29 August - 2 September 2011 Georgetown, Demerara-Mahaica, Guyana
37th Special Session of CARICOM’s Council on Trade and Economic Development (COTED)

This special session of COTED will discuss work on the Community's environmental policy framework and cooperative efforts regarding climate change, sustainable land management and renewable energy. Among other things, participants will discuss Community follow-up to the Cancun Climate Change Conference and preparations for Durban Climate Change Conference. COTED also will discuss Community preparations for the tenth session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). COTED is also expected to review and approve the draft Caribbean Subregional Action Plan (SRAP) on sustainable land management (SLM) and decide how to finance its implementation. The SRAP is one of the outputs of the Partnership Initiative on Sustainable Land Management in the Caribbean SIDS (PISLM) supported by the UNCCD's Global Mechanism. In addition, the Special Session will receive an update on progress in developing CARICOM's Environment and Natural Resources Policy Framework, and will review work on the CARICOM Renewable Energy Road Map.  

dates: 29 August – 2 September 2011   location: Guyana   additional: Turkeyen   e-mail: piu@caricom.org   www: http://www.caricom.org/jsp/pressreleases/press_releases_2011/pres324_11.jsp  

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