Meeting

Regional Seas Meeting Discusses Pressures to the Marine Environment and Management Responses [viewed]

22 September 2010: The 12th Global Meeting of the Regional Seas Conventions and Action Plans, which took place from 20-22 September 2010, in Bergen, Norway, addressed, inter alia, issues pertaining to: marine and coastal invasive species and ballast water management;the implementation of the Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-Based Activities (GPA) and the Regional Seas Programmes; transboundary waters assessment programme; ecosystem-based management; and economic valuation of marine and coastal ecosystem services.

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Event: Ecosystems 2010: Global Progress on Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management Symposium [viewed]

The 26th Lowell Wakefield Fisheries Symposium follows up on the international consensus that was achieved in the 1990s on the need for ecosystem-based fisheries management (EBFM). It will bring together fisheries scientists from around the world to evaluate whether EBFM is being successfully implemented. The meeting is co-sponsored by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).  

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Event: VIIth Workshop of the Ramsar Regional Initiative for the Conservation and Wise Use of High Andean Wetlands [viewed]

 

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Event: Climate Change and Loss of Nature's Diversity: New Actions and Alliances in Response to Key Global Challenges 2010 [viewed]

This 2010 edition of the annual Fridtjof Nansen Memorial Lecture, hosted by the UN University (UNU), will be delivered by Erik Solheim, former Norwegian Minister of the Environment and International Development. It will focus on the impact of climate change on biodiversity loss, as well as the need for alliances and partnerships to address these global challenges.  

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GEO-5 Geneva Consultations Identify European Priorities [viewed]

25 September 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Global Environment Outlook (GEO) Regional Consultation for Europe took place in Geneva, Switzerland, from 23-24 September 2010, bringing together 53 participants representing a range of stakeholders, including UN agencies, government departments, research and academic institutions, the private sector and press from Europe.

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EUROBATS MOP-6 Launches Year of the Bat [viewed]

22 September 2010: The Year of the Bat 2011-2012 was launched during the sixth session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Agreement on the Conservation of Populations of European Bats (EUROBATS).

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UNWTO Celebrates World Tourism Day [viewed]

September 2010: The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) celebrated World Tourism Day on 27 September.

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Interregional Negotiating Group Continues Negotiations on ABS Protocol [viewed]

23 September 2010: The Interregional Negotiating Group (ING) on access and benefit-sharing (ABS) met from 18-21 September 2010, in Montreal, Canada, to continue the negotiation of a protocol on ABS under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

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UNGA Holds High-Level Meeting on Biodiversity [viewed]

22 September 2010: A high-level meeting of the UN General Assembly was held on 22 September 2010, in New York, as a contribution to the International Year of Biodiversity.

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Event: World Tourism Day [viewed]

 

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