Publication

FAO Releases Reports on Methodologies and Good Practices for Sustainable Bioenergy [viewed]

FAO5 March 2012: The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has announced several new publications from its Bioenergy and Food Security Criteria and Indicators (BEFSCI) project on: methodologies, good practices, and policy measures for promoting sustainable bioenergy development.

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FAO Paper Examines MPA Governance in Brazil, Palau, India and Senegal [viewed]

FAO2 March 2012: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has released a technical paper featuring case studies from Brazil, India, Palau and Senegal. The paper is intended to ground the FAO Technical Guidelines on Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and Fisheries in practical experience and to inform the use of MPAs globally.

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IUCN Proposes "Balanced Harvesting" Approach for Managing Fisheries Sustainably [viewed]

1 March 2012: An International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) study published in the journal Science highlights a new approach, called "balanced harvesting," that seeks to change the way fisheries are managed by targeting all edible components of the marine environment in proportion to their productivity.

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IUCN Releases Report on Development of Economic Activity in the Arctic [viewed]

29 February 2012: The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has announced the release of a report, titled "The future of Arctic enterprise: Long-term outlook and implications," which looks at the development of existing and new economic activity in the Arctic marine region.

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Workshop Discusses First IPBES Work Programme [viewed]

28 February 2012: The report of  a workshop on the thematic content of the first Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) work programme, which was organized by the University of Copenhagen, the European Platform for Biodiversity Research Strategy (EPBRS) and the Danish Ministry of Environment, is now available. 

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UNEP/GRID-Arendal Newsletter Highlights TEEB Oceans Study [viewed]

February 2012: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP)/GRID-Arendal Marine Programme has released the February 2012 edition of its newsletter, which features an article on The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) Oceans study.

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Ramsar, WHO Release Report on Wetlands and Human Health Interactions [viewed]

1 March 2012: The Secretariat of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention) has released Ramsar Technical Report No. 6, titled "Healthy wetlands, healthy people: a review of wetlands and human health interactions." The report was published jointly with the World Health Organization (WHO).

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UN-REDD Newsletter Highlights Activities in Indonesia and Sri Lanka [viewed]

UN-REDD28 February 2012: The February issue of the UN-REDD Programme's monthly Newsletter reviews various international and country-specific activities related to reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, as well as conservation, sustainable management of forests and carbon stock enhancement in developing countries (REDD+).

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CIFOR Newsletter Highlights Land Grabs, Forest Carbon Co-benefits and Prospects for Rio+20 [viewed]

28 February 2012: The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has released the February issue of its newsletter, which summarizes recent CIFOR publications and blog postings on biodiversity, sustainable development and climate change in the context CIFOR's activities. 

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CBD Circulates Draft Analysis of Technology Transfer-Related Activities [viewed]

CBD22 February 2012: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has circulated for review the first draft of an analysis of information received by parties and relevant organizations on activities supporting technology transfer and scientific and technological cooperation of relevance to the CBD, further including the identification of gaps and opportunities to fill these gaps and/or promote synergies.

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