Meeting

UNDP Holds Consultation for Brazil on Biodiversity and Ecosystems [viewed]

26 August 2010: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Regional Programme for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) held a national consultation for Brazil in Brasilia, from 23-24 August 2010.

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SPREP Meeting Adopts Strategic Plan for 2011-2015 [viewed]

9 September 2010: The 21st meeting of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) convened in Madang, Papua New Guinea, from 6-10 September 2010, and concluded with the adoption of a Strategic Plan for 2011-2015.

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Heads of Biodiversity-Related Conventions Meet [viewed]

7 September 2010: Meeting on 1 September 2010 at a retreat at Chateau de Bossy, Switzerland, the Secretary-General of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, the Secretary-General of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), a representative of the World Heritage Convention and the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) agreed that the CBD strategic plan for the period 2011-2020, which is expected to be adopted at the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the CBD, to be held in October 2010, in Nagoya, Japan, should serve as a common framework for action over the next ten years. [CBD press release]

Event: Third Intersessional Meeting for UNCSD [viewed]

As called for at the first PrepCom of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, also called Rio+20), three intersessional meetings will be convened, in addition to three PrepComs, to prepare for the June 2012 UNCSD event. Intersessional III is scheduled for 26-27 March 2012.  

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Event: Third PrepCom for UNCSD [viewed]

The UN General Assembly, in December 2009, adopted a resolution calling for a UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, also referred to as Rio+20) to be convened in Brazil in 2012. This meeting will mark the 20th anniversary of the UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), which convened in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The General Assembly resolution specifies that a three-day PrepCom should convene in May 2010, a two-day PrepCom should convene in March 2011, and a three-day PrepCom should convene immediately before the UNCSD (PrepCom III). On 4 November 2011, Dilma Rousseff, President of Brazil, announced a proposal to change the dates to 13-15 June 2012 for PrepCom III and 20-22 June 2012 for the UNCSD, in order to allow for highest-level participation. The previously scheduled dates were 28-30 May 2012 for PrepCom III and 4-6 June 2012 for the UNCSD.  

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Event: Eighth Consultation on the UNDP Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean - Biodiversity and Ecosystems [viewed]

The consultation is part of a regional initiative entitled “Biodiversity and Ecosystems: Why these are Important for Sustained Growth and Equity in Latin America and the Caribbean” to prepare a report on the role of biodiversity in wealth generation and support of well-being in the region.  

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Event: Retreat of Biodiversity MEAs [viewed]

This meeting will gather the heads and representatives of the biodiversity-related conventions to agree on a common framework for action.  

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CBD Executive Secretary Addresses World Clean Air Congress [viewed]

9 September 2010: On the occasion of the 15th World Clean Air Congress, organized by the International Union of Air Pollution Prevention and Environmental Protection Associations (IUAPPA) from 12-16 September 2010, in Vancouver, Canada, Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), highlighted the linkages between biodiversity and climate change.

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Event: GEF STAP Science Panel Meeting [viewed]

The Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel of the Global Environment Facility (GEF STAP) will meet to discuss strategies, toolkits and other information relevant for the November GEF Council meeting.  

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Event: 12th Global Meeting of the Regional Seas Conventions and Action Plans [viewed]

 

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