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International Mother Earth Day Celebrated around the World[viewed]

In celebration of Earth Day, multilateral institutions and organizations worldwide held public concerts and forums, revealed a 'forest pavilion,' and released special newsletters and statements, among many other commemorative activities. The UN kicked off its Earth Day events with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaking at the Global Citizen Earth Day Concert on 18 April in Washington DC, US, where he told the crowd, "Take your passion and compassion and build a better, sustainable world."

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EU Environment, Energy Ministers Discuss Biodiversity, Climate, Energy Efficiency[viewed]

Latvia hosted informal meetings of the EU's environment and energy ministers to discuss the Union's environmental and climate and energy policies. The two meetings, which took place back-to-back, from 14-16 April, in Riga, Latvia, focused on biodiversity, international climate change negotiations, energy efficiency in the heating and cooling sector, and the interaction between biodiversity and renewable energy development.

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Event: 5th Plenary Meeting of the Global Ocean Commission[viewed]

The fifth plenary meeting of the Global Ocean Commission is expected to discuss the Commission report, 'From Decline to Recovery: A Rescue Package for the Global Ocean,' and to address proposals for action from the report, including on a Global Ocean Accountability Board.

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Event: UNGA Dialogue on Harmony with Nature[viewed]

The UN General Assembly (UNGA) will host an inclusive, interactive dialogue on the theme, ‘Harmony with Nature: Towards achieving sustainable development goals (SDGs) including addressing climate change in the post-2015 development agenda' in commemoration of Mother Earth Day.

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CBD Secretariat Publishes Technical Study on Synthetic Biology[viewed]

The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has released a report that discusses the potential positive and negative impacts of synthetic biology on biodiversity, and assesses the adequacy of the Convention and other risk assessment and regulatory regimes to address these impacts.

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ISU Report: Deforestation Increasing [viewed]

The International Sustainability Unit (ISU) established by HRH The Prince of Whales compiled a synthesis of the state of knowledge on tropical forests and the policies governing their management. Overall, the report, 'Tropical Forests – A Review,' notes that the global rate of deforestation continues to increase at an average annual rate of 200,000 hectares.

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Bioversity Shares Draft on Mutually Supportive Implementation of ITPGR and Nagoya Protocol[viewed]

Bioversity International has shared a discussion draft exploring the mutually supportive implementation of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGR) and the Nagoya Protocol on access and benefit-sharing (ABS). The draft was developed through a series of interactions involving the national focal points for the ITPGR and the Nagoya Protocol, experts and stakeholders.

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UN Crime Congress Calls for Justice for All, Action on Wildlife, Forest Crime[viewed]

Participants unanimously adopted the Doha Declaration at the 13th UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, stressing justice for all as critical to the success of the post-2015 development agenda and to fighting criminal activities, terrorism and violence around the world. It makes recommendations that will be submitted to the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, which will convene in May 2015.

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WNICBR Discusses Climate Change and Sustainable Development[viewed]

At its fifth meeting, held in Attard, Malta from 24-26 March 2015, the World Network of Island and Coastal Biosphere Reserves (WNICBR) focused on ‘The Impact of Climate Change and Sustainable Development on Island and Coastal Biosphere Reserves.'

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ITPGR Benefit-Sharing Fund Project Supports Peruvian Potato Farmers[viewed]

A project supported by the Benefit-Sharing Fund of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGR) has helped more than 440 Peruvian potato farmers conserve and manage their native potato varieties through the establishment of seed orchards in 23 communities as well as through other activities.

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