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LAC Seminar: Family Farmers, Indigenous Peoples Key to Climate Change Adaptation[viewed]

Participants at the fifth Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) regional seminar on agriculture and climate change recognized the key role of family farmers and indigenous people in helping the region confront the challenges posed by climate change, protect agrobiodiversity and improve food security.

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Mountain EbA Pilot Project in Peru Reports Lessons Learned[viewed]

The global Ecosystem-Based Adaptation (EbA) Flagship Programme's Mountain Ecoosystems Programme has issued a project brochure outlining EbA work underway in the Nor Yauyos Cochas Landscape Reserve (RPNYC) in the Peruvian Andes and its buffer area, as well as lessons learned so far from the project.

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UNESCO World Heritage Paper Highlights SIDS' Cultural Heritage and Resources[viewed]

The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has published a paper on 'Safeguarding Precious Resources for Island Communities,' as a contribution to the International Year of small island developing States (SIDS). The paper describes the evolution of the SIDS agenda, highlights SIDS in the World Heritage Convention (WHC) context, and includes seven thematic papers on shared concerns and challenges across SIDS, such as disaster risk management (DRM) and building resilience to climate change, land management and sustainable tourism.

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Regional Workshops Address Key CMS COP 11 Agenda Items[viewed]

Regional preparatory and negotiation workshops recently convened in Chile and Fiji, as part of a series of four regional capacity building workshops in the run-up to the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS COP 11). The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environmental Programme (SPREP), which co-sponsored the Fiji meeting, unveiled the development of a Pacific Islands Protected Area Portal.

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Adaptation Fund Approves Project in Belize, Accredits Namibian NIE[viewed]

In August, the Adaptation Fund has approved a US$6 million marine conservation and climate change adaptation project in Belize, and accredited the Desert Research Foundation of Namibia (DRFN) as a National Implementing Entity (NIE).

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CTI Workshop Develops Country Roadmaps on MPAs[viewed]

Coral Triangle Initiative (CTI) member countries and their partners developed roadmaps to improve marine protected area management (MPA) at the Fifth CTI on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security (CTI-CFF) Regional Exchange on MPAs (REX5) workshop. Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, the Solomon Islands and Timor-Leste will implement the roadmaps from 2014 to 2020.

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DESA Analyzes SIDS Sustainable Development Trends[viewed]

Despite advances toward sustainable development, small island developing States (SIDS) continue to face many challenges, according to ‘Trends in Sustainable Development: SIDS,' a publication issued by the UN Department for Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) Division for Sustainable Development (DSD) as an input to the Third International Conference on SIDS. The report assesses SIDS' progress in key sustainable development areas: climate change; demographics; energy; finance and trade; health and non-communicable diseases (NCDs); natural disaster management; oceans and seas; social development, including education, food security, gender equality and access to water and sanitation; tourism; and waste management.

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Bioversity Highlights Work on Conservation, Sustainable Use of Agricultural Biodiversity [viewed]

Bioversity International's 2013 annual report highlights work in relation to four themes, namely how agricultural biodiversity is consumed, produced, planted and safeguarded.

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Event: 2015 Spring Meetings of World Bank and IMF[viewed]

The 2015 Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group (WBG) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will bring together thousands of government officials, journalists, civil society organizations, academia and the private sector.

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Event: 2014 Annual Meetings of World Bank and IMF[viewed]

The 2014 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group (WBG) will bring together central bankers, ministers of finance and development, private sector executives and academics to discuss issues of global concern, including the world economic outlook, poverty eradication, economic development and aid effectiveness.

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