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Latest News - 24 October 2014
Senior Arctic Officials Prepare for Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting
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23_October 2014: The Senior Arctic Officials (SAOs) and Heads of Delegation of Indigenous Permanent Participant organizations of the Arctic Council met to assess overall progress toward the priorities set under the Canadian Chairmanship. SAO Chair, Vincent Rigby, noted that the productive meeting would yield a "rich set of recommendations" for the Arctic Council Ministers to consider. Notably, SAOs approved a report outlining concrete recommendations for reducing woodstove black carbon emissions. continued...
EU Supports Amazon Protected Areas Project
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23_October 2014: The European Union (EU) has financed a project to strengthen protected areas systems in the Amazon. The ‘Amazon Conservation Vision' will increase the protected areas' resilience to climate change and promote the maintenance of environmental goods and services provision. continued...
CBD Secretariat to Provide Guidance on Sustainable Wildlife Management
Read More: CBD Secretariat to Provide Guidance on Sustainable Wildlife Management
21_October 2014: Mandated by the twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 12) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the CBD Secretariat will be cooperating with the Collaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management to prepare technical guidance on the role of sustainable wildlife management in the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, and prepare an analysis of the impacts of 'subsistence use' of wildlife on the survival and regeneration of wild species, as well as support Parties in developing and implementing integrated sustainable wildlife management programmes. continued...
IUCN Invites Comments on ‘The Promise of Sydney'
Read More: IUCN Invites Comments on ‘The Promise of Sydney'
15_October 2014: The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is seeking input on a document titled ‘The Promise of Sydney,' which is expected to be adopted at the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014. The document aims to demonstrate the value of investments in protected areas (PAs) and in their diverse custodians, and to accelerate the implementation of innovative approaches to PA management. continued...
Biodiversity Policy & Practice Calendar: Current & Upcoming Events
Ramsar Convention Regional Pre-COP Meeting – Europe Austria 20 Oct - 24 Oct
47th Meeting of the GEF Council Washington D.C., US 27 Oct - 30 Oct
Ramsar Convention Regional Pre-COP Meeting – Americas Colombia 27 Oct - 31 Oct
Workshop on International Arrangement on Forests (IAF) beyond 2015 Beijing, China 29 Oct - 31 Oct
42nd Meeting of the CMS Standing Committee Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador 2 Nov - 3 Nov
CMS COP 11 High-level Ministerial Panel Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador 3 Nov
Ramsar Convention Regional Pre-COP Meeting – Asia Siem Reap, Cambodia 3 Nov - 7 Nov
Fiftieth Session of the International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC) Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan 3 Nov - 8 Nov
CMS COP 11 Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador 3 Nov - 9 Nov
7th International Conference on Ballast Water Management (ICBWM2014) Singapore, Singapore 5 Nov - 7 Nov
Second Natural Capital Summit of the Natural Capital Initiative London, England, UK 6 Nov - 7 Nov
43rd Meeting of the CMS Standing Committee Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador 9 Nov
IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 12 Nov - 19 Nov
GEO-XI Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland 13 Nov - 14 Nov
Ramsar Convention Regional Pre-COP Meeting – Africa Hammamet, Nabeul, Tunisia 17 Nov - 21 Nov
 
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