Publication

CBD REDD+ and Biodiversity Newsletter Focuses on Rio+20 Outcomes [viewed]

CBDAugust 2012: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has released the July-August issue of its "REDD+ & Biodiversity E-Newsletter." The newsletter aims to inform CBD National Focal Points and CBD partners about biodiversity aspects in relation to reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, and conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of carbon stocks (REDD+).

read more »

World Water Week 2012 Opens with Focus on Water and Food Security [viewed]

26 August 2012: World Water Week 2012 is underway in Stockholm, Sweden, with a focus on the theme "Water and Food Security." The programme aims to engage participants on challenges posed by increased competition for water resources, driven in part by population growth and climate change, and its effects on agriculture and food security. World Water Week is organized annually by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI).

read more »

EEA Publishes Technical Report on Water and Territorial Cohesion [viewed]

EEA24 August 2012: The European Environmental Agency (EEA) has published a technical report examining challenges posed by managing water resources that cross political and administrative boundaries. The report, titled “Territorial Cohesion and Water Management in Europe: the Spatial Perspective,” calls for integration of spatial planning and water management.

read more »

FAO Manual on Bats Helps Minimize Risks to Public Health [viewed]

FAO24 August 2012: Citing increasing concern about bats' potential for spreading disease to animals and humans, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has released a manual to help countries minimize the risks to public health. The guide aims to increase public understanding on the changes that affect bat populations and approaches to limiting the exchange of viruses between species.

read more »

CCAFS Report Focuses on Genetic Diversity in Agricultural Adaptation to Climate Change [viewed]

August 2012: Considering the importance of genetic diversity to successful agricultural adaptation, the Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security Program (CCAFS) has released a working paper that outlines the experience of eight centres of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) with reorganizing their activities to work on climate change adaptation.

read more »

ITTO Annual Report Highlights UN International Year of Forests, 25th Anniversary [viewed]

August 2012: The International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) has released its Annual Report for 2011, outlining the organization's activities during what was declared the UN International Year of Forests, which was also the 25th anniversary of the establishment of ITTO.

read more »

MC Newsletter Highlights Socio-Economic Measures Workshop, Launch of Humåtak Project [viewed]

August 2012: The August 2012 issue of the "Micronesia Challenge Newsletter," published by the Micronesia Challenge (MC) Secretariat, features articles on a socio-economic measures workshop held in Palau, blog networks, the Humatak Project now underway in Guam and more.

read more »

CMS Study Highlights Importance of Transboundary Conservation of Argali [viewed]

10 August 2012: An assessment of the gaps and needs of argali conservation, as well as options for promoting argali conservation cooperation under the Convention for the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), concluded that the threatened argali mountain sheep would benefit greatly from improved transboundary conservation under the Convention.

read more »

Ramsar STRP Newsletter Features COP 11 [viewed]

9 August 2012: The latest edition of the Newsletter of the Scientific and Technical Review Panel (STRP) of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat (Ramsar Convention) focuses on the 11th Meeting of the Conference of Contracting Parties (COP 11), which took place from 6-13 July 2012, in Bucharest, Romania, under the theme “Wetlands: Home and Destination.” 

read more »

UN Indigenous Peoples Partnership Posts 5-year Program Framework [viewed]

2 August 2012: The UN Indigenous Peoples Partnership (UNIPP) has made available its five-year program framework, titled “United Nations Indigenous Peoples Partnership: Strategic Framework 2011-2015," which outlines UNIPP's thematic areas of focus for the realization of indigenous peoples' rights. It has also published a brochure describing the genesis, governance and guiding principles of UNIPP and its Multi-Partner Trust Fund.

read more »