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Latest News - 26 March 2015
International Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade Adopts Kasane Statement
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25_March_2015: A little over a year after 46 States adopted the 'London Declaration' on illegal wildlife trade, the 2015 African Elephant Summit and the Kasane Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade convened to take stock of progress and challenges, and determine ways forward with regard to stemming wildlife crime, trafficking and poaching. The Conference adopted the Kasane Statement on Illegal Wildlife Trade. continued...
Panel Identifies Priorities for Oceans SDG
Read More: Panel Identifies Priorities for Oceans SDG
24_March_2015: The Permanent Mission of Fiji, Permanent Mission of Sweden and the Global Ocean Commission (GOC) held a panel discussion on the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) on oceans, seas and marine resources, and the importance of these resources' in the post-2015 development agenda. continued...
ECE Reports Regional Trends in Achieving Global Forest Objectives
Read More: ECE Reports Regional Trends in Achieving Global Forest Objectives
20_March_2015: The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) have released a report, titled 'Forests in the ECE Region – Trends and Challenges in Achieving the Global Objectives on Forests,' which highlights a continued expansion of forest area in the region, but notes a decline in forest related jobs and income. continued...
UN Urges Improved Water Governance and Action on World Water Day
Read More: UN Urges Improved Water Governance and Action on World Water Day
22_March_2015: On World Water Day, UN leaders and others called for urgent cooperation to ensure access to safe drinking water and sanitation. The 2015 World Water Development Report (WWDR), which the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) launched for the Day, recommends a dedicated Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) on water, which the report says would contribute to poverty alleviation and improvements in the environment, health and food and energy production. continued...
Biodiversity Policy & Practice Calendar: Current & Upcoming Events
CBD Regional Workshop to Facilitate the Description of EBSAs in the North-East Indian Ocean Region Colombo, Sri Lanka 22 Mar - 27 Mar
Intergovernmental Negotiations on Post-2015 Development Agenda - Third Session New York City, US 23 Mar - 27 Mar
Tenure and Fishing Rights 2015 (User Rights) Siem Reap, Cambodia 23 Mar - 27 Mar
16th Meeting of the UN Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea New York City, US 6 Apr - 10 Apr
Advancing Natural Capital Accounting in Government, Business and Finance: Theory, Practice and Enabling Conditions Washington D.C., US 8 Apr - 9 Apr
Second Environmental Protection and Sustainability Forum Bath, England, UK 9 Apr - 11 Apr
3rd Urban Nature Congress Seoul, Seoul-T'Ukpyolsi, Republic of Korea 11 Apr - 12 Apr
Second Drafting Session on Outcome Document of Third Conference on FfD New York City, US 13 Apr - 17 Apr
2015 Spring Meetings of World Bank and IMF Washington D.C., US 17 Apr - 19 Apr
CBD Regional Workshop on EBSAs in the North-West Indian Ocean and Adjacent Gulf Areas, and Training Session on EBSAs Dubai, United Arab Emirates 19 Apr - 25 Apr
Intergovernmental Negotiations on Post-2015 Development Agenda – Fourth Session New York City, US 20 Apr - 24 Apr
Third Meeting of the ITPGR Working Group to Enhance the Functioning of the MLS Brasilia, Distrito Federal, Brazil 20 Apr - 24 Apr
14th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (PFII 14) New York City, US 20 Apr - 1 May
2015 Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada 24 Apr - 25 Apr
Expo 2015: Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life Milan, Lombardia, Italy 1 May
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