Publication

UN Global Compact, IUCN Provide Framework for Corporate Action on BES [viewed]

August 2012: In a new report, the UN Global Compact and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) propose a framework for companies to explore the issue of biodiversity and ecosystem services (BES) as it relates to their activities and corporate sustainability. The report seeks to contribute to the integration of BES in the private sector by engaging the top management of companies in the development, implementation and disclosure of BES policies and practices. 

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FAO and Bioversity International Release Book Calling for Sustainable Diets and Food Biodiversity [viewed]

8 August 2012: A new book, titled "Sustainable Diets and Biodiversity: Directions and Solutions for Policy, Research and Action," urges action to promote sustainable diets and food biodiversity for the health of humans and the Earth. The book contains the proceedings of the International Scientific Symposium titled "Biodiversity and Sustainable Diets United Against Hunger," which convened in November 2010.

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UN Global Compact Releases August Bulletin [viewed]

August 2012: The August 2012 issue of the UN Global Compact Bulletin highlights that as part of a joint project between the Global Compact and the UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), the first environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) briefing was held to help investors engage with company management. 

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Year of the Bat Newsletter Highlights Plight of Bats in Asia Pacific [viewed]

3 August 2012: The UN Environment Programme Convention for the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (UNEP/CMS) has published the fifth edition of the newsletter, "Year of the Bat Chat," highlighting the status of bats in Asia and the Pacific. CMS leads the Year of the Bat campaign in 2012.

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UNCCD Newsletter Highlights Land for Life Award Winners [viewed]

August 2012: The Secretariat of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) has released issue 4.2/4.3 of UNCCD News. The latest issue features stories on the three winners of the UNCCD's first Land for Life Award.

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UNDP Highlights Indigenous Peoples' Participation in Sustainable Development through Media Access [viewed]

UNDP26 July 2012: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) Asia-Pacific Regional Centre (APRC) has released a report highlighting the importance of indigenous peoples' voice and participation in the governance of sustainable development.

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Migratory Wildlife Network Assesses CMS Influence, NGO Relations [viewed]

26 July 2012: The Migratory Wildlife Network has published the report of its Civil Society Dialogue, conducted by the Network and the Friends of CMS on the margins of the 10th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS) (COP 10). A key issue that emerged from the dialogue, according to the Migratory Wildlife Network, is that NGOs' relationship with, and contribution to, CMS and its family of agreements is not well understood.

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CBD Secretariat Calls for Comments on Protected Areas Governance Toolkit [viewed]

CBD26 July 2012: A draft toolkit on governance of protected areas has been developed by several partners in collaboration with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), and is open for review. The purpose of the toolkit is to facilitate the development of institutional and individual capacity for all those involved in the governance and management of protected areas.

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CMS, Ramsar and Partners Launch Report on Global Waterbird Flyways [viewed]

27 July 2012: The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat (Ramsar Convention), the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), BirdLife International, the East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP) and Wetlands International have published the outcomes of the 2011 Global Waterbird Flyways Workshop, which was convened by the EAAFP Secretariat in Seosan City, Republic of Korea, in 2011.

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Micronesia Challenge Newsletter Highlights Completion of FSM Communication Plans and Launch of Coral Reef Ambassador Program [viewed]

July 2012: The July 2012 issue of the "Micronesia Challenge Newsletter," published by the Micronesia Challenge Secretariat, features articles on the completion of the Kosrae and Ponphei Communications Plans and the launch of a coral reef ambassador program.   

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