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Latest News - 28 August 2014
LAC Seminar: Family Farmers, Indigenous Peoples Key to Climate Change Adaptation
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24_August_2014: 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. continued...
Mountain EbA Pilot Project in Peru Reports Lessons Learned
Read More: Mountain EbA Pilot Project in Peru Reports Lessons Learned
20_August_2014: 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. continued...
UNESCO World Heritage Paper Highlights SIDS' Cultural Heritage and Resources
Read More: UNESCO World Heritage Paper Highlights SIDS' Cultural Heritage and Resources
25_August_2014: 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. continued...
Regional Workshops Address Key CMS COP 11 Agenda Items
Read More: Regional Workshops Address Key CMS COP 11 Agenda Items
21_August_2014: 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). continued...
Adaptation Fund Approves Project in Belize, Accredits Namibian NIE
Read More: Adaptation Fund Approves Project in Belize, Accredits Namibian NIE
19_August_2014: 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). continued...
CTI Workshop Develops Country Roadmaps on MPAs
Read More: CTI Workshop Develops Country Roadmaps on MPAs
14_August_2014: 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. continued...
DESA Analyzes SIDS Sustainable Development Trends
Read More: DESA Analyzes SIDS Sustainable Development Trends
August_2014: 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. continued...
Bioversity Highlights Work on Conservation, Sustainable Use of Agricultural Biodiversity
Read More: Bioversity Highlights Work on Conservation, Sustainable Use of Agricultural Biodiversity
August_2014: Bioversity International's 2013 Annual Report highlights work in relation to four themes, namely how agricultural biodiversity is consumed, produced, planted and safeguarded. continued...
Biodiversity Policy & Practice Calendar: Current & Upcoming Events
Capacity-Building Workshop for Mesoamerica on Ecosystem Conservation and Restoration to Support Achievement of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets San Jose, Costa Rica 25 Aug - 28 Aug
Regional Capacity-Building Workshop for the Pacific Region on Traditional Knowledge and Customary Sustainable Use under the CBD Apia, Tuamasaga, Samoa 26 Aug - 28 Aug
Inter-Regional Capacity-Building Workshop on REDD+ and Aichi Biodiversity Targets San Jose, Costa Rica 29 Aug - 31 Aug
Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States Apia, Tuamasaga, Samoa 1 Sep - 4 Sep
15th World Lake Conference Perugia, Umbria, Italy 1 Sep - 5 Sep
GRASP Regional Meeting – East Africa Bujumbura, Burundi 4 Sep - 5 Sep
18th Meeting of the Ramsar Convention STRP Gland, Vaud, Switzerland 8 Sep - 10 Sep
7th Annual ESP Conference 2014 San Jose, Costa Rica 8 Sep - 12 Sep
CBD Expert Workshop on Practical Guidance for Marine Spatial Planning Montreal, Quebec, Canada 9 Sep - 11 Sep
65th Meeting of the International Whaling Commission Portoroz, Slovenia 11 Sep - 18 Sep
EUROBATS MOP 7 Brussels, Belgium 15 Sep - 17 Sep
69th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 69) New York City, US 16 Sep - 1 Oct
International Symposium on Agroecology for Food Security and Nutrition Rome, Lazio, Italy 18 Sep - 19 Sep
CMS COP 11 Regional Preparatory and Negotiation Workshop for Africa Harare, Mashonaland Central, Zimbabwe 21 Sep - 23 Sep
Equator Prize Award Ceremony New York City, US 22 Sep
 
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