Publication

IUCN SSC Species E-Bulletin Highlights ECBP's Equator Prize, Sawfish Meeting [viewed]

May 2012: The May issue of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Species Survival Commission (SSC) E-Bulletin highlights: the award of the Equator Prize to an IUCN-supported project; a meeting on sawfishes convened by the IUCN Shark Specialist Group; and the draft Guidelines on Trophy Hunting.

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Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency Considers Post-UNCSD Strategy [viewed]

15 May 2012: The Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency has released key findings from a forthcoming report, titled “Roads From Rio+20: Pathways to Achieve Global Sustainability Goals by 2050,” analyzing the contribution of technology and changes in consumption patterns to accomplishing sustainable development objectives. The report proposes: a shared vision for 2050; strong short-term targets; and strong government policy action, building on business and civil society strengths.

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Eye on Earth Newsletter Highlights Summit Declaration, Eight Special Initiatives [viewed]

May 2012: The sixth issue of "View," the Eye on Earth (EoE) Newsletter, highlights: the EoE Summit Declaration that will provide input to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20); the eight special initiatives adopted at the EoE Summit; and contributions on green accounting. 

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Natural Resources Forum Highlights Soil Erosion, Water Security, CSR Practices [viewed]

May 2012: The May 2012 issue of Natural Resources Forum, a quarterly journal issued by the UN Division for Sustainable Development (DSD), features articles on: challenging established narratives on soil erosion and shifting cultivation in Laos; water security; and a Chilean fruit exporters survey on variation in implementation of corporate social responsibility (CSR) practices in emerging economies' firms.

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GLISPA Event Spotlight Highlights SBSTTA 16, Island Summit [viewed]

22 May 2012: The latest edition of "Event Spotlight," released by the Global Island Partnership (GLISPA), focuses on progress made on island issues at the 16th meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity's (CBD) Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 16). The newsletter includes articles on a meeting with the new CBD Executive Secretary, and an Island Summit planning meeting.  

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World Bank Reports on REDD+ Knowledge Exchange Between Brazil and Africa [viewed]

World Bank22 May 2012: The World Bank has published a report on the outcomes of a South-South knowledge exchange between Brazil and Africa on community forestry and sustainable forest management (SFM) within the context of REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, and the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks).

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UNEP-WCMC Briefing Notes Address Biodiversity in Rio+20 Outcomes [viewed]

24 May 2012: The UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) has released four briefing notes describing its contributions to implementing outcomes on biodiversity and ecosystem services under Agenda 21, the Rio Conventions and the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation (JPOI). The notes further offer ways for UNEP-WCMC to contribute to the development and delivery of the outcomes of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20).

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IUCN Releases Meeting Report of the Europe Overseas Roundtable on Biodiversity and Climate Change [viewed]

May 2012: The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has released the report of the second Meeting of Europe Overseas Roundtable on Biodiversity and Climate Change. The meeting aimed to evaluate progress on biodiversity and climate change in the EU Outermost Regions (ORs) and Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) since the last meeting held in June/July 2011, plan for the work ahead in 2012, reflect on the theme of marine issues, and agree on a joint way forward to address biodiversity and climate change issues in Europe overseas.

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UNCTAD Reports on BioTrade Experience in Latin America [viewed]

May 2012: The UN Conference on Trade and Sustainable Development (UNCTAD) has published a report on trade and biodiversity in Latin America, focusing on experiences under the UNCTAD BioTrade framework. BioTrade includes principles and criteria to promote trade and investment in biological resources to further sustainable development, in line with the three objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The paper makes recommendations for upscaling BioTrade in Latin America.

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Ramsar Releases Briefing Note on Wetland Restoration [viewed]

18 May 2012: The Secretariat of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention) has released the fourth entry in the Ramsar Scientific and Technical Review Panel's (STRP) Briefing Notes series, titled “The benefits of wetland restoration.”

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