant bodies, including the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the Green Climate Fund (GCF), have released documents that will be taken up by the 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) to the UNFCCC and the 12th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP 12) in Marrakesh, Morocco, from 7-18 November 2016. Parties to the UNFCCC have also submitted their views on a number of finance-related agenda items.

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Adaptation and Loss and Damage Update: Adaptation Committee, LEG, WIM ExCom Intensify COP 22 Preparations[viewed]

As the 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP 22) to be held in Marrakesh, Morocco, from 7-18 November 2016 draws near, preparations are well underway. A number of institutions serving the Convention and the Paris Agreement, including the Adaptation Committee (AC), the Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LEG) and the Executive Committee (ExCom) of the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage associated with Climate Change Impacts (WIM), have advanced work on their respective mandates. In preparation for COP 22, several Parties have submitted their views on a range of adaptation-related issues.

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On Penultimate Day, UNGA Annual Debate Addresses, SDGs, Climate, Countries in Special Situations[viewed]

On the penultimate day of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly's (UNGA) annual general debate, countries continued to highlight implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and ratification of the Paris Agreement on climate change. Countries also described challenges related to graduation from least developed country (LDC) status and access to concessional financing. The debate, which closes on 26 September, is focusing on the theme, 'The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): a universal push to transform our world,' at UN Headquarters in New York, the US.

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CITES CoP17 Opens, Readies to Consider 62 Proposals[viewed]

The seventeenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP17) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES) opened in Johannesburg, South Africa. South Africa's President Jakob Zuma stated his country is taking actions on illegal trade in wildlife called upon by the UN General Assembly and UN Environment Assembly.

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UNGA Debate Highlights SDG, Climate, Environmental Priorities[viewed]

Speakers at the 71st UN General Assembly's (UNGA) general debate highlighted their efforts to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and galvanize climate action, including through the Paris Agreement on climate change. The theme for the 71st annual debate is ‘The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): a universal push to transform our world.' It is taking place at UN Headquarters in New York, US, from 20-26 September 2016.

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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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UNCTAD Identifies Policies for Inclusive, Sustained Economic Growth[viewed]

Global economic recovery requires that leaders use bolder macroeconomic policies, stronger regulation of finance, and active industrial policies, argues the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in its latest Trade and Development Report. The 2016 report reviews trends in the global economy and highlights policies needed to foster structural transformation.

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On 30th Anniversary of ‘Right to Development,' Meeting Emphasizes Links with 2030 Agenda[viewed]

UN officials and Member States highlighted commonalities between the Declaration on the Right to Development and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and called for urgent action on climate issues, poverty, and rising inequality, at a high-level meeting on the sidelines of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA).

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UNEP Inquiry Outlines Ways to Unlock Financing for Sustainable Development[viewed]

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has explored how national governments and business actors are starting to direct financial flows toward sustainable development aims, in a report on “Financing Sustainable Development: Moving from Momentum to Transformation in a Time of Turmoil.”

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