Publication

New GEF STAP Reports Give Scientific Backing for Projects [viewed]

GEF-UNEPNovember 2011: The Global Environment Facility Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (GEF STAP) has released four publications providing scientific backing for the implementation of GEF projects.

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GEF Publishes Paper on Climate Resilient Development in Africa [viewed]

GEFNovember 2011: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has released a publication on climate resilient development in Africa focused on three initiatives - the Sahel program, the Lake Chad Basin program, and the Congo Basin program - and which addresses environmental challenges surrounding Africa's three vital resources, namely land, water, and forests.

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CMS Report Calls for International Collaboration to Protect Ecological Networks [viewed]

Living Planet: Connected Planet21 November 2011: The Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) launched, on the occasion of its 10th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 10), a publication titled "Living Planet: Connected Planet - Preventing the End of the World's Wildlife Migrations through Ecological Networks."

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UNESCO Releases Proceedings of Biosphere Reserves and Climate Change Conference [viewed]

For Life for the Future - Biosphere Reserves and Climate Change18 November 2011: The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has released the proceedings of the high-level international conference titled "For life, for the future - Biosphere reserves and climate change," which took place from 27-28 June 2011, in Dresden, Germany. The conference discussed the role of UNESCO biosphere reserves in implementing and advancing climate change policies.

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Ramsar Releases European Meeting Report [viewed]

Ramsar17 November 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention) has released the report of the Seventh European Regional Meeting, which addressed major themes influencing management and use of water-related ecosystems in the coming years.

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UNFCCC Releases Information on Ecosystem-based Approaches to Adaptation [viewed]

UNFCCC16 November 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a report (FCCC/SBSTA/2011/INF.8) compiling information on ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation. With a synthesis of the state of knowledge on the topic, the report provides an overview of how ecosystems can play a role in helping people adapt to climate change.

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CBD Secretariat Issues Quarterly Report of Convention [viewed]

CBD16 November 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has published the 54th issue of the Quarterly Report on the Administration of the Convention, covering the period from 1 July-30 September 2011.

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GBIF Data Portal Helps Identify Environment-Species Links [viewed]

GBIF11 November 2011: The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Data Portal has contributed to a study of over 300,000 mammal records from the US to assess the importance of climate and land cover on species presence at various scales. 

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UNEP Green Economy Report Highlights Benefits of a Sustainable Growth Trajectory [viewed]

UNEP Green Economy Report Highlights Benefits of a Sustainable Growth Trajectory16 November 2011: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) released its final report on green economy. Titled "Towards a Green Economy: Pathways to Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication," the full report expands on UNEP's previous green economy publications - a synthesis for policy makers and summary of conclusions, inter alia - challenging the assumption of a trade-off between the economy and the environment. It argues that with appropriate policies, governments can grow their economies consistently with environmental goals. 

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UNESCO Releases Roadmap Towards a Sustainable World [viewed]

From Green Economies to Green SocietiesNovember 2011: The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has released a report titled "From green economies to green societies: UNESCO's commitment to sustainable development," which aims to feed into the preparatory process for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio +20), to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2012. It provides the Organization's vision for Rio+20 and gives concrete examples demonstrating the Organization's work to promote sustainable development.

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