If the main principle of the European Environment Agency (EEA) is to use the data from EIONET to assess the annual compliance of the Member States and cooperating countries, and the success in the regular submission of data and information for several environmental media, the Republic of North Macedonia should be more than satisfied with the latest EIONET Core Data Flows report. Namely, Core Data Flows is a benchmark and challenge for all member states and cooperating countries with the EEA, to indicate the state of the national environmental monitoring and management systems, as well as the technical readiness for the implementation of electronic data deliveries and information to the EEA, as well as human resources - the expertise of the national network of experts from the Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning, but also from the Institute for Public Health, Hydrometeorology Administration, as well as other state institutions.
During 9th-12th April 2019, participants from developing countries from Asia, Pacific Islands and Balkans, gathered in Bangkok, Thailand, to share their experiences regarding the national climate change reports and discuss the prospects of the development of Regional MRV Networks.
Ministers from the world's largest and most powerful nations will convene later this week in Nagano, Japan for the G20 Ministerial Meeting on Energy Transitions and Global Environment for Sustainable Growth. The G20 has repeatedly affirmed its commitment to strong and sustainable growth, recognizing that "a strong economy and a healthy planet are mutually reinforcing." Without climate action, we face mounting risks to our economies and to human lives of natural disasters like floods, droughts and extreme storm events. The coming year presents a unique opportunity to deliver on this commitment by advancing climate action under the Paris Agreement on climate change. To do so, it's critical that G20 countries take two actions: Developing long-term emissions-reduction strategies through 2050, ideally targeting net zero emissions, and enhancing their current national climate plans, known as "Nationally Determined Contributions" (NDCs).
(June, 2019) For the past two years, at the invitation of the Argentine and Japanese G20 presidencies, UNDP and WRI have together advised the G20 Climate and Sustainability Working Group on the key role that long-term strategies and NDCs are playing to advance the G20 agenda and address climate change.
New York, 1 July — Starting today, young people from around the world are formally invited to apply to participate in the United Nations Youth Climate Summit to take place at UN Headquarters in New York on 21 September.
To recognize the vital role of young people in driving climate action, the UN today announced that it will offer over 100 “Green Tickets” – funded opportunities for young people, in particular from the least developed countries, to participate in the Youth Climate Summit. The Green Ticket will include travel to and from New York – which will be carbon neutral.