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Nominate civil society speakers and attendees for the UN 2014 Climate Summit

At the request of the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Change Support Team (CCST), UN-NGLS is conducting an open process to obtain nominations for 4 civil society speakers and 34 additional civil society attendees for the UN 2014 Climate Summit, taking place on 23 September at UNHQ. 18 of the 38 representatives will receive travel funding from the Executive Office of (...)


Update on the work of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing (ICESDF)

The ICESDF will hold its fifth and final plenary session from 4-8 August 2014. The final interactive dialogue between the ICESDF and non-state actors will take place on 5 August from 10:00-1:00pm in Conference Room 1 of the Conference Building at UN Headquarters in New York.


Fourth and Final Structured Dialogue on the Technology Facilitation Mechanism (23 July)

The UN General Assembly’s fourth Structured Dialogue on possible arrangements for a Technology Facilitation Mechanism to promote the development, transfer and dissemination of clean and environmentally sound technologies was convened at UNHQ in New York on 23 July. This full-day dialogue was the final in a series held in accordance with General Assembly resolution (...)


OWG13 side event called for prioritizing climate change in the SDGs (15 July)

18 July Briefing at UNHQ by the Co-Chairs of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing (ICESDF)

Can the U.N. set Sustainable Development Goals without dealing with climate change? (reposted)

15 July Side Event - A Global Call Spanning the Polar Regions to the Tropics: Sustainable Development Goals Must Prioritize Climate Change

Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals 13th Session taking place from 14-18 July

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