15th Global Major Groups and Stakeholders Forum

On the eve of the first United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA), it took place the 15th Global Major Groups and Stakeholders Forum, at the United Nations Office in Nairobi, Kenya, 21-22 June, 2014.

This edition of the GMGSF was focused on the preparation to UNEA, providing a self-organized space for discussion among the stakeholders and major groups accredited to UNEP. With the support of the UNEP Secretariat, the several organizations gathered in 2-days discussion regarding the main topics of the UNEA agenda.

UNEP Post-2015 Briefing Notes

UNEP Post-2015 Notes

Keeping in mind the ongoing intergovernmental process to discuss and define a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), through the Open Working Group (OWG), UNEP has recently launched a series of Briefing Notes with interesting reflections on the Post-2015 agenda.

For info on nrg4SD engagement in the SDGs process, please refer to our specific page on this thematic.

Open Working Group Focus Areas

In addition to the recently launched Progress Report, OWG Co-Chairs released a set of focus areas that are being considered in the SDGs intergovernmental process. We are glad to notice that Sustainable Cities and Human Settlements is item n° 13.

OWG8 and Progress Report

 

OWG held its 8th session on 3-7 February, in New York, with the following topics

  • Oceans and seas, forests, biodiversity
  • Promoting equality, including social equity, gender equality and women's empowerment
  • Conflict prevention, post-conflict peace building and the promotion of durable peace, rule of law and governance

 

1st Experts’ Workshop - Communitas Coalition for Sustainable Cities & Regions

On 5-6 December 2013, in New York, nrg4SD participated at the first Experts’ Workshop of the Communitas – Coalition for Sustainable Cities & Regions in the New UN Development Agenda. Nrg4Sd is a core partner in this initiative, together with ICLEI, Tellus Institute and UNHABITAT.

Compilation of Case Studies: "Territorial Cooperation for Climate Action"

At UNFCCC COP 19 in Warsaw, Poland, November 2013, nrg4SD hold a special side-event on "Implementing Climate Actions on the basis of Territorial Cooperation", in collaboration with The Climate Group-TCG and the Euro Mediterranean Center on  Climate Change-EMCCC.

nrg4SD at UNFCCC COP 19 - Warsaw

The 19th United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties  - UNFCCC COP 19, took place in Warsaw, Poland, 11-22 November

High level political forum - latest developments

One of the main outcomes of the Rio+20 Conference was the establishment of the high level political forum (hlpf), which is an intergovernmental platform aimed at following up and assisting the implementation of sustainable development actions around the world.

UNEP FI Online Courses

United Nation Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) has created and is promoting two interesting online courses that are related to nrg4SD scope of action and thematic areas.

The on-line courses are the following: 

2013 nrg4SD General Assembly

 

The Sao Paolo State hosted, on last 13th June the Steering Committee meeting and General Assembly of nrg4SD at the Palacio de Bandeirantes, and on the 14th organized the seminar “Climate Change and Biodiversity: Federal Dialogue and Paradiplomacy”.

3rd Session - OWG on SDGs

nrg4SD presents a joint cluster statement at the Third Session of the General Assembly Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals

On 22nd May, a representative of Catalonia presented a statement on behalf of nrg4SD and the Local Authorities Major Group (LAMG) before the General Assembly (GA) Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

Interlocking Climate Solutions

The Ecosystem Marketplace website featured an interesting article on  subnational governments networks and partnerships in its struggle towards low-carbon economies and to reflect on climate solutions.

Nrg4sd is among these relevant initiatives, which have been proving the important contribution of these actors to ensure the Sustainable Development to our people. 

Global Task Force of Local and Regional Governments

 

Global Task Force of Local and Regional Governments for Post 2015 and Habitat III

Global Major Groups & Stakeholders Forum

 

On the past 16-17 February, nrg4SD participated at the 14th Global Major Groups and Stakeholders Forum - GMGSF-14 in Nairobi, Kenya.

United Nations International Year of Water Cooperation

In December 2010, the United Nations General Assembly declared 2013 as the United Nations International Year of Water Cooperation (Resolution A/RES/65/154). In reflection of this declaration, the 2013 World Water Day, which will take place on 22 March 2013, also will be dedicated to water cooperation.

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