GBEP Newsletter n.21 - 15 December 2016

10 Years on: GBEP to explore new areas of work on biogas and advanced biofuels

10 years on from its launch at the CSD in 2006, this year’s annual meetings took place in Rome from 30 November to 2 December 2016. They were a time to take stock of GBEP’s work and to pave the way for new activities under the re-confirmed Co-Chairmanship of Italy and Brazil for the biennium 2017-2018.

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GBEP Task Force on Sustainability starts work on attribution, relations between Indicators and Sustainable Development Goals analysed

The GBEP Task Force on Sustainability (TFS) met on 1 December 2016 and re-instated the Environmental, Social and Economic sub-groups, with leadership provided by Germany and UN Environment (Environmental), FAO and Argentina (Social), and Italy and Japan (Economic). The three sub-groups will mainly work electronically via e-groups and teleconferences to develop the implementation guide for the GBEP Sustainability Indicators (GSIs).

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Update on GBEP capacity building activity groups

The 13th meeting of the GBEP Working Group on Capacity Building, held 1 December 2016, was the annual occasion to review the work carried out by the diverse Activity Groups (AG) during the past year, to propose the way forward for the next year, and to suggest brand new areas of work for the WGCB.

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It’s a long way to the top if you want to...accomplish the Paris agreement’s mission. Time for action after COP 22 concluded in Marrakech

Morocco hosted the 22nd Session of the Conference of Parties (COP22) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Bab Ighli, Marrakech. COP22 built on last year’s Conference of Parties in Paris (COP21), focusing on action to achieve the commitments of the landmark Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

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GBEP agenda for 2017

GBEP calendar of activities and events for 2017.

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