Outcome

Asian Wetland Symposium Adopts Wuxi Declaration [viewed]

24 October 2011: The Asian Wetland Symposium on Human Well-being and Wetlands brought together 800 participants from 19 countries, including many officials from local governments in China. The event concluded with the adoption of the Wuxi Declaration, in which participants call for a series of actions to be taken for wetland conservation and wise use.

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World Association of Zoos and Aquariums Endorses UN Decade on Biodiversity [viewed]

14 October 2011: At its annual conference, the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) formally endorsed the UN Decade on Biodiversity and decided to develop a framework to guide the participation of zoos and aquariums in the achievement of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020.

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WIPO General Assembly Renews IGC Mandate [viewed]

5 October 2011: The General Assembly of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), at its 40th (20th ordinary) session, held from 26 September-5 October 2011, in Geneva, Switzerland, decided to renew the mandate of the Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore (IGC) for the 2012-2013 biennium.

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Lucerne World Mountain Conference Calls for Strong Message at Rio+20 [viewed]

12 October 2011: The Lucerne World Mountain Conference adopted a Call for Action, including for adapting and developing mountain governance to avoid poverty, food insecurity and social exclusion. The Conference aimed to highlight the importance of mountains and feed into the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20).

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Forest Conference Makes Green Economy Recommendations to Rio+20 [viewed]

International Year of Forests 20117 October 2011: The Conference on Forests in a Green Economy has concluded with recommended actions on how to realize the potential of forests to help build a green economy. The recommendations and conclusions of the conference will be submitted to both the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20) in 2012 and the 10th Session of the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF 10), to be held in 2013.

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G-77/China Ministers Call for Implementation of Strategic Plan for Biodiversity, Aichi Biodiversity Targets [viewed]

29 September 2011: The Ministerial Declaration of the Group of 77 and China, adopted on 23 September 2011 in New York, recognizes the important outcomes of the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the fifth meeting of the COP serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, and calls for implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020.

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Rio Conventions Joint Liaison Group Agrees on Terms of Reference and Modus Operandi [viewed]

20 September 2011: The Executive Secretaries of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) have reported the adoption of the terms of reference and modus operandi for the Joint Liaison Group of the Rio Conventions.

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Ramsar Releases Outcomes of Pacific Islands Nature Conservation Roundtable [viewed]

12 September 2011: The Ramsar Convention Secretariat has released a summary of the 14th Meeting of the Pacific Islands Nature Conservation Roundtable, which was convened by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), under the theme of “Nature's Role in the Green/Blue Economy,” to align with regional preparations for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20).

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CBD Holds Meeting on Implementation of Cities Plan of Action [viewed]

CBD15 September 2011: The second meeting on the implementation of the plan of action on sub-national governments and other local authorities on biodiversity 2011-2020, organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), discussed, among other issues, opportunities for stakeholders to collaborate on the implementation of the plan of action, and a road map and preparations towards the second summit on local authorities and biodiversity.

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Central American Bank for Economic Integration Launches Environmental Strategy [viewed]

BCIE9 September 2011: The Central American Bank for Economic Integration (BCIE) has adopted an Environmental Strategy to guide its financing of sustainable development projects in Central America and promote environmental principles in its practices. 

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