Publication

Satoyama 4 Features Views on Connections between CBD and Rio+20 [viewed]

February 2012: The fourth issue of Satoyama, a newsletter published by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), contains articles by Heads of State and leaders of international organizations, as well as senior officials. The authors highlight, inter alia: the importance of biodiversity in the sustainable development agenda; human-influenced forces behind biodiversity loss; and collaborations between environmental organizations.

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UNEP FI Newsletter Highlights Rio+20 Natural Capital Declaration [viewed]

UNEP FI8 February 2012: The UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) has released the February 2012 iisue of its newsletter, which includes articles on: the Natural Capital Declaration, intended to demonstrate the commitment of financial institutions at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20); UNEP FI's activities at the Durban Climate Change Conference; and the release of a report on insurance, drawing on lessons from the Southern Cape of South Africa.   

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UNEP, UNDP, WRI Launch Primer on Mainstreaming Ecosystem-based Solutions into Poverty-Environment Challenges [viewed]

6 February 2012: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP)-UN Development Programme (UNDP) Poverty-Environment Initiative and the World Resources Institute (WRI) have launched a primer seeking to assist development practitioners in communicating to policy makers about the potential for positive poverty and environmental outcomes at the local level, when environmental mainstreaming efforts at the national and sectoral levels succeed.

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CBD Circulates Draft Methodological Guidance on Resource Mobilization Strategy [viewed]

CBD3 February 2012: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has prepared a draft document on the CBD Strategy for Resource Mobilization, which has been revised in light of the comments received by Parties. The document contains methodological guidance for applying the indicators for monitoring the Strategy's implementation, and a preliminary reporting framework.

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SPREP Publishes Booklet on Dugong Conservation [viewed]

2 February 2012: Profiles of dugongs from each range State in the Pacific are the subject of a booklet recently published by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP). Titled "Lady of the Sea: Dugongs: Respect and Protect," the publication also gives an overview of dugongs and conservation measures in place to conserve them.

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CIFOR Assesses Indonesian Moratorium on Forest Concessions [viewed]

January 2012: Following the Indonesian Government's declaration in May 2011 of a two-year moratorium on new forest concession licences, the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has released a working paper examining the significance of this moratorium on forest governance.

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CIFOR Examines Role of Indonesian Wetlands in Addressing Climate Change [viewed]

January 2012: The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has released an information brief, titled "Addressing climate change adaptation and mitigation in tropical wetland ecosystems of Indonesia," which calls for research to address information and communication gaps related to land use and carbon dynamics.

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GEF Greenline Newsletter Showcases Project Results in Asia and Africa [viewed]

GEF3 February 2012: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has released the January issue of its Greenline Newsletter, featuring articles on adaptation projects in the Himalayas and Bhutan, a new interactive project tracking tool, and findings of the GEF Evaluation office, among others.

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ITTO Newsletter Focuses on Mangrove Management [viewed]

February 2012: The latest edition of the newsletter of the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), Tropical Forest Update, summarizes the findings of the 2010 World Atlas of Mangroves, a comprehensive worldwide study on mangrove ecosystems.

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CIFOR Newsletter Deconstructs COP 17 for Forests [viewed]

31 January 2012: The latest newsletter of the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) provides an assessment of the outcomes of the 17th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 17) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), concluding that it delivered mixed results for forests.

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